The Clay City Imperial Regiment participated in the ISSMA Class D South Regional at Warren Central High School Saturday, Oct. 14th. The band had their best performance of the season and received a gold medal rating.
In order to qualify for State Finals the band needed to place in the top five out of the 14 bands in competition.
The band placed 7th overall, missing 5th place by .25 of a point. The top five bands advancing to the State Finals are Springs Valley (French Lick), Forest Park (Ferdinand), Mater Dei (Evansville), North Posey (Poseyville) and Tell City.
Following the competition band director Kevin Reberger said, "I am extremely proud of our students. They had a great show, possibly one of the best performances that I have seen from this band in my five years as director. But, the competition was so stiff that all it took was one low score to take us out of the running for state.
"Unfortunately, there was a judge on field who rated us very low while the others ranked us as a state contender. The students realize that those things happen in our activity, and it is out of their control.
"They were thrilled with their performance. That is what matters most, especially for our seniors who marched their last show today."