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Concord High School drum major Andrew Daeger conducts his school's marching band during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Concord placed second in their class. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Concord High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Concord placed second in their class. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Concord High School marching band waits to take the field prior to the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

Concord High School drum majors Megan Wietstock, Ben Davis, and Andrew Daeger walk off the field after their performance in the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Concord placed second in their class. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

Parents, family and friends of Concord High School marching band members cheer after their performance during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Concord High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Concord placed second in their class. (Truth Photo By Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Concord High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Concord placed second in their class. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

Concord High School drum major Andrew Daeger waits for his school's marching band performance to begin during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Concord placed second in their class. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Concord High School marching waits to hear the results of their performance during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Concord placed second in their class. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

Sierra Frantz of Concord High School performs with the marching band during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

Savannah Olson of Concord High School stands with tears in her eyes after Concord placed runner up in the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Concord High School marching band waits to take the field prior to the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Concord High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Concord placed second in their class. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

From left: Drum majors Saris Huneryager, Megan Wietstock, Andrew Daeger and Ben Davis are presented with the second place trophy after their performance in the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Concord placed second in their class. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

Sophomore drum major Kyle Johns of Fairfield High School conducts his marching band 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

Talitha Nisley performs with the Fairfield High School marching band during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

Kari Schrock of Fairfield High School performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Fairfield High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Fairfield High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Fairfield High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

Haley Neilson of Fairfield High School performs during 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Fairfield High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The NorthWood High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Goshen High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

A Goshen High School clarinetist performs during 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Goshen High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Goshen High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The NorthWood High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

Members of the NorthWood High School color guard perform during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

Drum majors walk onto the field prior to their performance during 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Goshen High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The NorthWood High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Goshen High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Goshen High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The NorthWood High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The NorthWood High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The NorthWood High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)

The Concord High School marching band exits to their busses after performing in the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Concord placed second in their class. (Truth Photo by Jon Garcia) (JON GARCIA)
Concord places second at state finals
Posted on Nov. 2, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — Concord's marching band took second place in its class at the 2013 Indiana State School Music Association state finals on Saturday, Nov. 2, placing higher than any other Elkhart County band.

Fairfield, in class C, won seventh place, and NorthWood, also in class C, won fourth place. Elkhart County's only class A band this year, Goshen, took ninth place.

Concord Following their performance, several Concord band members were shaking and crying as they waited for awards to be announced. “It felt so good — plus this is my last year and I don't want to leave,” Concord senior Jenna Canen explained. Standing nearby, Emerald Perry, also a senior, said that she feels Concord gave their best performance yet Saturday. “It's because of hard work,” she said, and Canen chipped in, “A lot of sweat, blood and tears, man.” Band director Scott Spradling said he could tell the students gave Saturday's performance their best effort. “They tried to put that emotional level in the show, and I think they did that, based on the fact that they are all bawling,” Spradling said.

Goshen

Band director Tom Cox said following the band's performance that he was very happy with the show they produced.

“It's class A — every band is good, there's no bad bands in class A,” Cox said.

In the week leading up to Saturday's performance, Cox said that he is proud of the band this year as they are one of the smallest groups in class A.

“Class A is truly the best bands in Indiana,” he said. “First place or tenth place, we are happy to be there (at state finals). The kids have worked hard and I'm proud of what they've done. We may not win, but it's about being the best we can be.”

NorthWood

NorthWood director Eric Criss said he is “thrilled” that the Red Regiment made it to fourth place this year. “Last year we set as our mission to break into the top five,” Criss said. He said right after the band's performance that the group worked intensely the week prior to Saturday's performance. This work included a last-minute choreography change.

Fairfield

Fairfield band director Andrew Muth said he was surprised at the judges' choice to put Fairfield in seventh place. “We weren't expecting that, but we did our best and that's all we can hope for,” Muth said. “Looking at it (the judges' feedback) now, it was really, really tight. We are going to do our best to be back here next year.” Fairfield drum major Kyle Jones, a sophomore, said prior to the awards ceremony that band members felt good about their performance Saturday. “Success isn't always winning, and I think this (performance) was a success,” Jones said.

Here are the results for Class A, B, and C state contests from Saturday:

Class A

The results from the class A ISSMA state finals are: first, Avon; second, Carmel; third, Homestead; fourth, Lake Central; fifth, Lawrence Central; sixth, Center Grove; seventh, Castle; eighth, Ben Davis; ninth, Goshen; tenth, Carroll.

Class B

The results for class B ISSMA state finals are: first, Greenwood; second, Concord; third, Northview; fourth, Jasper; fifth, Plainfield; sixth, Floyd Central; seventh, DeKalb; eighth, Munster; ninth, New Castle; 10th, Plymouth.

Class C

The results from the class C ISSMA state finals are: first, Concordia Lutheran; second, Western; third, Beech Grove; fourth, NorthWood; fifth, Norwell; sixth, Edgewood; seventh, Fairfield; eighth, Angola; ninth, Lincoln; and 10th, Mount Vernon.

Keep scrolling to see tweets and pictures posted on Twitter and Facebook from the ISSMA State Marching Band finals.