4. Carmel H.S., IN (AAAA)


The Carmel Band is the reigning Grand National champion, a consistent regional champion and super regional finalist, and a recipient of the Sudler Shield.

In 2017, Carmel is expected to compete at the Dayton Regional, Indianapolis Super Regional, Downey Regional, and Grand National Championships.

2016

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

At Dayton, Carmel swept the competition, winning every caption in prelims and finals. Surprisingly, they didn't get first from every judge. Different visual GE judges placed Carmel behind Prospect in both prelims and finals.

At Indy Super, Carmel continued to struggle in visual GE, placing behind Avon and Blue Springs, but gaining ground on Avon. In finals, they finished less than a half a point behind Avon.

At Grand Nats, Carmel reversed their visual GE curse, winning that specific caption every round. In semifinals, the group tied Tarpon Springs and William Mason, but in finals they shockingly managed to tie Avon and win the tiebreaker, despite winning only two judges over Avon.



2015

Carmel (IN) performs in finals Nov. 12, 2016, at Lucas Oil Stadium. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten
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.



2014

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.



2013

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.



Past Competition Results:
EventMusic PerformanceVisual PerformanceGeneral EffectTotalClass #
IndEnsAvgIndEnsAvgMus 1Mus 2Mus TotalVisGE Total
2016 Grand National Finals19.30
(2)
19.50
(2)
19.40
(2)
19.30
(3)
19.80
(2)
19.55
(2)
19.60
(2)
19.30
(1)
38.90
(1)
19.60
(1)
58.50
(1)
97.45
(1)
2016 Grand National Semifinals19.20
(5)
18.60
(4)
18.90
(4)
19.40
(3)
19.20
(4)
19.30
(3)
19.20
(4)
18.90
(2)
38.10
(4)
19.60
(1)
57.70
(2)
95.90
(2)
AAAA-2
2016 Grand National Prelims 118.90
(2)
19.10
(2)
19.00
(2)
19.80
(1)
19.30
(2)
19.55
(1)
18.70
(2)
19.40
(1)
38.10
(1)
18.90
(1)
57.00
(1)
95.55
(1)
AAAA-1
2016 Indianapolis Finals18.50
(2)
19.10
(1)
18.80
(2)
19.20
(1)
18.70
(2)
18.95
(2)
18.60
(2)
18.80
(1)
37.40
(1)
18.60
(3)
56.00
(2)
93.75
(2)
2016 Indianapolis Prelims18.00
(3)
18.10
(2)
18.05
(2)
18.10
(4)
18.30
(3)
18.20
(3)
17.90
(3)
18.30
(3)
36.20
(3)
18.40
(3)
54.60
(3)
90.85
(3)
AAAA-3
2016 Dayton Finals16.80
(1)
16.40
(1)
16.60
(1)
15.40
(1)
16.90
(1)
16.15
(1)
16.20
(1)
16.20
(1)
32.40
(1)
15.70
(2)
48.10
(1)
80.85
(1)
2016 Dayton Prelims15.60
(1)
15.40
(1)
15.50
(1)
16.10
(1)
15.90
(1)
16.00
(1)
16.60
(1)
16.80
(1)
33.40
(1)
15.50
(2)
48.90
(1)
80.40
(1)
AAAA-1
2015 Grand National Finals18.20
(8)
19.50
(4)
18.85
(6)
19.00
(4)
18.90
(5)
18.95
(4)
18.70
(5)
19.20
(4)
37.90
(4)
18.70
(7)
56.60
(5)
94.40
(5)
2015 Grand National Semifinals19.20
(3)
19.30
(4)
19.25
(3)
18.60
(3)
19.00
(5)
18.80
(4)
19.30
(5)
19.30
(5)
