Anxious musicians make their way to Noblesville High School for the annual ISSMA competition on Feb. 2, 2018. Each year students and young musicians get the opportunity to play in front of a panel of judges to receive a grade depending on how well they performed. When they receive a medal it can be a gold, silver or bronze medal, and there are two categories for the pieces. It will either be in group one or group two. If the piece is in group one and the performer has earned a gold medal then they will proceed to the state competition on Feb. 23.
Photo by Kristen Rummel. Freshman Hanna Moore shows her gold medals to her sister and mother after her ISSMA competition on Feb. 2 at Noblesville High school.
Photo by Kristen Rummel. Seniors Mark Gan, Rebekah White and Tiffany Chau Le check their scores after performing together at ISSMA. They won gold.
Organizing his papers before he plays for the judges, freshman Jake Meyers performs the piece “Funky Fat” by Edward Freytag on his snare drum. Meyers received a gold medal. “Keep practicing and don’t just be good enough, try to be the best you can be,” Meyers said.
Photo by Kristen Rummel. Freshmen Jenna Piccininno and Brynna Rice admire each other’s gold medals.
Photo by Kristen Rummel. Freshman Alec Foster prepares to walk over to his practice room to ready for his viola to perform “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky. Foster received a gold for the piece.
Photo by Kristen Rummel. In front of the judges at ISSMA freshman Aiden Hughes plays the drums for silver at Noblesville High school. “You need to calm down, and just gotta push down your nerves for your optimal performance,” Hughes said.
Photo by Kristen Rummel. After ISSMA freshman James Gibbs receives his gold medal for playing with the Lehman Trumpet Choir with the group one piece called “Cityscapes” by Erik Morales.
Photo by Kristen Rummel. In the cafeteria at Noblesville High school, trombone players Jack and Charlie Kirkwood eat lunch with there mother and grandmother after Jack plays group 1 piece “Concertino” by Ferdinand David for ISSMA. Kirkwood received gold for the performance.
Photo by Kristen Rummel. After Senior Rebeka White plays her cello for the ISSMA judges, she gets ready to go home.
Photo by Kristen Rummel. Senior Melanie Hamon sits waiting to play in front of the judges. She took home gold.