Wayne County bands continued testing their skills in weekend competitions leading up to Indiana State Fair Band Day. 

Centerville, Hagerstown, Northeastern and Richmond competed in the Jay County Lions Band Contest in Portland on Friday against 10 other schools. 

With a score of 67.075 points, RHS finished third, which was one-tenth of a point behind Jay County. Spirit of Muncie was first with 71.8.

Centerville earned fourth with 64.525, Winchester was sixth with 63.338, Northeastern was 10th with 56.988 and Hagerstown was 12th with 52.313. 

On Saturday, Northeastern, Randolph Southern and Henry County Crimson Crusaders were among the 18 competitors at the Muncie Spirit of Sound contest. 

Earning 58.225 points, Northeastern was sixth behind Kokomo, Spirit of Muncie, Jay County, Anderson and Pride of Yorktown. Kokomo won with 74.250 points. 

Randolph Southern was eighth with 55.875 and Henry County was 14th with 48.750. 

Starting at 6:20 p.m. Friday, July 28, Centerville, Henry County and Randolph Central will compete at Anderson Tartan Tournament of Bands at Highland Middle School. Twenty-five schools are entered. 

Winchester Community High School will host the Drums at Winchester contest at 7 p.m. Saturday. All five Wayne County bands, plus Henry County, Randolph Southern and Winchester, are in the field of 20. 

Full results are available for Central Indiana Track Show Association events at indianatrackmarchingbands.com.

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A version of this article appeared in the July 26 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.