Carmel, Prospect win first-weekend regionals

Sept 19, 2023 at 5:37 p.m. CT

Carmel, Prospect win first-weekend regionals

By Jeremiah Wooten

Carmel and Prospect won regionals in Louisville and Whitewater during the opening weekend of the 2023 Bands of America season. This is Carmel's 21st regional champion title and the 2nd title for Prospect.

Carmel performs at the Louisville Regional on Sept. 16, 2023, at the University of Louisville. The band was named regional champion, narrowly beating fellow Indiana powerhouse Avon.
Photo by Jeremiah Wooten for HornRank
The Louisville Regional saw a close contest between Indiana powerhouses Avon and Carmel. While Carmel won the regional and every caption in finals, Avon was able to take the visual caption during prelims. These two groups will be an exciting pair to watch as they continue to compete multiple times throughout the season in local, regional, and national events.

Fellow Indiana bands Castle and Center Grove took the third and fourth placements overall, with Castle earning the higher scores musically and Center Grove scoring better visually. Campbell County and Lakota East rounded out the top half of finals in fifth and sixth place.

Full ordinal recaps from the regional are available on the Louisville Regional Page.

In Whitewater, severe weather led to the cancellation of finals, but all 10 bands were luckily able to perform in prelims. Based on those prelims performances, Prospect was named regional champion, winning the music, visual, and general effect captions. Plainfield North finished second, trailing Prospect by about 3 points, with Irondale earning third place.

Full ordinal recaps from the regional are available on the Whitewater Regional Page.