IPS students in honor choir Indianapolis Public Schools is proud to partner with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir (ISC) on a fantastic opportunity for our students. Choral all-stars from across the district joined forces to revitalize the Indianapolis Public Schools All-City Honor Choir this semester.

The group previously existed as a musical ambassador for IPS, but was discontinued in 2009 due to a funding loss. ISC has been a strong partner of our district for several years, and both groups agreed re-imagining the ensemble was a priority for this school year.

“The Symphonic Choir was able to help launch this refreshed educational opportunity thanks to some very generous people,” said Symphonic Choir Executive Director Michael Pettry. “What better way to add to the well-rounded education of the students than through an art form like singing?”

Led by Gambold Preparatory Magnet High School music teacher Terion Cooper, the Honor Choir includes 46 students representing Arsenal Technical High School, Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities, Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, Gambold Prep, John Marshall Community High School and Northwest Community High School. Students attend rehearsals weekly at Crispus Attucks to prepare an array of pieces for public performance.

The newly revitalized Honor Choir made their debut at the ISC’s annual gala earlier this month; additional performances throughout the community will be announced soon. We appreciate the hard work of our students and the efforts of ISC, and we look forward to the continued success of this promising chorus!