Lincoln-Way Marching Band takes first place in Class 6A, third place overall in Illinois State University competitionTuesday, October 25, 2016
On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Lincoln-Way Marching Band (LWMB) performed at the Illinois State University Invitational in Normal, Illinois. The competition began at 7:00 a.m. Lincoln-Way performed their competitive show, “ReNew” at 6:12 p.m. "ReNew" is based on the transition from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance.
Lincoln-Way Marching Band earned first place in Class 6A for their performance. In Class 6A, there were ten total competitors including: Fremd, Waubonsie Valley, Lockport Township, William Howard Taft, Oak Park/River Forest, Downers Grove South, Lake Park, Naperville Central, Lincoln-Way, and Huntley.
“We couldn’t be more proud of the performance the students gave on Saturday,” says Co-Band Director, Justin Barnish. “It’s a testament to their hard work and dedication. We’re looking forward to a great rest of the season!”
After earning first place, the LWMB competed among the winners of each class in the Finals, placing third overall.
“These amazing kids did it together as one band, one sound, one community,” says Sponsorship Director Kim Hansen. “Bringing us parents, kids and directors together is proof of how strong our Lincoln-Way Community really is.”