‚ÄúThis (season) was one of the more fun ones we‚Äôve had,‚ÄĚ NHS band director Bob Medworth said. ‚ÄúIt just seemed to be, as I think back, that any traumas we had were just about the show or figuring out the music.
‚ÄúThe kids seemed to have fun. They were ready to come in and work.‚ÄĚ
The Marching Knights‚Äô season concluded Saturday with a second-place finish in Class B at the Indiana State School Marching Association State Finals, which took place at the RCA Dome.
Greenwood was the eventual winner.
Coming in third was Concord, followed by Goshen, Plainfield, Jasper, DeKalb, New Castle, Northridge and Decatur Central.
‚ÄúI think the older (the students) were, they were upset,‚ÄĚ Medworth said of placing second overall. ‚ÄúThey knew they had performed very well and they were very aware they weren‚Äôt going to do it again.‚ÄĚ
Medworth said after placing second Saturday, the Marching Knights returned home and immediately watched a videotape of the performance.
‚ÄúWhen we came back (Saturday), what hit home to me was we were really darn good,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThere was a lot in the show. But it didn‚Äôt hurt us, as far as performing. I think (the students) handled it pretty well.‚ÄĚ
The Marching Knights have spent several months working on ‚ÄúMusical Chairs,‚ÄĚ their show for the season.
But now that the season is over, what will they do? The students and staff have been practicing the same drill for several months and many will miss that daily grind.
‚Äú(The staff) is a good bunch of people that work hard, even though it‚Äôs a tremendous amount of time,‚ÄĚ Medworth said. ‚ÄúWe enjoy doing it. We like practice too. It‚Äôs fun to practice.‚ÄĚ
Medworth said there plenty left to be done. He said the band has its upcoming Christmas Spectacular, to go along with Winter Guard, Winter Drumline, Pep Band and Jazz Band.
Still, he said there is always a lull following marching band season.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôll let it sit for a day or two, but we‚Äôve got to start planning (for next season),‚ÄĚ he said.
He added the staff will start formulating plans for the 2008 season probably right after Christmas.
Medworth said the Marching Knights will lose more than 30 seniors to graduation this year and those seniors will be missed.
‚ÄúThey know what it‚Äôs about,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThey seemed to enjoy going at it.
‚ÄúThey were like a lot of senior classes. They‚Äôre active.‚ÄĚ