Take a look at content from each of the 2019 Bands of America regionals including photo galleries, exclusive content, and more!
BOA Grand National Championships - November 14-16
Instant Recap - Live Commentary of BOA Grand National Finals
Good evening everyone and welcome to another exciting evening of marching music live from Indianapolis! I hope you're as excited to see the culmination of the 2019 BOA season!... Read the full article by Krista Viveiros.
BOA Utah - November 9
With seven different states represented in finals, the 2019 St. George Regional was one of the most regionally diverse events of the year. Read on for a breakdown of how these phenomenal bands fared in finals competition... Read the full article by Jeremiah Wooten.
BOA San Antonio Super - November 1-2
There’s nothing as fun as an unpredictable band contest, and the BOA San Antonio Super Regional never fails to provide some impressive and unexpected performances and results. This year, we saw a group that won a regional championship earlier in the season fall just short of making finals, and we saw a group that missed finals at a regional championship rally back and earn a spot in super regional finals... Read the full article by Jeremiah Wooten.
BOA California - November 2
With the season ready to shift toward the highly-anticipated Grand Nationals, the Golden State had its opportunity to shine on the Bands of America stage in early November at the BOA California Regional Championship in Bakersfield.
One of California’s most accomplished marching music programs made its presence felt and then some... Read the full article by Jeff Griffith.
BOA Indianapolis Super - October 25-26
Lucas Oil Stadium played host to 84 bands from 10 states this weekend. After the conclusion of that jam-packed prelims, the top 14 groups advanced to the finals competition, with Avon being crowned super regional champion... Read the full article by Jeremiah Wooten.
BOA Virginia - October 26
This last Saturday brought us yet another great regional from the East Coast, this time from the state of Virginia. This show marks the last eastern show of the season, as we're quickly bringing this season to a close. Naturally, this show at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA gives us our last look at some of these great bands before Grand Nationals takes place in just a few short weeks... Read the full article by Krista Viveiros.
BOA Powder Springs - October 26
Saturday’s Bands of America Powder Springs Regional Championship was a little shorter than most.
Due to the weather, there was no finals portion of the competition this weekend in Georgia. But, that certainly didn’t change the fact that the regional event was chock full of strong performances and intriguing competitive storylines, including a red-hot race for the last spot in the top three... Read the full article by Jeff Griffith.
BOA St. Louis Super - October 18-19
The Dome at America’s Center played host to two days of incredible competition this weekend. Nearly 70 bands from 13 states gave their best, but only 14 groups advanced to finals, and only one was named Super Regional champion... Read the full article by Jeremiah Wooten.
BOA Waco - October 19
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.
That said, a couple of key close races emerged among the finalist pool... Read the full article by Jeff Griffith.
BOA East Tennessee - October 12
After a long Saturday chock-full of shows in Johnson City at East Tennessee State University, the finalists were picked and the cards have fallen where they'll fall.
Only one Tennessee band managed to crack the top 10: Dobyns-Bennett (TN). They're walking away from Saturday's competition with second place and a score of 88.75.
So how did the other Appalachian bands fare? And who took home the top spot?... Read the full article by Krista Viveiros.
BOA Orlando - October 12
This weekend proved that marching band is alive and well in the state of Florida. Some of the state’s finest competed against top groups from across the country, with just small fractions of points separating many bands... Read the full article by Jeremiah Wooten.
BOA West Texas - October 12
With another Bands of America regional down in the Lone Star state, another Texas band earned itself another resounding victory.
This time—the band? Vista Ridge. The location? Midland. The margin? 3.030 points.
But plenty of intriguing competitive races abounded at the deep, 24-band contest in west Texas...Read the full article by Jeff Griffith.
BOA Houston - October 5
With a score of 89.700 this weekend in Houston, Ronald Reagan raised the bar.
Ronald Reagan’s near-90 is the highest number breached to date this season. This weekend, in particular, no other brand broke 87. Anywhere.
Nonetheless, plenty of bands at this weekend’s Bands of America Houston Regional posted impressive numbers from top to bottom and the finalists were ready for their performance under the lights on Saturday, October 5th... Read the full recap by Jeff Griffith.
BOA Central Indiana - October 5
A few outsiders stole the show at Saturday’s Bands of America Central Indiana Regional, with Ohio’s Centerville and Illinois’ Lincoln-Way earning the top two spots at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
That said, four Indiana bands still earned finalist positions, all within the top six... Read the full article by Jeff Griffith.
BOA Mid-Atlantic - October 5
With the Super Regionals taking place in San Antonio, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, it can be difficult for many of the East coast bands to make the long trip out. The Mid-Atlantic Regional gives fans a chance at catching all of the northeastern bands looking to show off their newest skills on the Bands of America stage... Read the full article by Andy Schamma.
BOA Dallas/Ft. Worth - October 5
Despite overwhelmingly hot temperatures during prelims, bands from all over the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex brought their best to Pennington Field this weekend. Flower Mound was named regional champion and won all three of the caption awards... Read the full article by Jeremiah Wooten.
BOA Austin - September 28
With such intense competition at the Austin Regional, it’s no surprise to see some big names finishing just below the finals cut off. Round Rock and Hendrickson earned 11th and 12th place, with both groups being ranked in finals by at least one judge. Here’s a look at each of the finalist bands... Read the full article by Jeremiah Wooten.
BOA Iowa - September 28
After taking second place in the event’s Prelims portion, recent Bands of America Grand National Championship bronze medalist Blue Springs (MO) took first place at this weekend’s BOA Iowa Regional Championship, held at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls... Read the full article by Jeff Griffith.
BOA Central Ohio - September 28
For the second year in a row, Kiski Area (PA) took home a regional victory in the Buckeye state, topping a field of 17 bands by a commanding margin at Saturday’s BOA Central Ohio Regional Championship in Obetz... Read the full article.
BOA Arizona - September 28
One of the furthest-traveling competitors claimed top prize at Saturday’s Bands of America Arizona Regional, as Oklahoma’s Coweta High School topped a list of 22 bands at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and earned the title of Class AA champion... Read the full article by Jeff Griffth.
BOA Kentucky - September 21
This was one of the strongest early-season regionals in history. With such close competition and so many outstanding groups, there simply weren’t enough finalist spots for each and every band... Read more from Jeremiah Wooten
BOA Northwest Ohio - September 21
BOA South Texas - September 21
After a third-place finish at the same venue a year ago, John B. Alexander H.S. took home top marks at the season’s first Bands of America event in Texas, earning first out of 26 bands at Saturday’s McAllen regional.
Thanks to a significant edge in general effect, John B. Alexander’s final score of 77.100 was exactly one point above both the show’s silver and bronze medalists — Roma and Winston Churchill—who finished tied up... Read the full article by Jeff Griffith.