Lewis Cass Marching Kings will compete in State Finals
The 45th Annual ISSMA State Finals for High School Marching Bands will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.
ISSMA is proud to announce that this prestigious event is being sponsored by Music Travel Consultants, with Supporting Sponsorships by Band Shoppe, Paige’s
Music, and the U.S. Marine Corps. In addition, American Dairy Association Indiana and Prairie Farms Dairy will award a $1,000 “Winners Drink Milk”
Scholarship to a music student at each of the four state champion schools.
The top ten (10) scoring bands in each of the four Open Class Enrollment Categories from the Semi-State will compete for ranking order and the title
of State Champion for their respective Open Class Category, beginning with Open Class D at 10:00am. Performing in exhibition at 9:25am will be the
Scholastic Class B Champion followed by the Scholastic Class A Champion. The forty-six (46) bands that participated in the Scholastic Class were limited
by both band size and school enrollment.
One hundred and three (103) Open Class bands began performance on October 14 at one of four regional sites. Eighty (80) bands, twenty (20) in each
enrollment category, determined by size of school, continued to Semi-State performance on October 28, and now the forty (40) bands, representing the
best in the state will meet at the State Finals to decide the four State Champions. Indiana High School Marching Bands consistently rank among the
nation’s finest and this is widely known as one of the very best State High School Marching Band events in the country.
Admission is $20.00 for adults and $18.00 for students and pre-school. The time schedule of participating bands is located at www.issma.net .
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Lewis Cass Marching Kings will make their 36th consecutive state finals appearance, performing at 6:29 p.m.