The Warsaw Community High School Instrumental Music Department will host the ninth annual Warsaw Winter Percussion Invitational in the WCHS Tiger Den on Saturday, March 7th. Twenty-four high school drum lines and percussion ensembles from across Indiana and Illinois will compete in seven different classifications beginning at 2:00pm. The competition will conclude with an awards ceremony at 7:15pm.

The WCHS Winter Percussion Ensemble will perform at 6:15. Warsaw has qualified for Indiana Percussion State Finals eighteen years in a row and is five-time State Champions.

Admission is $6 for Adults, $5 for senior citizens and college students (with student ID), $3 for students K-12, children 6 and under are free. Spectators will be directed to park in the Performing Arts Center parking lot (Lot C) and enter through the main PAC entrance. All proceeds go to the Warsaw Band Boosters. For more information, contact the WCHS Music Office at 371-5037.

Congratulations to the Warsaw Marching Tigers’ Pride on their 4th place finish at State Finals this past

weekend! The band performed in the ISSMA Scholastic State Finals competition at Lawrence Central High School on Saturday. Warsaw placed 4th out of 20 bands in the Large Scholastic Class! Congratulations to

everyone on an outstanding season!

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Warsaw Community Schools Music Department is scheduling instrument fittings for 2014/2015 sixth grade band and orchestra. The instrument fittings will be held at Edgewood Middle School in the Edgewood Band Room Tuesday, May 20th between 4:30-7:10.

Please contact Lori Owens in the Warsaw High School Performing Arts Center Office at 574-371-5037 to schedule an appointment. Walk-Ins welcome and students need to be accompanied by a parent to the fitting.

Directors Joseph Peloza, Tammy Sprunger, Mickey Ratliff, Emily Mikel, and Carolyn Stalcup will be available to help students with their instrument choices and answer questions. A Quinlan and Fabish Music Store representative will also be available to assist parents with instrument rental or purchase arrangements.

Any questions should be directed to Lori Owens at 574-371-5037 or .

This Thursday, May 8th, the WCHS Jazz Band and WCHS Percussion Ensemble will present "Jazz in the Night/ Drum Enchanted Evening" at 7:30 in the PAC. The Jazz Band will play a cool mix of jazz, rock, and popular songs. The Percussion Ensemble will perform their state finalist program "Molecular Dance City". The concert will also feature performances with special guest artists Frank Oddis and 5-time Emmy winner Jay Flippin. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale in the ticket booth all week up to the start of the concert Thursday night. Don't miss it!


Congratulations to the WCHS Wind Ensemble. The band received a Gold rating at State Qualifications contest on Saturday. The band earned a Gold rating for their stage performance of three prepared pieces as well as a Gold in sight-reading! Great job, everyone!

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