The talented students of Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities shared their music at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s National Black History Month Celebration. This is the ninth year our wonderful musicians have been asked to take part in the event hosted by Olivet Missionary Baptist Church.

Broad Ripple’s choir and string octet were joined by saxophone soloist Bryan Thompson to perform spirituals and gospel classics for the celebration. Choirs from across the city also joined in the festivities.

One of the event’s highlights is the inspiring message from the keynote speaker. This year, ABC news anchor TJ Holmes addressed the crowd about the importance of mentorship and how the principles of journalism can be used to protect your own image.

“This program has always encouraged and inspired students to achieve greatness,” said Broad Ripple choral director Denise Johnson, “because their journey will inspire someone else.”

We’re proud of our Broad Ripple students for representing their school and all of IPS so well at this motivating event!