Bands of America Champions, 1985 to the Present (currently loaded from 2001–2015)
Count BOA School Name State Trophy Festival Date
9Tarpon Springs H.S., FLFlorida1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2014-11-15
5Adair County H.S., KYKentucky1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2014-11-15
9Tarpon Springs H.S., FLFlorida1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2014-11-15
4Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GAGeorgia1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2014-11-15
5Broken Arrow H.S., OKOklahoma1st Place, Cl. 4AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2014-11-15
3The Woodlands H.S., TXTexas1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2013-11-16
3Bellbrook H.S., OHOhio1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2013-11-16
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2013-11-16
2Harrison H.S., GAGeorgia1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2013-11-16
3The Woodlands H.S., TXTexas1st Place, Cl. 4AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2013-11-16
5Carmel H.S., INIndiana1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2012-11-10
1Western H.S., INIndiana1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2012-11-10
9Tarpon Springs H.S., FLFlorida1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2012-11-10
4Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GAGeorgia1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2012-11-10
5Carmel H.S., INIndiana1st Place, Cl. 4AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2012-11-10
5Broken Arrow H.S., OKOklahoma1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2011-11-12
2Beechwood H.S., KYKentucky1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2011-11-12
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2011-11-12
1Lafayette H.S., LALouisiana1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2011-11-12
5Broken Arrow H.S., OKOklahoma1st Place, Cl. 4AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2011-11-12
8Avon H.S., INIndiana1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2010-11-13
3Bourbon County H.S., KYKentucky1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2010-11-13
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2010-11-13
9Tarpon Springs H.S., FLFlorida1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2010-11-13
8Avon H.S., INIndiana1st Place, Cl. 4AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2010-11-13
8Avon H.S., INIndiana1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2009-11-14
3Bourbon County H.S., KYKentucky1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2009-11-14
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2009-11-14
2Center Grove H.S., INIndiana1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2009-11-14
8Avon H.S., INIndiana1st Place, Cl. 4AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2009-11-14
8Avon H.S., INIndiana1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2008-11-15
3Bourbon County H.S., KYKentucky1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2008-11-15
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2008-11-15
8Avon H.S., INIndiana1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2008-11-15
2L.D. Bell H.S., TXTexas1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2007-11-10
5Adair County H.S., KYKentucky1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2007-11-10
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2007-11-10
2L.D. Bell H.S., TXTexas1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2007-11-10
5Broken Arrow H.S., OKOklahoma1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2006-11-11
2Beechwood H.S., KYKentucky1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2006-11-11
9Tarpon Springs H.S., FLFlorida1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2006-11-11
3The Woodlands H.S., TXTexas1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2006-11-11
5Carmel H.S., INIndiana1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2005-11-12
5Adair County H.S., KYKentucky1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2005-11-12
9Tarpon Springs H.S., FLFlorida1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2005-11-12
1Ronald Reagan H.S., TXTexas1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2005-11-12
4Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GAGeorgia1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2004-11-06
1Jackson Academy, MSMississippi1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2004-11-06
3Bellbrook H.S., OHOhio1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2004-11-06
4Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GAGeorgia1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2004-11-06
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1989-11-18
3Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MIMichigan1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1990-11-17
3Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MIMichigan1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1991-11-16
1Centerville H.S., OHOhio1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1992-11-07
1Spring H.S., TXTexas1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1993-11-13
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1985-11-16
3Rocky Mount H.S., NCNorth Carolina1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1986-11-08
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1994-11-05
2Center Grove H.S., INIndiana1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1995-11-11
1Lake Park H.S., ILIllinois1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1996-11-09
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1997-11-15
3Lassiter H.S., GAGeorgia1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1998-11-14
3Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MIMichigan1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1999-11-13
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2000-11-11
1Lawrence Central H.S., INIndiana1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2001-11-10
3Bellbrook H.S., OHOhio1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2001-11-10
9Tarpon Springs H.S., FLFlorida1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2001-11-10
5Carmel H.S., INIndiana1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2001-11-10
3Lassiter H.S., GAGeorgia1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2002-11-16
2Norwell H.S., INIndiana1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2002-11-16
8Avon H.S., INIndiana1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2002-11-16
3Lassiter H.S., GAGeorgia1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2002-11-16
2Westfield H.S., TXTexas1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2003-11-15
2Norwell H.S., INIndiana1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2003-11-15
9Tarpon Springs H.S., FLFlorida1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2003-11-15
2Westfield H.S., TXTexas1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2003-11-15
3Rocky Mount H.S., NCNorth Carolina1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis1984-11-10
5Broken Arrow H.S., OKOklahoma1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2015-11-14
5Adair County H.S., KYKentucky1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2015-11-14
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2015-11-14
2Harrison H.S., GAGeorgia1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2015-11-14
1Hebron H.S., TXTexas1st Place, Cl. 4AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2015-11-14
5Carmel H.S., INIndiana1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Indianapolis2016-11-12
5Adair County H.S., KYKentucky1st Place, Cl. 1AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2016-11-12
9Tarpon Springs H.S., FLFlorida1st Place, Cl. 2AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2016-11-12
1Leander H.S., TXTexas1st Place, Cl. 3AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2016-11-12
8Avon H.S., INIndiana1st Place, Cl. 4AGrand Nationals - Indianapolis2016-11-12
1J.M. Tate H.S., FLFlorida1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Jacksonville, FL1980-11-15
1Chesterton H.S., INIndiana1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - E. Tenn. State1981-11-14
1Norwin H.S., PAPennsylvania1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - E. Tenn. State1982-11-13
3Rocky Mount H.S., NCNorth Carolina1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - E. Tenn. State1983-11-12
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Silverdome1988-11-12
14Marian Catholic H.S., ILIllinois1st (Grand Champion)Grand Nationals - Silverdome1987-11-14
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