The award-winning Lincoln-Way Central Marching Knights excelled in their performance on Saturday, October 27 at the State of Illinois Marching Band Championships at Illinois State University in Bloomington.
"The Marching Knights had two extremely emotional and exciting performances. As a staff, we are extremely happy with the performances and dedication they displayed throughout the 2012 season," stated Al Rendak, associate director of bands for Lincoln-Way Central High School.
The Knights placed 3rd in class 4A with a score of 78.15 and earned "Best Visual" in the preliminary contest. Plainfield North earned 2nd with a score of 80.0 and Lincoln-Way North earned 1st place with a score of 81.65 and also earned "Best Music" and "Best General Effect" in class 4A. All three bands advanced into the evening finals competition.
In finals the Marching Knights earned a 12th place overall and scored 75.85. The grand champion of the contest was Marian Catholic with a score of 89.0. A total of 45 marching bands competed in the Illinois State University Marching Band Championships, with a total of over 4,500 students.
"The Marching Knights' field show for the 2012 competition is entitled Awareness, which is based off of the different ribbons that symbolize various causes. We portray different colors and emotions on the field using the ribbon. Emotions as colors in the show piece are: loss, anger, reflection, and hope," noted Eric Wellman, Director of Bands for Lincoln-Way Central High School.
The Marching Knights also performed their competitive show during half time at each home football game. Drum majors leading the band are Sarah Martin, Nick Kross, and Amanda Cowfer.
"Their hard work paid off and crowned the season with a phenomenal performance. As always, the Marching Knights showed the marching band community what it is to be a Knight," stated Eric Wellman, Central Director of Bands.
(Source: Lincoln-Way Central Homepage)