Must-Watch Guide To Full Bands of America 2018 Season

Top 5 Drill Moves Of BOA Week 1

Starting on September 22, you can catch some of the best high school bands in the country perform every single weekend LIVE on FloMarching until everything comes to a close at the 2018 BOA Grand National Finals in November.

With nine full weekends of events, it can be hard to keep track of everything available to watch throughout the season, so we've picked out some of the biggest and best events with the top programs in the country that are must-see for FloMarching viewers. 

Don't forget, however, that there will be groups worth watching at EVERY single event streamed on FloMarching, large or small—so don't ONLY stick to this list. This is just a starting place!

September 22 - 2018 Bands of America Oxford Regional

Although it'll be the early season and the first weekend out for a number of high school bands, the BOA Oxford show is looking to still be a must-watch event, including a performance from the reigning BOA Grand National Finals champion!

Carmel will debut their 2018 program on September 22 at Miami University along with a number of other incredible programs from the Midwest, like Centerville (OH), Lakota West (OH), Lebanon (OH), Miamisburg (OH), and Williamstown (KY).

Some of these smaller groups from Ohio can pack a pretty mighty punch in percussion and guard due to their strong winter programs and drum corps veteran-laden instructional staff.

Carmel's Director Following Championship Run

September 29 - 2018 Bands of America Austin Regional

Texas is definitely its own beast when it comes to the high school marching arena in the United States. Although we will see some pretty phenomenal Texas bands in Midland and McAllen the weekend before, BOA Austin will be a must-watch event from start to finish.

The 2018 BOA Austin line-up includes: Cedar Park (TX), Cedar Ridge (TX), Claudia Taylor Johnson (TX), James Bowie (TX), Leander (TX), Hendrickson (TX), Round Rock (TX), and Vandegrift (TX). 

Stacked to the brim with groups that could go against the best in the rest of the country, many of the groups that compete in Austin will have a very good chance at making the 2018 BOA San Antonio Super Regional finals down the road.

Ride With Hendrickson Through Prelims

October 19-20 - 2018 Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional

Not only are the super regionals the biggest events of the season, but they are also the most entertaining of the season—excluding grand nationals, of course!

Well, to kick off the 2018 "super regional season," we've got the two-day Indy Super with over 60 groups performing in prelims!

Don't miss these 2017 BOA Grand National finalists perform their 2018 programs in Indianapolis on October 19: Avon (IN), Carmel (IN), Castle (IN), Blue Springs (MO) and even Union (OK).

October 26-27 - 2018 Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional

Moving on to the next weekend of "super regional season," we have a whole new cast of groups from the central United States, more from the Midwest, and a couple of groups from the South.

Nebraska represents with Bellevue East (NE) and West (NE) making the trip to Missouri, not to mention a surprise trip from three Texas schools: Drippings Springs (TX), Weiss (TX), and Sherman (TX). 

These Texas groups, in particular, will be looking for some final critiques from the judges before getting into their biggest show of the season: the 2018 BOA San Antonio Super Regional.

November 2-3 - 2018 Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional

This year, the San Antonio Super Regional holds more weight than any other. With only ONE (1) group from Texas attending Grand Nats (Prosper), San Antonio has risen to become the Super Bowl before the Super Bowl.

To give you an idea, Avon (IN) attended last year's San Antonio Super Regional and came in fourth place. The next weekend at BOA Grand National finals, the band earned third. Similar story: Round Rock (TX) made the trip to Indianapolis for the 2017 Grand Nats and finished in 12th overall. 

How did they do the weekend before in San Antonio? 18th.

Be sure to follow through each weekend as Bands of America visits different areas of Texas to keep up with every band that you'll see at the 2018 BOA San Antonio Super Regional.

Chloe Short's Ability To Overcome

November 7-10 - 2018 Bands of America Grand National Champs

The big kahuna. The cream of the crop. The Bands of America Grand National Championships. Does it really need to be included on here? 

It's the premiere event for the fall marching band season. It's the culmination of months and months of hard work with one goal: perfection. The grand national champs will be packed with groups from all over the country that are on the leading edge of show design, instrumentation, and pure talent.

From the first group on in prelims to the last group on in finals, the 2018 Bands of America Grand National Championships are a must-watch event.

Castle Goes All In At Grand Nats

Watch Guide: BOA Week #7 On FloMarching

Check out what's coming live to FloMarching during weekend #7 of BOA 2019: BOA San Antonio Super Regional, BOA California.

Recap: BOA Waco Regional

In the final Bands of America regional event in Texas before bands descend on San Antonio, James Bowie picked up a regional victory on the campus of Baylor University, earning first place out of 29 at the BOA Waco Regional Championship. 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

WGI 2020 Streaming Schedule Now Available!

Watch the world's best indoor percussion, guard, and winds groups coming LIVE to FloMarching during the 2020 WGI season—check out the official streaming schedule now!

Fan Favorite: Vote On Your Favorite BOA St. Louis Finalist!

Tune in all night on Saturday to catch all of the finalists in the 2019 BOA St. Louis Super Regional and vote on your favorite show of the night!

Instant Recap: 2019 BOA St. Louis Super Regional Finals

Group-by-group analysis and commentary of the 2019 BOA St. Louis Super Regional finalists by Jeff Griffith.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Super-Fan Preview: St. Louis Super Regional

THIS is the super fan guide. If you’re reading this, you’ve memorized last year’s St. Louis results, you know what page of the adjudication handbook lists the current classification enrollment cut-offs, and you’ve written essays on the recent incorporation of half-tenths in the adjudication system and the benefits of giving judges greater control over small spreads.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

One-Stop-Shop For Weekend #5 Of BOA 2019

A one-stop-shop for all of the most important information you need to know while watching BOA LIVE on FloMarching all weekend long including the first SUPER REGIONAL of the 2019 season — St. Louis! Among the over one hundred bands performing this weekend will be a number of bands that had success in the 2018 season, including some of the Grand National FInalist bands heading to St. Louis.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Preview: BOA Waco Regional, Oct. 19

For the last time until the highly-anticipated San Antonio Super Regional, Bands of America action is back in Texas this weekend, which means this is the last time we’ll be able to get a read on some of the Lone Star State’s best on the BOA scale before the late-season super regionals kick into gear. 

2019 BOA Indianapolis Super Regional Schedule Released

Bands of America recently put out the official schedule for the 2019 BOA Indianapolis Super Regional, a massive two-day regional in Lucas Oil Stadium which hosts some of the top bands in the Midwest — and the country.

Preview: BOA St. Louis Super Regional, Oct. 18-19

This year’s St. Louis Super Regional is jam packed with excellent returning bands and many exciting new challengers. Here’s a quick look at some of the top groups from each day you’ll want to be sure to watch.