PLAINFIELD -- Inclement weather did not put a damper on the performances of the Northview Marching Knights and Clay City Imperial Regiment Saturday.
Both the Marching Knights and Imperial Regiment placed second in their respective classes at the Plainfield Marching Invitational.
The weather delayed the warm-up times and performance for Clay City, forcing them to put on a stand-still performance inside the Plainfield High School Gym.
"We played with a lot of energy and excitement," CCHS band director Mark Ziegler said. "It was our best musical performance at this point of the season."
Tri-West High School won the Class D competition with a score of 37.80, while Clay City recorded a score of 31.30. It was the Imperial Regiment's second consecutive second-place finish to start the 2008 Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) season.
On the other hand, it was the Marching Knights' first competition of the season.
The weather cleared up enough Saturday evening for Northview to perform in the stadium and they did not disappoint.
In Class B, Northview had a score of 67.95, slightly behind Greenwood, who won the class with a score of 69.6.
The Imperial Regiment came into the competition ranked 10th (Class D) in the IndianaMarching.com Writer's Poll, while the Marching Knights were ranked second in Class B.
The Clay City Imperial Regiment will next compete Sept. 27 at Avon and Greenwood and will also be appearing at the Cory Apple Festival Parade Sept. 28, while the Northview Marching Knights will compete at Brownsburg Sept. 27. Following those contests, both bands will prepare to compete at the ISSMA District contest at Southport High School in Indianapolis on Oct. 4.