The Lincoln-Way marching band (LWMB) had another remarkable season, consisting of a fourth place finish at the Bands of America Super Regional and an Illinois State Grand Championship!
This season marked an exceptional string of record outcomes.
This began on Sept. 14 when the LWMB participated in a marching invitational competition with 25 bands from Illinois and Wisconsin at Andrew High School.
The LWMB was awarded first place in music performance, visual performance, general effect, percussion, colorguard, and best drum majors.
The band was also selected first place in Class 3A and the overall grand champion of the Andrew Invitational.
Cary Ruklic, one of the LWMB directors, attributed the results to the students.
A summary of activity in October
On Oct. 5. the LWMB competed at the Bands of America Regional contest at Ball State University.
The band was awarded second place in class 4A and finished third overall in finals competition amongst 27 bands from nine states.
Three weeks later, on Oct. 20, the Lincoln-Way Marching Band was named the grand champion amongst 42 bands at the Illinois State Marching Band Championships at Hancock Stadium at Illinois State University.
This is the second consecutive year the Lincoln-Way Marching Band has been named Illinois State Champions!
The following weekend, the LWMB ended their 2019 season at the Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional on Oct 25.
There, the band was awarded third place in preliminary competition in class 4A amongst 84 competing bands, earning a spot in the 14 band finals contest.
After competing in the final round, they placed fourth overall, registering the highest ever Lincoln-Way finish in a Bands of America Super Regional contest.
Coming up in 2020
In 2020, the Lincoln-Way marching band will be representing the State of Illinois in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
For more information on the LWMB, visit lincolnwaymusic.org/lwmb.