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2019 ISSMA Marching Band State Finals

WOW! What an exciting, incredible, and history making season it has been here in southwestern Indiana!  This Saturday's  ISSMA State Finals is the last hurrah for most bands here in Indiana. Only the very very finest make it to this "finest bands in the land"(40 bands total, 10 in each class) in Indiana.  DRUMS on the OHIO would like to congratulate everyone in the EVSC fine arts department as for the first time in the school corporation's history, they will be sending 3 high school bands to state finals!  But that's not all the history making [...]

2019-11-08T04:28:52-06:00November 8th, 2019|ISSMA State Finals|0 Comments

2019 F.J. Reitz Drill on the Hill Results & Scores

It was an AMAZING evening at the F.J. Reitz Drill on the Hill Music Festival this past Saturday as 8 bands took the field at Reitz Bowl for competition! Great spectator turn out and even better performances by all! Below you will find the results, and scores from the contest! Thank you to everyone who came out to support these awesome groups! CLASS D MATER DEI MARCHING WILDCATS Location: Evansville, IN Director: Allison Field & Meghan Carter Drum Majors: Brandon Werner, Gretchen Forcum, & Isaac Martin 27 Winds, 18 [...]

2019-10-06T23:13:02-06:00October 6th, 2019|2019 Contest Results|0 Comments

37th Annual F.J. Reitz Drill on the Hill Music Festival

The 37th Annual F.J. Reitz Drill on the Hill Music Festival will be held this Saturday, October 5th with the first band performing at 6:00 pm CST.  The F.J. Reitz Drill on the Hill will be held at none other than our VERY own historic Reitz Bowl!  For those of you who have attended our DRUMS on the OHIO event, you know very well how amazing our Reitz Bowl is catered to the marching arts.  With a very unique "bowl" design, your able to experience a "wall of sound" as a spectator that is unmatched by [...]

2019-10-03T23:19:57-06:00October 3rd, 2019|2019 Local Contest Spotlight|0 Comments

2019 Harrison Invitational Results & Scores

Once again it was a beautiful evening for marching band this past Saturday! 8 different area bands competed at the packed Evansville Harrison High School's Romain Stadium, in a contest that was intense and very entertaining!  At this point in the season here in Indiana most high schools are starting to put down the remainder of their drill as they begin to clean heavily.  Because of this the Harrison show is always great because the audience starts to get a clearer picture of where each show is headed and the story they are trying to tell.  [...]

2019-09-30T00:49:12-06:00September 30th, 2019|2019 Contest Results|0 Comments

2019 Harrison High School Marching Band Invitational

As we continue to march forward through high school marching band season, this week takes us to the Harrison High School Invitational! The Harrison High School Marching Band Invitational will be this Saturday, Sept. 28th with the first band performing at 5:00 pm.  Harrison will have 8 competing bands along with their Harrison Warrior Command performing their 2019 show "Humor Me!?" in exhibition. In addition to all the EVSC High School bands - Mater Dei, Heritage Hills, Vincennes Lincoln, and Castle High school all be competing. Admission is $8 for students & adults. The Harrison's "Romain [...]

2019-09-26T19:24:56-06:00September 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|4 Comments

2019 Evansville North Invitational Results & Scores

It was a beautiful evening at the Evansville North Invitational this past Saturday as 12 bands took the field at Bundrant Stadium for competition! As we edge closer and closer to the mid-season here in Indiana marching band, the competition couldn't be any more fierce! Below you will find a brief rundown of the shows performed, the results including scores, and awards given Saturday night! As a bonus, you'll also find a photo of each performing group as well! CLASS A REITZ MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL TIGER BAND Location: Evansville, [...]

2019-09-23T01:32:35-06:00September 23rd, 2019|2019 Contest Results|1 Comment

2019 Evansville North Invitational

Week 3 of Indiana Marching Band is here! This Saturday, September 21st we travel to Evansville North High School for the Evansville North Invitational! North is hosting their annual marching band competition which begins at 5 pm.  All local EVSC high schools as well as surrounding high schools from Posey County, Warrick County, Dubois County and Knox County will be competing.  This is the third week of competition season as the groups perfect their 8-11 minute shows highlighting winds, percussion and color guard.  Judges from as far away as Texas will be present to give comments [...]

2019-09-23T20:02:14-06:00September 19th, 2019|2019 Local Contest Spotlight|0 Comments

38th Annual Castle Marching Band Invitational

If you still want some local marching band action this weekend but can't make it to the Bosse/Mater Dei Band Bash, or if one contest just isn't enough - The Castle Marching Knights have you covered.  The 38th Annual Castle Marching Band Invitational is also taking place this Saturday, September 14th with the first performance starting at 4:45 PM. With the Bosse/Mater Dei contest in the morning and Castle in the evening you can get a ENTIRE DAY full of marching band goodness! This contest is held at the John Lidy Field on the Castle High [...]

2019-09-13T01:52:57-06:00September 13th, 2019|2019 Local Contest Spotlight|0 Comments

2nd Annual Bosse/Mater Dei Band Bash

Do you have the post drum corps season blues? Never fear - Fall high school marching band is here! The 2nd annual Bosse/Mater Dei Band Bash will be held this Saturday, September 14th & the first band performs at 11:00 am CST.  The contest will be held at the historic Enlow field at Bosse High School in Evansville, Indiana. This is the ONLY local field that has shade for the spectators, and their campus is flat providing a comfortable and easy access contest to attend! The metal overhang over the spectator seating [...]

2019-09-12T00:57:59-06:00September 12th, 2019|2019 Local Contest Spotlight|1 Comment