The Vandalia Community High School marching band placed third in its final marching competition of the season on Saturday afternoon at Effingham.
The Marching Vandals were awarded third place overall, behind Newton and Breese Mater Dei. To earn the third-place overall ranking, the Vandalia band received third-place for drum majors, third-place for percussion and third-place for music.
“We’ve competed there for years,” said VCHS director Tony Hicks, “but we’ve never placed overall. To place there is pretty good stuff.”