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Of Historical Note

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Times Staff Report

The Northview Marching Knights have appeared in 25 of 26 Indiana State School Music Association State Finals since 1984.

Here is a breakdown of how they have finished throughout their history, including finishes for the Brazil Marching Band:

(Note: From 1977-79, Brazil competed in Class B as there were only three marching band classes.

However, from1981-83, the Red Devils competed in Class C before Northview came to existence).

1977 -- Brazil finished third

1978 -- third

1979 -- third

1981 -- first (Class C)

1982 -- second (Class C)

1983 -- third (Class C)

1984 -- Northview finished sixth (Class B)

1985 -- tied for fourth

1987 -- tied for second

1988 -- third

1989 -- fourth

1990 -- fourth

1991 -- first

1992 -- Northview finished second

1993 -- first

1994 -- first

1995 -- fourth

1996 -- second

1997 -- second

1998 -- first

1999 -- first

2000 -- tied for second

2001 -- fifth

2002 -- fourth

2003 -- fourth

2004 -- first

2005 -- fourth

2006 -- tied for second

2007 -- second

2008 -- first

Here is a breakdown of Northview's placings in state finals history:

* First -- 1991, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2008,

* Second -- 1987 (tie), 1992, 1996, 1997, 2000 (tie), 2006 (tie), 2007,

* Third -- 1988,

* Fourth -- 1985 (tie), 1989, 1990, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2005,

* Fifth -- 2001, and

* Sixth -- 1984

Since 1987, the Northview Marching Knights have advanced to the ISSMA State Finals every year, never finishing lower than fifth place (2001).

During that span, the Marching Knights have tallied seven Class B State Titles and have finished in the top three 15 times.


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Does everyone realize how lucky we are Brazil High School hired Bob Medworth when he graduated from ISU? I believe his first state championship band was in 1981 at Brazil High School. Facilities weren't too good then. But he had a chance to plan the band facilities at the new Northview High School, which are super. And we're also lucky he chose to stay.

-- Posted by brazil1 on Fri, Oct 30, 2009, at 11:03 AM

in 1981 thank goodness they had them eggers

-- Posted by jwl5143 on Fri, Oct 30, 2009, at 5:08 PM


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