The Plainfield North Marching Tigers competed last weekend at the Illinois Marching Band Championship at Illinois State University, coming away with a third-place win.
Director of Bands Steve Pyter said it was PNHS' fourth consecutive trip to the competition.
"Each year since 2010 we have placed 'Top 3' in our class and advanced to the finals round of competition," Pyter told Patch. "This year, there were 35 bands in prelims and 14 advanced to finals."
The band competed in the class 6A category — the largest school-size category — and took second place in the preliminary competition. The Marching Tigers ultimately took third in the finals alongside first place winner Marian Catholic and second place Prospect High School, according to Pyter.
"The band has worked very hard this year on an incredibly challenging program," Pyter said. "Their show is artistic, emotional, and very physically demanding. They have raised the bar for themselves again this weekend."
The Marching Tigers have four more weeks in their 2013 season, and will close out at the Bands of America Super Regional in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 9.
The final competition scores at ISU were as follows:
1) 85.25 - Marian Catholic 2) 85.10 - Prospect 3) 79.85 - Plainfield North 4) 77.40 - Lake Park 5) 77.40 - Lincoln-Way North 6) 76.10 - Lockport 7) 75.20 - Lincoln-Way East 8) 73.25 - John Hersey 9) 72.80 - Morton 10) 72.15 - Normal West 11) 71.90 - Downers Grove South 12) 69.20 - Bloomington 13) 68.80 - Lincoln-Way Central 14) 67.55 - Illinois Valley Central
Click the embedded video to see the Marching Tigers' winning performance.