Just as competitive as any Indianapolis sport, the Indiana high school marching band season is heating up. For the next month, Indiana music competitions will be taking place at high schools, stadiums, and other venues all around Indiana. Three of these will be at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, home of the Indianapolis Colts.
The Indiana State School Music Association’s state tournament is also taking off: regional competitions begin this weekend. From regionals, qualifiers advance to semi-state, which then leads to the buzz of the state finals. There are several locations for regionals, but one that hosts many of the bigger Indiana schools will be at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Schools at this competition include Fishers, Lawrence, Avon, Ben Davis High School, and more.
A big Class B regional will take place in Lafayette, Indiana, home of Purdue University, and will feature Columbia City, Mount Vernon, Greenfield Central High School, Westfield, and Zionsville Community High School, whose Flying Eagles took home the blue ribbon at Ben Davis High School’s Preview of Champions last Saturday.
In Evansville, Indiana, several of the major movers and shakers in Indianapolis education will be competing, in one of the bigger Indianapolis music events. Monrovia, New Palestine, Mooresville, and Greenwood will all be in this competition. Semi-state competitions will take place at Ben Davis, Pike High School, Plainfield, and Franklin, and every band is eager to secure a spot at these competitions.
So keep an eye on your favorite school as tension mounts in the Indiana high school marching band season!