Knights place 2nd at state competition


The Blue Knight marching band might have been competing in the smallest division at the New England States Championship at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in New Britain, but they were pitted against the biggest programs in the state.

Southington kicked off their postseason last weekend, out-performing four top programs to finish second in the state for Class 6. The Blue Knights were edged by Trumbull (95.338) but posted their highest score of the year (95.025) to kick off the postseason.

Southington was awarded “Best Music” for their show, titled “Rise of the Machine.”

Up next, the Knights will take on the northeast on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the USBands New England Regional Championship in Bridgeport. The locals will get another shot at Trumbull, along with Norwalk High School and John P. Stevens High School from North Edison, N.J.

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