Winchester wins State Fair Band Day title 3rd time in a row
After winning the Music Travel Consultants Indiana State Band Day title for the third year in a row, Winchester Community High School can again call itself "Indiana's Best Band." This is Winchester's fourth Band Day championship overall. Director Douglas Fletcher has now won the competition a record 13 times at four different schools.
Winchester's Show entitled "Facing Life's Giant" also won first place in the preliminary class awards for Class AAA, the toughest class at Band Day.
"Winning tonight feels awesome, great, amazing! Every positive word describes it," senior Alex Greene said.
Winchester students credit the band's success to Fletcher's main goal: sending a positive idea to the audience and leaving band members with a lifelong lesson. The final part of the band's three-year trilogy did just that.
"Extra hard work and sending a good message is what Band Day is all about for Winchester," senior Megan Baly said.
Muncie Southside, last year's runner-up, finished second again, and Richmond finished third.
Here is the complete order of finish for Friday night's "Sweet 16":
1. Winchester Community High School
2. Muncie Southside High School
3. Richmond High School
4. Anderson High School
5. Centerville High School
6. Jay County High School
7. Kokomo High School
8. East Central High School
9. Noblesville High School
10. Northeastern Jr./Sr. High School
11. Mooresville High School
12. Hagerstown High School
13. Muncie Central High School
14. Lebanon High School
15. Yorktown High School
16. Monroe Central Jr./Sr. High School
Story provided by Indiana State Fair.