Brigade Resume

Springs Valley Blackhawk Brigade
Resume of Excellence

27 ISSMA District Gold Ratings

31 ISSMA Regional Gold Ratings

8 ISSMA Semi-State Appearance (Began in 2008)

27 ISSMA State Finals Appearances

23 ISSMA State Finals Top 5 Placements

5 Undefeated Invitational Seasons
2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016

Undefeated Seasons

2016 SSMA Class “D” State Champion

2010 ISSMA Class “D” State Champion

1977 ISSMA Class “C” State Champion

1978, 1992, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014 ISSMA State Runner-up

4 Bands of America Grand Nationals Appearances
1987, 1999, 2009, 2012

2009 Bands of America Grand National Semi-Finalist
3rd Place in Class A

1987 Bands of America Grand Nationals 6th Place Class A

Performed for Governor Mitch Daniels (2005)

Performed at 2005 Indiana Pacers NBA Game

Performed for Presidents Harry Truman and Ronald Regan

Performed at the 1971 National Republican Governors Conference

Performed in the Movie Blue Chips staring Nick Nolte

Performed at halftime at a 1971 Indiana Pacers ABA Basketball Game

Director John Aylsworth (1969 – 1994) received a Honor Resolution from the
House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana in

Nine Blackhawk Brigade Alumni have received degrees in Music Education and
have been music educators in the State of Indiana.

Received the prestigious NAMM Foundation “Best Communities for Music Education” designation in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

2014 & 2015 SupportMusic Merit Award

2013 Grammy Signature School Semi-Finalist

2014 IPA PSCA State Champion Runner-Up

2015 Tristate PSCA Champion (Undefeated Season)

2014 WHAS11 Band of the Week Champion – Performed at the KFC YUM Center on Great Day Live!