The District Indiana State School Music Association Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest was held on Saturday, February 2 at Ben Davis 9th grade Center. Sycamore School has 104 band students who participated in the event. The student musicians performed music for a judge, who critiqued the student’s performance. The score was then tallied and each student or group earned a rating (gold, silver, bronze, participation). In addition, students participate in the event in one of five levels, with Group I being the most difficult, and Group V being for first-time participants. Students who earned a gold rating in Group I are eligible for the State Solo and Ensemble Contest that will be held on February 23rd at North Central High School. This is typically an honor that is reserved for high school upperclassmen, but 5 Sycamore School students were selected for this honor. Congratulations to all participants on outstanding performances.