Marching bands from Homestead, DeKalb, Norwell and Woodlan high schools won their respective classes Saturday during an invitational in Bluffton.
Twenty bands from regional high schools competed in the On the Banks of the Wabash Invitational, in which Homestead was named grand champion. The school captured first place in Class A and won caption awards for music, visual and general effect, according to Indianamarching.com. Carroll was second, Northrop was third, Snider was fourth and Huntington North was fifth.
In Class B, DeKalb was first, Angola was second, East Noble was third, Columbia City was fourth, Bishop Dwenger was fifth and Wayne was sixth. DeKalb won caption awards for music and general effect. Angola won for visual.
In Class C, Norwell was first, Concordia Lutheran was second, Heritage was third, Garrett was fourth and New Haven was fifth. Norwell won caption awards for music, visual and general effect.
In Class D, Woodlan was first, Adams Central was second, Eastside was third and Bremen was fourth. Woodlan won caption awards for music, visual and general effect.