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Bands of America Grand National Championships

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November 12-14, 2020

Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana

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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 IMPORTANT NOTICE (July 21, 2020): After thoughtful conversations over several months with enrolled directors, educational consultants and advisors, and several state associations, Music for All has announced today that it is unable to present its 2020 Bands of America Championships due to the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision was recommended by the Music for All staff and affirmed by the Music for All Board of Directors.

We are facing uncertain and unprecedented times, and the health, safety and wellness of the students, band directors, staff, volunteers, spectators, and others associated with our programs remain our number one priority.

With this extraordinary development, we share in the deep disappointment of the thousands of performing students, teachers, and supporters.

Music for All remains committed to providing educational opportunities this fall. We are offering several remote evaluation opportunities in order to provide quality feedback from BOA adjudicators and MFA evaluators, and goal-oriented experiences to motivate and inspire students during this unusual time. Details on how to sign up for remote evaluation and virtual performance opportunities will be announced soon.

Learn more at www.musicforall.org


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. Marching bands from 21 states performed during the 2019 event.

The field competition features approximately 100 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 2019 included Texas A&M University-Commerce, Jacksonville State University, Missouri State University and University of North Alabama. All performances take place in Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.

   View 2019 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.

2019 BOA Results


Bands of America Grand National Championships action photos 2019 FINALS RESULTS
97.175 Vandegrift H.S., TX
96.700 Avon H.S., IN
95.550 Hebron H.S., TX
94.575 Carmel H.S., IN
94.300 Leander H.S., TX
93.250 Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
91.425 William Mason H.S., OH
91.200 The Woodlands H.S., TX
90.425 Round Rock H.S., TX
89.800 Homestead H.S., IN
88.250 Union H.S., OK
88.100 Ayala H.S., CA

Music: Hebron H.S., TX
Visual: Avon H.S., IN
Effect: Vandegrift H.S., TX

Esprit de Corps Award: Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
2021 Tournament of Roses Parade Invitation: Hebron H.S., TX

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

Related Events

• Student Leadership Workshop with Tim Lautzenheiser. Friday, November 13, 5:00-7:00 PM.
• Grand National Expo, featuring more than 100 exhibit booths. November 12-14, 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 12-14, 2020
November 11-13, 2021
November 10-12, 2022

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.