Marian Catholic High School Band
Marian Captures 3rd Overall at Super Regionals
This weekend the Marian Catholic Marching Band competed in the Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional. A total of 65 bands competed this weekend from all over the midwest including 16 Illinois marching bands. The band competed in a preliminary competition on Saturday morning and was named class 2A Champions including awards for best music, best visual, and best general effect. In addition to winning their class, the band earned a spot along with 14 other bands in the night time finals performance where they placed 3rd overall.
The band now has three weeks to perfect their show before the Grand National Championships the weekend of November 14. That weekend, the band will compete against the best marching bands in the country.
The band’s show this year is entitled Rapture of the Deep. The show tells the story of deep sea divers who get to the bottom of the ocean and meet strange creatures who eventually help them reach the surface again. The show features the music of Nigel Clarke, John Mackey, and Michael Giacchino. British composer Nigel Clarke has expressed his excitement that the Marian Band is performing his piece Earthrise in their show. He has been actively following the bands progress this season through social media and congratulated the band on their state championship through his personal Facebook page.