Harrison marching bands move on to south regional
Each of the five bands, including two from Harrison County, competing in Class C at the Columbus East district site advanced to regional.
The bands – Corydon Central, North Harrison, Batesville, Scottsburg and Silver Creek – earned a Division I rating, which allows them to advance to the next stop on the way to the Indiana State School Marching Association (ISSMA) state competition.
The Marching Cougars also received awards for Best Music, Best General Effect and Best Marching. Scottsburg earned Best Auxiliary.
Regional competition for Southern Indiana bands in Class A and C will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. Class B and D bands will compete at Jeffersonville.
The top five bands in each class will advance to the ISSMA state finals on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. There they will meet the top five bands in each class from the north regional sites.
North Harrison’s show, “Rise and Fall of Rome,” features an original composition by Key Poulan. Field commander is Joyce Thompson, and soloist is Russ Villien, alto saxophone.
Gary Crisp is the director of the Marching Cougars. Assistants are Ron McClure Jr., Joel McCauley, Sara Miller, Chris Morris, Darrell Williamson and Kevin Kennedy.
The Vanguard’s show, “Gettysburg,” includes music by Andy Edelman, who wrote the main theme for “Gettysburg,” and Robert W. Smith, who wrote “To the Summit,” another selection in the show. Soloists are Andrew Reich and Eric Biesel, trumpet; Corey Barnes, Corey Kitterman and Kevin Harbeson, horn; Alaina Vincent, flute, and Ben Stange, oboe. Field commander is Dawn Brunner.
Ben Hayes is the Vanguard’s director. Assistants are Chrissie Lowe, Tiffany Carver, Blair Winslow, Allison Field, Ed Johnson and Joe Phelps.
This Saturday, both Corydon Central and North Harrison will compete in the morning at Center Grove High School near Indianapolis. That night, the Vanguard will compete at Salem High School.