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The mission of the Indiana State School Music Association
, Inc. is to provide educationally evaluated music performance activities for the students and teachers of the state of Indiana
Indiana is a US state, admitted to the United States as the 19th on December 11, 1816. It is located in the Midwestern United States and Great Lakes Region. With 6,483,802 residents, the state is ranked 15th in population and 16th in population density. Indiana is ranked 38th in land area and is...
, to assist in the development of performance oriented assessment of state and national musical academic standards, and to offer educational support to fulfill this mission. (from the ISSMA web site)
ISSMA-sponsored events include Solo & Ensemble auditions, Marching Band
Marching band is a physical activity in which a group of instrumental musicians generally perform outdoors and incorporate some type of marching with their musical performance. Instrumentation typically includes brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments...
festivals and competitions leading to the ISSMA State Finals,Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz festival, Elementary and Middle School choral adjudicated festivals, Show Choir performances leading to the State Finals, High School Organizational festivals (both state-qualifying and non), and Concert Choir, Orchestra, and Band State Finals. The Indiana State Marching Band Finals are held at Lucas Oil Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium is a multi-purpose sports stadium in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The stadium celebrated its grand opening on August 24, 2008, and its ribbon-cutting ceremony August 16, 2008. It replaced the RCA Dome as the home field of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. The stadium was built to...
Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana, and the county seat of Marion County, Indiana. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population is 839,489. It is by far Indiana's largest city and, as of the 2010 U.S...
. State Concert Organizational Finals events are held at varying locations in Indianapolis.