Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Local News

October 25, 2012

Five local marching bands tune up for semistates

Concord’s Marching Minutemen also move on in Bands of America contest

Six local bands are heading to ISSMA semi-state competitions on Saturday at high schools in Indianapolis. The Goshen, Concord, Northridge and Elkhart Central high school marching bands head to Pike High School in Indianapolis. Fairfield and NorthWood high schools will perform their programs at Decatur Central High School, also in Indianapolis.

In Class B Goshen performs at 3:49 p.m., Concord at 4:41 p.m., Northridge at 5:33 p.m. and Elkhart Central at 5:46 p.m. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 6:25 p.m.

In Class C competition Northwood performs at 4:28 p.m. and Fairfield at 5:20 p.m. with the awards ceremony slated for 6:12 p.m.

For complete performance line-ups, admission and directions visit inmarching.com.

The bands will be competing for a birth in the ISSMA state competition Nov. 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. There are 10 spots available in each of the four classes.

Bands of America

A two-day Bands of America (BOA) regional competition last weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium narrowed the field from 52 to the top 14 marching bands that will head to BOA Finals on Nov. 7.

Among the top performers were the Class B Concord Marching Minutemen, placing 14th with a score of 77.45. Concord earned a spot in the BOA finals, out-performing top bands from Indiana as well as marching bands from Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina and Missouri.

“We felt humbled to be amongst so many great Indiana and Midwest bands,” said Concord Band Director Scott Spradling. “Considering that we departed Elkhart at 1:45 a.m. Saturday morning (performing twice that day), I was pleased with the students’ efforts. I was also excited for the kids that out of 52 bands, we were one of the 14 chosen to perform at finals. The kids were incredibly excited to be a part of such a huge event.”

Spradling said that Concord has competed in six or seven BOA events over the past 20 years, but has not competed in recent years.

If Concord’s “Class of Patterns” performance at semi-state earns them a spot at state, Spradling said the BOA regionals have given the band a unique opportunity.

“I believe (the BOA regionals) helps the kids learn to perform their best in high-pressure events such as BOA or semi-state,” Spradling said. “It also allowed us to perform and be evaluated twice in one day, which does not happen very often. Additionally, Lucas Oil Stadium is much different than performing outside — it presents some unique sound challenges.”

The top 14 bands from the BOA regionals were Avon-88.45, Carmel-87.80, Marian-Catholic (Ill.)-85.90, Lawrence Central-82.00, Center Grove-81.60, Plymouth-Canton E.P. (Mich.)-81.30, Ben Davis-80.80, Lake Central-80.50, Lincoln-Way East (Ill.)-78.95, Greenwood-76.40, Centerville (OH)-76.30, Columbus North-74.90,Timber Creek (FL)-73.40, and Concord-72.95.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • GN140730 Spore mug Charges filed against parents in Syracuse boy's death SYRACUSE — According to a story first reported by The Times-Union in Warsaw, the parents of a 12-year-old Syracuse boy are facing criminal charges as the result of their son's death in June. The Times-Union reported late Friday night that Candy Sue

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140823 new paris railroad crossing 01 Railroad crossing upgrades coming NEW PARIS — Significant safety upgrades are on their way for the Division Street railroad crossing in New Paris. That’s the word from Will Wingfield, a media relations representative with the Indiana Department of Transportation, who recently indicat

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lifelong Learning fall courses announced GOSHEN — The Lifelong Learning Institute of Elkhart County is offering fall courses. These short courses are designed to provide stimulating and affordable classes in many fields for active seniors. There are no tests or grades, and no previous studies or degrees are required.

    August 22, 2014

  • Fresh shrimp business approved GOSHEN — Finding fresh shrimp in Elkhart County just got a little easier.

    August 21, 2014

  • NWS GN140822 john hertzel (2) John Hertzler relishes role with Goshen Historical Society GOSHEN — Visitors to the Goshen Historical Society’s museum might not know John Hertzler is there, tucked back in an office beyond the rows of historic documents, photographs and artifacts.

    August 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • South Ninth Street area under boil water order South Ninth Street, between East Jackson and Franklin streets in Goshen, is under a boil water order from noon until further notice.

    August 21, 2014

  • GN140821 Pike Street Project 2 INDOT meeting held to discuss Pike Street project GOSHEN — Major changes may be on the way for a small section of Pike Street in downtown Goshen.

    August 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0821 goshen college challenge Locals embrace ice bucket challenge It’s a challenge that has united participants with the shared sensation of an icy burst of water, sopping wet clothing and video evidence — all in the name of philanthropy.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140821 nisly complaint Complaint filed against state rep candidate Accusations of wrongdoing, in the form of a complaint to the Indiana Election Commission, have been levied against District 22 representative Republican nominee Curt Nisly.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140820 dometic groundbreaking Dometic breaks ground on significant expansion in Goshen GOSHEN — As Dometic officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for the $7 million expansion of their Goshen distribution center Wednesday, the work was already underway in the background. “It’s happening right now,” said Dave Schutz, vice presi

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

I think it’s a good idea to feed all the students free of charge
I think those who can afford it should pay for their school meals
I think all students should be required to pay for their school meals
     View Results
AP Video
Furry Roommates: Dorms Allowing Cats and Dogs Chase Rice Defends Bro-Country 'Jersey Shore Massacre' Pokes Fun at MTV Series Raw: Wash. Mudslides Close Roads, Trap Motorists DC's Godfather of Go-Go Honored Ukraine Calls Russian Convoy a 'direct Invasion' Girl Meets Her 'one in the World' Match Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Risks Japan Landslide Rescuers Struggle in Heavy Rain Raw: Severe Floods, Fire Wrecks Indiana Homes Endangered Red Wolves Face Uncertain Future Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Arrives in Ukraine Okla. Policeman Accused of Sex Assaults on Duty Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert Raw: Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Raw: Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in Malaysia Attorney: Utah Eatery Had Other Chemical Burn