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Columbus East took home top honors in its class in marching band competition Saturday hosted by Columbus North.
The “Sound of North” band performed in exhibition, but the Columbus North musicians did not compete in their own event.
The Olympian Spirit Marching Band won first place in Class 4A competition at the Mid-States Marching Invitational.
In that class, East competed against bands from 71 to 100 members during the Mid-States Band Association-sponsored event.
East also won top honors in its class for best music, best general effect, best percussion and best color guard, Columbus North band leader Bill Stultz said.
There were three other smaller-sized classes that competed Saturday, as well as a class for larger bands.
The Peoples’ Choice Award for best band, regardless of class, went to Bloomington South, which came in second to Columbus East in Class 4A competition.
The Sweepstakes Award, which was given to the musicians with the top overall score in all five classes, went to Floyd Central, which was among the largest schools at the event.
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