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County bands advance

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Both the Northview Marching Knights and Clay City Imperial Regiment advanced out of Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) District competition Saturday.

Competing in the Columbus East District, Clay City earned a Gold rating in Class D.

Also earning a Gold were New Washington, Monrovia, Southwestern, Borden, Crawford County and Eastern (Pekin).

Monrovia won Best Music and Best Visual while Eastern won Best General Effect.

In the Southport District, Northview also earned a Gold rating in Class B, along with Plainfield, Whiteland and Greenwood.

Northview also tied with Whiteland for Best Music. Greenwood won Best Visual and Best General Effect.

NMK band director Bob Medworth said earning a Gold rating and tying for Best Music was "amazing," considering the rain and muddy field the band had to endure.

"It's a credit to the kids that we won music in those conditions," Medworth said.

The Marching Knights will compete in the Cavalcade of Champions at Center Grove High School Saturday.

Northview will take the field at 8:51 p.m., and are scheduled to be the final Class B band in action. Also competing in the event are Zionsville (7:07 p.m.), Whiteland (7:20), Pendleton Heights (7:33), Plainfield (7:46), Bloomington South (7:59), Decatur Central (8:12), Jasper (8:25), and Greenwood (8:38).

The Imperial Regiment will compete in the Decatur Central Invitational Saturday. Clay City will take the field at 11 a.m., followed by Eastern (Greentown) at 11:13 a.m., and Orleans at 11:26.

Following Saturday's contests, both bands will take part in ISSMA Regional competition.

The ISSMA Semistate competition will take place Oct. 23, followed by state finals Oct. 30, which will be performed at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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