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One step away from finals

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

(Courtesy Photo/Holly Neil) The Northview Marching Knights will perform in Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Class B Semi-State action Saturday at Indianapolis Pike High School. The Marching Knights will perform at 2:44 p.m.
One performance stands in the way of both the Clay City Imperial Regiment and Northview Marching Knights from a trip to the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) State Finals.

Both bands will compete in ISSMA semi-states Saturday. Clay City will take part in the Franklin Community High School semi-state, while Northview will perform at Indianapolis Pike High School.

Heading into the last week of competition before the state finals, both Northview and Clay City remain ranked in the IndianaMarching.com polls.

In Class B, the Marching Knights moved up one spot from fourth to third this week. Northview tallied 126 votes in this week's poll, trailing only Greenwood (145 votes) and Jasper (144 votes).

Greenwood received six first-place votes, while Jasper tallied the remaining four.

Following Northview in the poll was Concord (122 votes), Goshen (112), Northridge (101), Floyd Central (81), DeKalb (79), Munster (62) and Bloomington North (61).

The Imperial Regiment cracked the Class D top 10 last week, finishing with 69 votes -- which was good enough for ninth-place.

Clay City remained in ninth this week, tallying 71 votes.

Forest Park remained on top of the Class D poll with 150 votes, including all 10 first-place nods.

Lewis Cass is second in the poll with 137 votes, followed by Paoli (130), Springs Valley (123), Mater Dei (108), Monrovia (101), Southridge (85) and Adams Central in eighth with 84 votes.

Eastern (Greentown) ranks 10th behind Clay City with 47 votes.

The top 10 bands from each semi-state site will advance to the ISSMA State Finals, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.

Gates to all semi-state sites open at noon, with performances scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Northview is scheduled to compete at 2:44 p.m., while Clay City will take the field at 2:31 p.m.

Admission to each semi-state site is $7.

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