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Finneytown Marching Band is rockin' it!

Posted on: October 25, 2016

Last weekend -- at the toughest marching band competition of the season -- the Finneytown Marching Wildcats took Superior ratings across the board. Next weekend, they take their show on the road to state finals.

Please come and cheer the band on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 1:15 p.m. at Dayton Welcome Stadium, 1601 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton 45417.

It's been an amazing year for the 70-member band, which has -- regularly -- outperformed bands two and three times its size. On Oct. 22 at the Tecumseh Marching Band Contest, Finneytown finished a close third out of 23 bands, taking home Superior ratings. At various times this year the band has taken home Best Percussion, Best Visual and Best Color Guard honors.

"They're a special group -- the team aspect is huge," says marching band director Michael Kennedy. "They want to be successful for their community, and to represent their school well."