2015 State Band Finals

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.

Springs Valley finished second in Class D with their show called “The Concert.”

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 tenth of points separating 2nd, 3rd and 4th places.

Jasper finished 5th last year, 4th in 2013 and first in 2012.


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