The Roar of the Lions marching band of Leo Junior/Senior High School competed Saturday, Oct. 14, in the ISSMA Open Class C Regional at Chesterton High School. Twenty bands advanced to the Class C Semistate on Oct. 28 at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Ave., Indianapolis. Woodlan will compete at 3:49 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and preschoolers. Ten Class C bands will advance to the State Finals on Nov. 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Robert Myers directs the Leo band. The show is entitled “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” It features classic children’s songs such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “Frere Jacques.” The band took first place in Class C at the DeKalb Invitational on Sept. 16, also winning the music, visual and special effect captions. Leo also marched in an ISSMA Open Class Invitational on Oct. 7 at Homestead High School. The band marched in the Bands of America Regional at Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 23, placing 21st among 27 bands. The band also will march in a Bands of America Super Regional on Oct. 21 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Heritage Junior/Senior High School Marching Patriots will march Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Indiana State School Music Association Scholastic Class B State Championships at Lawrence Central High School, 7300 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Heritage will perform at 12:57 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and preschoolers. The band advanced by earning a Gold Award in the Scholastic Preliminaries Oct. 7 at Homestead High School. The band also marched Sept. 9 at the Parade of Champions at the University of Saint Francis; the photos on this page were taken at that event. Josiah Pfenning directs the Marching Patriots, which includes 34 band and guard members. This year’s show is entitled “Light.”