(Courtesy Photo/Pat Beyers)
Both bands will compete in Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Regional action Saturday with trips to the semi-state level on the line.
The Imperial Regiment will compete in the ISSMA Regional at Evansville Central High School Saturday.
Clay City is scheduled to take the field at 12:18 p.m.
Other Class D bands performing include South Spencer (11 a.m.), Henryville (11:13), South Knox (11:26), Eastern Pekin (11:39), Forest Park (11:52), Springs Valley (12:05), Orleans (12:31), New Washington (12:44), Tell City (1:10), Perry Central (1:23), North Posey (1:36), Southridge (1:49), Mater Dei (2:02), Monrovia (2:15), Crawford County (2:28), Paoli (2:41) and Southwestern (2:54).
Awards will immediately follow Southwestern's performance.
A gold rating will allow the Imperial Regiment to advance to semi-state action.
Heading into regional competition, Clay City earned 62 votes in the fifth IndianaMarching.com poll or this year, good enough for 11th place.
The Imperial Regiment also ranked 11th in last week's poll.
Forest Park is still the top-rated Class D band in the poll with 149 votes, including nine first-place nods.
Springs Valley currently ranks second with 135 votes, followed by Lewis Cass (134), Paoli (122), Mater Dei (107), Southridge (93), Adams Central (79), Eastern Greentown (71), Monrovia (71) and South Spencer (70).
Adams Central made the biggest jump in the poll this week, moving from 10th last week to seventh.
The Marching Knights will take part in the ISSMA Regional at Center Grove High School.
Northview is scheduled to perform at 2:28.
Other Class B bands taking part include Columbus East (11 a.m.), Evansville North (11:13), Evansville Central (11:26), New Palestine (11:39), Evansville Harrison (11:52), F.J. Reitz (12:05 p.m.), Bloomington North (12:18), Greenfield-Central (12:31), Whiteland (12:57), Terre Haute South (1:10), Mt. Vernon Fortville (1:23), Greenwood (1:36), Plainfield (1:49), New Castle (2:02), Jasper (2:15) and Floyd Central (2:41).
The Marching Knights remained in fifth-place in the IndianaMarching.com poll this week. Northview tallied 117 votes.
Greenwood remains on top of the Class B poll with 147 votes, including seven first-place votes.
Jasper was second with 140 votes, and the remaining three first-place nods, followed by Concord (128), Goshen (118), Floyd Central (96), Northridge (94), DeKalb (79), Munster (69) and New Castle (58).
Gates to both regional sites will open at 10 a.m. Admission to attend the events is $7.