Indoor percussion gets the gold


Piper Todd

The band is performing at Greenfield.

Piper Todd, MVC Staff Writer

The Mt. Vernon Indoor Percussion competed Saturday, February 23 at Greenfield-Central High School. The group performed two-thirds of their show “Prelude to Paradise.” The show consists of violent and difficult musical components, including a fast beginning and a slow march.

After their performance, MV watched many other groups perform.

“I thought that our performance was overall pretty good,” said Ashley Wyman, 9.“There were a few mistakes made, but this allows us to improve for next weekend. We also got a little out of time at one point, but we were able to pull together and finish strongly. During awards, I was expecting us to place at least top three. When they got to second place and had not announced us yet, I was stoked. It is exciting getting first place, and I cannot wait to see where the rest of the season takes us.”

Many of the group members agreed with her.

”I think that our performance was great for not being able to practice before because of people going to ISSMA State Solo and Ensemble,” said Kaleb Lovell, 9. “There were some mistakes, but that is normal. I think we could have done better, but it was a good performance. My reaction when MV got first was thinking that this was unbelievable and that we deserved this placement because of our performance.”

The group placed first out of six groups. They headed to Noblesville High School on Saturday, March 2, where the group also placed first out of thirteen groups.

The group continues their competition run by heading to Zionsville High School on Saturday, March 9th.