Predictions for the weekend of October 18th, 2008
Filed under: — Mark Overholt @ 8:19 pm

Well, we are back again for predictions. Last week at ISU was crazy. So many good bands, it was a day in band heaven. A few surprises like always. They make that show great. This week is almost like the eye of the storm, it is fairly calm before it heats back up again with the other big show of Illinois, UofI. So without further delay, here are the predictions for this weekend!

Newton Marching Eagles Classic: Newton, IL
Class 1A: Our Pick: Georgetown-Ridge Farm
Class 2A: Our Pick: Robinson
Grand Champion: Robinson seems the strongest out of all the bands at this show. They should do well enough to take the grand champ trophy. Our Pick: Robinson

Mahomet-Seymour Marching Bulldog Festival: Mahomet, IL
Class 1A: Our Pick: Paxton-Buckley-Loda
Class 2A: Our Pick: Illinois Valley Central
Class 3A: Our Pick: Dunlap
Grand Champion: Dunlap had a very strong show at ISU, beating IVC by over 2 points. They should be primed to be grand champion. Our Pick: Dunlap

Effingham Marching Hearts Invitational: Effingham, IL
Class 1A: : Our Pick: Oblong
Class 2A: : Our Pick: Georgetown-Ridge Farm
Class 3A: : Our Pick: Murphysboro
Class 4A: : Our Pick: Centralia
Class 5A: : Our Pick: Belleville East
Grand Champion: : Our Pick: Belleville East

Downers Grove South Marching Mustang Music Bowl: Downers Grove, IL
Class 1A: Our pick: Wheaton North
Class 2A: Our pick: Naperville Central
Class 3A: Can Lincoln-Way East win this class going on first? We say yes. Our pick: Lincoln-Way East
Grand Champion: Our pick: Lincoln-Way East

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