BOA RECAP: Avon & Carmel Fight for 1st, Tarpon Springs Triumphs in Orlando

BOA RECAP: Avon & Carmel Fight for 1st, Tarpon Springs Triumphs in Orlando

Week 6 of Bands of America action was full of fierce competition and stand-out victories at this weekend's 2 competitions: BOA Indianapolis and BOA Orlando

Oct 25, 2022 by Natalie Shelton
BOA RECAP: Avon & Carmel Fight for 1st, Tarpon Springs Triumphs in Orlando

Photo finishes at BOA Super Regionals? You love to see it.

In week six of BOA action, fans saw fierce competition in Indianapolis for first place and a decisive 2-point margin of victory in Orlando. 

Here's a rundown of everything you need to know:

INDIANAPOLIS, IN | Photo-finish for 1st between (you guessed it) Avon and Carmel

If there's a competition in Indianapolis, it's safe to assume that both Avon and Carmel will be in the spotlight.

And that was, in fact, the case at this weekend's BOA Indianapolis Super Regional. Following their Prelims performances, Avon High School bagged first place (91.850) while Carmel High School took second (91.200) and William Mason High School was slotted into third (89.500). The race for caption awards was split, with Carmel claiming Outstanding Music, William Mason nabbing Outstanding Visual, and Avon taking Outstanding General Effect, all in Class AAAA.

Another program that was hot on the heels of those three AAAA groups? Blue Springs High School in Class AAA. Blue Springs finished Prelims with a stellar score of 90.750 and swept the caption awards, claiming the title for Outstanding Visual, Music, and GE.

The Finals performances were just as close, with Avon inevitably claiming victory at the end of the evening, tallying an impressive score of 92.800 and taking home caption awards for Outstanding Visual Performance and Outstanding General Effect.

Carmel finished just 0.600 points behind Avon with a Finals score of 92.200 and shared the caption award for Outstanding Music Performance with Avon in a tie. 

Finishing in third at the end of the evening was Blue Springs High School with a score of 90.600. The Missouri-based program jumped William Mason High School, which earned fourth place with a score of 90.050.

Fishers High School claimed fifth place (87.925) and won the battle with Brownsburg (87.550) who earned sixth place. 


92.800 – Avon High School, IN

92.200 – Carmel High School, IN

90.600 – Blue Springs High School, MO

90.050 – William Mason High School, OH

87.925 – Fishers High School, IN

87.550 – Brownsburg High School, IN

87.450 – Jenks High School, OK

85.150 – Castle High School, IN

84.600 – Lincoln-Way Community High School, IL

83.950 – Grain Valley High School, MO

82.750 – Goshen High School, IN

82.100 – Centerville High School, OH

81.250 – Union High School, OK

81.075 – Lafayette High School, KY

ORLANDO, FL | Tarpon Springs tops the competition by 2+ points

Programs from across the South converged in Orlando for a showdown at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

In Class AAAA Prelims competition, James Bowie High School claimed first place after tallying an 86.275, while also claiming caption awards for Outstanding Music Performance and Outstanding General Effect. Wando High School muscled its way into second place after earning an 85.850 and claiming the caption award for Outstanding Visual Performance. Timber Creek High School saw itself in third place, with a score of 82.200. 

Tarpon Springs in Class AA, however, threw down and cemented their place in Finals with the highest Prelims score - 88.950. The Florida-based powerhouse also swept the caption awards. 

And Tarpon Springs kept up their dominance in Finals competition too, where they claimed victory by over 2 points over second-place Wando, in addition to, once again, sweeping the caption awards. Tarpon Springs was just shy of breaking into the 90s club with a score of 89.550, while Wando earned an 87.525.

James Bowie slid into third place with a score of 86.800 over fourth place Timber Creek, who finished the evening with an 84.325. Stoneman Douglas High School rounded out the top five with a score of 83.275 and was also the last group to score over  80 in Finals competition. 


89.550 – Tarpon Springs High School, FL

87.525 – Wando High School, SC

86.800 – James Bowie High School, TX

84.325 – Timber Creek High School, FL

83.275 – Stoneman Douglas High School, FL

78.875 – Windermere High School, FL

76.250 – Cass High School, GA

75.875 – Dorman High School, SC

74.975 – Seminole High School, FL

74.350 – Cary High School, NC

72.700 – Oakleaf High School, FL

72.650 – University High School, FL