Marching Panthers play their way into history with first Regional Championship


O’FALLON – The Marching Panthers made history this past weekend, winning their first Regional Championship in Clarksville, Tennessee.
The band competed in the Bands of America Regional Championship held at Austin Peay State University. Twenty-two marching bands from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee all competed.
After the results were in the Marching Panthers won Class AAAA first in class, outstanding music performance, outstanding visual performance, and outstanding general effect. They would then go on to the finals where they achieved first place based on their total score, outstanding visual performance, outstanding general effect, and were named Regional Champion.
This is the first regional championship win for O’Fallon Township High School and the first for an Illinois school since 2001 when Prospect and Lake Park each won.
The band will be competing at McKendree University this weekend.  October competition consists of:  The Bands of America Super Regional, Edward Jones Dome, October 16-17; The Bands of America Super Regional, Indianapolis, October 23-24; The U of I Marching Festival on October 31.


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