Avon H.S., IN (AAAA)


The Avon Band is three-time Grand National champion, consistent regional and super regional champion, and a recipient of the Sudler Shield.

In 2017, Avon is expected to compete at the Canton Regional, Dayton Regional, Indianapolis Super Regional, San Antonio Super Regional, and Grand National Championships.

2017

Avon performs at the Canton Regional on Sept. 16, 2017, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. // Photo by Christopher Drake
At the Canton Regional, Avon won both prelims and finals with a solid margin, despite only having about five minutes of show on the field. That short show resulted in a 1.0 point penalty each round.

Avon will be traveling to the Dayton Regional in a few weeks before heading to super regional competitions in Indianapolis and San Antonio, where they'll face off against Carmel and Flower Mound, respectively.

The Marching Black and Gold will also be returning to the Grand National Championships where they'll compete against the other top groups in the nation including Broken Arrow, Carmel, and Flower Mound.

2016

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

At Indy Super, Avon beat out fellow Indiana powerhouse, Carmel, sweeping captions in prelims and finals. This was Avon's second weekend of winning in Lucas Oil Stadium. The week prior, they were named Indiana state champions.

Avon was likely hoping to make that three weekends in a row of winning in Lucas Oil. At first, it appeared they would be successful, winning the semifinals competition at Grand Nats. However, in finals, Carmel had a shocking victory, breaking a tie with Avon by a higher GE score. Avon won the music and visual captions.



2015

Avon (IN) performs in finals Nov. 12, 2016, at Lucas Oil Stadium. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten
Avon competed at the Dayton Regional, Indianapolis Super Regional, and Grand National Championships. It was a very successful year for the Marching Black and Gold, finishing first at Dayton and Indy, and second in Grand National Finals.

Because of weather, the finals competition at the Dayton Regional was cancelled, but Avon proved in prelims they were on track for a great season, beating Carmel by about one point, even with a half-point penalty because of prop height.

At the Indianapolis Super Regional, Avon pulled ahead of Carmel yet again, increasing the point spread with several weeks remaining until Grand Nats.

When Grand Nats arrived, Avon was in the right position for a win, but faced tough competition from Hebron and Broken Arrow, two groups that were also in position for a win. After placing third in prelims and semis, Avon placed second in finals.

Looking at the past few years of Avon performances, it appears that the Marching Black and Gold is gearing up to reclaim their spot at the top of the rankings and take home the Eagle. Who knows, next year could be the start of another three-peat.



2014

Avon competed at the Indianapolis Super Regional and Grand National Championships. Originally, they were scheduled to attend the Toledo regional, but withdrew several weeks before the competition. Avon won the Indianapolis Super Regional and went into Grand Nats very well prepared. However, they faced some pretty tough competition from Tarpon Springs and Broken Arrow and ended up in third place. Apparently futuristic robots are cooler than moths.



2013

Avon's Top three finish at Grand Nationals was well deserved, but from the stands, it was evident that their show required the most demand out of all of the bands in finals at Grand Nationals. Matt Harloff continues to work wonders with the Avon brass line, arguably the most powerful in BOA, and their force was felt throughout the ballad and into their closer. This group definitely has the talent and staff to win the Eagle and we wouldn't be surprised if this next season is the start of another three-peat.



