1. Kokomo 96.3
2. Winchester 93.950
3. Muncie Central 92.575
4. Anderson 91.7
5. Centerville 90.825
6. Lebanon 90.788
7. Jay County 90.625
8. Yorktown 83.113
9. Northeastern 81.375
10. Decatur Co. Greensburg 78.075
11. Frankton-Lapel 77.95
12. Richmond 77.3
13. Monroe Central 75.725
14. West Lafayette 74.1
15. Montgomery Co. United 71.2
16. Marion 70.4


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


West Lafayette

Monroe Central


Decatur County



Winchester Community


Muncie Central




Jay County




Class AAA Awards (largest bands, determined by number of musicians)

1. Kokomo

2. Winchester

3. Muncie Central

Music – Kokomo

Visual – Kokomo

General Effect – Kokomo

Guard – Winchester

Percussion – Richmond


Class AA Awards:

1 Centerville

2 Yorktown

3 Northeastern

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


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Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.