The 2023 marching band season is in full swing. The bands are performing at local invitational competitions and preparing for the upcoming state competition put on by the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA).

2023 ISSMA Competition Schedule

The ISSMA regional competitions will be held on Saturday, October 7th at four Indiana high schools, including Central High School in Evansville. The bands that advance will then perform at the semi-state competition on Saturday, October 21th. The next stop for the bands that advance will be the state finals, held on Saturday, October 28th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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I am a former band parent, and a guy lucky enough to be the man on the mic for several band competitions, I have seen firsthand how passionate marching band fans can be. Matter of fact, some fans have flown right past passionate and are just plain crazy (in the best way possible). They are so passionate and supportive because they know how much time and energy, how much blood, sweat, and tears (literally) go into the programs that are put on the field each week. It is no small feat and it is most definitely worthy of all our support.

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There is nothing that you or I can do to influence the results of these upcoming competitions - so we wanted to present you with something that you absolutely can have an impact on. Here's your chance to back your band and to vote for the best high school marching band in Southern Indiana.

*These choices are in no particular order - I promise it's completely random. And there is an option to write in any band that may have been omitted. And most importantly - vote as often as you want.

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