Bands of America Marching Championships
Bands of America Marching Championships

Bands of America Grand National Championships

Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha is the nation’s most exciting marching band event. First and foremost, Grand Nationals is an educational performance opportunity open to all high school bands, on a first-come, first-served basis. Grand Nationals is also a spectacular music and pageantry event, one that band fans from across the nation and around the world travel to for the exciting and creative performances.

Dates

November 11-14, 2015

Location

Lucas Oil Stadium
500 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana

Directions

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2015 Finals Schedule

6:30 PM - North Gate Opens for Spectators
               Expo Re-Opens - Premium Area

7:00 PM - Grand Finale Opening Ceremony
               National Anthem: Western Carolina University and Special Guests
               Presentation of Scholarships
               George N. Parks Leadership Award Presentation

8:00 PM - Hebron H.S., TX
8:15 PM - Homestead H.S., IN
8:30 PM - Round Rock H.S., TX
8:45 PM - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
9:00 PM - Harrison H.S., GA
9:15 PM - William Mason H.S., OH
9:30 PM - Blue Springs H.S., MO
9:45 PM - Carmel H.S., IN
10:00 PM - Avon H.S., IN
10:15 PM - Keller H.S., TX
10:30 PM - The Woodlands H.S., TX
10:45 PM - Broken Arrow H.S., OK
11:00 PM - Class A: Adair County H.S., KY

2015 Semi-Finals Schedule

6:00 AM – Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office Opens

6:30 AM – East Gate Opens for Spectators
                Expo Opens - Premium and Standard Areas

7:00 AM –  Beechwood H.S., KY
7:15 AM –  Bellbrook H.S., OH
7:30 AM –  Father Ryan H.S., TN
7:45 AM –  Saint James School, AL
8:00 AM –  Kiski Area H.S., PA
8:15 AM –  Larry A. Ryle H.S., KY
8:30 AM –  Jenison H.S., MI
8:45 AM –  Miamisburg H.S., OH
9:00 AM –  Franklin H.S., TN
9:15 AM –  Ben Davis H.S., IN
9:30 AM –  Lawrence Township, IN
9:45 AM –  Harrison H.S., GA
10:00 AM –  Homestead H.S., CA
10:15 AM –  Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN

BREAK

11:15 AM –  Homestead H.S., IN
11:30 AM –  Blue Springs H.S., MO
11:45 AM –  Keller H.S., TX
12:00 PM –  The Woodlands H.S., TX
12:15 PM –  Center Grove H.S., IN
12:30 PM –  Keller Central H.S., TX
12:45 PM –  Broken Arrow H.S., OK
1:00 PM –  Centerville H.S., OH
1:15 PM –  William Mason H.S., OH
1:30 PM –  Lake Central H.S., IN

BREAK

2:15 PM –  Avon H.S., IN
2:30 PM –  Carmel H.S., IN
2:45 PM –  Round Rock H.S., TX
3:00 PM –  Marian Catholic H.S., IL
3:15 PM –  Hebron H.S., TX
3:30 PM –  Bentonville H.S., AR
3:45 PM –  Adair County H.S., KY
4:00 PM –  Milford H.S., OH
4:15 PM –  Goshen H.S., IN
4:30 PM –  Green Hope H.S., NC
4:45 PM –  Exhibition: Western Carolina University

2015 Preliminaries – Performance Schedule

As of: November 4, 2015

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015

6:00 PM - West Gate Ticket Window Opens/ West Gate Opens for Spectators
6:30 PM - National Anthem: Marian University Marching Band

6:45 PM – Arlington Community H.S. - Exhibition
7:00 PM – John Marshall Community H.S.
7:15 PM - Northwest Community H.S.
7:30 PM - Crispus Attucks Magnet H.S.
7:45 PM - Broad Ripple Magnet H.S.
8:00 PM - Shortridge H.S. - Drumline Exhibition
8:15 PM - Emmerich Manual H.S.
8:30 PM - George Washington Community H.S.
8:45 PM - Key Learning Community
9:00 PM - Arsenal Technical H.S.
9:15 PM - EXHIBITION: Marian University Marching Band

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015

7:45 AM - Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office Opens
8:15 AM - East Gate Opens for Spectators/ Expo Opens (Premium Areas)

