The Varsity Singers from Lafayette Jefferson High School, directed by Michael Bennett, is an auditioned group of 51 musicians in grades 10-12. It is the premier concert choir at Jefferson High School, meeting three times each week as a class and performing extensively for the Lafayette community. The group rehearses and performs a fall, holiday, competition and spring set each year.
Varsity Singers has performed at New York City’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine in March 2011 and was a featured performer at the Central Division American Choral Director Association’s convention in 2008 and 2012. They qualified for the ISSMA State Concert Choir Finals for 22 of the past 23 years. The choir regularly receives first prize in competition, including Franklin Central High School’s 2011 Hoosier Choir Classic, North Central High School’s 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 MIC Choral Competitions, 2016 Mooresville (Ind.) Spotlighter Invitational and 2016 Heart of America (Cincinnati) contest. They finished their 2015-16 school year with a second place finish at the Indiana State School Music Association’s Concert Choir Finals.