22. Marian Catholic H.S., IL (AA)


The Marian Catholic High School Band is a seven-time Grand National champion, a consistent super regional finalist, and a recipient of both the Sudler Flag and the Sudler Shield.

In 2017, Marian Catholic is expected to compete at the Indianapolis Super Regional and Grand National Championships.

2016

Marian Catholic (IL) performs in finals Nov. 12, 2016, at Lucas Oil Stadium. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten
Marian Catholic competed at the Indianapolis Super Regional and Grand National Championships.

At Indy Super, the group was solidly in the top half, earning fourth place in finals. That placement was behind Avon, Carmel, and Homestead, but ahead of several other great programs like Blue Springs and Castle.

At Grand Nats, Marian earned a finals spot after placing 11th in semifinals, not one of the groups tied for 12th. However, they did slip one spot to 12th in finals.



2015

Marian Catholic competed at the Indianapolis Super Regional and Grand National Championships.

Marian placed third and won the music caption at the Indianapolis Super Regional, putting them firmly in a position to make Grand Nats finals, but only a fool would bet against Marian Catholic making finals.

At Grand Nats, they placed eighth overall, winning and sweeping caption in class AA. Just another year of band at Marian Catholic, where missing finals is a prediction no one would ever make.



2014

Marian Catholic competed at the Indianapolis Super Regional and Grand National Championships. They had incredible performances in every round of every competition and earned some incredible placements as well. They finished in a distant third behind Avon and Carmel at the Indy Super Regional, then finished tenth in finals at Grand Nats. It was crazy to see such a rapid change between Homestead and Marian Catholic placements at the two competitions. At Indianapolis, Marian Catholic beat Homestead by a point and a half. Then at Grand Nats, Homestead beat Marian Catholic by two full points. That's a difference of three and a half points in a just a couple of weeks.



2013

This consistent Grand Nats finalist made finals yet again with "The War of Art" and their ninth place finish. However, this band has multiple national titles to its name and this year's placement was definitely an outlier compared with 2011 and 2012's fifth place finishes. This year was the first year in a long time that spectators were actually questioning Marian's chances of making finals after its disappointing 12th place finish in prelims at St. Louis. In typical Marian Catholic fashion, they cleaned up well before Grand Nats. The real question is, will they ever break their Grand National finalist streak?



