Heritage, North Side bands among Top 5

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Staff report

Two Allen County high school marching bands earned Top 5 spots Oct. 21 in the Indiana State School Music Association Scholastic Class Finals at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis.

Fort Wayne North Side took third place among 17 bands in Class A. Warren Central of Indianapolis finished first and Lafayette Jefferson finished second. Fort Wayne Northrop and Fort Wayne Snider also represented northeast Indiana in the Class A finals. ISSMA released rankings for only the top five spots in each class.

Heritage Jr./Sr. High School of Monroeville finished second among 16 bands in the Class B finals. Danville finished first. Bluffton and Manchester also reached the Class B finals.

Also over the weekend, four northeast Indiana high school bands competed in the Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional. Homestead marched Friday, earning a place among 14 bands in the Saturday night finals. Homestead placed fifth in the finals. The two-day competition drew 68 bands from 10 states. Also competing from northeast Indiana were Concordia Lutheran, Leo and Norwell high schools.

The ISSMA Open Class Semistates will be held Oct. 28 at four sites in or near Indianapolis.

The Class A Semistate will be held at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. Local bands performing: Homestead, 3:49 p.m.; Carroll, 4:15 p.m.

The Class B Semistate will be held at Pike High School in Indianapolis: Local bands performing: East Noble, 3:49 p.m.; and DeKalb, 5:59 p.m.

The Class C Semistate will be held at Decatur Central High School in Indianapolis. Local bands performing: Norwell, 2:44 p.m.; Concordia Lutheran, 3:10 p.m.; Leo, 3:49 p.m.; and Angola, 4:28 p.m.

The Class D Semistate will be held at Franklin Community High School. Local bands performing: Adams Central, 3:49 p.m.; Woodlan, 5:20 p.m.; and Whitko, 5:33 p.m.

Admission to Open Class Semistates is $7 for adults and $5 for students and preschoolers.