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Grand National Championships

The Grand National Championships start today in Indianapolis, IN (just down the street from PASIC). More than 90 bands will be competing for one of 12 Finalist spots Saturday night. Prelims kick off Thursday morning at 11 a.m. and conclude Friday night at 8:30 p.m.

For more information, see the Music for All website Grand National Championships section.

Here is the Prelims schedule:

Thursday Schedule
  • 11:00 – Dorman H.S., SC
  • 11:15 – Edgewood H.S., OH
  • 11:30 – Morristown Jr./Sr. H.S., IN
  • 11:45 – Western H.S., IN
  • 12:00 – Indian Hill H.S., OH
  • 12:15 – Carlisle H.S., OH
  • 12:30 – Louisville Male H.S., KY
  • 12:45 – Talawanda H.S., OH
  • 1:00 – Logan Elm H.S., OH
  • BREAK
  • 1:45 – Springfield Shawnee H.S., OH
  • 2:00 – Daviess County H.S., KY
  • 2:15 – Northmont H.S., OH
  • 2:30 – Lafayette H.S., KY
  • 2:45 – Walled Lake Central H.S., MI
  • 3:00 – Centerville H.S., OH
  • 3:15 – O’Fallon Township H.S., IL
  • 3:30 – Columbus North H.S., IN
  • 3:45 – Adair County H.S., KY
  • 4:00 – Bellbrook H.S., OH
  • 4:15 – Edgewood H.S., IN
  • 4:30 – Lincoln-Way East H.S., IL
  • BREAK
  • 5:30 – Herscher H.S., IL
  • 5:45 – Lake Park H.S., IL
  • 6:00 – Rampart H.S., CO
  • 6:15 – Moore H.S., OK
  • 6:30 – Marietta H.S., OH
  • 6:45 – Union H.S., OK
  • 7:00 – Brunswick H.S., OH
  • 7:15 – Bishop Fenwick H.S., OH
  • 7:30 – Ben Davis H.S., IN
  • 7:45 – William Mason H.S., OH
  • 8:00 – Center Grove H.S., IN
  • BREAK
  • 8:30 – Lake Central H.S., IN
  • 8:45 – Lawrence Central H.S., IN
  • 9:00 – Morton H.S., IL
  • 9:15 – North Laurel H.S., KY
  • 9:30 – Carroll H.S., OH
  • 9:45 – Brentwood H.S., TN
  • 10:00 – Monrovia H.S., IN
  • 10:15 – Victor J. Andrew H.S., IL
  • 10:30 – West Bloomfield H.S., MI
  • 10:45 – Ravenwood H.S., TN
  • 11:00 – Stebbins H.S., OH
Friday Schedule
  • 8:30 – Broad Ripple Magnet H.S., IN
  • 8:45 – Shortridge Magnet H.S., IN
  • 9:00 – Arsenal Technical H.S., IN
  • BREAK
  • 9:30 – Troy Athens H.S., MI
  • 9:45 – Avon H.S., OH
  • 10:00 – Clearview Regional Sr. H.S., NJ
  • 10:15 – Berryhill H.S., OK
  • 10:30 – Lebanon H.S., OH
  • BREAK
  • 11:00 – McNicholas H.S., OH
  • 11:15 – L.D. Bell H.S., TX
  • 11:30 – Stephen F. Austin H.S., TX
  • 11:45 – Governor Thomas Johnson H.S., MD
  • 12:00 – Cedar Park H.S., TX
  • 12:15 – Bridgewater-Raritan H.S., NJ
  • 12:30 – Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
  • 12:45 – Boiling Springs H.S., SC
  • 1:00 – Lewisville H.S., SC
  • 1:15 – Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
  • 1:30 – Metamora Township, IL
  • 1:45 – Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
  • 2:00 – EX: Riverside City College
  • BREAK
  • 2:45 – Winston Churchill H.S., TX
  • 3:00 – DeSoto Central H.S., MS
  • 3:15 – Mount Gilead H.S., OH
  • 3:30 – New Philadelphia H.S., OH
  • 3:45 – Lakeland H.S., MI
  • 4:00 – Western Brown H.S., OH
  • 4:15 – Jenison H.S., MI
  • 4:30 – Cary Senior H.S., NC
  • 4:45 – Archbishop Alter H.S., OH
  • 5:00 – Ayala H.S., CA
  • 5:15 – Marian Catholic H.S., IL
  • BREAK
  • 5:45 – Avon H.S., IN
  • 6:00 – Bourbon County H.S., KY
  • 6:15 – Greendale H.S., WI
  • 6:30 – Kiski Area H.S., PA
  • 6:45 – Tippecanoe H.S., OH
  • 7:00 – Meade County H.S., KY
  • 7:15 – Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI
  • 7:30 – Broken Arrow H.S., OK
  • 7:45 – Godwin Heights H.S., MI
  • 8:00 – Carmel H.S., IN
  • 8:15 – Lafayette H.S., LA
  • 8:30 – EX: Michigan State University

BOA Semifinals

image566184551.jpgOwasso HS just got through with our Semifinals performance and it was solid. There are a lot of fantastic bands here today and it should be quite a dog fight for those 12 spots in Finals.

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BOA Grand Nationals Trip

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Well, the last rehearsal is done and the drums are all packed and ready for Indy. It has been a long season, but the great weather since Halloween has given us a lot of time to clean. I think this has honestly been the nicest November on record for us: 60s and 70s every day with no rain or other nasty weather conditions.

Tomorrow is the travel day as it takes us 10+ hours to get into Indy, then a practice block at Carmel HS once we get there. Those are always nice to get everyone on the same page and set the tone for the rest of the weekend – here’s hoping for a good rehearsal.

I plan to post as much as I can while on the trip to share my experiences as we try to achieve what 90 other bands are trying to achieve as well. With that said, good luck to everyone tomorrow in the Thursday slots and I wish safe travels for the rest of the groups.

See you in Indy…