The marching band competition season isn't over just yet, at least for one local high school who will be competing with 110 bands from 23 states at the Bands of America Grand National Championships at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy.  

Here's a list of the 12 Indiana high school marching bands that will be competing:

  1. Avon High School
  2. Carmel High School
  3. Castle High School
  4. Center Grove High School
  5. Columbus North High School
  6. Fishers High School
  7. Goshen High School
  8. Greenfield Central High School
  9. Homestead High School
  10. Lawrence Central High School
  11. Lewis Cass High School
  12. Monrovia High School

High school marching bands will compete from these 23 states:  Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

The Grand National Championships Schedule:

  • Thursday, November 8 - Preliminary competition at 7:45 am - 11:15 pm
  • Friday, November 9 - Preliminary competition continues - 7 am - 8:15 pm
  • Saturday, November 10 - Gates open at 6:30 am for Semi-Finals with only 30 bands advancing. Performances will begin at 7 am - 4:45 pm.
  • Saturday, November 10 - Gates open at 6:30 pm for Finals with only the top 12  bands.  Performances begin at 8 pm.  Grand National Champion will be announced after competition.

During the 3-day event, six college marching bands will perform in exhibition including:

  1. Ball State University
  2. Marian University
  3. Michigan State University
  4. Tennessee State University
  5. University of Toledo
  6. West Chester University

Tickets for the Grand National Championships are available at or at the Lucas Oil Stadium ticket office.

Castle Marching Knights at 2018 State Competition in Indy; Facebook
Castle Marching Knights at 2018 State Competition in Indy; Facebook

Let's all wish Castle High School Marching Knights GOOD LUCK at the BOA's.  #MarchingBandsRock  #GoodLuckCastleMarchingKnights

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