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BOA Grand National Semi-Finalists Announced!
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Author:  airons0678 [ Fri Nov 14, 2003 6:27 pm ]
Post subject:  BOA Grand National Semi-Finalists Announced!

THIS JUST IN FROM THE BOA WEBSITE! 90 bands competed at the Bands of America Grand National Championships on Thursday and Friday. 31 bands were *just* selected to be semi-finalists, and will compete again on Saturday. After Saturday's semi-finals performances, 12 bands will be selected to compete in finals competition.

IN RANDOM ORDER, THE SEMI-FINALIST BANDS ARE:

Northmont H.S., OH
Bellbrook H.S., OH
Norwalk H.S., CT
Centerville H.S., OH
Center Grove H.S., IN
Kiski Area H.S., PA
Seminole H.S., FL
Lawrence Central H.S., IN
Pomona H.S., CO
L.D. Bell H.S., TX
Fort Mill H.S., NC
Louisville Male H.S., KY
Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
Westfield H.S., TX
William Mason H.S., OH
Adair H.S., KY
Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
Irmo H.S., SC
Marian Catholic H.S., IL
Carmel H.S., IN
Avon H.S., IN
Ooltewah H.S., TN
Ben Davis H.S., IN
Norwell H.S., IN
Broken Arrow Senior H.S., OK
Jackson Academy H.S., MS
Plymouth-Canton Educational Park H.S., MI
Lawrence North H.S., IN
Lake Park H.S., IL
Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
Bassett H.S., VA

Congratulations to the only California band that made it to Bands of America Grand National Championships this year: The San Marcos High School Marching Band, from Santa Barbara, California. Though they did not make the semis, I have heard many good things about them in the BOA forums.

Alan Irons
Fountain Valley High School Marching Band 1993-1996
Pacific Crest of Diamond Bar 1997
Nashua Spartans 1998-1999
UCSB Class of 2002

Author:  airons0678 [ Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:00 pm ]
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By the way, I have seen 15 of the 31 finalist bands this year. I wrote about the bands in my reviews of the Bands of America Super Regional Championships in San Antonio, TX, and the Bands of America Regional Regional Championships, in Indianapolis, IN. If you are interested in reading about these bands (and other bands), I have provided the links below:

http://www.worldofpageantry.com/forums/ ... php?t=2222

BOA SA - Part I (Prelims)

http://www.worldofpageantry.com/forums/ ... php?t=2223

BOA SA - Part II (Prelims)

http://www.worldofpageantry.com/forums/ ... php?t=2254

BOA SA - Part III (Finals)

http://www.worldofpageantry.com/forums/ ... php?t=2338

BOA INDY - Part I (Prelims)

http://www.worldofpageantry.com/forums/ ... php?t=2350

BOA INDY - Part II (Finals)

Also, if you are interested in bands that I have not reviewed this year, feel free to ask me. My e-mail address is airons0678@aol.com . I know a thing or two about *most* of the bands in semi-finals. I have seen Bassett (VA), Pomona (CO), Seminole (FL) and Norwalk (CT) "live" in the past, and I have seen Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (MI), Jackson Academy (MS), Broken Arrow (OK), Tarpon Springs (FL), and Centerville (OH) on video in the past as well.

Stay tuned to the BOA website for more information.

The BOA website address is: www.bands.org

Alan Irons
Fountain Valley High School Marching Band 1993-1996
Pacific Crest of Diamond Bar 1997
Nashua Spartans 1998-1999
UCSB Class of 2002

Author:  Wildbill [ Sat Nov 15, 2003 12:24 pm ]
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I saw some of the Texas bands at San Antonio (really liked LD Bell). If the rest of the bands are similar, or better, in quality, it should be a great competition.

Wildbill

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