And the Results Are In!

Just in case you’ve been anxiously waiting to hear the results from our ISSMA filled day, we have the results you’ve been waiting for!




Golds across the board!!!

Grade 6 – Gold Rating!

Grade 7  – Gold Rating!!

Grade  8 – Gold Rating!!!

And on top of all of that, both the combined 7th Grade and 8th Grade NMS Band received a Gold Rating as well as being awarded the With Distinction….distinction earlier in the day!! Must be something in the water at NMS that produces awesome musicians…. Or we just have some amazingly talented kids!!!

We couldn’t be prouder of these kids and the hard work and long hours that they put in to reach this high level of excellence! Way to go to all of our amazing Gold winners!!!


  1. Please scroll down in the last post to remind yourselves of the bus boarding,and performance times for next Saturday.
  2. We did find a few more chaperones for 7th grade but do not have anyone to take pictures of the rehearsal and performance next Sat. If you’d take some pics for us just let me know.
  3. The kids are working so hard and things are coming together well. We hope that you will see real growth in their voices and stage presence since Christmas!
  4. Phone moms will be making Reminder Calls this weekend.
  5. See you soon! Mrs. Armington

ISSMA is coming!!

ISSMA Choir Competition is on the horizon! It will take place Saturday, March 18th! We have 12 school days to finish practicing our selections. We will be singing 3 songs for 3 judges at Goshen Middle School. The event is free and open to the public. We should be getting our exact performance times by Friday. As soon as I have them they will be posted here and sent home in a parent letter with all the details you will need for this event.

As far as volunteers, we are doing fairly well. We need 2 parent chaperones for 7th grade and a photographer for grades 7 and 8.

Bus chaperones will meet their group at the buses 10 minutes before departure. Our students will be leaving from NMS in the front teacher’s parking lot.

Locker Decorations should be dropped off by Monday, March 13.

Photographers should follow us through rehearsal warm ups and into our performance. Pictures should be sent in the following Monday. All parents can send us pictures but it would be nice to have someone who is focused on getting close up shots.

Please remember that all conflict forms are due by Friday, March 3.

ISSMA Update and Results

This last weekend we had a group of students go to Fairfield High School for ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest. What a day we had! Our kids really wowed the judges in their poise, vocal skills, and overall performances. We took about 60 students and walked away with about 60 Gold Medals. Not one student received a 2nd place silver medal. Yes you read that right! Not one!

Here is a list of our Gold Medalists in the Solo and Ensemble Category!

Phinnigan Khamsourivong – Perfect Score

Avery Wilson – Perfect Score

Darnell Slabach

Ella Rasler

Alexis Preziosio

Katelyn Snyder

Evie Hunsberger

Avery Wilson – Piano

Briene Bemis

Oliver Abbs

Miki Bland

Addison Gunter

Jessica Dill

Lilly Streeter

Brooke Miller

Maddie Rink

Darion Miller

Aviendha Mitschelen

Lola Whitley

Alayna Lutton

6th Grade Ensemble: Mason Kerns, Brielle Oakes, Liam Wollschlager, Yaretzi Avelino, Carter White, Ella Fradenburg,

Avery Wilson, Emma Dickison, Annie Miller, Hanna Ellett, Kaden Clemmer, Oliver Abbs, David Doroshenko, Kinslee Miller,

Adelynn Pontius, Abraham Alvarez.

7th/8th Grade Ensemble: Tabetha Lucas, Alexis Preziosio, Taylor Pires, Maddie McKim, Molly Miller, Audrey Deisinger,

Katelyn Snyder, Briene Bemis, Riley Catalano, Sophia Bromley, Alayna Lutton, Skyy Hood, Avi Mitschelen, Briley Mahler,

Isabella Barron, Miki Bland, Elliott Hoard, Ayvah Brown, Kyaira Underwood, Alina Doroshenko