Three of Wayne County’s four schools competing this year at Indiana State Fair Band Day have advanced to Friday night’s Sweet Sixteen competition.
Those making the cut, in alphabetical order, are Centerville, Decatur County, Jay County, Kokomo, Lebanon, Marion, Monroe Central, Montgomery County United, Muncie Central, Northeastern, Richmond, Speedway, Tipton, West Lafayette, Winchester and Yorktown.
Lincoln placed 27th.
Schools placing between 17-25 are Frankton Lapel (combined this year), Mooresville, Sheridan, South Vermillion, Western Boone, Eastern Greene, Blackford, Frankfort and Eastern Hancock.
Hagerstown’s band could not compete because many of its members are quarantining because of an exposure to COVID-19.
Fans of Wayne County’s four remaining bands wore purple ribbons Friday as a tribute to Hagerstown.
At least three bands had to skip Band Day because of quarantines.
Pick up the current issue of Western Wayne News (Aug. 4) for features on the Lincoln and Richmond bands, coverage of last weekend’s competitions and more about Band Day for your scrapbook, and find Band Day coverage in the Aug. 11 edition with stories from Rachel Sheeley and photos from Dana and Joetta Harris (DAJO Photos).