The Allen County-Scottsville Patriot Band was first in Class 3A and fourth overall following the preliminaries Saturday at the South Oldham Festival of Bands. Weather concerns forced the cancelation of the finals competition Saturday evening.
AC-S earned a score of 74.5 during their preliminary competition, edging Corbin (73.45) for top honors among the 3A bands. Overall, Class 5A Central Hardin was first with a score of 84.3, followed by Adair County (84.1) and Bullitt East (82.25).
Following the preliminaries, the Patriot color guard was first in class with a score of 86 and second overall. The AC-S percussion was first in class and standing in sixth overall.
The AC-S band returns to competition this Saturday at Simon Kenton High School. The Patriots will be among 20 bands taking part in the Simon Kenton Marching Band Classic. The field includes A-1 bands Southern, Mason County, Paris, Newport, and Seneca. Class A-2 bands include Raceland, West Jessamine, Bellevue, Dayton, and Western Brown. The Class 2-A field includes Nelson County, LaSalle, Pulaski County, Martha Layne Collins, and William Henry Harrison. Class 3A bands include AC-S, John Hardin, and Bullitt East while Class 4-A bands competing will be Bourbon County and George Rogers Clark.
The marching Patriots are scheduled to take the field at 3 p.m. (EDT) in the preliminary round. The finals will include the top-10 bands from the preliminaries and are slated to begin at 6 Saturday evening.
This weekend’s competition will conclude the regular festival show slate. AC-S will welcome Class 3-A bands from across western Kentucky to Patriot stadium on Saturday, October 21 for the Kentucky Music Educators Association state quarterfinals.