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Field show bands gear up for 2023 circuit and state championship events


Updated October 29, 2023

Champions will be crowned as field show bands compete in their 2023 circuit and state championship events throughout October and November. Dates and locations of major championships across the United States are listed in chronological order. Visit the individual websites for detailed schedules.

Check this page often as the champion bands will be posted after each event.

Is your state or circuit championship event missing from this list? Please send us an email with information about your event date and website address.
Grain Valley H.S. (Missouri) earned a spot among the elite semi-finalists at the 2022 Bands of America Grand National Championships.


Iowa High School Music Association (IHSMA) State Marching Band Festival
October 7 and 14, 2023
Multiple locations, Iowa

Illinois Marching Band Championships
October 14, 2023
University of Illinois
Champaign, Illinois

Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic Class State Finals
October 14, 2023
Franklin Central High School
Indianapolis, Indiana

Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Marching Band Championships
October 14, 2023
UW-Whitewater
Whitewater, Wisconsin
CHAMPIONS: AAAA Oak Creek H.S.; AAA River Falls H.S.; AA Greendale H.S.; A Baldwin-Woodville H.S.

Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) State Marching Band Festival
October 14, 2023
Casper Events Center
Casper, Wyoming

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships
October 14, 2023
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, Minnesota
CHAMPIONS: A Hastings H.S., MN; AA Lakeville South H.S., MN; AAA Millard West H.S., NE; AAAA Rosemount H.S., MN; OVERALL Rosemount H.S., MN

Oklahoma Bandmasters Association State Marching Contest
October 14, 2023 (1A/2A/3A at Claremore H.S., Claremore, Oklahoma)
October 14, 2023 (4A at Catoosa H.S., Catoosa, Oklahoma)
October 21, 2023 (5A at Mustang H.S., Mustang, Oklahoma)
October 28, 2023 (6A1/6A2 at Broken Arrow H.S., Broken Arrow, Oklahoma)
CHAMPIONS: 1A Oklahoma Union H.S.; 2A Antlers H.S.; 3A Muldrow H.S.; 4A Sallisaw H.S.; 5A Piedmont H.S.; 6A-2 Choctaw H.S.; 6A-1 Broken Arrow H.S.

Kansas Bandmasters Association Marching Band Championship
October 21, 2023 (Open Class Championship at University of Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas)
October 28, 2023 (Small School Championship at Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, Kansas)
CHAMPIONS: OPEN Blue Valley H.S.

Mississippi Bandmasters Association State Marching Championships
October 21, 2023 (1A/7A at Northwest Rankin H.S., Flowood, Mississippi)
October 28, 2023 (2A/3A/5A at Brandon H.S., Brandon, Mississippi)
October 28, 2023 (4A/6A at Pearl H.S., Pearl, Mississippi)
CHAMPIONS: 1A Stringer H.S.; 2A Union H.S.; 3A Booneville H.S.; 4A Columbia H.S.; 5A South Jones H.S.; 6A Neshoba Central H.S.; 7A Hernando H.S.

Nebraska State Marching Contest
October 21, 2023
Two "festival" sites: Seacrest Field, Lincoln, Nebraska and Kearney H.S., Kearney, Nebraska
One "competition" site: Millard South High School Buell Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska
CHAMPIONS: Competition Site - 1A Yutan H.S.; 2A Lincoln Christian H.S.; 3A Norris H.S.; 4A Bellevue West H.S.; 5A Millard West H.S.; OVERALL Millard West H.S.; Other sites ratings only.

UIL Texas State Military Marching Band Contest
October 24-25, 2023
Tuesday 3A/5A/6A; Wednesday 1A/2A/4A
Baylor University McLane Stadium
Waco, Texas
CHAMPIONS: 3A New Diana H.S.; 5A/6A Lufkin H.S.

Colorado Bandmasters Association State Marching Band Championships
October 27-28, 2023 (4A/5A at U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colorado)
October 30, 2023 (1A/2A/3A at CSU-Pueblo Thunderbowl Stadium, Pueblo, Colorado)
CHAMPIONS: 4A Centaurus H.S.; 5A Fossil Ridge H.S.

Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Open Class State Finals
October 28, 2023
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana

Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) State Marching Band Championship
October 28, 2023
Western Kentucky University Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Lakeshore Marching Band Association (LMBA) Championships
October 28, 2023
Erie Veterans Stadium
Erie, Pennsylvania
CHAMPIONS: A Maplewood H.S.; AA Cochranton H.S.; AAA North East H.S.; OPEN McDowell H.S.

