Greenwood High School band is marching on despite not making state finals

The band at Greenwood High School is marching on despite not making it to state finals. (Provided Photo/Greenwood Marching Band website)
The band at Greenwood High School is marching on despite not making it to state finals. (Provided Photo/Greenwood Marching Band website)

GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) – The Greenwood Marching Band is performing Thursday evening despite not making it to state finals.

According to the Greenwood High School Band Director Donald Kalugyer’s Facebook page, for the first time since 1982 the team did not make it to the state finals. Despite their loss, they still have a lot of achievements they can celebrate.

For the past decade they have:

  • Won five state championships
  • Runner-up four times
  • 3rd place once
  • Won every invitational they competed in this season
  • Won the caption awards for music, visual, GE at each invitational
  • Only one of two bands in the state to receive “with distinction” in all three captions at the ISSMA Regional

” I remain amazed at the class demonstrated by our students. I am so proud of their desire to continue the traditions of this program. Serenade was amazing and heartwarming. Continuing to rehearse yesterday and today to prepare for performance on Thursday for our community shows class beyond belief. The tower was decorated this morning as it is every year. A great time to be had at the Thursday picnic is yet to come,” Kalugyer posted on Facebook.

The performance is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Greenwood High School.