DeKalb Barons Marching Band Earns GOLD Rating

posted Oct 14, 2013, 6:09 AM by webmaster district   [ updated Oct 14, 2013, 6:13 AM ]
Local bands earn gold ratings at Homestead    
Local bands earn gold ratings at Homestead        

DeKalb High School’s Baron Brigade marching earned a gold rating, with awards of distinction for music, visual effect and general effect, at the ISSMA Open Class Exhibition Saturday at Homestead. Later, DeKalb swept all awards in Class B at the Mighty Panther Parade of Champions contest.  JEFF JONES

Local bands earn gold ratings at Homestead
Local bands earn gold ratings at Homestead









FORT WAYNE — Angola, DeKalb, Eastside and Garrett bands all earned gold ratings and at least one award of distinction at the Indiana State School Music Association Open Class Exhibition at Homestead High School Saturday.

In Class D, Eastside earned an award of distinction for music.

In Class C, Garrett earned awards of distinction for music and visual effect. Angola earned awards of distinction in music, general effect and visual effect.

In Class B, DeKalb earned awards of distinction in music, general effect and visual effect.

Also among Class C bands, Northwestern, Twin Lakes and Wawasee earned gold ratings. Northwestern and Twin Lakes earned distinction in all three categories. Calumet received a silver rating.

In Class B, Columbia City earned a gold, with a distinction for general effect. Class A bands Homestead and Snider earned gold ratings, with distinction in all three categories.

Also Saturday, DeKalb and East Noble performed at the Mighty Panther Parade of Champions, hosted by Snider at Wayne High School.

DeKalb placed first of five bands in Class B with a score of 73.75 and won all three category awards for music, marching and general effect, according toIndianaMarching.com. East Noble placed third in Class B with a score of 67.85 . Other bands in Class B were North Side in second (70.05 points), Lowell (62.5) and Bishop Dwenger (59.85).

Unlike in past years, a gold rating at Saturday’s ISSMA contest was not required to qualify for the regional round of competition. Angola, DeKalb, Eastside and Garrett were previously scheduled to compete at the regional level Oct. 19. Open Class bands performed for the purposes of judging prior to regionals.

Eastside and DeKalb will compete in the ISSMA regional at Lafayette Jefferson High School. Eastside is the second Class D band to perform at 11:13 a.m. DeKalb is the 11th Class B band to perform, at 7:01 p.m. East Noble will perform at 6:35 p.m.

Angola and Garrett will compete in the ISSMA regional at Chesterton High School. Garrett is slated to perform at 12:31 p.m., and Angola will perform at 2:28 p.m.

Article from The Star on Monday, October 14, 2013