Nevada Marching Band Circuit Championships
October 28, 2023
Green Valley High School
Henderson, Nevada

Northwest Association for Performing Arts (NWAPA) Championships
October 28, 2023
University of Oregon Autzen Stadium
Eugene, Oregon

Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association (PIMBA) Championships
October 28, 2023
Moon Area High School
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
CHAMPIONS: A Southmoreland H.S.; AA Mars Area H.S.; AAA Mt. Lebanon H.S.; AAAA Kiski Area H.S.

Virginia Marching Band Cooperative State Championships
October 28, 2023
Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia
CHAMPION: Independence H.S.

Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) State Marching Band Finals
October 28, 2023 at Hilliard Bradley High School, Hilliard, Ohio
October 29, 2023 at Piqua High School, Piqua, Ohio
November 4, 2023 at Medina High School, Medina, Ohio
November 5, 2023 at Piqua High School, Piqua, Ohio

South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) State Championships
October 28, 2023 (1A/3A at Blythewood High School, Blythewood, South Carolina)
October 28, 2023 (2A/4A at Spring Valley High School, Columbia, South Carolina)
November 4, 2023 (5A at Colleton County High School, Walterboro, South Carolina)
CHAMPIONS: 1A Ninety Six H.S.; 2A Pendleton H.S.; 3A D.W. Daniel H.S.; 4A T.L. Hanna H.S.

New Jersey Marching Band Directors Association (NJMBDA) State Championships
October 29, 2023
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
Ewing Township, New Jersey

New York State Field Band Conference (NYSFBC) Championships
October 29, 2023
JMA Wireless Dome, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
CHAMPIONS: LS2 Hicksville H.S.; SS2 Phoenix H.S.; LS3 Greece H.S.; SS3 Mohonasen H.S.

Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association (ASBOA) State Marching Contest
October 30-November 1, 2023
Monday 4A/7A; Tuesday 3A/5A, Wednesday 1A/2A/6A
War Memorial Stadium
Little Rock, Arkansas

UIL Texas State Open Class Marching Band Contest
October 30-November 1, 2023 (2A/4A/6A)
November 6-8, 2023 (1A/3A/5A)
Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas

Utah Music Educators Association (UMEA) Red Rocks State Marching Band Championships
November 3, 2023
Utah Tech Greater Zion Stadium
St. George, Utah

Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA) Championships
November 4, 2023
Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan

Mid-States Band Association (MSBA) Championships
November 4, 2023
A at Simon Kenton High School, Independence, Kentucky
AA at Miamisburg High School, Miamisburg, Ohio
AAA at West Clermont High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
AAAA at Kings High School, Kings Mill, Ohio
AAAAA at Mason High School, Mason, Ohio

Tennessee Division II State Marching Band Championship
November 4, 2023
Stewarts Creek High School
Smyrna, Tennessee

Tournament of Bands (TOB) Atlantic Coast Championships
November 4, 2023 (1-A, 1-OPEN, 4-A, 4-OPEN at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania)
November 5, 2023 (2-A, 2-OPNEN, 3-A, 3-OPEN at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania)

USBands National Championships
November 4, 2023 (Open Class at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey)
November 4, 2023 (A Class Groups I, II, V at J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown, Pennsylvania)
November 5, 2022 (A Class Groups III, IV at J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown, Pennsylvania)

Maryland Marching Band Association (MMBA) State Championship
November 4, 2023
Towson University
Towson, Maryland

Cavalcade of Bands Championships
November 4, 2023
Multiple Sites: Horsham, New Oxford and Warwick, Pennsylvania

New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) Championships
November 5, 2023
Lawrence Veterans Memorial Stadium
Lawrence, Massachusetts

Bands of America Grand National Championships
November 9-11, 2023
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana

Florida Marching Band Championships (FMBC) State Finals
November 11, 2023
Clearwater High School
Clearwater, Florida

Arizona Band & Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) State Marching Band Championship
November 18, 2023
Glendale Community College
Glendale, Arizona

Northern California Band Association (NCBA) - Lincoln Review of Champions
November 18, 2023
Lincoln High School
Stockton, California

Northern California Band Association (NCBA) - Tournament of Champions
November 18, 2023
Rodriguez High School
Fairfield, California

Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Field Championships
November 18, 2023
Multiple locations, California

Western Band Association (WBA) Class and Grand Championships
November 18-19, 2023
Multiple locations: Sacramento and Elk Grove, California

Is your state or circuit championship event missing from this list? Please send us an email with information about your event date and website address.

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