8:45 AM - Charles D. Owen H.S., NC
9:00 AM - Logan Elm H.S., OH
9:15 AM - Rockford H.S., MI
9:30 AM - Mt. Pleasant H.S., MI
9:45 AM - Lancaster H.S., NY
10:00 AM - Edgewood H.S., OH
10:15 AM - Waukesha North H.S., WI
10:30 AM - North Laurel H.S., KY
10:45 AM - Highlands H.S., KY
11:00 AM - Talawanda H.S., OH
11:15 AM - Indian Hill H.S., OH
11:30 AM - Monrovia H.S., IN

BREAK

12:30 PM - Larry A. Ryle H.S., KY
12:45 PM - Troy Athens H.S., MI
1:00 PM - Pulaski County H.S., KY
1:15 PM - Northmont H.S., OH
1:30 PM - Dawson-Bryant H.S., OH
1:45 PM - Milford H.S., OH
2:00 PM - Saint James School, AL
2:15 PM - Avon H.S., OH
2:30 PM - Homestead H.S., IN
2:45 PM - Fred J. Page H.S., TN
3:00 PM - Mililani H.S., HI
3:15 PM - Central Crossing H.S., OH

BREAK

4:00 PM - Hamilton H.S., OH
4:15 PM - Green Hope H.S., NC
4:30 PM - DeSoto Central H.S., MS
4:45 PM - Southwestern H.S., IN
5:00 PM - Carroll H.S., OH
5:15 PM - Father Ryan H.S., TN
5:30 PM - Tippecanoe H.S., OH
5:45 PM - William Mason H.S., OH
6:00 PM - Dublin Coffman H.S., OH
6:15 PM - Cary Senior H.S., NC
6:30 PM - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
6:45 PM - Homestead H.S., CA

BREAK

7:45 PM - New Palestine H.S., IN
8:00 PM - Avon H.S., IN
8:15 PM - Ben Davis H.S., IN
8:30 PM - Paragould H.S., AR
8:45 PM - Centerville H.S., OH
9:00 PM - Carmel H.S., IN
9:15 PM - Triton Central H.S., IN
9:30 PM - Lawrence Township H.S., IN
9:45 PM - Adair County H.S., KY
10:00 PM - Center Grove H.S., IN
10:15 PM - Jenison H.S., MI
10:30 PM - Ada H.S., OH

11:00 PM - Expo Closes/Stadium Clears

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015

6:45 AM - Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office Opens
               East Gate Opens for Spectators
               Expo Opens - Premium and Standard Areas

7:15 AM - Butler H.S., OH
7:30 AM - Corner H.S., AL
7:45 AM - Eden Prairie H.S., MN
8:00 AM - The Woodlands H.S., TX
8:15 AM - Blue Springs H.S., MO
8:30 AM - Harrison H.S., GA
8:45 AM - Kiski Area H.S., PA
9:00 AM - Valley Christian H.S., CA
9:15 AM - Keller H.S., TX
9:30 AM - Hebron H.S., TX
9:45 AM - Cleveland H.S., TN
10:00 AM - Bentonville H.S., AR

BREAK

10:45 AM - Berryhill H.S., OK
11:00 AM - Keller Central H.S., TX
11:15 AM - Goodpasture Christian School, TN
11:30 AM - Blackhawk H.S., PA
11:45 AM - Lake Central H.S., IN
12:00 PM - Ravenwood H.S., TN
12:15 PM - Lakeland H.S., MI
12:30 PM - Bellbrook H.S., OH
12:45 PM - West Bloomfield H.S., MI
1:00 PM - Davenport Central H.S., IA
1:15 PM - La Salle H.S., OH
1:30 PM - Bourbon County H.S., KY

BREAK

2:30 PM - Stebbins H.S., OH
2:45 PM - Norton H.S., OH
3:00 PM - New Philadelphia H.S., OH
3:15 PM - Metamora Township H.S., IL
3:30 PM - Milton-Union H.S., OH
3:45 PM - Potosi H.S., MO
4:00 PM - Warren Local H.S., OH
4:15 PM - Meade County H.S., KY
4:30 PM - Colony H.S., AK
4:45 PM - Carlisle H.S., OH
5:00 PM - Miamisburg H.S., OH
5:15 PM - Bishop Fenwick H.S., OH
5:30 PM - Exhibition: University of Cincinnati Bearcat Marching Band