38.60
(5)
19.10
(4)
57.70
(5)
95.75
(5)
AAAA-5
2015 Grand National Prelims 218.70
(3)
18.50
(1)
18.60
(2)
18.70
(2)
19.00
(2)
18.85
(2)
18.50
(3)
17.90
(4)
36.40
(3)
18.80
(2)
55.20
(3)
92.65
(2)
AAAA-2
2015 Indianapolis Finals17.20
(3)
16.60
(6)
16.90
(3)
17.20
(2)
17.50
(2)
17.35
(2)
17.80
(2)
16.80
(5)
34.60
(3)
18.10
(2)
52.70
(2)
86.95
(2)
2015 Indianapolis Prelims17.30
(5)
18.10
(4)
17.70
(3)
15.90
(4)
18.20
(2)
17.05
(2)
19.00
(1)
17.80
(5)
36.80
(2)
18.20
(2)
55.00
(2)
89.75
(2)
AAAA-2
2015 Dayton Prelims17.40
(2)
16.80
(2)
17.10
(2)
16.70
(1)
16.80
(2)
16.75
(2)
16.50
(2)
16.40
(2)
32.90
(2)
17.10
(1)
50.00
(2)
83.65*
(2)
AAAA-2
2014 Grand National Finals18.80
(4)
18.80
(4)
18.80
(4)
19.00
(3)
18.80
(5)
18.90
(3)
18.80
(4)
19.20
(3)
38.00
(3)
19.20
(4)
57.20
(4)
94.90
(4)
2014 Grand National Semifinals19.40
(1)
18.40
(2)
18.90
(1)
19.30
(1)
18.90
(3)
19.10
(1)
18.30
(6)
18.90
(6)
37.20
(4)
19.10
(3)
56.30
(4)
94.30
(4)
AAAA-3
2014 Grand National Prelims 218.80
(2)
18.00
(3)
18.40
(3)
19.50
(1)
19.30
(2)
19.40
(1)
18.80
(2)
19.20
(2)
38.00
(2)
18.70
(3)
56.70
(2)
94.50
(3)
AAAA-2
2014 Indianapolis Finals17.40
(4)
18.10
(1)
17.75
(3)
18.30
(1)
18.50
(1)
18.40
(1)
17.30
(4)
18.40
(2)
35.70
(2)
18.40
(2)
54.10
(2)
90.25
(2)
2014 Indianapolis Prelims17.60
(3)
18.00
(1)
17.80
(1)
18.90
(1)
17.90
(1)
18.40
(1)
18.00
(1)
17.90
(1)
35.90
(1)
17.90
(1)
53.80
(1)
90.00
(1)
AAAA-1
2013 Grand National Finals18.70
(5)
18.40
(7)
18.55
(5)
19.50
(2)
19.50
(1)
19.50
(1)
19.30
(2)
19.00
(4)
38.30
(2)
19.10
(2)
57.40
(2)
95.45
(2)
2013 Grand National Semifinals19.10
(2)
19.00
(2)
19.05
(2)
19.20
(1)
18.30
(5)
18.75
(2)
18.60
(4)
19.40
(3)
38.00
(2)
19.20
(2)
57.20
(2)
95.00
(2)
AAAA-2
2013 Grand National Prelims 118.10
(3)
18.70
(1)
18.40
(1)
18.60
(2)
18.90
(2)
18.75
(2)
18.80
(2)
19.20
(1)
38.00
(2)
19.10
(1)
57.10
(1)
94.25
(1)
AAAA-1
2013 Indianapolis Finals18.60
(1)
18.30
(1)
18.45
(1)
18.70
(1)
18.90
(2)
18.80
(1)
18.20
(2)
18.60
(1)
36.80
(1)
19.30
(1)
56.10
(1)
93.35
(1)
2013 Indianapolis Prelims19.00
(2)
18.80
(1)
18.90
(1)
19.20
(1)
19.10
(1)
19.15
(1)
18.50
(1)
18.50
(1)
37.00
(1)
18.60
(1)
55.60
(1)
93.65
(1)
AAAA-1
2013 Muncie Prelims17.80
(1)
17.30
(1)
17.55
(1)
15.90
(3)
16.90
(2)
16.40
(2)
17.00
(2)
16.80
(1)
33.80
(2)
17.50
(1)
51.30
(1)
85.25
(1)
AAAA-1
2012 Grand National Finals19.00
(1)
18.90
(4)
18.95
(1)
19.20
(2)
19.20
(2)
19.20
(2)
19.10
(2)
19.30
(2)
38.40
(1)
19.30
(3)
57.70
(2)
95.85
(1)
2012 Grand National Semifinals19.60
(1)
19.00
(1)
19.30
(1)
19.30
(2)
19.20
(2)
19.25
(1)
18.70
(3)
18.80
(3)
37.50
(2)
19.30
(2)
56.80
(2)
95.35
(1)
AAAA-1
2012 Grand National Prelims 118.80
(2)
18.60
(2)
18.70
(2)
19.40
(1)
19.40
(1)
19.40
(1)
18.70
(2)
18.50
(3)
37.20
(2)
19.00
(1)
56.20
(1)
94.30
(1)
AAAA-1
2012 Indianapolis Finals17.30
(2)
18.00
(2)
17.65
(1)
17.60
(1)
17.10
(2)
