Metro-East News

Edwardsville wins large school class at band contest

After a morning and early afternoon of hosting the Belleville East Marching Invitational on Saturday, the Lancers joined 24 other marching bands at the annual Metro East Marching Classic at O’Fallon Township High School.

Edwardsville High School won first place in Class 5A, along with being named for Outstanding Visuals and Outstanding Music; where Belleville East won Outstanding Auxiliary and took third place overall. Other local schools that placed were Triad, second place, and Highland, third place, in Class 2A. Mater Dei won first place in Class A, along with being named for Outstanding Visuals, Outstanding Music, and Outstanding Percussion.

The Panthers host the annual event that divides the schools into classes by size.

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