Do You Remember?

How many firsts do you remember?

1930s    Avon High School’s first marching band forms
1960      Marches at the Indiana State Fair
1973      Bob Row hired as marching band director
1974      Enters state Class C competition
1976      Travels out-of-state to Kentucky
1974-82 Wins every street parade competition in Indiana
1976      Performs for US Route 36 dedication, Gov. Otis R. Bowen attends
1976      First year for color guard (flag corp, glove line and rifle team)
1977      Enters field competition at the Kentucky Derby
1977      Name changes to Avon Marching Black & Gold
1980      Wins first national competition
1981       Avon has the largest marching band in the state
1981      Marches in the Indianapolis 500 Parade
1984      Performs in the RCA Dome
1993      Jay Webb hired as marching band director
1998      Travels with one semi truck
2000      Barbara Doll hired as performing arts secretary
2001      Wins state Class B competition
2003      Wins state Class A competition
2004      Performs for Monday Night NFL half-time show (Colts v Vikings)
2007      High School Performing Arts Center opens
2007      Travels with two semi trucks
2008      Wins Bands of America Grand National Championship
2009      Current band uniforms are adopted
2012      Marches in the Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade
2012      Band Together begins

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