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Bands of America Grand National Championships

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November 8-10, 2018

Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Bands of America Grand National Championships
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Email: Music for All Office

Mail: Music for All
39 W. Jackson Place - Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Phone: 800-848-2263 or 317-636-2263

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Bands of America Grand National Championships The Bands of America Grand National Championships is recognized as the premier marching band event in the nation. Bands from across America compete, including some of the finest, most progressive bands in the activity today. The annual event also features exhibition performances by outstanding college bands from across the country. A total of 115 marching bands from 22 states registered to perform during the 2018 event, including 108 competing bands and seven exhibition groups.

The field competition features 108 bands in preliminary competition on Thursday and Friday, with up to 36 bands advancing to semi-finals during the day on Saturday. Twelve bands advance to finals on Saturday evening. Special exhibition groups appearing in 2018 include Tennessee State University, the Indianapolis Public Schools Marching Band, Ball State University Pride of Mid-America Marching Band, Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band, Marian University Marching Knights, University of Toledo Rocket Marching Band and the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band. All performances take place in Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.

   View 2018 Bands of America Grand National Championships Semi-Finalist Photos

The event also includes an Expo of more than 100 booths, the Student Leadership Workshop with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, and other special events and clinics.

The Bands of America Grand National Championships creates an aura of excellence that fosters healthy competition and student and professional development, all in an atmosphere of celebration for the entire band program, students, teachers, parents and fans.

2018 BOA Results


Bands of America Grand National Championships action photos 2018 FINALS RESULTS
97.350 Carmel H.S., IN
96.175 Avon H.S., IN
95.600 Blue Springs H.S., MO
95.450 Broken Arrow H.S., OK
94.600 Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
93.950 Wando H.S., SC
91.000 William Mason H.S., OH
90.150 Homestead H.S., IN
90.100 Jenks H.S., OK
90.000 Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
90.000 Prosper H.S., TX
89.300 O'Fallon Township H.S., IL

Music: Carmel H.S., IN
Visual: Carmel H.S., IN
Effect: Carmel H.S., IN

Esprit de Corps Award: Blue Springs H.S., MO
2020 Tournament of Roses Parade Invitation: Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN

* In the event of a tie, rank is determined by the general effect score


2018 SEMI-FINALS RESULTS
Class A
1 Bourbon County H.S., KY
2 Lewis Cass H.S., IN
3 Norton H.S., OH
Music: Bourbon County H.S., KY
Visual: Lewis Cass H.S., IN
Effect: Bourbon County H.S., KY

Class AA
1 Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
2 Marian Catholic H.S., IL
3 North Hardin H.S., KY
Music: Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
Visual: Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
Effect: Tarpon Springs H.S., FL

Class AAA
1 Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
2 Homestead H.S., IN
3 Franklin H.S., TN
Music: Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
Visual: Homestead H.S., IN
Effect: Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN

Class AAAA
1 Carmel H.S., IN
2 Blue Springs H.S., MO
3 Broken Arrow H.S., OK
Music: Broken Arrow H.S., OK and Carmel H.S., IN - TIE
Visual: Blue Springs H.S., MO
Effect: Carmel H.S., IN

Get complete results and event coverage at www.MusicForAll.org.

Related Events

• Student Leadership Workshop with Tim Lautzenheiser. Friday, November 9.
• Grand National Expo, featuring more than 100 exhibit booths. November 8-10, Lucas Oil Stadium concourse.

Ticket Information

• Tickets are available online at MusicForAll.org or by phone at 800.848.BAND (800.848.2263).
• Online tickets must be ordered at least two weeks prior to the event.
• Tickets are also available at the gate on the day of the show.

Photo and Video Policy

• Video or audio recording equipment are not allowed in the stadium.
• Any still type camera may be used. Family, friends and fans may take still photos of BOA events for personal use only. The images may not be sold or otherwise distributed, without the written permission of Bands of America (or Music for All). Any still camera (making film or digital still pictures) is allowed into and may be used from the spectator seating area of any venue. Cameras (of any kind) may not be used on the field. People with field passes or name badges must go into the stands to take digital or film pictures. Tripods or other similar equipment that may obstruct the view or path of travel of others in seating areas are also not allowed.

Future Dates

November 7-10, 2018
November 13-16, 2019

For More Information

Bands of America Web: www.MusicForAll.org

Email: Music for All Office
Mail: Music for All, 39 W. Jackson Place - Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: 800-848-2263 or 317-636-2263

Also view information about Bands of America Regional Championships

Music For All Bands of America is a program of Music for All. Since 1975, MFA, through its Bands of America and Orchestra America programs, has been a destination and set the standard for scholastic music ensemble performance and student and teacher education. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization, MFA uses its national profile programming to model, showcase, recognize and provide individual, teacher and organizational examples of music performance excellence and achievement. MFA's programs include 20 annual events, including the Bands of America Grand National Championships and Regional Championships for marching band; the Music for All Summer Symposium camp for students and teachers; and the Music for All National Festival for concert bands, orchestras and percussion ensembles. Music for All's programmatic model is designed to mirror and supplement the classroom and performance model adopted in most American scholastic settings. Music for All values and promotes societal recognition of music education and active music making as essential and core parts of every student's educational development.


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