Past Competition Results:
EventMusic PerformanceVisual PerformanceGeneral EffectTotalClass #
IndEnsAvgIndEnsAvgMus 1Mus 2Mus TotalVisGE Total
2016 Grand National Finals17.90
(12)
17.80
(13)
17.85
(13)
17.70
(13)
17.70
(13)
17.70
(13)
18.30
(10)
18.00
(11)
36.30
(10)
18.20
(9)
54.50
(9)
90.05
(12)
2016 Grand National Semifinals18.00
(12)
17.00
(15)
17.50
(13)
18.00
(13)
18.10
(10)
18.05
(10)
18.10
(9)
18.00
(11)
36.10
(9)
18.10
(12)
54.20
(10)
89.75
(11)
AA-2
2016 Grand National Prelims 218.10
(7)
18.50
(5)
18.30
(6)
17.50
(13)
18.00
(8)
17.75
(10)
17.70
(9)
17.80
(7)
35.50
(7)
18.10
(6)
53.60
(6)
89.65
(7)
AA-2
2016 Indianapolis Finals17.10
(9)
18.50
(3)
17.80
(4)
18.10
(3)
17.80
(5)
17.95
(5)
18.50
(3)
17.20
(7)
35.70
(4)
17.90
(5)
53.60
(4)
89.35
(4)
2016 Indianapolis Prelims17.70
(4)
17.40
(4)
17.55
(3)
17.60
(6)
17.10
(7)
17.35
(6)
17.60
(5)
18.10
(5)
35.70
(5)
17.10
(10)
52.80
(6)
87.70
(6)
AA-1
2015 Grand National Finals17.60
(11)
19.30
(5)
18.45
(8)
17.30
(11)
19.00
(4)
18.15
(8)
17.70
(9)
18.10
(9)
35.80
(9)
18.50
(8)
54.30
(8)
90.90
(8)
2015 Grand National Semifinals17.60
(13)
18.80
(6)
18.20
(8)
17.40
(13)
18.50
(9)
17.95
(10)
19.20
(6)
18.70
(10)
37.90
(7)
18.50
(7)
56.40
(7)
92.55
(7)
AA-1
2015 Grand National Prelims 217.70
(8)
18.40
(4)
18.05
(5)
18.10
(7)
18.70
(3)
18.40
(4)
18.70
(4)
18.40
(5)
37.10
(4)
18.80
(4)
55.90
(5)
92.35
(5)
AA-1
2015 Indianapolis Finals17.50
(2)
17.90
(1)
17.70
(1)
17.10
(3)
16.70
(8)
16.90
(3)
17.40
(4)
17.40
(1)
34.80
(2)
17.10
(4)
51.90
(3)
86.50
(3)
2015 Indianapolis Prelims17.60
(2)
18.40
(2)
18.00
(2)
15.00
(8)
17.90
(3)
16.45
(3)
18.40
(3)
17.10
(12)
35.50
(5)
17.70
(5)
53.20
(4)
87.65
(3)
AA-1
2014 Grand National Finals16.80
(12)
18.20
(7)
17.50
(9)
16.50
(12)
17.80
(7)
17.15
(9)
17.50
(12)
18.30
(8)
35.80
(9)
17.00
(10)
52.80
(10)
87.45
(10)
2014 Grand National Semifinals18.60
(5)
17.00
(11)
17.80
(8)
18.00
(11)
18.40
(6)
18.20
(7)
17.60
(11)
19.20
(3)
36.80
(7)
18.50
(6)
55.30
(7)
91.30
(6)
AA-2
2014 Grand National Prelims 216.20
(15)
16.50
(10)
16.35
(13)
15.70
(18)
18.90
(4)
17.30
(10)
17.70
(8)
18.30
(7)
36.00
(8)
17.40
(8)
53.40
(8)
87.05
(9)
AA-2
2014 Indianapolis Finals17.30
(5)
17.70
(3)
17.50
(4)
17.10
(3)
18.10
(2)
17.60
(3)
18.00
(2)
17.10
(4)
35.10
(3)
17.10
(5)
52.20
(3)
87.10*
(3)
2014 Indianapolis Prelims17.90
(1)
16.90
(9)
17.40
(3)
18.30
(4)
15.60
(19)
16.95
(9)
17.50
(3)
17.50
(3)
35.00
(3)
16.10
(13)
51.10
(4)
85.45
(4)
AA-1
2013 Grand National Finals17.80
(9)
17.30
(12)
17.55
(12)
17.40
(10)
17.80
(10)
17.60
(10)
18.10
(8)
18.50
(8)
36.60
(8)
17.80
(8)
54.40
(9)
89.55
(9)
2013 Grand National Semifinals17.70
(13)
18.60
(6)
18.15
(8)
18.90
(2)
17.60
(13)
18.25
(5)
18.20
(11)
19.30
(4)
37.50
(5)
18.70
(5)
56.20
(5)
92.60
(6)
AA-1
2013 Grand National Prelims 216.40
(15)
17.80
(4)
17.10
(10)
16.90
(8)
18.80
(3)
17.85
(7)
18.70
(3)
18.70
(4)
37.40
(2)
17.60
(7)
55.00
(2)
89.95
(5)
AA-1
2013 Indianapolis Finals17.70
(5)
17.70
(3)
17.70
(3)
17.50
(4)
18.80
(3)
18.15
(4)
17.20
(4)
16.90
(7)
34.10
(6)
17.80
(5)
51.90
(6)
87.75
(5)
2013 Indianapolis Prelims17.40
(7)
17.30
(7)
17.35
(7)
17.60
(6)
18.50
(3)
18.05
(4)
17.30
(4)
18.10
(3)
35.40
(3)
16.80
(6)
52.20
(3)
87.60
(3)
AA-1
2013 St. Louis Finals15.60
(9)
15.50
(6)
15.55
(8)
15.20
(14)
17.00
(4)
16.10
(10)
17.40
(2)
17.30
(2)
34.70
(2)
17.00
(4)
51.70
(2)
83.35
(4)
2013 St. Louis Prelims14.20
(32)
16.70
(17)
15.45
(22)
17.10
(6)
15.90
(16)
16.50
(12)
17.20
(7)
17.60
(4)
34.80
(5)
15.70
(16)
50.50
(8)
82.45
(12)
AA-3
2012 Grand National Finals17.80
(4)
18.50
