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The marching bands from Columbus North and East high schools hit the road Saturday for separate competitions. North’s returned home with some shiny hardware.
Columbus North won first place in its class at the Floyd Central Invitational, defeating three other bands. The Sound of North earned top honors in its class for best percussion, color guard and drum major and best music, visual and general effect among all 15 competing groups, said North band director Bill Stultz.
The Sound of North will again compete Oct. 12 at Center Grove High School.
Columbus East placed fifth out of nine bands at the Greenwood High School Marching Band Invitational. Considering there was only a four-point difference between first-place Greenfield Central and East, Olympians band director David Rodgers said he was very satisfied with the performance of his musicians.
The Olympian Spirit Marching Band is adding revisions to its performance routine, which should be completed next week when the O’s host more than 10 schools at their own invitational tournament, Rodgers said. East will perform an exhibition routine and will not be scored, Rodgers said.
Both groups competed in invitationals Saturday based on school size rather than the size of the band.
Both bands competed in events not sanctioned by the Mid-States Band Association.
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