17.35
(1)
17.50
(3)
17.20
(2)
34.70
(2)
18.10
(2)
52.80
(2)
87.80
(2)
2012 Indianapolis Prelims17.10
(4)
16.70
(1)
16.90
(2)
16.70
(5)
18.20
(2)
17.45
(2)
17.60
(1)
17.50
(1)
35.10
(1)
18.00
(2)
53.10
(1)
87.45
(2)
AAAA-2
2011 Grand National Finals19.50
(1)
19.00
(3)
19.25
(1)
19.10
(1)
19.00
(5)
19.05
(3)
19.00
(3)
18.80
(4)
37.80
(4)
18.80
(3)
56.60
(3)
94.90
(3)
2011 Grand National Semifinals19.40
(2)
17.80
(6)
18.60
(4)
19.30
(3)
18.80
(6)
19.05
(3)
17.80
(13)
18.20
(6)
36.00
(9)
18.20
(7)
54.20
(8)
91.85
(6)
AAAA-5
2011 Grand National Prelims 118.70
(1)
18.80
(1)
18.75
(1)
18.90
(2)
19.00
(1)
18.95
(2)
18.80
(1)
18.90
(1)
37.70
(1)
19.00
(1)
56.70
(1)
94.40
(1)
AAAA-1
2011 Indianapolis Finals17.60
(2)
18.10
(2)
17.85
(2)
18.70
(2)
18.10
(3)
18.40
(2)
17.80
(1)
17.70
(2)
35.50
(1)
18.10
(2)
53.60
(2)
89.85
(2)
2011 Indianapolis Prelims18.00
(3)
17.20
(3)
17.60
(3)
17.70
(1)
18.50
(2)
18.10
(2)
18.00
(1)
17.80
(2)
35.80
(1)
19.10
(2)
54.90
(2)
90.60
(2)
AAAA-2
2010 Grand National Finals18.50
(5)
18.50
(8)
18.50
(6)
17.80
(5)
18.50
(5)
18.15
(5)
17.80
(9)
19.00
(5)
36.80
(5)
18.60
(5)
55.40
(5)
92.05
(5)
2010 Grand National Semifinals19.10
(3)
18.80
(5)
18.95
(3)
19.10
(4)
17.00
(13)
18.05
(9)
19.00
(1)
19.00
(2)
38.00
(1)
18.40
(4)
56.40
(4)
93.40
(4)
AAAA-4
2010 Grand National Prelims 219.00
(3)
18.30
(6)
18.65
(4)
18.50
(4)
18.40
(7)
18.45
(5)
19.20
(4)
18.70
(5)
37.90
(4)
18.70
(5)
56.60
(5)
93.70
(5)
AAAA-4
2010 Indianapolis Finals18.90
(1)
19.30
(1)
19.10
(1)
18.10
(3)
18.90
(4)
18.50
(4)
18.40
(3)
18.70
(3)
37.10
(2)
18.70
(2)
55.80
(2)
93.40
(2)
2010 Indianapolis Prelims18.70
(1)
17.20
(7)
17.95
(4)
18.80
(1)
18.40
(3)
18.60
(1)
18.60
(2)
18.80
(2)
37.40
(2)
18.80
(2)
56.20
(1)
92.75
(2)
AAAA-2
2010 St. Louis Finals16.90
(1)
16.80
(3)
16.85
(1)
16.40
(4)
17.20
(1)
16.80
(3)
16.30
(2)
17.00
(3)
33.30
(3)
16.90
(1)
50.20
(2)
83.85
(2)
2010 St. Louis Prelims17.60
(2)
16.10
(10)
16.85
(2)
18.50
(2)
16.90
(4)
17.70
(2)
17.60
(4)
17.50
(2)
35.10
(4)
16.70
(3)
51.80
(4)
86.35
(2)
AAAA-2
2010 Kettering Finals14.80
(1)
16.60
(1)
15.70
(1)
17.00
(1)
17.20
(1)
17.10
(1)
16.20
(1)
17.60
(1)
33.80
(1)
16.70
(1)
50.50
(1)
83.30
(1)
2010 Kettering Prelims15.80
(1)
17.60
(1)
16.70
(1)
16.30
(1)
16.80
(1)
16.55
(1)
16.30
(1)
16.60
(2)
32.90
(2)
17.40
(1)
50.30
(1)
83.55
(1)
AAAA-1
2010 Louisville Finals18.90
(1)
16.50
(1)
17.70
(1)
15.70
(1)
16.00
(1)
15.85
(1)
15.70
(1)
16.60
(1)
32.30
(1)
16.30
(1)
48.60
(1)
82.15
(1)
2010 Louisville Prelims14.20
(2)
16.50
(1)
15.35
(1)
15.70
(2)
16.20
(1)
15.95
(1)
15.00
(1)
15.40
(2)
30.40
(1)
16.10
(1)
46.50
(1)
77.80
(1)
AAAA-1

2 comments:

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

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    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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