REXBURG - The Madison High School Bobcat Band took home second place during Saturday's Madison Marching Band Festival held at the new Bobcat Stadium.
Madison competed in the 5-A division where it earned 866 points and a superior rating for its performance. It also received the "Music General Effect" award for its efforts.
Madison narrowly lost to the Pocatello-based Century High School that received 870 points and a Superior rating. Century also received awards for "Visual Performance," "Percussion" and "Auxiliary."
The two schools performed with 10 other high schools from throughout Idaho. The Nevada-based Spring Creek High School also competed and left home at 3 a.m. Saturday in an effort to participate on Saturday.
Also competing were Wendell, Iona, Pocatello, Bonneville. Nevada's Spring Creek, Pocatello's Highland, Idaho Falls, Burley, Ammon's Hillcrest and Pocatello's Century High Schools.
In the 1-A division, Wendell High School received 602 points and second place. Minico High School, from Rupert, earned 655 points and the first place award.
Pocatello High School took home first place in the 2-A Division and received 767 points. Bonneville High School received 651 points and second place for its efforts. Spring Creek High School earned 628 points and third place.
In the 3-A division, the Idaho Falls-based high school Thunder Ridge received 780 points.
Highland High School took home top honors in the 4-A division by receiving 830 points. Idaho Falls High School earned 795 points and received a second place nod. It was followed by Hillcrest, that received 766 points and third place. Burley High School earned 753 points and fourth place.
Despite a few sprinkles and cloudy skies, the show continued uninterrupted. Madison High School ended the festival with its award winning performance.