For 35 years, Circle the State with Song (CSWS) has been an integral part of Indiana’s choral landscape. This program is a statewide choral festival for elementary and junior high/middle school choirs. Nearly 4,000 youth from hundreds of different schools participate in Circle the State each spring at one of 12 sites throughout Indiana.  Over 15,000 community members attend these concerts annually. 


Important 2024-2025 Deadlines:

Wednesday, October 9, 2024

  • Deadline for High School All-Region Choir Registration
  • Deadline for Honor Choir Auditions

Wednesday, December 11, 2024

  • Registration Deadline for Elementary and Middle School CSWS
  • Deadline for CSWS Scholarship Applications
  • Deadline for Honor Choir Confirmations

2024-2025 Performances: High School All-Region Choir Performances:

  • North Site: November 5, 2024 - IU South Bend, South Bend
  • Central Site: To be announced
  • South Site: November 7, 2024 - AIS Diamond, Evansville

Elementary and Middle School CSWS Performances:

February 15th, 2025 Elementary and Middle School CSWS Weekend 1

  • Areas 3, 3A, 4

March 1st, 2025 Elementary and Middle School CSWS Weekend 2

  • Areas 1, 2A, 4A