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BHS band takes aim at superior rating

With only a few days to go before the biggest show of the year, Bellefontaine High School marching band members are putting the final touches on what they hope will be a superior effort in state competition.

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Members of the Bellefontaine High School marching band practice Wednesday for state competition, set for 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the University of Dayton’s Welcome Stadium. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Under the direction of Joe Antram, the band performs 1968 — A Year of Change on Sunday at the Ohio Music Education Association State Band Finals at University of Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.

The marching Chieftain band is a staple at state competition, but hasn’t earned the highest rating offered by judges in some time.

“In fact, I can’t quite remember the last time we earned a superior rating,” Mr. Antram said. “We’ve been ‘excellent’ the last several years in a row, and that’s great, but we’d really like to get over the top this year.”

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