2022 USBands Open Class National Championships

RECAP: The 2022 USBands Season Ends On A High Note

RECAP: The 2022 USBands Season Ends On A High Note

Competitions across the Northeast and South ushered in the end of the 2022 USBands season, with the competing groups going out on a high note

Nov 7, 2022 by Natalie Shelton
RECAP: The 2022 USBands Season Ends On A High Note

And just like that, the 2022 USBands season has come to an end.

Competitions across the Northeast and South ushered in the end of the USBands season, with the competing groups going out on a high note with season-high scores and outstanding displays of pageantry. So, let's dive into the results:

2 In A Row for Dartmouth High School at Open Class National Championships

With many of the competing groups calling the Open Class National Championships their last performance of the season, the race to the top of the leaderboard was fierce.

In the Open 5 classification, Dartmouth High School claimed their second gold medal in as many seasons with their 2022 program titled 'Forgotten.' The Massachusetts-based group also swept all captions, earning recognition for best all-around music, visual, and color guard performance with a score of 97.700. 

Downingtown High School claimed the silver medal with a score of 96.350, while North Penn High School took home the bronze medal. It's worth noting that this was North Penn's first year in the Open 5 classification, after being bumped up from Open 4 in the 2021 season (where they topped the group at last year's Open Class Championship).

Smithfield-Selma represented North Carolina well, earning 4th place with a score of 92.750, and finally, South Brunswick High School rounded out the group with a 5th place finish, earning a score of 92.150.

In the Open 4 Class, Edison High School brought home gold with a decisive 2-point victory over second-place Loudoun County High School. The two programs earned scores of 96.500 and 94.300, respectively. Central New York-based group Cicero-North Syracuse earned the bronze medal with a score of 94.000 rounding out the medalist ensembles.

It was an extremely close race at the top in the Open 3 classification, with Council Rock High School squeaking out a victory and earning gold with a score of 93.750. It was a photo finish for second, with King Philips ultimately earning the silver medal with a score of 93.250, while Blackstone-Millville High School claimed bronze with a score of 93.150.

In Open 2, Allentown High School (NJ) topped the class with a score of 93.250, while Delran High School brought home the silver with a score of 92.750, and Newtown High School in third with a score of 91.250.

Last but not least, in the Open 1 group, Lenape Regional High School seized the day and earned first place in the class with a score of 90.350. Wayne Valley High School earned second place with a score of 88.100, while Glen Ridge High School rounded out the medalist groups with a score of 86.800.

USBands Open Class National Championships

Open - Group I
1Lenape Regional High School90.350
2Wayne Valley High School88.100
3Glen Ridge High School86.800
4Shepherd Hill Regional High School84.400
5Monsignor Farrell High School

Open - Group II
1Allentown High School (NJ)93.250
2Delran High School92.750
3Newtown High School91.250
4Calvert Hall College High School90.950
5Fair Lawn High School88.500
6Absegami High School86.700
7Great Mills High School85.350
8Rustin High School83.500

Open - Group III
1Council Rock High School South93.750
2King Philip Regional High School93.250
3Blackstone-Millville High School93.150
4Perkiomen Valley High School89.150
5Old Bridge High School87.950
6Naugatuck High School87.600
7Mansfield High School86.450
8Immaculata High School85.500
9Wethersfield High School84.650
10Newark High School81.300

Open - Group IV
1Edison High School (NJ)96.500
2Loudoun County High School94.300
3Cicero-North Syracuse High School94.000
4Trumbull High School93.600
5Egg Harbor Township93.300
6Passaic High School92.700
7Norwalk High School92.600
8Unionville High School90.950
9Southington High School90.350
10Quakertown High School89.750
11West Shore Marching Band88.900
12Elizabeth High School88.350
13Liverpool High School87.900
14Cheshire High School86.250

Open - Group V
1Dartmouth High School97.700
2Downingtown West High School96.350
3North Penn High School94.550
4Smithfield-Selma High School92.750
5South Brunswick High School92.150

Photo Finishes and High Scores All-Around the A Class Championships

In the 5A classification, New Providence High School (95.000) had a decisive victory in the class, earning a score of over three points higher than second-place Port Chester High School (91.600). Ramsey High School brought home the bronze with a score of 88.800, while Fort Lee High School rounded out the class with a score of 86.600.

