Trip to Terre Haute on bands’ minds
Members of the Corydon Central Vanguard and North Harrison Marching Cougars know where they’ll be on Saturday, Oct. 18: at Indiana State University in Terre Haute for the Indiana State School Music Association regional competition.
Both bands earned a gold rating Saturday in Columbus at the ISSMA district competition.
Seven bands competed Saturday in Class C at Columbus. (Bands compete in four classes ‘ A, B, C and D ‘ based on school size, with Class A being the largest.)
Other bands advancing from the Columbus district site were Silver Creek, Salem and Scottsburg, which, with its ‘Under the Weather’ show, also won caption awards for Best Music, Best Visual and Best General Effect.
Indian Creek earned a silver rating, while Charlestown received a bronze rating.
North Harrison’s show, ‘A Supernatural Symphony opus 1031,’ features band members in costumes rather than traditional band uniforms. Props, something the Marching Cougars have steered away from the last year or two, create an old run-down concert hall.
‘The Darkness Within,’ the Vanguard’s show, is suppose to represent a person’s internal struggle with their own mind. The music is from the movie ‘Van Helsing.’
On Saturday, both bands will compete at Center Grove High School south of Indianapolis.
Regional competition on Oct. 18 begins at 11 a.m. Here is the complete line-up:
Class C ‘ Princeton, 11 a.m.; Edgewood, 11:13 a.m.; Mount Vernon, 11:26 a.m.; North Harrison, 11:39 a.m.; Evansville Mater Dei, 11:52 a.m.; Evansville Reitz Memorial, 12:05 p.m.; Scottsburg, 12:18 p.m.; Boonville, 12:31 p.m.; break; Beech Grove, 12:57 p.m.; Washington, 1:10 p.m.; Salem, 1:23 p.m.; Danville, 1:36 p.m.; Corydon Central, 1:49 p.m.; Lincoln, 2:02 p.m.; Gibson Southern, 2:15 p.m.; Heritage Hills, 2:28 p.m.; awards, 2:41 p.m.
Those bands who score high enough at regional will advance to semi-state, a new level of ISSMA competition this year, set for Saturday, Oct. 25.
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