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Marching Season Is Here!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Northview High School freshman Nathan Marshall practices the electric drums Tuesday evening. Marshall and the Marching Knights will begin the season Sept. 15, in the Red Pride Marching Invitational, at Plainfield. [Order this photo]
Preseason poll has NMK ranked second

Fall is fast approaching, meaning marching band season is right around the corner.

In fact, the Clay City Imperial Regiment will begin competition Saturday in the Star City Marching Festival at Lafayette Jefferson High School.

The preseason indianamarching.com poll was released this week, with both Northview and Clay City receiving votes.

Again competing in Class B, the Marching Knights tallied 101 votes in the poll, good enough for third.

Concord was the preseason favorite with 119 votes, including seven first-place nods.

Greenwood was ranked second with 110 votes (one first-place vote).

Ranking behind Northview were Jasper (99 votes), Goshen (91 votes), Floyd Central (80 votes), DeKalb and Munster (62 votes), Plainfield (56 votes) and North Side (47 votes).

Other bands receiving votes included Elkhart Central (36), New Castle (35), Bloomington North (18), Zionsville (18), Northridge (15), Evansville F.J. Reitz (six), Greenfield-Central (three) and New Palestine (two).

Lewis Cass received the most votes in the preseason Class D poll with 118, including six first-place tallies.

Clay City earned 10 votes in the poll, good enough to rank 15th overall.

Coming in second was Forest Park (114 votes), followed by Springs Valley (101), Paoli (99), Evansville Mater Dei and Southridge (78), Eastern (Greentown) 76, North Posey (66), Monrovia (61) and Bluffton (49).

Other bands earning votes included Adams Central (31), Orleans (25), South Spencer (23), Taylor (11), Morristown (eight), Perry Central (five), Eastside (one) and Elwood (one).

The preseason favorite in Class A this year is Homestead, which received 118 votes, while the Class C favorite is Western, which tallied 120 votes.

The 2011 Indiana State School Marching Association (ISSMA) Marching Band champions included Homestead (Class A), Concord (Class B), Western (Class C) and Lewis Cass (Class D).

The Northview Marching Knights placed fourth in Class B in 2011.

The Imperial Regiment is scheduled to kickoff the Class D section of the Star City Marching Festival, at Lafayette Jefferson High School, Saturday, performing at 4:59 p.m. Other Class D bands performing include Clinton Central (5:12 p.m.), Taylor (5:25), Tri-County (5:38), Pioneer (5:51), Clinton Prairie (6:04) and Tri-Central (6:17).

Awards will be presented following the Class A performance of Westfield at 8:53 p.m.

Polls may be accessed at www.indianamarching.com.


Northview senior Brandi Sanders practices a breathing technique on the clarinet during the Marching Knights' Tuesday practice. [Order this photo]
The Brazil Times' 2012 Marching Band Preview will be published Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Look for it inside the newspaper!

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Not sure if we are second or third but either way Medworth has yet another great group of kids to represent the area.

-- Posted by Bzlobserver on Wed, Sep 5, 2012, at 9:19 AM

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