Bands of America Grand National Championships Underway

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(photo courtesy of Bands For All) (photo courtesy of Bands For All)

Music For All's Bands of America Grand National Championships are underway at Lucas Oil Stadium. High school marching bands from 23 states are competing in the largest ever Grand Nationals.

The three-day event is the culmination of the Bands of America season after 22 events held across the country. It features 110 bands competing in preliminary contests Thursday and Friday in the hopes of being one of the top 12 bands to advance to Saturday's semi-finals. Those top 12 bands will compete in the Finals Saturday night when they will be judged by a panel of music educators and marching band experts. 

Indiana bands competing:

  •  Avon High School
  • Carmel High School
  • Castle High School
  • Center Grove High School 
  • Columbus North High School
  • Fishers High School 
  • Goshen High School 
  • Greenfield Central High School 
  • Homestead High School
  • Lawrence Central H.S.
  • Lewis Cass High School
  • Monrovia High School 

Grand Nationals have been held in Indianapolis since 1984, with the exception of two years. The event was expanded this year, making it the largest ever held in its 43 year history. Current performance times can be found here

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