Forest Park won first in Class D for the fourth time in four years Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The first place finish for their program called “Belle in Bloom” puts Chad Gayso’s band in uncharted territory for them and continues the legacy of excellence under his leadership.
We spoke with Gayso on the field of Lucas Oil Stadium after the performance who said, “The show was amazing today. I thought it was beautiful. About as flawless a run as we’re going to have. Can’t ask for any more.”
Gayso says he asked for more out of his band members this year on the field. Not just standard marching, but a lot more body movement and dance work. He says it’s not just one thing, it’s everything:
Springs Valley finished second in Class D with their show called “The Concert.” Band Director Luke Alysworth was very happy with his band’s performance:
Not to be overlooked, Crawford County, in their first appearance at the ISSMA competition, finished in a tie with Paoli for 5th in Class D. Their program was called “City of Angels.”
Meanwhile, in Class B, Jasper finished fourth, behind Concord of Elkhart, who took first, Greenwood and Northview were second and third respectively.
Jasper’s program “The Secret Garden” was performed very well and band director James Goodhue told WITZ News on the field after the Class B competition was completed that there were only tenths of points separating 2nd, 3rd and 4th places.
Jasper finished 5th last year, 4th in 2013 and first in 2012.
After Class B, we spoke with Jasper Band Director James Goodhue who was pleased with his band’s performance:
The winner of Class B was Concord High School in Elkhart. We spoke with their band director Scott Spalding, who gushed with excitement about his band members and their performance:
Meanwhile, after the Forest Park 1st place finish, we spoke with Forest Park senior Drum Major Alyssa Hurm who directed the band on the field and asked her how she felt about the performance:
Congratulations to all of the bands that performed on Saturday.