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Seven NE Indiana bands head to state finals

Seven area high school marching bands are headed to the state finals next Saturday in Indianapolis.

Fourteen area bands competed Saturday in semistate competition at four Indianapolis high schools: Ben Davis, Pike, Decatur Central and Franklin Community.

Twenty bands from throughout the state competed at each site.

To advance to the Indiana State School Music Association Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium, bands had to finish in the top 10 of their individual classes Saturday.

In Class A, Homestead and Carroll advanced to the state finals, performing at Ben Davis. Northrop and Snider also competed there at semistate.

In Class B, DeKalb advanced to the state finals, competing at Pike. North Side and East Noble also competed there at semistate.

In Class C, Concordia, Angola and Norwell advanced to the state finals, performing at Decatur Central. Leo also competed there at semistate.

In Class D, Adams Central advanced to the state finals, performing at Franklin Community. Also competing there at semistate were Bluffton and Woodlan.