The Anderson County Marching Bearcats won their first competition Saturday, taking the Class 4A championship of the Eastern Eagle Marching Band Classic in Louisville. Anderson won its division by five points.
The Marching Bearcats placed fourth overall, trailing Grand Champion Barren County by 1.3 points and finishing 0.25 behind Tates Creek and Dixie Heights.
“That is about as close as it gets,” Anderson band director Patrick Brady said.
The three bands that finished ahead of the Marching Bearcats were all Class 5A bands.