Forest Park & Jasper Bands Headed For State

Two Dubois County marching bands have their sights set on state titles this weekend.

Tomorrow Chad Gayso’s Forest Park Marching Rangers and the Jasper Marching Wildcats under the direction of James Goodhue will be taking part in the annual Indiana State Music Association State Finals for High School Marching Bands in Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.

The Marching Rangers advanced after their performance in the Class D semi-state at Franklin Community High School in Franklin last Saturday. Jasper meanwhile performed at Pike High School in Indianapolis and advanced in Class B.

The Southridge Marching Raider Band competed in the Class C semi-state at Decatur Central High School in Indianapolis last week but failed to advance.

Again Jasper and Forest Park will travel to Indianapolis on Saturday for the state finals at Lucas Oil Stadium. Jasper who last captured a state title in 2012 will perform at 2:28 pm.

The Marching Rangers will play for their fourth consecutive state championship at 6:27 pm.

As part of the contest, the American Dairy Association of Indiana and Prairie Farms
Dairy will award a $1,000 “Winners Drink Milk” scholarship to a music student at each of the four state champion schools.

For those planning to attend, admission is 20-dollars for adults and 18-dollars for students and pre-school.

Best of Luck to both the Marching Rangers and the Marching Wildcats.

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