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Field show bands gear up for 2019 circuit and state championship events

Updated November 13, 2019

Champions will be crowned as field show bands compete in their 2019 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.
Dobyns-Bennett High School earned a spot among the elite top 12 finalists at the 2018 Bands of America Grand National Championships.

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships
October 12, 2019
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, Minnesota
CHAMPIONS: A Andover H.S., MN; AA Hastings 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 12, 2019 (1A/2A/3A at Sapulpa H.S., Sapulpa, Oklahoma)
October 26, 2019 (4A/5A at Mustang H.S., Mustang, Oklahoma)
November 2, 2019 (6A1/6A2 at Owasso H.S., Owasso, Oklahoma)
CHAMPIONS: 1A Garber H.S.; 2A Morris H.S.; 3A Berryhill H.S.; 4A Ft. Gibson H.S.; 5A Coweta H.S.; 6A-2 Bixby H.S.; 6A-1 Broken Arrow H.S.

Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Marching Band Championships
October 19, 2019
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 19, 2019
Casper Events Center
Casper, Wyoming
CHAMPIONS: Ratings only

USBands Championships
October 19-November 11, 2019
More than a dozen championship events primarily in the Eastern U.S.

Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic Class State Finals
October 26, 2019
Lawrence Central High School
Indianapolis, Indiana
CHAMPIONS: B Salem H.S.; A Lafayette Jefferson H.S.

Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) State Marching Band Championship
October 26, 2019
Houchens Industries—L. T. Smith Stadium
Bowling Green, Kentucky
CHAMPIONS: A Hancock County H.S.; AA Beechwood H.S.; AAA Adair County H.S.; AAAA South Laurel H.S.; AAAAA Lafayette H.S.

Lakeshore Marching Band Association (LMBA) Championships
October 26, 2019
Erie Veterans Stadium
Erie, Pennsylvania
CHAMPIONS: A Seneca H.S.; AA Cochranton H.S.; AAA North East H.S.; OPEN McDowell H.S.

Mississippi Bandmasters Association State Marching Championships
October 26, 2019 (6A at Northwest Rankin H.S., Flowood, Mississippi)
November 2, 2019 (1A/2A/5A at Pearl H.S., Pearl, Mississippi)
November 2, 2019 (3A/4A at Germantown H.S., Madison, Mississippi)
CHAMPIONS: 1A Stringer H.S.; 2A East Webster H.S.; 3A Booneville H.S.; 4A Stone H.S.; 5A South Jones H.S.; 6A Hernando H.S.

Nebraska State Marching Contest
October 26, 2019
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 - AA Millard North H.S.; A Gretna H.S.; B Norris H.S.; C Logan View H.S.; OVERALL Gretna H.S.; Other sites ratings only.

Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association (PIMBA) Championships
October 26, 2019
Gateway High School
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) State Championships
October 26, 2019 (1A/3A at Chapin High School, Chapin, South Carolina)
October 26, 2019 (2A/4A at Spring Valley High School, Columbia, South Carolina)
November 2, 2019 (5A at Irmo High School, Columbia, South Carolina)
CHAMPIONS: 1A Ninety Six H.S.; 2A Pendleton H.S.; 3A D.W. Daniel H.S.; 4A Nation Ford H.S.; 5A Wando H.S.

Tennessee Division I State Marching Band Championship
October 26, 2019
Riverdale High School
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
CHAMPION: Cascade H.S. (Contest held indoors due to rain. Only music was judged.)

Tournament of Bands (TOB) Atlantic Coast Championships
October 26, 2019 (1-A/3-A at West Shore Stadium, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania)
October 27, 2019 (1-OPEN/3-OPEN at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania)
November 2, 2019 (2-A/4-A at Central Dauphin Stadium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
November 3, 2019 (2-OPEN/4-OPEN at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania)

New York State Field Band Conference (NYSFBC) Championships
October 27, 2019
Carrier Dome, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
CHAMPIONS: NATIONAL Arlington H.S.; SS1 Medina H.S.; LS2 Horseheads H.S.; SS2 Mineola H.S.; LS3 Sachem H.S.; SS3 Midland Park H.S.

