As the 2015 marching band season ends, the champions in each circuit stand victorious.
At Bands of America, Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) was named Grand National Champion. “I have never seen a band of mine improve as much in the last week [of the season] as this one did,” says Darrin Davis, director of bands at Broken Arrow. “Our finals performance was the most electric performance I’ve ever been a part of.”
Cavalcade of Bands ended its season with five divisions of champions—Independence: A, Sissonville from Charleston, W.V., and Open, Blue Mountain from Schuylkill Haven, Pa.; Yankee: A, Kennett from Kennett Square, Pa., and Open, Marple Newtown from Newtown Square, Pa.; American: A, Northampton (Pa.), and Open, Sun Valley from Aston, Pa.; Patriot: A, Downington (Pa.) West, and Open, Upper Moreland from Willow Grove, Pa.; Liberty: A, Daniel Boone from Birdsboro, Pa., and Open, Hatboro-Horsham from Horsham, Pa.
Tournament of Bands had four champions in A Class and four in Open Class—A Class: Group 1, Oakcrest from Mays Landing, N.J.; Group 2, Clarke County from Berryville, Va.; Group 3, Metuchen (N.J.); and Group 4, Loudoun County (Va.) from Leesburg, Va.; Open Class: Group 1, Biglerville (Pa.); Group 2, West Deptford (N.J.); Group 3, Brick (N.J.) Memorial; and Group 4, Spring-Ford from Royersford, Pa.
USBands crowned six A Class and six Open Class champions—A Class: Group I, Somerset (Mass.) Berkley Regional; Group II, Kingsway Regional from Woolwich Township, N.J.; Group III, Montville (N.J.) Township; Group IV, Parsippany (N.J.); Group V, Westfield (N.J.); and Group VI, New Providence (N.J.); Open Class: Group I, East Stroudsburg Area North from Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; Group II, Shepherd Hill Regional from Dudley, Mass.; Group III, King Philip Regional from Wrentham, Mass.; Group IV, Blackstone-Millville Regional from Blackstone, Mass.; Group V, Mechanicsburg (Pa.) Area Senior; and Group VI, Norwin from North Huntingdon, Pa.
Congratulations to all participants!—SS