Plymouth High School band headed to state finals

INDIANAPOLIS - What's better than setting a record and making history? Doing it twice.

On Saturday, the Plymouth High School Marching Band headed South to Pike High School in Indianapolis to compete in the Indiana State School Music Association's Semi-State competition. The Pride of Plymouth will move on qualifying for the state finals for the first time in their current Open Class B classification.

Open Class competition is the hardest level of state competition and bands are divided into four classes (A, B, C, and D) based on school size. Class B is the second largest class and Plymouth High School is one of the smallest schools in Class B. In 2010, the Pride made school history by becoming the first Plymouth band to ever qualify for the state finals. The band placed 5th in the state in Class C competition.

The marching band state finals will be held this Saturday in Lucas Oil Stadium. The Pride of Plymouth will compete at approximately 10:13 a.m.

Tickets will be on sale in the Plymouth High School main office by Wednesday. State Finals tickets are $20. The Pride of Plymouth also has several themed t-shirts for fans to wear to state for $18 and PHS white and red car flags for $5. Shirts and car flags can be purchased from the band office.

The band is planning a community night performance on Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. If you can't make it to state finals, come out and show your support for the band on Wednesday. Everyone is encouraged to bring your flashlights as tradition calls for the final rehearsal of the season to include a flashlight tunnel that the band will march through from the stadium back to the school.

For more on this story, read tomorrow's edition of the Pilot News.