The 2023 high school marching band season has come to an end for many schools in Southwestern Indiana, but for the bands that are still in the race, the finish line is in sight. The next hurdle to get over is the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) semi-state competition coming up on Saturday, October 21st.

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Following the recent regional competition, we now know that 14 bands have earned the right to compete at semi-state. The goal, of course, is to score well enough to advance to the state championship held at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, October 28th.

Photo by Sarah Medina on Unsplash
Photo by Sarah Medina on Unsplash

Take a look at the locations and performance times for these local bands, and if at all possible, go cheer them on. I realize that requires a bit of a drive on your part and giving up an entire Saturday, but these talented students deserve our support and would love to have it.

Class D Competition at Franklin Community High School

  • Forest Park (Ferdinand) performs at 1:45 p.m.
  • Tell City performs at 4:15 p.m.
  • South Spencer (Rockport) performs at 5:15 p.m.
  • Mater Dei (Evansville) performs at 5:30 p.m.

Class C Competition at Decatur Central High School

  • Southridge (Huntingburg) performs at 1:00 p.m.
  • Lincoln (Vincennes) performs at 3:15 p.m.
  • Princeton Community performs at 4:15 p.m.
  • Mount Vernon performs at 5:15 p.m.
  • Boonville performs at 5:30 p.m.

Class B Competition at Pike High School

  • Jasper performs at 2:15 p.m.
  • North (Evansville) performs at 4:00 p.m.
  • Harrison (Evansville) performs at 5:00 p.m.
  • F.J. Reitz (Evansville) performs at 5:15 p.m.

Class A Competition at Ben Davis High School

  • Castle (Newburgh) performs at 1:30 p.m.

You can see the rest of the semi-state performance schedules HERE.

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