The Bands of America Grand National Championships is recognized as the premier marching band event in the nation. More than 90 bands from across
America participate, 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.
The 2012 field competition will feature approximately 90 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. All performances take place in Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.
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.
The event kicks off on Wednesday night with the Indianapolis Public Schools Marching Band Tournament, featuring 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.
95.85 Carmel H.S., IN (Music)
95.70 Broken Arrow H.S., OK (General Effect, Visual)
93.90 Avon H.S., IN
93.80 Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
92.90 Marian Catholic H.S., IL
89.85 James Bowie H.S., TX
89.15 Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
87.65 William Mason H.S., OH
87.60 Center Grove H.S., IN
87.35 Lawrence Central H.S., IN
87.30 Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
84.95 Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI
Esprit de Corps Award - Bridgewater-Raritan H.S., NJ and Avon H.S., IN
1 Western H.S., IN (Music)
2 Forest Park Jr./Sr. H.S., IN (General Effect)
3 Norton H.S., OH (Visual)
1 Tarpon Springs H.S., FL (Music, Visual-tie, General Effect)
2 Marian Catholic H.S., IL (Visual-tie)
3 Nation Ford H.S., SC
1 Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA (Music, Visual, General Effect)
2 Franklin H.S., TN
3 Bellevue West H.S., NE
1 Carmel H.S., IN (Music, Visual-tie)
2 Broken Arrow H.S., OK (General Effect, Visual-tie)
3 James Bowie H.S., TX
Get complete results and event coverage at www.MusicForAll.org
• Student Leadership Workshop with Tim Lautzenheiser.
• Grand National Expo, featuring more than 100 exhibit booths. November 8-10, 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
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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.