Daily Journal staff reports
Three local marching bands earned bids to the Indiana State School Music Association semi-state competition by placing in the top 10 bands in their classes this weekend.
The regional contest took place Saturday at Center Grove High School.
The Center Grove Marching Trojans earned a gold rating for their show “The Guardians.” They compete in the Class A semi-state contest later this month at Ben Davis High School.
Marching bands from Greenwood and Whiteland also received gold ratings for their performances Saturday. Both bands will participate in the Class B semi-state competition this month at Pike High School in Indianapolis.
The top-10 bands in each class at the semi-state contests will then advance to the marching band state finals Nov. 3 in Lucas Oil Stadium.