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Beautiful Day Expected At BOA Northeast Ohio Regional

Beautiful Day Expected At BOA Northeast Ohio Regional
Photo: Kirby Lee - USA TODAY Sports
The weather is looking pretty good for the Bands of America Northeast Ohio Regional this Saturday in Canton, Ohio. Fourteen bands will take the field over the course of the afternoon in preliminary competition and once again in the evening for another finals performance. For over half of the bands, the Northeast Ohio Regional is their only trip to a Bands of America contest this season, so don't miss out on your only chance to catch them live on FloMarching!

With highs expected to reach the lower 80s and a forecast of partly cloudy, it'll be a beautiful warm day of early-season performances and an excellent way to cut the ribbon on the 2017 Bands of America season! Let's take a look at what some of these marching bands are bringing to the table on Saturday.


Avon High School Marching Black & Gold

One of the two reigning Grand Nationals champions from last season will be making its first stop in Canton to perform its 2017 show, "Test4ment." The show features music from the late David Maslanka's Symphony No. 4. Avon boasts a hefty resume, including 13 Indiana State Marching Band Championships, three Bands of America Grand National Championships, and a long list of accolades through their involvement in Winter Guard International (WGI) as well.

Dublin Coffman High School Marching Band

The well-known band from central Ohio is making the trip up north this weekend. This season, the Dublin Coffman band is playing music from Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10, Mvt. 2, and Bela Bartok's String Quartet No. 4. In its long history, the Dublin Coffman band has won 65 grand champion titles at OMEA local and regional contests. It has also qualified for OMEA state finals consistently since 1982. More recently, it was named a Bands of America semifinalist in 2013.

Nordonia High School Marching Band

Making their one and only visit to a Bands of America competition for the 2017 season, the Nordonia High School Marching Band is bringing its hard work from the summer to Canton. Over the past 50 years, Nordonia's marching and concert bands have performed at several prestigious venues locally and nationally and regularly perform at both OMEA and BOA competitions. This year, Nordonia is bringing the music of Queen to the field. The group will play a medley of music selections from "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin, and "Blue Shades" by Frank Ticheli.

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