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Lafayette tops in Bands of America regional field

Lafayette High School won the Bands of America 2019 Johnson City Regional Championship on Oct. 12 at East Tennessee State by a half point. This group also received nods for Outstanding Music Performance and Outstanding General Effect in a competition that included 31 bands in Class A through AAAA from eight states. It was the first Bands of America contest Lafayette has entered in five years; the school last won a regional championship in 1997.

Lafayette's marching band competed Oct. 12 in Johnson City, Tennessee.