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Lafayette takes title in state band championships

Lafayette performed in the Kentucky State Marching Band Championships at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 26, 2013. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
Lafayette performed in the Kentucky State Marching Band Championships at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 26, 2013. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader

Lafayette High School won its 18th title at the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s State Marching Band Championship on Saturday night.

The contest was held at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

Lafayette took the Class 5A title and was followed by Madison Central in second place, Paul Laurence Dunbar in third and North Hardin High School in fourth.

Lafayette also won the 2012 Class 5A title. Dunbar has seven wins, including the 2010 and 2011 titles.

Lexington’s Henry Clay and Tates Creek high schools also competed in the Class 5A semifinals Saturday, but did not advance to the finals.

Class 4A winner was Madisonville North Hopkins, followed by Anderson County, Grant County and South Oldham.

Class 3A winner was Bourbon County, followed by Adair, Russell and Garrard counties.

Class 2A winner was Glasgow, followed by Trigg County, Owensboro Catholic and Christian Academy of Louisville.

Class 1A winner was Beechwood, followed by Murray, Williamstown and Paris.

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