BAND DAY FINAL RESULTS
Three Wayne County bands are among the state’s Top 16 in track shows – Centerville, Northeastern and Lincoln.
Hagerstown and Lincoln did not advance to Indiana State Fair Band Day’s night show.
However, Hagerstown did win an award for best percussion in the smallest band category (Class A).
Wayne County nearly swept the mid-sized band awards (Class AA).
Centerville won the top overall AA band award as well as for best music, visual, general effect and percussion.
Centerville was first in Class AA from 2012-2019 and 2021; and was first in the small band category from 1999-2008.
It has always won the overall Class AA award since its inception, except in 2020, when Band Day was canceled for the pandemic.
Northeastern won this year’s guard award for Class AA and was third overall. Yorktown was second overall in AA.
Who didn’t make it in tonight
In Class A, Randolph Southern received some recognition, but just missed the Sweet 16 by one place, finishing 17th.
The Rebels were second to Monroe Central in the daytime overall small band scores. Eastern Hancock was third. Randolph Southern had the best guard, judges said.
Henry County’s combined band earned 21st place.
Hagerstown finished 30th and Lincoln was 35th.
Here are the placements for the schools that just missed the night show: 17, Randolph Southern; 18, Sheridan; 19, Speedway; 20, Tipton; 21, Henry County; 22, Mooresville; 23, Western Boone; 24; Alexandria-Monroe; 25, Eastern Hancock
How to listen tonight
Tonight’s Sweet 16 contest starts at 8 p.m. at Indiana State Fairgrounds.
Band Day audio will be broadcast live tonight by WKBV 1490 AM and 100.9 FM (Richmond); STAR 98.3 FM (Winchester); and WPGW, 1440 AM and 100.9 FM (Portland).
Here are tonight’s Band Day finalists in performance order:
Montgomery County United
Class AAA Awards (largest bands, determined by number of musicians)
3. Muncie Central
Music – Kokomo
Visual – Kokomo
General Effect – Kokomo
Guard – Winchester
Percussion – Richmond
Class AA Awards:
Music – Centerville
Visual – Centerville
General Effect – Centerville
Guard – Northeastern
Percussion – Centerville
Class A Awards:
1. Monroe Central
2. Randolph Southern
3. Eastern Hancock
Music – Monroe Central
Visual – Monroe Central
General Effect – Monroe Central
Guard – Randolph Southern
Percussion – Hagerstown