NORTH BEND -- One of the top bands in the state rehearses right here on the South Coast.

The North Bend High band placed first in the 4A Division at the OSAA 2014 Band/Orchestra State Championships Wednesday night at Oregon State University.

They beat out 12 other 4A schools from across the state. Ridgeview High snagged second place, Klamath Union High took third, Douglas High got fourth and La Grande High finished in fifth.

The championships continue this week with Division 1A, 2A, 5A, 6A bands, as well as orchestra.

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