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 112 marching bands from 20 states were registered to perform during the 2016 event.
The 2017 field competition will feature 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 that appeared in 2016 include
the Marian University Marching Band, Ohio University Marching 110, University of North Alabama Pride of Dixie Marching Band and The Ohio State University Marching Band.
All performances take place in Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.
The event kicks off on Wednesday night with the Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament, featuring eight local bands in competition. 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.
View the 2016 BOA Grand National Championships Semi-Finalist Photo Gallery
97.45 Carmel H.S., IN *
97.45 Avon H.S., IN *
96.55 William Mason H.S., OH
95.70 Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
95.30 Cedar Park H.S., TX
94.65 Leander H.S., TX
91.85 Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
91.50 Wando H.S., SC
91.30 Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
91.05 Castle H.S., IN
91.00 Homestead H.S., IN
90.05 Marian Catholic H.S., IL
89.45 Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
*Tie broken based on highest General Effect score.
Music: Avon H.S., IN
Visual: Avon H.S., IN
Effect: Carmel H.S., IN
Esprit de Corps Award: Vista Murrieta H.S., CA
2018 Tournament of Roses Parade Invitation: Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
1 Adair County H.S., KY
2 Williamstown H.S., KY
3 Archbishop Alter H.S., OH
Music: Adair County H.S., KY
Visual: Adair County H.S., KY
Effect: Adair County H.S., KY
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
1 Leander H.S., TX
2 Cedar Park H.S., TX
3 Castle H.S., IN
Music: Leander H.S., TX
Visual: Leander H.S., TX
Effect: Cedar Park H.S., TX and Leander H.S., TX - TIE
1 Avon H.S., IN
2 Carmel H.S., IN
3 William Mason H.S., OH
Music: Avon H.S., IN
Visual: William Mason H.S., OH
Effect: Avon H.S., IN
Get complete results and event coverage at www.MusicForAll.org
• Student Leadership Workshop with Tim Lautzenheiser. Friday, November 10.
• Grand National Expo, featuring more than 100 exhibit booths. November 9-11, Lucas Oil Stadium concourse.
• 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.
Email: Music for All Office
Music for All, 39 W. Jackson Place - Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46225
800-848-2263 or 317-636-2263
Also view information about Bands of America Regional Championships
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.