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Vanguard, Marching Cougars ready for regional

Both the Corydon Central Vanguard and North Harrison Marching Cougars got a look at some additional competition Saturday, during the last day of the regular marching season. Both bands will compete this Saturday at regionals.
Saturday morning, the Vanguard, under the direction of Ben Hayes, and the Marching Cougars, directed by Gary Crisp and Jim Stuppy, traveled to Center Grove High School south of Indianapolis for the 20th annual Cavalcade of Champions.
North Harrison placed second in Class C and earned the Best Auxiliary award; Corydon Central did not place.
Here are the complete results for Class C:
Norwell, first, Best Music, Best Visual, Best General Effect and Best Percussion; North Harrison, second, Best Auxiliary; Northwood, third.
The Marching Cougars’ show this year is Treasure Island, with music by Key Pouland. Field commander is Katelyn Tlvczek.
On Saturday night, the Vanguard competed in Class AAAA in the 24th annual Salem Invitational in Washington County. They placed second.
Here are those results for Class AAAA:
Floyd Central, first, Best General Effect, Best Marching, Best Music, Best Percussion, Overall Sweepstakes Award; Corydon Central, second; Paoli, third; Rising Sun, fourth, Best Color Guard, Best Drum Major, Overall Pit Crew Award.
Field commander this year for the Vanguard is Kate DiGuiseppe. The show is Echoes of Camelot, featuring the music of Key Poulan.
This Saturday, both Harrison County bands will travel to Ben Davis High School on Indianapolis’ west side for the Indiana State School Music Association’s regional competition. They qualified on Oct. 2 at district, which was held in Columbus, Class C, based on school size.
There is a total of 15 bands in Class C at Ben Davis, ISSMA’s south site, and there also are 15 bands in the north site. The top five bands at both sites will meet on Saturday, Oct. 23, in the RCA Dome in Indianapolis for state finals.

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