Wayne County takes home 1/4 of Sweet 16 hardware at Band Day

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Centerville was Wayne County’s top finisher at Indiana State Fair Band Day, placing fourth just above Northeastern, which finished fifth.
Nearby Randolph County band Winchester was sixth, while Hagerstown was 10th and Richmond was 13th.
Read more of Rachel Sheeley’s coverage in the Aug. 7 edition of Western Wayne News and Nettle Creek Gazette that will include stories and photos of the local performers.
Pick up a commemorative copy Tuesday afternoon at local stores! Papers will be out on store racks by approximately 4 p.m.

How they finished in Sweet 16
1 Anderson, 2 Kokomo, 3 Jay Co., 4 Centerville, 5 Northeastern, 6 Winchester, 7 Muncie Central, 8 Lebanon, 9 Monroe Central, 10 Hagerstown, 11 Decatur Co., 12 West Lafayette, 13 Richmond, 14 Mooresville, 15 Alexandria Monroe, 16 Montgomery Co. United

Daytime results
Three local schools earned awards for their performances in the daytime competition.
Centerville won Class AA overall. Hagerstown was second and Mooresville was third.
Centerville won caption awards for music, visual, general effect and percussion. Mooresville won color guard.

Northeastern won an award in Class AAA.
Overall results in that category were: Anderson, 1; Kokomo, 2; Jay Co., 3.
Anderson won caption awards for music and general effect. Kokomo won visual, Northeastern won color guard, and Jay Co. won percussion. All are in Sweet 16.

Lincoln finished 35th. Director Ryan Schunk told students, who developed the show in just 4 weeks, “Words cannot explain how proud I am.” Connersville and Tri were among nearby schools also competing.

Two other east-central Indiana schools were among the winners in Class A. Monroe Central was first overall, followed by Blue River Valley and Elwood.
Overall, Monroe Central made the Sweet 16. BRV was 17th and Elwood, 21st.
Monroe Central won caption awards for music, visual, general effect and percussion. Frankton won Class A color guard.

Correspondent Rachel Sheeley and DAJO Photos went to Band Day for Western Wayne News and Nettle Creek Gazette. Pick up a copy of our papers Tuesday afternoon for in-depth stories and photos featuring local students.