On September 25, the Moon Area High School Marching Band traveled to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the 2021 Bands of America (BOA) Central Ohio Regional Championship, presented by Yamaha. Bands of America Championships are the premier marching band events in the nation and are entertaining, family-friendly events featuring live music, choreography, and competition.
The MAHS Marching Band competed in the preliminary competition, placing seventh overall with a score of 71.3 earning a Division I rating. The band achieved the highest music score in their band classification. This performance qualified the band to perform in the finals performance later that evening.
In the Finals performances, the top 12 bands in the show were in competition. MAHS Marching Band placed seventh in the finals performance with a score of 70.85, earning a Division I rating.
Hosted by the Fortress Obetz Athletic Complex, the Bands of America Championship feature 18 high school marching bands in the preliminary competition, evaluated by a panel of nationally recognized music educators and marching band experts. The top 12 scoring bands will advance to the evening finals competition.
The Central Ohio Regional is one of 22 Bands of America marching band championships across the country this fall that provide positively life-changing experiences for students, teachers, and fans. Bands of America Championships return in 2021 after the 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The enthusiastic return of the bands performing at this championship is a testament to the resilience, dedication, and hard work of these young student musicians, their teachers, school administrators, parents, and families," says Dr. Jeremy Earnhart, President and CEO of Music for All.
The BOA season concludes with the Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha and the U.S. Marines, in Indianapolis November 11-13.