(7)
18.15
(5)
19.00
(4)
18.50
(4)
18.75
(5)
18.30
(5)
19.10
(3)
37.40
(5)
18.60
(5)
56.00
(5)
92.90
(5)
2012 Grand National Semifinals18.40
(9)
17.50
(9)
17.95
(8)
18.80
(4)
19.00
(3)
18.90
(3)
17.50
(9)
18.60
(5)
36.10
(7)
19.00
(4)
55.10
(6)
91.95
(6)
AA-2
2012 Grand National Prelims 219.00
(1)
19.00
(1)
19.00
(1)
18.10
(3)
18.40
(3)
18.25
(3)
19.10
(1)
18.20
(4)
37.30
(3)
18.90
(2)
56.20
(2)
93.45
(2)
AA-1
2012 Indianapolis Finals17.60
(1)
17.40
(5)
17.50
(3)
17.20
(3)
16.80
(4)
17.00
(3)
17.60
(2)
16.30
(5)
33.90
(3)
17.50
(5)
51.40
(3)
85.90
(3)
2012 Indianapolis Prelims17.40
(2)
15.90
(6)
16.65
(3)
16.30
(7)
17.80
(5)
17.05
(5)
17.20
(3)
17.20
(3)
34.40
(3)
17.10
(6)
51.50
(3)
85.20
(3)
AA-1
2011 Grand National Finals17.90
(8)
18.40
(6)
18.15
(7)
17.90
(6)
18.90
(6)
18.40
(6)
18.40
(6)
18.60
(5)
37.00
(5)
18.40
(4)
55.40
(5)
91.95
(5)
2011 Grand National Semifinals18.70
(5)
18.30
(5)
18.50
(5)
19.10
(4)
19.00
(4)
19.05
(3)
18.70
(4)
18.10
(7)
36.80
(4)
18.90
(4)
55.70
(4)
93.15*
(4)
AA-1
2011 Grand National Prelims 217.70
(6)
19.50
(1)
18.60
(2)
17.30
(6)
18.40
(5)
17.85
(5)
18.30
(4)
18.80
(4)
37.10
(4)
18.00
(6)
55.10
(4)
91.55
(5)
AA-1
2011 Indianapolis Finals16.80
(3)
17.40
(4)
17.10
(4)
18.20
(3)
18.30
(1)
18.25
(3)
16.60
(8)
17.60
(3)
34.20
(5)
17.10
(4)
51.30
(4)
86.65
(4)
2011 Indianapolis Prelims18.30
(2)
17.50
(2)
17.90
(2)
17.20
(5)
18.00
(3)
17.60
(3)
17.40
(5)
17.10
(4)
34.50
(4)
18.80
(4)
53.30
(3)
88.80
(3)
AA-1
2011 St. Louis Finals17.10
(1)
15.90
(7)
16.50
(3)
17.10
(1)
15.40
(6)
16.25
(4)
16.60
(4)
15.90
(5)
32.50
(5)
16.70
(2)
49.20
(3)
81.95
(4)
2011 St. Louis Prelims15.40
(14)
17.10
(10)
16.25
(8)
15.30
(9)
17.00
(3)
16.15
(6)
16.40
(8)
18.50
(2)
34.90
(5)
16.90
(2)
51.80
(4)
84.20
(5)
AA-1
2010 Grand National Finals17.60
(8)
17.80
(10)
17.70
(10)
17.60
(6)
17.80
(8)
17.70
(6)
18.50
(5)
18.30
(9)
36.80
(5)
18.20
(6)
55.00
(7)
90.40
(7)
2010 Grand National Semifinals17.70
(12)
18.10
(11)
17.90
(10)
18.80
(6)
17.40
(11)
18.10
(7)
18.80
(3)
19.20
(1)
38.00
(1)
17.60
(9)
55.60
(5)
91.60
(8)
AA-1
2010 Grand National Prelims 218.60
(6)
18.10
(7)
18.35
(6)
18.20
(6)
17.90
(9)
18.05
(6)
17.70
(11)
18.60
(6)
36.30
(7)
18.50
(6)
54.80
(7)
91.20
(7)
AA-1
2010 Indianapolis Finals17.90
(5)
18.70
(4)
18.30
(4)
18.00
(4)
19.30
(2)
18.65
(3)
18.20
(4)
18.90
(2)
37.10
(2)
18.40
(3)
55.50
(3)
92.45
(3)
2010 Indianapolis Prelims18.60
(2)
17.80
(4)
18.20
(2)
17.70
(6)
18.10
(4)
17.90
(4)
18.30
(3)
18.50
(3)
36.80
(3)
19.00
(1)
55.80
(3)
91.90
(3)
AA-1

3 comments:

  1. I think you have to take a look at more than one judging panel and one performance. For ex., MC is 6th in semifinals (and in finals comfortably). This isn't to defend any points raised here, but with ANY high school band, how good is your best performance. How much is it capable of? Personally, I'd love to see more bands like Marian and Lawrence Central, who play as a full ensemble. Unfortunately, right now many of the finalist bands have great visuals and some solid brass players, but have ignored woodwinds. It would be nice to strike a balance because the band in marching band is being lost to a large degree. But not with this group.

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  2. Marian was actually 9th

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  3. 6th in semis about 3-4 points ahead of 13th place, so in finals comfortably. At finals, they dropped to 9th and deservedly so, IMO. This year's program is wonderful though.

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