INDIANAPOLIS -- After a day of performing and exploring the fair, the Cloverdale Marching Band returned as second place in its class, placeing 23rd out of the 45 bands in competition overall.
The band just missed making the Esprit de Corps award from last year, short by 1.05 points to Monroe Central.
Band director William Cole was very impressed by the band's performance and hard work.
"I was really proud of them," Cole said. "I think that was their best performance of the year."
The winning school overall was in the small school category -- Winchester Community High School.
Cole said the band still has a lot more on its agenda after the fair performance. Aside from performing at the school football games, the band will perform at Band Day at Indiana University and try to play at other events in the state.
Cole said the kids were happy to be there and enjoyed the fair.
"They had a great time," Cole said. "They got to see all the exhibits and the fair experience."