CHARLOTTESVILLE — The marching Royals earned 37th place in their first competition in nearly 20 years Saturday.
The Eastern Hancock High School marching band was among 40 groups to perform at Band Day at the Indiana State Fair. They were going for the experience, which director Dan Buckalew said was worth the trip because many of the students walked away excited about the future of their program.
“A lot of the kids came up with show ideas for next year, which is not what I expected,” he said. “They really care a lot more now.”