INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (KWWL) – The Independence High School Marching Band will once again make Iowa proud when they compete on November 15 in the Bands of America Grand National Marching Championships in Indianapolis for the second year in a row.
The band is the only Class A (schools with enrollment of up to 600 students in grades 10-12) school from Iowa in the competition. Last year, they placed 8th in the preliminary competition and earned a Division II rating.
The band has already accomplished a tremendous amount this marching season. At the first BOA Regional Iowa Championships, they won the Class A division and placed 6th overall. They were the only Class A band to make the finals and placed 8th.
Under the direction of David Lang, this year’s show is titled Rise. It features the songs, “Inferno” by Robert W. Smith, “Rise” by Katy Perry, and “The Firebird Suite” by Igor Stravinsky. Lauren Troutman and Caroline Reyner perform solos in this year’s show.
The band is scheduled to perform at 11 a.m. EST (10 a.m. Central) on November 15. KWWL wishes the band the best of luck!
See our past KWWL story on their appearance at the competition last year: https://kwwl.com/news/2018/11/13/independence-high-school-marching-band-places-at-national-competition/