Bands head to district Saturday
After a wet day of regular competitions, the Marching Cougars and Vanguard will travel Saturday to Columbus for the 34th annual Indiana State School Music Association’s district band competition.
Both bands will compete in Class C. (Bands compete in four classes ‘ A, B, C or D ‘ based on school size. Class A is the largest.)
In addition to the Columbus site, there are six other district sites throughout the state.
Bands that reach a predetermined score on Saturday will advance to one of four regional sites on Oct. 14. From there, the top five scoring bands in each of the four classes from the south and the north sites will compete Oct. 21 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis to determine the four state champion bands.
Here is the line-up for the Columbus district competition:
Class C ‘ Corydon Central, 11 a.m.; Salem, 11:13 a.m.; North Harrison, 11:26 a.m.; Scottsburg, 11:39 a.m.; awards, 12:05 p.m.
Class B ‘ Columbus East, 12:57 p.m.; Connersville, 1:10 p.m.; Bedford North Lawrence, 1:23 p.m.; Bloomington North, 1:36 p.m.; Madison Consolidated, 1:49 p.m.; Floyd Central, 2:02 p.m.; Martinsville, 2:15 p.m.; awards, 2:41 p.m.
Class A ‘ Jeffersonville, 3:07 p.m.; Columbus North, 3:20 p.m.; awards, 3:46 p.m.
This past Saturday, the Marching Cougars competed at New Albany in the morning and at Jeffersonville that evening. Heavy rains in Southern Indiana over the weekend moved both events indoors.
Here are the results from New Albany for Class AAA: Paoli, first; North Harrison, second and Best Auxiliary; Floyd Central, third, Best Percussion, Best Field Commander and People’s Choice.
The results for Jeffersonville, in Class C, were: North Harrison, first, Best Auxiliary, Best General Effect (overall), Best Music (overall) and Sweepstakes award; Paoli, second, Best Percussion and Best Field Commander; Heritage Hills, third and Best Pit Crew (overall); Evansville Bosse, People’s Choice.
The Corydon Central Vanguard traveled Saturday first to Avon, where the group placed third in Class C, behind Heritage, first, and Danville, second. The Vanguard tied with Danville for General Effect.
Other caption awards went to: Heritage for music, visual and percussion; and Danville for auxiliary.
Later in the day, the Vanguard competed in the Greenwood Invitational. There, the competition was held indoors due to wet field conditions, so the bands were unable to perform their complete shows.
The results of Class C at Greenwood were: Owen Valley, first; Heritage Hills, second; Mount Vernon, third; Beech Grove, fourth; and Corydon Central, fifth.
On Sept. 16, both bands competed at Jeffersonville. The Vanguard received first in Class AA, while the Marching Cougars was named first in Class AAA.