Excerpts from the Star--The DeKalb High School marching band earned gold ratings at the Indiana State School Music Association Open Class Exhibition at Homestead High School, Saturday October 12. In class B, DeKalb earned awards of distinction in music, general effect and visual effect.
Also the band performed at the Mighty Panther Parade of Champions, hosted by Snider at Wayne High School. DeKalb placed first of five bands n class B with a score 73.75 and won all three category awards for music marching and general effect, according to IndianaMarching.com.
In a change from in past years, a gold rating at Saturday's ISSMA contest was not required to qualify for the regional round of competition. DeKalb is schedule to compete at the regional level October 19. Open Class bands performed for the purposes of judging prior to regionals.
DeKalb will compete in the ISSMA regional at Lafayette Jefferson High School. The Baron Brigade is the 11th Class B band to perform, at 7:01 p.m. Good luck.