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Field show bands gear up for 2016 circuit and state championship events


Updated November 7, 2016

Photo Champions will be crowned as field show bands compete in their 2016 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.

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships
October 8, 2016
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, Minnesota
CHAMPIONS: A Anoka H.S., MN; AA Minnetonka H.S., MN; AAA Roosevelt H.S., SD; AAAA Rosemount H.S., MN; OVERALL Rosemount H.S., MN

Oklahoma Bandmasters Association State Marching Contest
October 8, 2016 (1A/2A/3A at Moore H.S., Moore, Oklahoma)
October 22, 2016 (4A/5A at Mustang H.S., Mustang, Oklahoma)
October 29, 2016 (6A1/6A2 at Broken Arrow H.S., Broken Arrow, Oklahoma)
CHAMPIONS: 1A Pocola H.S.; 2A Perry H.S.; 3A Berryhill H.S.; 4A Sallisaw 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 15, 2016
UW-Whitewater
Whitewater, Wisconsin
CHAMPIONS: AAAA Oak Creek H.S. and Waukesha West H.S. (tie); 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 15, 2016
Casper Events Center
Casper, Wyoming
CHAMPIONS: Ratings only

USBands Championships
October 22-November 12, 2016
More than a dozen championship events throughout the East and South

Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic Class State Finals
October 22, 2016
Lawrence Central High School
Indianapolis, Indiana
CHAMPIONS: B Danville H.S.; A Zionsville H.S.

Musical Arts Conference (MAC) Championships
October 22, 2016
Norwalk High School
Norwalk, Connecticut
CHAMPIONS: Class I Shelton H.S.; Class II Bethel H.S.; Class III Westhill H.S.; Class IV Naugatuck H.S.; National Class Norwalk H.S.

Mississippi Bandmasters Association State Marching Championships
October 22, 2016 (1A/3A/5A at Pearl H.S., Pearl, Mississippi)
October 29, 2016 (2A/4A/6A at Clinton H.S., Clinton, Mississippi)
CHAMPIONS: 1A Stringer H.S.; 2A Mantachie H.S.; 3A Booneville H.S.; 4A Kosciusko H.S.; 5A Lewisburg H.S.; 6A Petal H.S.

Nebraska State Marching Contest
October 22, 2016
Two "festival" sites: Seacrest Field, Lincoln, Nebraska and UNK, Kearney, Nebraska
One "competition" site: Millard South High School Buell Stadium, Omaha, Nebraska
CHAMPIONS: Competition Site - AA Millard North H.S.; A Norris H.S.; C Logan View H.S.; Other sites ratings only.

Utah Music Educators Association (UMEA) Red Rocks State Marching Band Championship
October 28, 2016
Dixie State University
St. George, Utah

Colorado Bandmasters Association State Marching Band Championships
October 28, 2016 (4A/5A at U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colorado)
October 31, 2016 (1A/2A/3A at Stocker Stadium, Grand Junction, Colorado)
CHAMPIONS: 1A Estes Park H.S.; 2A D'Evelyn H.S.; 3A Centaurus H.S.; 4A Liberty H.S.; 5A Legacy H.S.

Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Open Class State Finals
October 29, 2016
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana

Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) State Marching Band Championship
October 29, 2016
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Louisville, Kentucky
CHAMPIONS: A Beechwood H.S.; AA Hart County H.S.; AAA Adair County H.S.; AAAA Barren County H.S.; AAAAA Lafayette H.S.

Lakeshore Marching Band Association (LMBA) Championships
October 29, 2016
Erie Veterans Stadium
Erie, Pennsylvania
CHAMPIONS: AA Penncrest H.S.; AAA Cochranton H.S.; OPEN North East H.S.

Maine Band Director's Association (MBDA) Finals
October 29, 2016
Thornton Academy
Saco, Maine

New York State Field Band Conference (NYSFBC) Championships
October 29, 2016
Carrier Dome, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association (PIMBA) Championships
October 29, 2016
Moon Area High School
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
CHAMPIONS: A Leechburg H.S.; AA Deer Lakes H.S.; AAA Gateway H.S.; AAAA Norwin H.S.

South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) Class 1A-4A State Championships
October 29, 2016
1A/3A at Batesburg-Leesville High School, Batesburg, South Carolina
2A/4A at Spring Valley High School, Columbia, South Carolina
CHAMPIONS: 1A Ninety Six H.S.; 2A Powdersville H.S.; 3A Pickens H.S.; 4A Nation Ford H.S.

New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) Championships
October 30, 2016
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 Blackstone-Millville H.S.; DIV 5 Dartmouth H.S.

Tournament of Bands (TOB) Atlantic Coast Championships
October 29, 2016 (2-A/4-A at Central Dauphin Stadium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
October 30, 2016 (2-OPEN/4-OPEN at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania)
November 5, 2016 (1-A/3-A at West Shore Stadium, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania)
November 6, 2016 (1-OPEN/3-OPEN at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Louisiana Marching Band Circuit (LMBC) Championships
November 5, 2016
Central Lafourche High School
Raceland, Louisiana
CHAMPIONS: A Riverside Academy H.S.; AA South Terrebonne H.S.; AAA Terrebonne H.S.; AAAA Central Lafourche H.S.

Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA) Championships
November 5, 2016
Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan
CHAMPIONS: Flight I Plymouth Canton Ed. Park; Flight II Reeths-Puffer H.S.; Flight III Lakeshore H.S.; Flight IV Ferndale H.S.

Mid-States Band Association (MSBA) Championships
November 5, 2016
A at Norwood High School Shea Stadium, Norwood, Ohio
AA at Miamisburg High School, Miamisburg, Ohio
AAA at Kings High School, Kings Mill, Ohio
AAAA/OPEN at Mason High School, Mason, Ohio
CHAMPIONS: A Archbishop Alter H.S., OH; AA Taylor County H.S., KY; AAA New Palestine H.S., IN; AAAA Bourbon County H.S., KY; OPEN Mason H.S., OH

South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) Class 5A State Championships
November 5, 2016
Irmo High School
Columbia, South Carolina
CHAMPION: 5A James F. Byrnes H.S.

Tennessee Division I State Marching Band Championship
November 5, 2016
Riverdale High School
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
CHAMPION: Goodpasture H.S.

Tennessee Division II State Marching Band Championship
November 5, 2016
Stewarts Creek High School
Smyrna, Tennessee

UIL Texas 4A/6A State Marching Band Contest
November 7-9, 2016
Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas
CHAMPIONS: 4A North Lamar H.S.

Bands of America Grand National Championships
November 9-12, 2016
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana

Arizona Band & Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) State Marching Championship
November 12, 2016
Glendale Community College
Glendale, Arizona

Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) State Finals
November 12, 2016
Tropicana Dome
St. Petersburg, Florida

Cavalcade of Bands Championships
November 12, 2016 (Liberty A/Open at J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown, Pennsylvania)
November 12, 2016 (Patriot A/Open and Yankee A/Open at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania)
November 13, 2016 (American A/Open at J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown, Pennsylvania)
November 13, 2016 (Independence A/Open at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Field Championships
November 19, 2016
1A/4A at Warren High School, Downey, California
2A/5A at Ramona High School, Riverside, California
3A at Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo, California
6A at Citrus College, Glendora, California

Western Band Association (WBA) Combined Grand Championships
November 19-20, 2016
1/2/3A Class Championships on November 19 at Merced College Don Odishoo Stadium, Merced, California
4/5A Class Championships on November 19 at Buchanan H.S. Veteran's Stadium, Clovis, California
WBA Grand Championships on November 20 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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