BREAK

6:15 PM - Broken Arrow H.S., OK
6:30 PM - Archbishop Alter H.S., OH
6:45 PM - East Clinton H.S., OH
7:00 PM - Franklin H.S., TN
7:15 PM - Round Rock H.S., TX
7:30 PM - Goshen H.S., IN
7:45 PM - Beechwood H.S., KY
8:00 PM - Lake Park H.S., IL
8:15 PM - Central Hardin H.S., KY
8:30 PM - Greendale H.S., WI
8:45 PM - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
9:00 PM - Exhibition: University of Kentucky Wildcat Marching Band

9:15 PM - Sponsor Recognition Awards
               Patrick John Hughes Parent/Booster Award Presentation
               Prelim Awards Ceremony & Announcement of Semi-Finalists

10:00 PM - Expo Closes

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015

7:00 AM – Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office Opens
                East Gate Opens for Spectators
                Expo Opens - Premium and Standard Areas

8:00 AM (Tentative) - Semi Finals Competition Begins
4:45 PM - End of Semi-Finals Competition
5:00 PM - Semi-finals Awards Ceremony
               Announcement of Finalist Bands

5:30 PM - Expo Closes/Stadium Clears

6:30 PM - North Gate Opens for Spectators
               Expo Re-Opens - Premium Area

7:00 PM - Grand Finale Opening Ceremony
               National Anthem: Western Carolina University and Special Guests
               Presentation of Scholarships
               George N. Parks Leadership Award Presentation

8:00 PM - First Competing Band in Finals Competition

11:00 PM - End of Finals Competition

 

The Grand National Championships is a three-day, Preliminary, Semi-Finals, Finals event, held in Lucas Oil Stadium, one of the world’s premier indoor venues. Bands receive recorded evaluation from panels of leading educators and marching experts, along with written scoresheets. Forty-five bands perform in each of the two separate Prelims contests, balanced with like numbers of bands from each class. Thirty bands then advance to Semi-Finals with a formula that ensures inclusion of representatives of each of the four classes and the top scoring bands from the two separate Prelims contests and the overall event. (See Procedures and Adjudication Handbook for specifics.) The top 12 scoring bands from Semi- Finals, regardless of class, advance to Saturday evening’s finals.

Grand Nationals is a destination with special events and enhancements that create an unforgettable experience. The event includes:

Exhibition Performances from Outstanding College Bands

Music for All is excited to welcome these outstanding groups in special exhibition at the 2015 Bands of America Grand National Championships:

  • Marian University Marching Band
  • University of Cincinnati Bearcat Marching Band
  • University of Kentucky Wildcat Marching Band
  • Western Carolina Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

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Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament

Music for All’s Bands of America kicks off the Grand National Championships by hosting the Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament presented by Yamaha, with the support of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis.

Formerly known as the Indianapolis Public Schools Marching Band Tournament, the Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament is designed to serve students who attend schools or reside in the Indianapolis community. Music for All has placed our roots in Indianapolis because we want to be an active participant in the local arts.

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Expo

America’s largest and most prestigious national marching band event invites you to join our growing list of exhibitors. Exhibits are located on the street level concourse of Lucas Oil Stadium and are easily accessible to the more than 85,000 attendees, including 12,000+ student performers from across the country who attend the three-day event.

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Student Leadership Workshop with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Expand your students' Grand National experience as they workwith the man who is the author of this powerful leadership program. It is hard-hitting, based on life-skills, and certain to make a measurable contribution to the health and welfare of your band. This unforgettable Student Leadership Workshop focuses on the aspects of leadership dealing with: attitude development, communication skills, personal responsibility, positive role modeling, sensitivity in working with peers, understanding of self-motivation, responsibility assessment and action plans to achieve group goals.

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Live Webcast

There’s nothing that compares to being there to cheer on your band, but those who cannot be there in person can still enjoy the 2015 Bands of America Grand National Championships online. Thursday and Friday Prelims, Saturday Semi-Finals and Finals will all be webcast live at musicforall.org. Order by clicking the button below.

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Live Blog

We are taking our online coverage of the Grand National Championships to the next level with our Grand Nationals Live Blog! The Live Blog is just another way for fans to join the conversation during the Grand National Championships weekend.

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Tickets for spectators

Grand Nationals is an exciting, spectacular event for everyone who loves incredible marching music performances. 

Tickets

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National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2015-2016.
 

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