JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY HIGH SCHOOL WILDCATS BAND

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA

 

 

Year 2019
Directors Jeff Gorman, Dale Kokot, Ayrielle Hoyt
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating (Music, Visual With Distinction)

 

 

Year 2018
Directors Jeff Gorman, Dale Kokot, Ayrielle Hoyt
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating

 

 

Year 2017
Directors Jeff Gorman, Dale Kokot, Ayrielle Hoyt
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating

 

 

Year 2016
Directors Jeff Gorman, Dale Kokot
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating

 

 

Year 2015
Directors Jeff Gorman, Dale Kokot
Show Theme/Title Throwback
Repertoire Can't Buy Me Love
Isn't She Lovely
Come Sail Away
Total Members 130
ISSMA Festival Class - Silver Rating

 

 

Year 2014
Directors Dan Balog, Jeff Gorman, Kelly Rider
Drum Majors Jeramiah Easterbrook, Calla Norman, Mateo Beserra
Show Theme/Title Music from "Jersey Boys"
Total Members 115
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating

 

 

Year 2013
Directors Dan Balog, Jeff Gorman
Show Theme/Title Ole
Repertoire Estancia
Enchano
Los Cuervos
Total Members 115
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating
Invitationals Goshen - Bronze Rating

 

 

Year 2012
Directors Dan Balog, Jeff Gorman
Repertoire Everybody's Everything
She's Not There
Tito's Taxicab
Evil Ways
Total Members 125
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating
Invitationals Goshen - Festival Class Bronze Rating
North Judson-San Pierre - Gold Rating (Music and Visual Achievement Awards)

 

 

Year 2011
Director Dan Balog, Jeff Gorman
Show Theme/Title Motown
Total Members 132
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating
Invitationals Goshen - Festival Class Silver Rating
Penn - Festival Class participant

 

 

Year 2010
Director Dan Balog, Jeff Gorman
Drum Majors Brie Deka, Libby White, Dylan Bikowski
Show Theme/Title Beatles
Repertoire Magical Mystery Tour
Something
Can't Buy Me Love
Total Members 150
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating
Invitationals Goshen - Festival Class Silver Rating
Penn - Festival Class participant (Best Music)

 

 

Year 2009
Directors Dan Balog, Jeff Gorman
Drum Majors Brea Deka, Libby White, Lindsay Wilson
Show Theme/Title Music of Chicago
Repertoire Make Me Smile
Does Anyone Know What Time It Is
25 or 6 to 4
Total Members 133
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating

 

 

Year 2008
Director Dan Balog, Jeff Gorman
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating
Invitationals North Judson-San Pierre - Gold Rating (Music Achievement Award)

 

 

Year 2007
Directors Dan Balog, Jeff Gorman
Drum Majors Kaleigh Branchick, Jasmine Baker
Show Theme/Title Diversity in Music
Repertoire Rhythm is Gonna Get You
1-2-3
Handbags and Gladrags
Takin' it to the Streets
Total Members 110
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating
Invitationals North Judson-San Pierre - Gold Rating (Music Achievement Award)

 

 

Year 2006
Directors Dan Balog, Jeff Gorman
Drum Majors Kaleigh Branchick, Jasmine Baker
Show Theme/Title Styx in `06
Repertoire AD 1928/Mr. Roboto
Too Much Time on My Hands
The Best of Times
Total Members 85
ISSMA Class B
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating
Invitationals Goshen - Class B 5th place
Concord - Class B 6th place

 

 

Year 2005
Directors Dan Balog, Jeff Gorman
Drum Majors Tawny Smith, Stacey Dingman
Show Theme/Title Come Sail Away
Repertoire Under The Sea
Taco Tico
Come Sail Away
Total Members 110
ISSMA Class B
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating
Invitationals Goshen - Class B 5th place
Concord - Class B 10th place

 

 

Year 2004
Directors Dan Balog, Jeff Gorman
Drum Majors 70s Revisited
Repertoire Touch Me
Isn't She Lovely
September
Total Members 106
ISSMA Class A
ISSMA Festival Class - Gold Rating
Contests Goshen - Class A 2nd place
Interscholastic Festival - Gold Rating

 

 

Year 2003
Directors Dan Balog, Jeff Gorman
Auxiliary Director Jessica Farris
Drum Majors Kenny McCreary & Tawny Smith
Repertoire Aztec Fire
Oye Como Va
Latin Closer (La Virgen de la Macarena/Aztec Fire)
Total Members 86
ISSMA Class A
ISSMA Festival Class - Division 1
Invitationals Goshen - Class A 3rd place
Concord - Class A 11th place
Penn - Class A 7th place

 

 

Year 2002
Directors Jeff Gorman, Daniel C. Balog
Drum Majors Holly Day, Valarie Onax
Repertoire Toccata & Fugue in D Minor
Night on Bald Mountain
Selections from "Sleepy Hollow"
ISSMA Class A
ISSMA Did not participate
Invitationals Concord - Class A 10th place
Penn - Class A 4th place
BOA Regionals Indianapolis - 31st place, Class AA Division 3

 

 

Year 2001
Directors Jeff Gorman, Derick Bowman
ISSMA Class A
ISSMA Penn District - Division 2
Invitationals Concord - Class A 13th place
Penn - Class A 5th place

 

 

Year 2000
Director Jeff Gorman
Repertoire Satin Doll
Let's Dance
ISSMA Class A
ISSMA Festival Class - Division 2
Invitationals Concord - Class A 9th place

 

 

Year 1999
Directors Jeff Gorman, Cynthia Osbourne
Show Theme/Title Tribal Themes
Total Members 93
ISSMA Class B
ISSMA Penn District - Division 2
Invitationals Concord - Class B 9th place
Penn - Class B Participation
Goshen - Class B 6th place

 

 

Year 1998
ISSMA Class B
ISSMA Concord District - Division 1
North Regional - Division 1
Invitationals Carroll - Class B 3rd place
Concord - Class B 7th place (tie)
Goshen - Class B 3rd place

 

 

Year 1997
Directors Melissa Burton, Terry Bettner
Repertoire By Dawn's Early Light
ISSMA Class B
ISSMA Elkhart District - Division 1
North Regional - Division 2
Invitationals Concord - Class B 10th place
Goshen - Class B 9th place

 

 

Year 1996
Directors Melissa Burton, Terry Bettner
Show Theme/Title Selections from "Fiddler On The Roof"
ISSMA Class A
ISSMA Elkhart District - Division 1
North Regional - Division 1
Invitationals Concord - Class A 7th place
Penn - Class A 7th place

 

 

Year 1995
ISSMA Did not participate

 

 

Year 1994
Directors Susan Lofquist, Mark Hagemann
ISSMA Class B
ISSMA Lewis Cass District - Division 2

 

 

Year 1993
ISSMA Class B
ISSMA Elkhart District - Division 2

 

 

Year 1992
ISSMA Class B
ISSMA Elkhart District - Division 2

 

 

Year 1991
ISSMA Class B
ISSMA Elkhart District - Division 2

 

 

Year 1990
ISSMA Class B
ISSMA Elkhart District - Division 2

 

 

Year 1989
ISSMA Class A
ISSMA Penn District - Division 2

 

 

Year 1988
ISSMA Class AA
ISSMA Elkhart District - Participant

 

 

Years 1981 - 1987
ISSMA Did not participate

 

 

Years 1978 - 1980
NISBOVA Did not participate

 

 

Year 1977
Band Director Willie Keyes
Total Members 70
NISBOVA Class A Division 2 - 16th place

 

 

Years 1970 - 1976
NISBOVA Did not participate