Saturday, Oct. 19 the Centerville High School Marching Band traveled to Pella to compete in the Iowa High School Music Association State Marching Band Contest.
The CHS band earned a Division 1 rating. This is the first Division 1 rating by the Centerville High School Marching Band in the history of the school.
There were nine class 3A bands at the Pella site. Each band was adjudicated by four judges in the areas of music general effect, music execution, marching general effect and marching execution. The judges awarded five Division 1 ratings and four division 2 ratings in the 3A class for the day.
CHS band director Jim DePrizio said the students worked hard and earned the top rating. DePrizio is assisted by Howar Junior High and Lakeview band directors Robert Coe and Mark Taylor. The flag instructor is Tami Hunt.