2016 Bands Of America Grand National Championships

Over the weekend marching bands from across the nation gathered at Lucas Oil Stadium to participate in Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships.

lucas oil stadium

On Wednesday evening the competition began with the Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament. The following schools from across the city participated:

Arlington Community H.S.
John Marshall Community H.S.
Northwest Community H.S.
Crispus Attacks Community H.S.
Broad Ripple Magnet H.S.
Emmerich Manual H.S.
George Washington Community H.S.
Arsenal Technical H.S.

The championship competition began on Thursday morning and continued through Saturday evening. Indiana was well represented with the following schools participating, in order of Prelims performance:

Franklin Central HS
Homestead H.S.
Castle H.S.
Columbus North H.S.
Southwestern H.S.
Triton Central H.S.
Ben Davis H.S.
Avon H.S.
Center Grove H.S.
Carmel H.S.
Lawrence Township
Carroll H.S. (Fort Wayne)
Lake Central H.S.
Monrovia H.S.


Congratulations to the following bands who made Semi-Finals:
Avon H.S.
Castle H.S.
Center Grove H.S.
Carmel H.S.
Homestead H.S.
Lawrence Township
Columbus North H.S.

Congratulations to the following bands who made Grand National Finals:
Carmel H.S. 97.45 (tie for 1st)
Avon H.S. 97.45 (tie for 1st)
Castle H.S. 91.05 (10th)
Homestead H.S. 91.00 (11th)

Congratulations to the 2016 BOA Grand National Champion:
Carmel H.S.
(In the event of a tie, rank is determined based on the highest General Effect score.)


For full results, please visit www.musicforall.org.

We’d like to congratulate all the schools that participated. We enjoyed your performances and look forward to seeing you again next year! Enjoy some well-deserved time off!

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