This year, the Marching Knights of Northview High School are taking a seat.
The Knight's field production, "Musical Chairs," has been evolving for more than a month, and has brought the squad two first-place finishes in competitions.
Now, after out-marching and out-playing the competition in Plainfield and Brownsburg, the Knights will face off against their rival, Greenwood, this Saturday.
The two bands are competing in the District contest at Southport High School.
The Marching Knights will perform at 2:15 p.m.
The band's day is not over after the contest, though.
Saturday evening the Knights will perform at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis for the Northview football game against South Vermillion High School.
Although the band has been working extremely hard to perfect the routine, director Bob Medworth says there are still individual details to correct.
"A month ago, small individual errors didn't show, because everything was bad," Medworth said.
The band practices two to three nights a week, and also watch video of their performances to critique and perfect the program.
The production consists of five songs that were selected specifically for the theme of 'musical chairs.'
There are 120 folding chairs being used as props in the show.
"The second part of the show is music from 'Carmen' and 'Zorba the Greek.' You have to have the right kind of show to use 'Carmen' and 'Zorba the Greek,'" Medworth said.
The unusual music selection adds to the enjoyment for the students.
"It's the kind of show where they know they're going to have fun," Medworth said.
Even with their success, the show's not complete yet.
The current ending is a "fake ending."
The new finale to the production will be added on next week, and will debut at an invitational contest at Ben Davis High School.
The students have also responded to the community's support for the band.
"That's part of the fun of it. People respect how hard they work," Medworth said.
To keep the community updated on the band's winning streak, they have put together a website, http://www.northviewband.org.
Almost 4,000 people have viewed the website, where visitors can watch video of the previous performances and find out ways to support the Marching Knights.