The Sound of Cougar Pride continues to be the pride of our school and community by performing at ISSMA competitions.

In March, the New Prairie Jazz Band competed at LaPorte High School in Group 1 ISSMA. This is the highest level of competition for high school jazz bands.

This was also the first time New Prairie has competed at this level. The jazz band received top honors with a gold rating.

In April, the concerts bands competed at ISSMA competitions as well.

On April 21, the New Prairie Symphonic Band competed at Concord High School in Group 3 competition.

There they received a gold rating “with distinction.” This means that the Symphonic Band received extremely high scores from all judges.

One week later, the Wind Ensemble competed at Chesterton High School as well.

The New Prairie Wind Ensemble competed in Group 1 competition also receiving a gold rating, with a score just three points short of qualifying for the ISSMA state finals.

The community and school is proud to have such talented students performing and competing so well in competition.

Congratulations to all of our bands on delivering gold rating performances across the board.

In celebration of these successes, New Prairie Bands will hold their final Spring Concert, on May 10th with the Middle School Bands starting at 5:30 pm (central time) and the High School Bands starting at 7pm (central time) in the high school auditorium.

This concert will include the competition pieces from the above mentioned contests, as well as additional music that our students have been preparing.

Senior recognition and awards presentation will also take place.

Due to construction at the high school, entrance should be through door S6. Signs will be posted to direct you to the auditorium.

Hope to see all of the community at this concert to show our students how proud we are of their hard work and success.

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