In Grou 4A, Pequannock Township High School was victorious, topping the class with a score of 95.500. In second place was West Milford High School with a score of 94.800, and Monroe Township rounded out the medalist in the class with a score of 90.200.

Nutley High School topped the 3A class with a score of 93.600, just beating out Lindenhurst High School who ended up in second place with a 93.100. Lyman Hall High School earned third place with a score of 92.500.

USBands A Class National Championships

A - Group I
1East Haven High School Co-Op Marching Band95.800
2Joseph Case High School94.300
3Robert E. Fitch High School91.200
4West Perry High School91.000
5Heritage High School86.500
6La Plata High School86.400
7Patuxent High School86.100
8Calvert High School85.300
9Lindenwold High School84.900
10Susquehanna Township High School81.900

A - Group IAA
1Northern High School94.600
2Bayonne High School94.300
3North Warren Regional High School90.600
4Nottingham High School89.500
5Burlington City High School89.200
6Central Dauphin East High School87.800
7Chopticon High School87.600
8Huntingtown High School87.500
9Long Branch High School86.700
10Rockville High School84.900
11West Morris Mendham High School82.900
12Delaware Valley Regional High School82.800
13Weehawken High School80.400

A - Group II
1Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan85.500
2Bordentown Regional High School93.400
3Hackettstown High School90.300
4Bethel High School (CT)89.700
5Garden City High School89.100
6Annandale High School88.900
7Coatesville Area High School86.400
8Kittatinny Regional High School84.700
9Northern Highlands Regional High School84.600
10Mainland Regional High School84.300

A - Group IIAA
1Lenape Valley Regional High School96.700
2Great Valley High School95.500
3Hightstown High School90.000
4Central Bucks East High School89.000
5North Hagerstown High School87.900
6North Rockland High School85.300
7Westhill High School85.000
8Avon Grove High School84.900
9Montville Township High School80.800

A - Group III
1Nutley High School93.600
2Lindenhurst High School93.100
3Lyman Hall High School92.500
4Leonardtown High School90.700
5Upper Darby High School90.300
6Norwich Free Academy88.700
7Abington High School (PA)87.700
8Central Dauphin High School86.900
9Bensalem High School83.700
10Vernon Township High School83.600
11Madison High School83.300
12Tottenville High School83.200
13North Bergen High School80.200

A - Group IV
1Pequannock Township High School95.500
2West Milford High School94.800
3Monroe Township High School90.200
4Central Bucks High School South88.900
5Jackson Memorial High School86.800
6Ridgewood High School86.500
7Robbinsville High School (NJ)83.600
8Penncrest High School83.000
9Staten Island Technical High School79.300

A - Group V
1New Providence High School95.000
2Port Chester High School91.600
3Ramsey High School88.800
4Fort Lee High School86.600

Klein Cain Claims Gold & A Close Race for Second at the USBands Houston Finale

No stranger to victory, Klein Cain High School brought home the gold medal at this weekend's Houston Finale, earning a score of 96.800 and topping the class with an over two-point margin. In second place was Jordan High School with a score of 94.500, just barely edging out Katy High School who landed in third with a score of 94.200. William J. Brennan High School was not far behind and earned fourth place with a score of 93.300.

USBands Houston Finale

1Klein Cain High School96.800
2Jordan High School94.500
3Katy High School94.200
4William J. Brennan High School (TX)93.300
5La Porte High School90.300
6Ridge Point High School89.600
7Paetow High School86.800
8Mayde Creek High School85.500
9George Bush High School83.100
10Wharton High School75.300

USBands Showdown in the Capitol

Small Divison (Red)
1Southeast Raleigh89.000

Large Division (Blue)
1North Atlanta94.400
2West Charlotte87.600

USBands Austin Finale

1Moe and Gene Johnson High School96.900
2Jack C. Hays High School94.900
3Weiss High School93.400
4Anderson High School90.800
5Liberty Hill High School90.300
6Del Rio High School87.700
7East View High School86.100
8John Marshall High School (TX)84.400
9W. Charles Akins High School83.900
10Legacy Christian Academy78.900

USBands San Antonio Finale

1Pieper High School92.100
2James Madison High School90.200
3Juarez-Lincoln High School89.400
4La Joya High School88.900
5Samuel V. Champion High School84.800
6Sonia Sotomayor High School83.400
7Palmview High School81.800
8Highlands High School76.900