Grand National 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.


November 10-12, 2016


Lucas Oil Stadium
500 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana

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2016 Bands That Have Applied

As of: August 3, 2016

Below is an alphabetical list of all bands that have applied for Grand Nationals. More bands have applied for this show than there are performance spots. Not all of these bands will receive performance spots in the show, some will end up on the wait list.

Ada H.S., OH
Adair County H.S., KY
Archbishop Alter H.S., OH
Avon H.S., IN
Avon H.S., OH
Ayala H.S., CA
Bassett H.S., VA
Bellbrook H.S., OH
Bellevue West H.S., NE
Ben Davis H.S., IN
Bentonville H.S., AR
Bishop Fenwick H.S., OH
Boiling Springs H.S., SC
Campbell County H.S., KY
Cape Fear H.S., NC
Carlisle H.S., OH
Carmel H.S., IN
Carroll H.S., IN
Carroll H.S., OH
Castle H.S., IN
Cedar Park H.S., TX
Center Grove H.S., IN
Centerville H.S., OH
Central Hardin H.S., KY
Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
Clovis West H.S., CA
Colerain H.S., OH
Columbus North H.S., IN
Crestwood H.S., OH
Davenport Central H.S., IA
Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
East Clinton H.S., OH
Fairborn H.S., OH
Father Ryan H.S., TN
Fort Mill H.S., SC
Franklin Central H.S., IN
Franklin H.S., TN
Green Hope H.S., NC
Hardin Valley Academy, TN
Herscher H.S., IL
Homestead H.S., IN
Indian Hill H.S., OH
James Bowie H.S.. TX
James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
Jenison H.S., MI
Jenks H.S., OK
La Salle H.S., OH
Lafayette H.S., LA
Lake Central H.S., IN
Lake Hamilton H.S., AR
Lake Orion H.S.MI
Lake Park H.S., IL
Lakeland H.S., MI
Lawrence Township, IN
Leander H.S., TX
Licking Valley H.S., OH
Limestone Community H.S., IL
Lincoln-Way Community H.S., IL
Lockport Township H.S., IL
Logan Elm H.S., OH
Marian Catholic H.S., IL
Maui H.S., HI
Miamisburg H.S., OH
Milton-Union H.S., OH
Monrovia H.S., IN
Morton H.S., IL
Murphysboro H.S., IL
Mustang H.S., OK
Nation Ford H.S., SC
New Philadelphia H.S., OH
Nordonia H.S., OH
North Hardin H.S., KY
Northmont H.S., OH
Norton H.S., OH
O'Fallon Township H.S., IL
Olentangy H.S., OH
Owasso H.S., OK
Panther Creek H.S., NC
Paragould H.S., AR
Piqua H.S., OH
Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI
Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
Rockford H.S., MI
Rockwood Summit H.S., MO
Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
South Point H.S., OH
Southmoore H.S., OK
Southwestern H.S., IN
Springboro H.S., OH
Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
Tippecanoe H.S., OH
Triton Central H.S., IN
Turpin H.S., OH
Union H.S., OK
Urbana H.S., MD
Vista Murrieta H.S., CA
Walled Lake Central H.S., MI
Walter E. Stebbins H.S., OH
Wando H.S., SC
Western Brown H.S., OH
Westlake H.S., UT
Whitesboro H.S., TX
William Mason H.S., OH
Williamstown H.S., KY

 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.
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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 2016-2017.