Three Wayne County schools finished in the Top 10 of Friday’s Indiana State Fair Band Day competition, and the gaps between some of the placements were quite small.
Centerville’s Blue Regiment, which won the overall Class AA title during the daytime competition, tied Jay County for third at night with the score of 85.925. However, Jay County had the edge for third because the tiebreaker was its general effect total.
With a sixth-place score of 85.475, Richmond High School was just behind fifth-place Anderson’s 85.525.
They were all a bit short of defending champion Kokomo’s repeating victory with 90.725 and second-place Muncie Central’s 89.725.
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Audience members possibly had an inkling who might take home the top two trophies, because earlier in the day, Kokomo won three of the Class AAA caption awards (visual, general effect and auxiliary). Muncie Central won for music and Jay County had the top percussion. Overall, Kokomo came in first, Muncie Central was second and Anderson was third for the largest bands.
Winchester Community was seventh with a score of 81.075.
Northeastern finished ninth with 75.30 points and Randolph Southern was 12th with 71.912.
Other evening competitors included Yorktown (eighth), Montgomery County United (10th), Western Boone (11th), Decatur County Greensburg (13th), Frankton-Lapel (14th), Marion (15th) and West Lafayette (16th).
In addition to their recognition at night, Wayne and Randolph county schools collected several trophies during the daytime competition.
In Class AA, Centerville’s Blue Regiment won three caption awards — music, visual and general effect — and first place in that medium-sized band division. Northeastern’s color guard, the Damsels, won the auxiliary award and the Marching Knights won third place overall.
Randolph Southern nearly swept the Class A caption awards for the smallest bands. The Rebels were recognized for music, visual, general effect and auxiliary, and finished first overall.
Additional schools in Wayne, Henry and Randolph counties were recognized for their participation in the daytime contest. Hagerstown was 24th; Monroe Central was 21st; and Henry County Crimson Crusaders, which includes Tri, was 19th. Lincoln’s placement was not immediately announced.
Find photos and additional coverage from Band Day in the Aug. 9 print edition of the Western Wayne News.
Original Story: Schools advance to Band Day’s Sweet 16; Centerville first in Class AA
Wayne County is sending three bands to Friday’s Indiana State Fair Band Day evening competition, and they’ll be joined by two Randolph County neighbors.
Centerville, Northeastern and Richmond all made the Sweet 16, as well as Randolph Southern and Winchester.
Other schools in the Sweet 16 in alphabetical order include Anderson, Decatur County Greensburg, Frankton/Lapel, Jay County, Kokomo, Marion, Montgomery County United, Muncie Central, West Lafayette, Western Boone and Yorktown.
Centerville’s Blue Regiment won three Class AA caption awards from the morning competition — music, visual and general effect — and first place in that medium-sized band division. Northeastern’s color guard, the Damsels, won the auxiliary award and third place overall. Decatur County Greensburg won for percussion, and Yorktown won second overall.
Randolph Southern nearly swept the Class A caption awards for the smallest bands. The Rebels were recognized for music, visual, general effect and auxiliary, and finished first overall. Sheridan won percussion and finished second overall. Monroe Central was third overall.
Kokomo won three of the Class AAA caption awards (visual, general effect and auxiliary), while Muncie Central won for music and Jay County had the top percussion. Overall, Kokomo came in first, Muncie Central was second and Anderson was third.
A few local schools were recognized for placing between 17th and 25th. Hagerstown was 24th and Henry County Crimson Crusaders, which includes Tri, was 19th. Lincoln did not advance to the night show. The other results were: 17th, Sheridan; 18th, Mooresville; 20th, Hamilton Heights; 21st, Monroe Central; 22nd, Tipton; 23rd, Eastern Hancock; and 25th, Cowan Daleville United.
This story will be updated Friday evening with additional results. Radio coverage of the band performances will continue at 8 p.m. Friday on WKVB 1490AM and 100.9FM and WZZY 98.3FM, and can be heard online at https://streema.com/radios/Star_98.3_WZZY.
Northeastern is at 8 p.m.; Randolph Southern is at 9:03; Centerville is at 9:41 p.m., Winchester at 9:59 p.m.; Richmond at 10:17 p.m. Awards will be at 11 p.m. Other performance times: Marion, 8:09 p.m.; Montgomery County, 8:18 p.m.; Frankton-Lapel, 8:27 p.m.; Decatur County Greensburg, 8:36 p.m.; West Lafayette, 8:45 p.m.; Western Boone, 8:54 p.m.; Yorktown, 9:32 p.m.; Kokomo, 9:50 p.m.; Anderson, 10:08 p.m.; Muncie Central, 10:26 p.m.; and Jay County, 10:35 p.m.
A version of this article appeared in the August 9 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.