Local high school marching bands net state honors

2013-11-02T21:39:00Z 2013-11-02T23:36:29Z Local high school marching bands net state honorsBy Philip Potempa philip.potempa@nwi.com, (219) 852-4327 nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Central High School's marching band placed fourth in the Class-A division Saturday at the 40th Anniversary Indiana State School Music Association State Finals for High School Marching Bands at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Chris Harmon, band director for Lake Central High School's "Tribe of Pride" said Saturday he traveled with 186 students to compete and Saturday's ranking was "the highest the school has ever placed at the state finals."

"We had a great day and these students gave an awesome display of talent," Harmon said.

Munster High School's Mustang marching band completed with the Class B bands for a third consecutive year, finishing in eighth place in the division.

The class designation represents enrollment size for the schools.

Organizers bill the event as one of the best State High School Marching Band contests in the country. Forty bands — 10 in each class — meet at the State Finals to decide the four State Champions.

Chesterton High School's marching band also traveled to Indianapolis Saturday to perform during an exhibition show at Lucas Oil Stadium, but did not compete. The Chesterton Trojan Guard Marching Band brought home the title of Indiana State School Music Association's 2013 Scholastic Class A State Title in an event hosted by Lawrence Central High School of Indianapolis last weekend.

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