2016 Fall Championship Recap

At Bands of America, Carmel (Indiana) HS was named Grand National Champion for its show, “Adagio Presto.” It previously won Grand Nationals in 2005 and 2012.

Meanwhile, Cavalcade of Bands had five division champions—Independence: A, Cumberland Regional HS from Bridgeton, New Jersey, tied with Palisades HS from Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, and Open, Littlestown (Pennsylvania) HS; American: A, Northampton (Pennsylvania) Area HS, and Open, Sun Valley HS from Aston, Pennsylvania; Liberty: A, Cheltenham HS from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and Open, Susquehannock HS from Glen Rock, Pennsylvania; Yankee: A, Upper Darby HS from Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, and Open, Marple Newtown HS from Newtown Square, Pennsylvania; Patriot: A, Manheim (Pennsylvania) Central HS, and Open, Spring-Ford HS from Royersford, Pennsylvania.

Tournament of Bands ended the season with four A Class and four Open Class champions—A Class, Group 1, Weehawken (New Jersey) HS; Group 2, West Essex Regional HS from North Caldwell, New Jersey; Group 3, Middletown (Pennsylvania) Area HS; and Group 4, Toms River (New Jersey) HS North; Open Class: Group 1, Biglerville (Pennsylvania) HS; Group 2, West Deptford (New Jersey) HS; Group 3, Brick (New Jersey) Memorial HS; and Group 4, West Shore from New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

In USBands, six A Class and Open Class groups took home the grand prize—A Class: Group I, Delran (New Jersey) HS; Group II, Bethel (Connecticut) HS; Group III, Audubon (New Jersey) HS; Group IV, Council Rock HS South from Holland, Pennsylvania; Group V, West Orange (New Jersey) HS; and Group VI, New Providence (New Jersey) HS; Open Class: Group 1, Joseph Case HS from Swansea, Massachusetts; Group 2, Calvert Hall College HS from Baltimore, Maryland; Group III, King Philip Regional HS from Wrentham, Massachusetts; Group IV, Blackstone-Millville HS from Blackstone, Massachusetts; Group V, Dartmouth (Massachusetts) HS; and Group VI, Trumbull (Connecticut) HS.

Congratulations to all participants!—EM

Photo of Carmel High School band courtesy of Ken Martinson/Marching.com.

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Emily Moneymaker

Emily Moneymaker is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) where she received a Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning and Development and a minor in marketing. She has played trumpet for more than 12 years. She marched in the USC Trojan Marching Band and served as the organization's recruitment manager.

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