Bands advance to finals

By Herald Staff

The Forest Park Marching Rangers, Southridge Marching Raiders and Jasper Marching Wildcats will compete in the Indiana State School Music Association’s state finals on Saturday.

All three bands advanced after competing in their semi-state competitions, which were held this past Saturday.

The finals will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis.

The Marching Rangers and Raiders will compete in Open Class D. Forest Park will perform their show, called “A Tremendous Thing,” at 10:15 a.m. Southridge will take the field with their show, “Another Portrait of Immortal Love,” at 11:15 a.m. The awards ceremony for the class will be held at 12:30 p.m.

The other schools competing in the class are Springs Valley, Orleans, Paoli Woodlan, Lewis Cass, Mater Dei, Tell City and Farfield.

Jasper will compete in Open Class B at 2:50 p.m. with their show, “This Bitter Earth.” The awards ceremony will be held at 3:50 p.m. The other schools competing in the class are Bloomington North, Northview, Greenfield-Central, New Palestine, Concord, Evansville North, North Side, Munster and Greenwood.

Tickets for the finals are $22 for adults and $18 for students/preschoolers. They can be purchased online at They can also be bought at Lucas Oil Stadium’s box office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and on Saturday starting at 7:45 am.

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