Local Marching Bands Take Their Shows One Step Further

Three of the four Dubois County marching bands put together strong performances this past weekend as they took their shows a step further in the regional competition of the Indiana State School Music Association band contest.

The Marching Rangers of Forest Park High School as well as the Jasper Marching Wildcats and Southridge Marching Raiders all captured the gold at the ISSMA regional round at Central Stadium on the campus of Evansville Central High School this past Saturday.

Northeast Dubois did not take part in the competition at Central but will compete this Saturday in the ISSMA Scholastic Finals at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis. The Marching Jeeps will compete at 2:15 pm.

Jasper, Forest Park and Southridge will now compete in the semistate round the following week, Saturday, October 28th.

At 3:10 pm Jasper will perform in the Open Class B semistate contest at Indianapolis Pike High School with its City of Gold Show.

In the meantime, the Marching Wildcats to take part in the Music City Invitational at McGavock High School in Nashville, Tennessee, this Saturday at 4:15 Eastern time.

A week from Saturday the 28th, both Southridge and Forest Park will compete at the semistate level at Franklin Community High School in the Open Call D competition. The Marching Raiders will perform at 2:57 pm with the Rangers to follow at 3:10.

Only 10 of the 20 bands present at both the Pike and Franklin contests will advance to the state finals Saturday, November 4th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

In the meantime Forest Park will take part in the Bands of America Super Regional at Lucas Oil this Saturday at 2:45 pm.

Southridge will not compete at a contest this weekend but will host a community performance at 7 pm Saturday at Raider Field.

The two contests Jasper and Forest Park are performing in this coming weekend will not effect their ISSMA standing.

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