Bands of America has announced the dates and locations for its championships and national festivals through 2005.
The BOA Grand National Championships will be held at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, IN, November 13-15, 2003, November 4-6, 2004 and November 10-12, 2005.
With performances by more than 90 bands from across the nation, Grand Nationals is widely acknowledged by the band world to be the most exciting and prestigious marching band event. The three-day event also includes an expo, a student leadership workshop, Celebrate America on Pan Am Plaza and other special events and clinics. In 2002, an estimated of 40,000 participants and spectators from more than 25 states attended the event.
The BOA National Concert Band Festival and National Percussion Festival will also take place in Indianapolis February 26-28, 2004 and March 10-12, 2005.
The annual festival is a celebration of musical excellence that brings together exemplary concert bands and percussion ensembles from across the nation. This non-competitive event combines world-class performance and evaluation opportunities with an exhilarating atmosphere of camaraderie in music. The festival includes a performance by the national Honor Band of America, conducted annually by one of the most respected wind conductors in the nation. Directors from 35 states and 1,700 students attended the festival in 2002.