The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks, defending state champions, took third Saturday in the AA Division in the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Championship.
The Band of Hawks placed in the top four bands in its class in semifinals, earning the right to compete Saturday night at Western Kentucky University.
Glasgow was the eventual state champion, followed by Danville. Hart County took fourth.
Jamie Smith, LCHS band director, said just seven-tenths of a point separated the top three teams in the Class 2A final.