Mother Nature played a big roll Saturday night at the Mt. Pleasant Marching Band Invitational. The event was called off after six bands performed through the raindrops, leaving the remaining nine to go home without performing after it was determined it wasn’t safe to continue because of lightning.
After a leadoff exhibition performance by the Mt. Pleasant Middle School, Van Buren County took the field followed by Wapello, Cardinal, Central Lee and Mount Vernon before the event was cut short.
Central Lee placed first in class 1A/2A, followed by Cardinal, Wapello and Van Buren County. Central Lee received caption awards for Best Color Guard, Best Drumline and Best Horn Line. That was the only class that was completed.
Others schools that made the trip to Mt. Pleasant were West Liberty, Keokuk, Washington, Center Point-Urbana, Western Dubuque, Ottumwa, Muscatine and Bettendorf.
results courtesy of Dave Schneider