The Bellefontaine High School Marching Band earned a Superior rating and the Third Place Class A trophy at the Columbus Grove District Competition Saturday night.
The Pride of the Tribe directed by Joe Antram (pictured) has qualified for the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) state competition, which will be held later this fall at Dayton Welcome Stadium.
The Color Guard section of the band also earned a Superior rating and won the First Place Trophy in Class A.
At band contests, the OMEA sends judges to watch bands perform. The bands are given scores for marching, music, and general effect. The scores are combined, and bands are given an overall score of I, II, III, IV, or V.
Bands earning a Superior rating of I qualify to the state contest.
Later this season, the band will also attend district contests at Findlay and Marion Local.
Based on number of members, Bellefontaine competes in Class A. This is the second largest class behind Class AA. Bellefontaine's band has 120 members.
The band show this year is "1968 - A Year of Change". The show features songs relating to the era, including "Aquarius," "Rebellious Youth," "Why?," and "Freedom."
Movable props are used that feature prominent figures from the age and a sun.