Colorado Bandmasters Association State Marching Band Championships
October 28, 2019 (4A at U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colorado)
October 29, 2019 (5A at U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colorado)
November 4, 2019 (1A/2A/3A at Stocker Stadium, Grand Junction, Colorado)

Alabama State Marching Band Championships
November 2, 2019
1A/2A/4A/7A at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, Alabama
3A/5A/6A at Pelham High School, Pelham, Alabama
CHAMPIONS: 1A Meek H.S.; 2A Ohatchee H.S.; 3A New Hope H.S.; 4A Oak Grove H.S.; 5A Jasper H.S.; 6A Pelham H.S.; 7A Hoover H.S.

Maine Band Director's Association (MBDA) Finals
November 2, 2019
Sanford H.S.
Sanford, Maine

Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA) Championships
November 2, 2019
Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan
CHAMPIONS: Flight I Rockford H.S.; Flight II Jenison H.S.; Flight III Reeths-Puffer H.S.; Flight IV Lakeshore H.S.; Flight V Kent City H.S.

Tennessee Division II State Marching Band Championship
November 2, 2019
Stewarts Creek High School
Smyrna, Tennessee
CHAMPION: Adamsville Jr./Sr. H.S.

Virginia Marching Band Cooperative Championships
November 2, 2019
Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia
CHAMPIONS: James Madison H.S.

New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) Championships
November 3, 2019
Lawrence Veterans Stadium
Lawrence, Massachusetts
CHAMPIONS: DIV 1 Joseph Case H.S.; DIV 2 Billerica H.S.; DIV 3 Shepherd Hill H.S.; DIV 4 Norwood H.S.; DIV 5 King Philip H.S.

Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association (ASBOA) State Marching Contest
November 4-5, 2019
War Memorial Stadium
Little Rock, Arkansas
CHAMPIONS: 2A Gurdon H.S.; 3A Fouke H.S.; 4A Arkadelphia H.S.; 5A Paragould H.S.; 6A Lake Hamilton H.S.; 7A Bentonville H.S.

UIL Texas 1A/3A/5A State Marching Band Contest
November 4-6, 2019
San Antonio, Texas
CHAMPIONS: 1A Irion County H.S.; 3A Mineola H.S.; 5A Cedar Park H.S.

Utah Music Educators Association (UMEA) Red Rocks State Marching Band Championship
November 8, 2019
Dixie State University
St. George, Utah
CHAMPIONS: 3A Open Grantsville H.S.; 4A Scholastic Ogden H.S.; 4A Open Green Canyon H.S.; 5A Scholastic Provo H.S.; 5A Open Farmington H.S.; 6A Scholastic Lone Peak H.S.; 6A Open American Fork H.S.

Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Open Class State Finals
November 9, 2019
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana
CHAMPIONS: D Lewis Cass H.S.; C Western H.S.; B Greenfield Central H.S.; A Avon H.S.

Mid-States Band Association (MSBA) Championships
November 9, 2019
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
OPEN at Mason High School, Mason, Ohio
CHAMPIONS: A Indian Hill H.S., OH; AA Archbishop Alter H.S., OH and Washington County H.S., KY (Tie); AAA Taylor County H.S., KY; AAAA Kings H.S., OH; OPEN Mason H.S., OH

Cavalcade of Bands Championships
November 9, 2019 (Patriot A/Open and American A/Open at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania)
November 9, 2019 (Yankee A/Open and Independence A/Open at West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania)
November 10, 2019 (Liberty A/Open at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Bands of America Grand National Championships
November 14-16, 2019
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana

Arizona Band & Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) State Marching Championship
November 16, 2019
Glendale Community College
Glendale, Arizona

Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Field Championships
November 16, 2019 (1A/4A at Downey High School, Downey, California)
November 16, 2019 (2A/5A at Warren High School, Downey, California)
November 16, 2019 (3A at Colony High School, Ontario, California)
November 23, 2019 (6A at Citrus College, Glendora, California)

Florida Marching Band Championships (FMBC) State Finals
November 23, 2019
Daytona Stadium
Daytona Beach, Florida

Western Band Association (WBA) Class and Grand Championships
November 23-24, 2019
1/2/3A at Kingsburg H.S., Kingsburg, California
4A/5A at Buchanan H.S. Veteran's Stadium, Clovis, 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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