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       Keith Schmink, Director of Bands
       Pontiac High School
       1100 Indiana Avenue
       Pontiac, Illinois 61764
       815-844-6113



Marching Indians Take 2nd at Washington
    Marching Panther Invitational
The PTHS Marching Indians competed Saturday in the Washington Marching Panther
Field Competition. The Marching Indians competed in Class 3A with bands from Pekin
and Limestone. The band finished second overall in Class 3A behind Limestone. The
Marching Indian flag squad was recognized as the top colorguard in Class 3A as well as
the top colorguard of the entire day, regardless of class.

Fifteen bands competed in classes 1A through 4A, with the Marching Indians finishing 5th
overall behind the bands from Limestone, Joliet West, Normal West, and Morton, who
was named Grand Champion on the day. Other bands in the competition included bands
from ROWVA, Farmington, Tri-Valley, Watseka, Tri-Valley, Lincoln, Metamora, Pekin,
Eureka, and Canton.

The Marching Indians will appear again in exhibition next Saturday as they host the 9th
annual Indian Showdown at Williamson Field. The Showdown will feature eighteen
outstanding high school bands from across the state in competition beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Bands from Paxton, Hoopeston, Watseka, Fieldcrest, Tri-Valley, Herscher, Geneseo,
Streator, Illinois Valley Central, Danville, Eureka, East Peoria, Bolingbrook, Hindsdale,
Washington, Plainfield, and Normal will join the Marching Indians in performance.
Come out and enjoy the music and pageantry.

PHOTO: Drum Majors Jack Rich, ClaraLee Schwarz, and Gracen Giordano accept the
awards at the Washington Panther Invitational on a beautiful Saturday evening in
Washington.

								
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