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Local bands prepare for Regional Marching Festival

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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Northview High School junior Ben Stearley practices his parts prior to NHS band practice Tuesday. The Marching Knights, along with the Clay City Imperial Regiment, will compete in Regional ISSMA action Saturday at Indiana State University.
One hundred twenty-seven high school marching bands qualified to participate at the Indiana State School Marching Association Regional Marching Festival, which will take place at five different regional sites on Oct. 13.

Regional sites include Chesterton High School (Class C and A), Lafayette Jefferson High School (Class D and B), Warren Central High School (Indianapolis, Class C), Ben Davis High School (Indianapolis, Class A), and Indiana State University (Class D and B).

The bands that qualified for regional did so after receiving a Gold rating at one of seven District sites on Sept. 29. Each band is entered in one of four classes, A, B, C, D, and the classes are arranged according to school size.

Both Clay City and Northview bands will compete at Indiana State University Oct. 13.

The Clay City Imperial Regiment competes in Class D and is scheduled to take the field at 2:49 p.m.

Clay City will compete against 16 other bands in Class D at the Regional, including Southridge, Tell City, North Knox, Perry Central, South Knox, Evansville Mater Dei, Eastern (Pekin), Paoli, South Spencer, North Posey, Springs Valley, Orleans, Monrovia, Henryville, Tecumseh and Forest Park.

Southridge will get things started on Oct. 13 with a performance scheduled to take place at noon. Forest Park is the last Class D band scheduled to perform, beginning at 3:41 p.m.

Nine Class D bands will take the field before a scheduled break.

The awards will be handed out immediately following the Class D performances.

The Marching Knights are scheduled to compete beginning at 6:56 p.m. at ISU Oct. 13.

Northview will compete against 15 other bands for a chance to reach the state finals, including Bedford-North Lawrence, Mooresville, Columbus East, Bloomington North, Evansville North, Decatur Central, Greenwood, Whiteland, Jasper, Greenfield-Central, Evansville F.J. Reitz, Evansville Central, Floyd Central, Plainfield and Evansville Harrison.

Bedford-North Lawrence will begin Class B competition at ISU Oct. 13 with a performance scheduled for 6:04 p.m. Evansville Harrison is the final band scheduled for Class B, beginning at 9:32 p.m.

Seven Class B bands will take the field before a scheduled break.

Awards for Class B bands will immediately follow.

Regional performances will determine the 40 bands that will compete in the state finals, scheduled to take place Oct. 20 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.

The State Champion marching band in each of the four classes will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Indiana Dairy Farmers, corporate sponsors for ISSMA.

Composite schedules for the five Regional sites can be downloaded at www.issma.net.


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Go Marching Knights!

Who will get the Chair? ;)

Best of luck to the Imperial Regiment, too.

-- Posted by andypflueger on Thu, Oct 11, 2007, at 5:49 AM


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