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Grant County Marching Band was the host on Oct. 11 as 12 bands from across the area competed in Dry Ridge.
Williamstown competed in Class A preliminary competition along with Dayton, Beechwood, Raceland, and Lloyd Memorial.
Williamstown received second place in their division, behind first place Beechwood. Third place in Class A went to Raceland Worthington. The scores were tight, with Williamstown scoring just .67 behind Beechwood.
The Band of Spirit went on to compete in finals later in the evening, where they placed third overall behind Lexington Lafayette (Grand Champion) and Beechwood (Reserve Grand Champion)
“I couldn’t be any more proud of these kids than I am right now,” said Bob Gregg. “By far, they had their best performance of the season tonight. We still have a lot of things to work on, but I’m just so proud of them.”
Williamstown received distinguished ratings in both preliminary and finals competition. Scores are awarded by four different adjudicators in areas of music, music effect, visuals and visual effect. The scores are then combined to determine the overall score.
In finals competition, Lexington Lafayette received an 89.48; Beechwood scored 86.20; and Williamstown received 85.02.
The Band of Spirit will travel to The Boone County Rebel Classic on Saturday, Oct. 18 for their next performance. This will be the band’s final performance before 1 A East Regional Competition at Beechwood on Oct. 24, where they will compete for the Regional Championship.