Lafayette High School wins 22nd KY Marching Band Championship
Two central Kentucky high schools won their respective class titles at the Kentucky Marching Band Championships on Saturday night at Kroger Field, where Kentucky’s top 30 groups made it to the final for five class titles.
Lexington Lafayette High School won its 22nd state marching band championship by winning the AAAAA title with its program “Peace of Mind”. Madison Central High School in Richmond was second and North Hardin High School in Radcliff was third.
The Lexington school, which featured the largest marching band in the state with 212 members, has won the last four state championships. The Kentucky Music Educators Association has canceled the 2020 season due to COVID-19.
Anderson County High School won Class AAAA honors with their show “The Endless Echo”, beating Bourbon County High School in second and South Laurel High School in third.
Murray High School won the AAA class in the 35th annual KMEA State competition, followed by Estill County High School and Adair County High School. In the AA class, Beachwood High School in Fort Mitchell took top honors, followed by Glasgow High School and Larue County High School. Owensboro Catholic High School won the Class A title, overtaking Williamstown High School and Mayfield High School.
This is the first year that KMEA has selected six groups from each class to compete in the finals, which took place from 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in Lexington. School size and group size are taken into account when determining the competitive class of a group.
Here is the full list of results:
Governor’s Cup: Lafayette High School
2nd: Central Madison High School
3rd: North Hardin High School
4th: Larry A. Ryle High School
5th: George Rogers Clark High School
6th: Central Hardin High School
Governor’s Cup: Anderson County High School
2nd: Bourbon County High School
3rd: Laurel South High School
4th: Christian County High School
5th: Harrison County High School
6th: Hopkinsville High School
Governor’s Cup: Murray High School
2nd: Estill County High School
3rd: Adair County High School
4th: Russell County High School
5th: Madison South High School
6th: Taylor County High School
Governor’s Cup: Beachwood High School
2nd: Glasgow High School
3rd: Larue County High School
4th: Hancock County High School
5th: Mercer County High School
6th: John Hardin High School
Governor’s Cup: Owensboro Catholic High School
2nd: Williamstown High School
3rd: Mayfield High School
4th: Cumberland County High School
5th: Somerset High School
6th: Nicholas County High School