River View hosts band invitational

| October 13, 2012

WARSAW – Ridgewood High School is once again grand champions of the River View Black Bear Marching Band Invitational. The Marching Generals held the title for four years in a row before being defeated by Thomas Worthington in 2011.

Ridgewood also took first place and won best percussion for the Class B Awards at the invitational, which was held Oct. 13, at Don Rushing Stadium in Warsaw.

Other Class B Awards went to: Meadowbrook High School – best auxiliary and fourth place; Cambridge High School, third place; and Logan Elm High School – second place.

Class A Awards were handed out to: Revere High School – best auxiliary; Watkins Memorial High School – best percussion; John Glenn High School – third place; Revere High School – second place; Watkins Memorial High School – first place.

Class AA Awards were earned by: Westerville South High School – best auxiliary and best percussion; Findlay High School – second place; Westerville South High School – first place.

Overall Awards went to: Meadowbrook High School – most outstanding auxiliary; Westerville South High School – most outstanding percussion; Watkins Memorial High School – most outstanding music and best pit crew.

The following bands also received Superior ratings for their performances and the opportunity to go to the state band competition: Westerville South High School, Meadowbrook High School, Logan Elm High School, Cambridge High School, Ridgewood High School, Watkins Memorial High School, John Glenn High School and Revere High School.

Ten bands joined the three county high schools at the invitational. Coshocton’s show this year is called The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ridgewood’s is titled Box Music and River View’s is called Moonlight.


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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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