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Winchester Community High School Claims State Fair Marsh Band Day Title

After winning the Indiana State Fair Band Day title for the second year in a row, Winchester Community High School can again call itself “Indiana’s Best Band.”  This is Winchester’s third Band Day championship overall.

Winchester’s show entitled “If It Is To Be…It Is Up To Me” also won first place in the preliminary class awards for Class AAA, the toughest class at Band Day.

“It feels so awesome to win it again,” sophomore Kolt Halcomb said. “I’m so happy I can’t even put it into words.”

Winchester students credit the band’s success to their director, Douglas Fletcher. With 12 championships at four different schools between 1989 and 2012, Fletcher holds the record for the most Band Day wins by an individual.

“I am so proud of this group, but I know we wouldn’t be here without Mr. Fletcher,” sophomore Lane Honeycutt said. “He pushes us to be the best and he inspires us to leave a legacy at our school.”

Muncie Southside finished second and Richmond, last year’s runner-up, finished third.  Here is the complete order of finish for tonight’s “Sweet 16”:

  1. Winchester Community High School
  2. Muncie Southside High School
  3. Richmond High School
  4. Northeastern High School
  5. Centerville High School
  6. East Central High School
  7. Jay County High School
  8. Anderson High School
  9. Noblesville High School
  10. Frankton High School
  11. Muncie Central High School
  12. Kokomo High School
  13. Union County High School
  14. Yorktown High School
  15. Mooresville High School
  16. Elwood Community High School

(Photo: Richmond High School)

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