Bands step to semistate

From Local Sources

Three Dubois County marching bands took another step toward the Indiana State School Music Association State Finals on Saturday.

After earning gold ratings in their respective classes at the ISSMA regional contest at Evansville Central High School, the Jasper Marching Wildcats, Southridge Marching Raider Band and Forest Park Marching Rangers are all headed to semistate competitions.

Jasper will compete at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Open Class B contest at Pike High School in Indianapolis; Southridge will perform in the Open Class D competition at 4:45 p.m. at Franklin Community High School in Franklin; and Forest Park will compete in the same Open Class D contest at Franklin at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to its regional gold rating Saturday, Forest Park also received special distinctions in music, visual and effect.

In other marching band news, the Northeast Dubois Marching Jeeps will compete in the ISSMA Scholastic Class B Finals on Saturday at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis. The Jeeps will take the field at 12:05 p.m.

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