Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament

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. It is our vision to be a catalyst to ensure that every child across America has access and opportunity to participate in active music making in their scholastic environment, so we are especially intent on providing these kinds of experiences to the young people within our very own footprint.

"We take our relationship with the students of Indianapolis very seriously. Music education is a vital part of the complete child, and Music for All will continue to cultivate our educational and advocacy actions with the Indianapolis community."  - James P. Stephens, Director of Advocacy and Educational Resources

2016 Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament

November 9, 2016
Lucas Oil Stadium
500 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN

 

2016 Participating Schools

Arsenal Technical H.S.
Broad Ripple Magnet H.S.
Crispus Attucks Magnet H.S.
Emmerich Manual H.S.
George Washington Community H.S.
John Marshall Community H.S.
Northwest Community H.S.
Arlington H.S.

 

 

2015 Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament Summary 

2014 Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament Summary

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Spirit Award

The Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament Spirit Award was created in an effort to increase awareness of music education programs in Indianapolis area schools. It also encourages students to invite members of their community to come out in support of their hard work. Spectators are judged on their school spirit by a panel of judges consisting of local celebrities and business professionals of influence. The winning school receives a trophy and a $1,000 scholarship for their school's music program.

Judging is based on four criteria: Pride (including, but not limited to, cheers, banners, signs, painted faces, and representation of school colors); Sportsmanship; Noise level (at appropriate times during their band's performance); and Attendance.

Past Winners

2015

  • IMBT Corps-style Division – Arsenal Technical H.S.
  • IMBT Show-style Division – Broad Ripple Magnet H.S.
  • Spirit Award – Crispus Attucks H.S.

2014

  • IMBT Class A Champion – Crispus Attucks H.S.
  • IMBT Class B Champion – Arsenal Technical H.S.
  • Spirit Award Winners – (TIE) Broad Ripple Magnet H.S. & Crispus Attucks H.S.

2013

  • IMBT Class A Champion – Northwest H.S.
  • IMBT Class B Champion – Shortridge Magnet H.S.
  • Spirit Award winner – Broad Ripple Magnet H.S.

2012

  • IMBT Class A Champion – Broad Ripple Magnet H.S.
  • IMBT Class B Champion – Crispus Attucks H.S.
  • Spirit Award winner – Broad Ripple Magnet H.S.

2011

  • IPS Class A Champion - Arsenal Technical H.S.
  • IPS Class B Champion – Emmerich Manual H.S.
  • Spirit Award winner - Broad Ripple Magnet H.S.

2010

  • IPS Class A Champion - Broad Ripple H.S.
  • IPS Class B Champion – Shortridge Magnet H.S.
  • Spirit Award winner - Shortridge Magnet H.S.

2009

  • IPS Class A Champion - Broad Ripple H.S.
  • IPS Class B Champion – T.C. Howe H.S.
  • Spirit Award winner - Broad Ripple H.S.

2008

  • IPS Champion - Broad Ripple H.S.
  • Spirit Award winner - Broad Ripple H.S.

2007

  • IPS Champion - Broad Ripple H.S.
  • Spirit Award winner - Arlington H.S.

2006

  • IPS Champion - Broad Ripple H.S.
  • Spirit Award winner - T.C. Howe H.S.

2005

  • IPS Champion - Arlington H.S.
  • Spirit Award winner - T.C. Howe H.S.

2004

  • IPS Champion - Arlington H.S.
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