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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Grand National Championships Finals Live Blog


Live Blogs for Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha

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2013 Grand National Championships Finals Live Blog

 

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Congratulations to all of the bands who participated in the 2013 Bands of America Super Regional Championship at Indianapolis, presented by Yamaha! Here are some photos from both the Prelims and Finals awards ceremony. Looking for more action photos of your band? Jolesch Enterprises will have photos available on their website coming soon - so make sure you check here for group photos as well as action shots that they took at the event.

Can't view the slide show? Click here. 

Looking for Results and Scores from the event? You can find those here. Congratulations to the 2013 Indianapolis Super Regional Champion: Carmel H.S., IN!

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Live Blogs for Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha

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Click here for Semi-Finals Blog

Grand Nationals Prelims Live Blog

 

Live Blog of the 2013 Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament at the Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha

 

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Throwback Thursday: 2008

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For Throwback Thursday we are heading back to the first year we called Lucas Oil Stadium home to the Grand National Championships- 2008!

Pictured above are the very first Grand National finalists to ever grace the field of Lucas Oil Stadium:

Class A Exhibition: Bourbon County HS and Finalists: Avon, LD Bell, Lawrence Central, Marian Catholic, Carmel, Broken Arrow, Tarpon Springs, Kennesaw Mountain, Centerville, Ben Davis, Plymouth-Canton Ed. Park and Lafayette! (If you can't help yourself and want to check out scores after reading this list- you can find those here.)

And who was the very first band to be named Grand National Champion in Lucas Oil Stadium? That would be Avon H.S. from Avon, Indiana!

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 We are excited to be back in Lucas Oil Stadium again this weekend for the Bands of America Super Regional Championship at Indianapolis and then once again next week for the 2013 Bands of America Grand National Championships!

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Join us for the Tim Lautzenheiser Student Leadership Workshop during the 2013 Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha! Work with the man himself, Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser on Friday, November 15th. This leadership workshop encourages the growth of the group via a nurturing of agreed-upon organizational values that establishes a solid foundation for positive growth in every aspect of your band program.

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This is a MUST on your list of things to do while at the Grand National Championships. And the best part? The early pricing has been extended! Register online BEFORE you arrive and you can register for the workshop for $30 per person! Remember: one director attends FREE for every 10 students enrolled! (But register now for these savings, it will be $35 per person on site).

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Leadership skills are not just something that will help you in band, or in high school. This is one of those workshops where you will learn things that you will utilize every day for the rest of your life, and have fun while learning them!

So don't wait- register now and get ready for an awesome two hours with the incomprable Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser and more than 500 of your new best friends!

Read more about the Dr. Tim Lauzenheiser Student Leadership Workshop here. Register online for just $30 per person here.
 

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Question: Who was the first Grand National Champion to receive “The Eagle” Grand National Traveling Trophy?

Answer: Center Grove H.S., IN (1995)

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In celebration of BOA’s  20th Anniversary, Bands of America debuted the Grand National Traveling Trophy, commonly referred to as “The Eagle.” Center Grove High School, under the direction of Thomas Dirks, was awarded the travelling trophy in 1995 for their show “A Journey into the Adventure Zone.”

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The trophy quickly became the quintessential and recognizable icon of the Bands of America Fall Championships. Still today, the Eagle is kept with the reigning Grand National Champion. During this weekend’s Indianapolis Super Regional, 2012 Grand National Champion Carmel H.S. Marching Greyhounds will return the travelling trophy to Music for All in preparation for next week’s 2013 Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Trivia Tuesday: Outstanding Color Guard

Question: In our last Throwback Thursday: Color Guard Edition blog post, we mentioned that Bands of America used to present an Outstanding Auxiliary Award at its Grand National Championships. What is the last year that Bands of America awarded an award for outstanding color guard at Grand Nationals?

 

Answer: The 1994 Grand National Championships


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Bands America awarded the last Outstanding Auxiliary Award at the 1994 Grand Finale on November 5, 1994. The Centerville Jazz Band received the award, also receiving 8th place that year with their program featuring the music of Chase. In addition to flags and weapons, the color guard utilized hula hoops to reflect the 1970s era of Chase. The Marian Catholic H.S. band was awarded their fifth Grand National Championship title in 1994 as well. Although the Oustanding Auxiliary Award ended after 1994, color guards remain an integral part of the visual design for marching bands across the U.S., and it is always exciting to observe the many innovations in color guard over the years.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Color Guard Edition

When sorting through photos here at Music for All, we enjoyed looking at all of the unique color guard uniforms over the years; so much that we decided to devote an entire Throwback Thursday post to color guard!

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In the early years of Bands of America, color guard (auxillary) uniforms were often varitations of the band uniform; however, in the late 1980s and 1990s, color guard uniforms became an important part of the visual show design and changed each year. Previously, Bands of America Grand Nationals even featured a Highest Achievement Award for Auxillary. We hope you enjoy this collection of interesting color guard uniforms for Throwback Thursday! Share your favorite color guard uniform in the comments below!

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--Seth

Seth Williams is the Development Coordinator at Music for All. Seth is no stranger to Music for All and Bands of America – first as a participant and as an intern in Development and Participant Relations. He is a graduate of Butler University and previously worked in the Broadway theatre industry in New York. A proud alumnus of “The Centerville Jazz Band,” Seth is likely the biggest band nerd he knows.

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Congratulations to all of the bands who participated in the 2013 Bands of America Regional Championship at Powder Springs, presented by Yamaha! Thank you and congratulations to ALL of the bands who participated in the show!

Here are some photos from both the Prelims and Finals awards ceremony. Looking for more action photos of your band? Jolesch Enterprises will have photos available on their website coming soon - so make sure you check here  for group photos as well as action shots that they took at the event.

 

Can't view the slide show? Click here.

Looking for Results and Scores from the event? You can find those here. Congratulations to the 2013 Powder Springs Regional Champions: Franklin H.S., TN!

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Congratulations to all of the bands who participated in the 2013 Bands of America Super Regional Championship at Winston-Salem, presented by Yamaha! We are incredibly proud of all of the bands who performed at Bowman Grey Stadium over the weekend - it was a fantastic display of marching excellence!

Here are some photos from both the Prelims and Finals awards ceremony. Looking for more action photos of your band? Jolesch Enterprises will have photos available on their website coming soon - so make sure you check here  for group photos as well as action shots that they took at the event.


Can't view the slide show? Click here.

Looking for Results and Scores from the event? You can find those here. Congratulations to the 2013 Winston-Salem Super Regional Champions: Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN!

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