Forest Park; Southridge Also Take Top Band Honors Over Weekend (PHOTOS)

FLOYD KNOBS, IN (NNDC) – The Jasper High School Marching Wildcats weren’t the only local band taking home brass this weekend.

The Forest Park High School Marching Rangers took top honors in Class 4A of the Floyd Central Invitational marching band contest on Saturday.

The two-time defending Class D state champions also took top honors for best music, best visuals, best general effect and best color guard among the 4A bands completing.  The Marching Rangers also took best overall visual honors as well as best general effect.

The band also won the Invitational’s Sweepstakes Award for receiving the highest score among all bands competing.

Meanwhile, the Southridge High School Marching Raiders took first place out of three bands in Class C at an invitational hosted by Castle High School in Paradise.

The Marching Raiders also took top honors for best color guard and pit crew.

Then later at Evansville North, the Marching Raiders were second in Class 2A of an invitational there.  The Marching Raiders once again took honors for best color guard and best drum major in the class of seven bands.  Southridge was also recognized for the best drum major among all classes in the event.

The Northeast Dubois High School Marching Jeeps also competed at both Castle and Evansville North on Saturday along with Southridge.    The Marching Jeeps finished third among three bands in Class D at Castle, and sixth among the six bands competing in Class A at North.

PHOTOS: Tammy Taylor / Forest Park High School (Click Images for Larger Views)

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