We are very proud of our music programs and our amazing faculty and staff that dedicate so much of their time to our students. We continue to excel as musicians and have many music programs to choose from. We are confident you will find just the right match to more fully develop your musical talent.
The Mississinewa Wind Ensemble continues to experience great improvements and successes. The group has consistently received superior ratings at the ISSMA Band Contest. In addition, each year the band performs concerts at the Phillippe Performing Arts Center at Indiana Wesleyan University, hosts all students from the Mississinewa School Corporation for a Veteran's Day program, and brings holiday cheer during the annual Christmas program. Quality performances have become a standard with the Mississinewa Wind Ensemble.
The Crimson Pride Marching Band performs for football games, parades, and various trips throughout the year. Locally, the band has won honors at the Bluffton Street Fair Parade, Van Buren Popcorn Festival Parade, and Ball State Homecoming Parade. You will also see the band in the annual Mississinewa Homecoming Parade!
The Ole Miss Pep Band enjoys performing for home basketball games. The group has become a crowd favorite, bringing a high level of energy and enthusiasm to each game. The band plays a variety of music including favorite tunes for all ages.
The Mississinewa Colorguard performs with the Mississinewa Band adding exciting visual effects to each performance. You can find the guard performing during parades and at the halftime of the Mississinewa football games.
The drum line is under the direction of Ron Ways. They perform throughout the year with the band, adding an exciting and very recognizable presence to the group. They have become a crowd favorite at basketball games and everywhere they are heard.
The band council was developed to provide select students leadership opportunities within the band program. Band council members must be nominated by a classmate, recommended by a current teacher, and elected to office by majority vote of the band.
The jazz band is a contemporary performing group which plays a wide variety of jazz styles including blues, swing, latin, funk, rock, and ballads. The group is made up of select band members and rehearses after school one day a week. Our jazz band gives exciting performances during the spring semester.