Middletown High School finished second and Appoquinimink placed fourth in the Division 3 Open competition Saturday at the Chapter IX Marching Band Championships, hosted by Appoquinimink High School.
The event featured 21 marching bands competing in several divisions according to the size of the band from the Delaware-Southern Maryland-Chesapeake Region.
Appoquinimink and Middletown competed against Parkside and James M. Bennett high schools, both from Maryland.
The four bands were separated by less than four points in the judges' scores:
1. Parkside, 92.55
2. Middletown, 90.40
3. J.M. Bennett, 89.30
4. Appoquinimink, 88.85