O'Fallon, Ill (KSDK) -- The O'Fallon Township High School Marching Panthers from O'Fallon, Illinois advanced to the semi-finals round of the Bands of America Grand National Championships competition held last weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The three day event featured 92 of the best high school marching bands in the nation.
The 200+ band and color guard members from O'Fallon, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Gustafson-Hinds, were the Gold Division winners (largest band size) and the highest scoring band for the 2nd consecutive year at the Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival held at the Edward Jones Dome in October and the first place band in the Annual Veiled Prophet Parade last July for the 17th year.
The Marching Panthers will next travel to Hawaii as part of the 2011 Waikiki Holiday Parade, held the day after Thanksgiving. The band will also take part in a commemorative performance at the USS Missouri, recognizing the 70th anniversary of the Day of Infamy.
The band showed off why they are one of the best in the area during Today in St. Louis.
Click on the video players to watch their performance.
For more information about the band, or to make a donation, visit the O'Fallon Marching Panthers website.