The Rising Sun Shiner Pride Marching Band picked up its third straight third place finish of the marching season with its performance at Floyd Central on Saturday, Sept. 22nd.
The band scored a season best 57.80 to finish third out of seven bands in Class AA. Tell City was the top band with a score of 60.8 and took home most of the hardware. The first two third place finishes of the season were with three bands competing.
The competition was forced indoors for the second time this season due to heavy rain. The band scored a 40.5 in its season opening performance (also indoors) in Columbus.
The band continues to work on a third number in its show.
Rising Sun competes in Class D at Springs Valley on Saturday at 6:56 p.m. where classes are determined by school size and not band size.
Rising Sun is preparing for the ISSMA Open Class Regional slated for October 13th at Evansville Central H.S.
Open Class bands receive an educational assessment in the performance and effectiveness of the music and visual aspects of their performance. All bands, regardless of classification, receive a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Participation rating based upon their level of achievement.
Class Semi-state to be held on October 27th at Franklin Community High School. The State Marching Band Finals will be held on November 3rd at Lucas Oil Stadium, where the four State Champion bands will be crowned.