Bands ready for first marching contest of ’22
Both the Corydon Central Vanguard and North Harrison Marching Cougars will travel to Evansville Central High School on Saturday for their first marching competition of 2022.
The contest will begin at 4 p.m. (slow time) with the Vanguard slated to take the field first in Class A. Their show this year is titled For the Crown.
“It’s a chess theme and musically has some elements from various styles, mainly rock and Spanish,” said Steven Kurk, who is beginning his second year as the Vanguard director.
“The kids are playing well, and we’re hoping to have cleaner visuals this year,” he said.
Following the Vanguard will be the Evansville Reitz Memorial Tiger Band and Guard and the Northeast Dubois Marching Jeeps.
Next, at 4:45 p.m., will be the Marching Cougars with their show Shine.
“It’s about each section of the band finding their moment to have the spotlight and at the end coming together to have their collective moment to shine,” said Jennifer Gordon, who is returning for her third year as the Marching Cougars director.
Wrapping up Class A, in performance order, will be the Pike Central Charger Brigade, South Spencer Marching Rebels and Tell City Marching Marksmen.
Awards for that class will take place at 5:45.
Class AA will begin at 6 p.m. featuring Silver Creek Marching Dragons, Washington Golden Pride, Evansville Mater Dei Marching Wildcats, Orleans Bulldog Regiment, Princeton Community Marching Tigers, Boonville Band of Gold, Vincennes Lincoln Pride of the Green, Pride of (Evansville) Bosse and Mount Vernon Marching Wildcats.
Awards for Class AA will follow at 8:15.
Three bands — Evansville Harrison Warrior Command, F.J. Reitz Mighty Marching Panthers and Evansville North Green Brigade — will compete in Class AAA starting at 8:30 p.m. followed by the (Evansville) Castle Marching Knights in Class AAAA.
After the Evansville Central Marching Band performs in exhibition, awards for Class AAA and AAAA will be distributed; that is set for 9:45 p.m.