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3. Carmel HS, IN (AAAA)

The Carmel High School Band is a two-time Grand National champion and a recipient of the Sudler Shield.

Top 30 History
3rd on 11/15/16 (Week 10)
7th on 11/08/16 (Week 9)
7th on 11/01/16 (Week 8)
7th on 10/25/16 (Week 7)
6th on 10/18/16 (Week 6)
4th on 10/11/16 (Week 5)
4th on 10/04/16 (Week 4)
5th on 9/27/16 (Week 3)
5th on 9/20/16 (Week 2)
6th on 9/13/16 (Week 1)

8th on 11/17/15 (Week 10)
6th on 11/10/15 (Week 9)
6th on 11/03/15 (Week 8)
5th on 10/27/15 (Week 7)
4th on 10/20/15 (Week 6)
4th on 10/13/15 (Week 5)
5th on 10/06/15 (Week 4)
5th on 9/29/15 (Week 3)
6th on 9/22/15 (Week 2)
6th on 9/15/15 (Week 1)

5th on 11/18/14 (Week 10)
5th on 11/11/14 (Week 9)
5th on 11/04/14 (Week 8)
4th on 10/28/14 (Week 7)
5th on 10/21/14 (Week 6)
4th on 10/14/14 (Week 5)
5th on 10/07/14 (Week 4)
4th on 9/30/14 (Week 3)
4th on 9/23/14 (Week 2)
4th on 9/16/14 (Week 1)

3rd on 11/19/13

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In 2016, Carmel will be competing at the Dayton Regional, the Indianapolis Super Regional, and the Grand National Championships.

Carmel competed at the Dayton Regional, the Indianapolis Super Regional, and the Grand National Championships. In every round of every competition, Carmel found themselves placing behind Indiana rival Avon, not exactly the position they would have hoped to be in.

At the Dayton Regional, Carmel finished about one point behind Avon, but retained a significant spread over third place North Hardin.

At the Indianapolis Super Regional, Carmel narrowly defeated music caption-winner Marian Catholic for second place, falling more than two points behind Avon.

The Greyhounds performance at Grand Nats was more of the same from this legendary group, retaining their place in the top half of finals and proving their standards of excellence have not been compromised.

Despite a growing gap between Carmel and Avon, Carmel had an excellent 2015 season and it appears that gap is more a testament to Avon's improving performances than a supposed lack in quality from Carmel. We will see if Carmel can hold on to their top half of finals position in what is expected to be a very intense 2016 season.

Carmel attended the Indianapolis Super Regional and the Grand National Championships. As with the past couple of years, it was impossible to predict whether Carmel or Avon would win at Indy and with the addition of Homestead at Indy Super and Grand Nats, there was one more variable in predictions of how the Indiana bands would stack up. In the end, Carmel was only able to place first in Indianapolis Super Regional prelims. They came in second behind Avon at Indianapolis finals and placed fourth in semis and finals at Grand Nats. It was still a great season for the marching greyhounds, but not quite the championship or second place seasons they've enjoyed in recent history.

Living up to their 2012 National Championship season was no easy task for the 2013 Marching Greyhounds, but they managed to pull off a successful season, taking the Visual Caption and second place overall in Grand National Finals. After Carmel won the Muncie Regional, Avon won the ISSMA state marching title, and then Carmel won the Indy Super Regional title the following week, we had no idea who would pull ahead at Grand Nats. Ultimately, Carmel would be the one to end their season on top with their incredible show Totem. Totem was a visual masterpiece with multiple bizarre (but intriguing) visual ensemble moments that kept the audience engaged. The BOA community as a whole is very interested to see what the next step for this program is as they look forward to 2014.


  1. I'm slightly confused as to why Carmel is ranked at 5th when they have the highest score in BOA currently.

    1. Every regional has a different panel of judges and different conditions. It's generally not considered accurate to directly compare scores across competitions.


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