Past Competition Results:
EventMusic PerformanceVisual PerformanceGeneral EffectTotalClass #
IndEnsAvgIndEnsAvgMus 1Mus 2Mus TotalVisGE Total
2017 Canton Finals15.70
(1)
15.30
(1)
15.50
(1)
15.80
(1)
15.20
(1)
15.50
(1)
15.50
(1)
15.40
(1)
30.90
(1)
15.20
(1)
46.10
(1)
76.10*
(1)
2017 Canton Prelims15.80
(1)
15.60
(1)
15.70
(1)
15.30
(1)
15.70
(1)
15.50
(1)
15.60
(1)
15.40
(1)
31.00
(1)
15.60
(1)
46.60
(1)
76.80*
(1)
AAAA-1
2016 Grand National Finals19.50
(1)
19.70
(1)
19.60
(1)
19.40
(2)
19.90
(1)
19.65
(1)
19.70
(1)
19.20
(2)
38.90
(1)
19.30
(3)
58.20
(2)
97.45
(2)
2016 Grand National Semifinals19.50
(2)
19.00
(1)
19.25
(1)
19.50
(2)
19.50
(2)
19.50
(2)
19.30
(3)
19.00
(1)
38.30
(1)
19.50
(2)
57.80
(1)
96.55
(1)
AAAA-1
2016 Grand National Prelims 119.10
(1)
19.30
(1)
19.20
(1)
19.60
(2)
19.50
(1)
19.55
(1)
18.50
(4)
19.20
(2)
37.70
(2)
18.30
(4)
56.00
(3)
94.75
(2)
AAAA-2
2016 Indianapolis Finals19.10
(1)
18.80
(2)
18.95
(1)
19.00
(2)
19.00
(1)
19.00
(1)
18.70
(1)
18.50
(2)
37.20
(2)
19.00
(1)
56.20
(1)
94.15
(1)
2016 Indianapolis Prelims18.90
(1)
18.20
(1)
18.55
(1)
18.80
(1)
18.50
(2)
18.65
(1)
18.10
(2)
18.90
(1)
37.00
(1)
19.00
(1)
56.00
(1)
93.20
(1)
AAAA-1
2015 Grand National Finals19.20
(3)
19.60
(3)
19.40
(3)
19.30
(2)
19.50
(2)
19.40
(1)
19.20
(3)
19.40
(3)
38.60
(3)
19.60
(2)
58.20
(2)
97.00
(2)
2015 Grand National Semifinals19.30
(2)
19.50
(2)
19.40
(2)
19.00
(2)
19.20
(4)
19.10
(2)
19.60
(3)
19.50
(3)
39.10
(2)
19.00
(5)
58.10
(4)
96.60
(3)
AAAA-3
2015 Grand National Prelims 119.00
(1)
18.30
(2)
18.65
(1)
19.10
(1)
19.10
(1)
19.10
(1)
18.90
(1)
18.10
(2)
37.00
(1)
19.00
(1)
56.00
(1)
93.75
(1)
AAAA-1
2015 Indianapolis Finals17.80
(1)
17.30
(4)
17.55
(2)
17.70
(1)
17.70
(1)
17.70
(1)
18.10
(1)
17.30
(2)
35.40
(1)
18.50
(1)
53.90
(1)
89.15
(1)
2015 Indianapolis Prelims17.70
(1)
18.60
(1)
18.15
(1)
16.40
(1)
18.50
(1)
17.45
(1)
18.70
(2)
18.60
(1)
37.30
(1)
18.60
(1)
55.90
(1)
91.50
(1)
AAAA-1
2015 Dayton Prelims17.50
(1)
17.20
(1)
17.35
(1)
16.50
(2)
17.30
(1)
16.90
(1)
17.10
(1)
16.70
(1)
33.80
(1)
17.00
(2)
50.80
(1)
84.55***
(1)
AAAA-1
2014 Grand National Finals19.00
(3)
19.10
(3)
19.05
(3)
17.90
(7)
19.10
(3)
18.50
(5)
19.00
(3)
19.00
(4)
38.00
(3)
19.80
(1)
57.80
(3)
95.35
(3)
2014 Grand National Semifinals18.40
(7)
18.20
(4)
18.30
(4)
19.00
(2)
19.20
(1)
19.10
(1)
18.50
(4)
19.10
(4)
37.60
(3)
19.30
(1)
56.90
(3)
94.30
(3)
AAAA-2
2014 Grand National Prelims 118.70
(1)
19.00
(1)
18.85
(1)
19.00
(1)
17.20
(3)
18.10
(1)
19.50
(1)
19.30
(1)
38.80
(1)
18.80
(1)
57.60
(1)
94.45*
(1)
AAAA-1
2014 Indianapolis Finals18.70
(1)
17.90
(2)
18.30
(1)
18.00
(2)
17.90
(3)
17.95
(2)
18.20
(1)
18.50
(1)
36.70
(1)
18.60
(1)
55.30
(1)
91.55
(1)
2014 Indianapolis Prelims17.70
(2)
17.70
(2)
17.70
(2)
18.60
(2)
17.70
(2)
18.15
(2)
17.80
(2)
17.70
(2)
35.50
(2)
17.70
(2)
53.20
(2)
89.05
(2)
AAAA-2
2013 Grand National Finals19.00
(3)
19.30
(1)
19.15
(2)
18.90
(4)
19.30
(2)
19.10
(3)
19.10
(3)
18.70
(6)
37.80
(4)
18.80
(4)
56.60
(3)
94.85
(3)
2013 Grand National Semifinals18.60
(5)
18.80
(3)
18.70
(5)
18.80
(3)
18.80
(3)
18.80
(1)
18.80
(2)
19.10
(5)
37.90
(4)
19.00
(3)
56.90
(3)
94.40
(3)
AAAA-3
2013 Grand National Prelims 118.40
(1)
18.20
(3)
18.30
(3)
18.70
(1)
19.10
(1)
18.90
(1)
19.10
(1)
19.00
(2)
38.10
(1)
18.60
(2)
56.70
(2)
93.90
(2)
AAAA-2
2013 Indianapolis Finals18.30
(2)
18.00
(2)
18.15
(2)
18.30
(2)
19.10
(1)
18.70
(2)
18.40
(1)
17.90
(3)
36.30
(2)
18.90
(2)
55.20
(2)
92.05
(2)
2013 Indianapolis Prelims19.50
(1)
18.30
(3)
18.90
(1)
19.00
(2)
18.90
(2)
18.95
(2)
18.30
(2)
18.30
(2)
36.60
(2)
18.30
(2)
54.90
(2)
92.75
(2)
AAAA-2
2013 Muncie Prelims17.60
(2)
17.10
(2)
17.35
(2)
16.80
(1)
17.20
(1)
17.00
(1)
17.40
(1)
16.50
(2)
33.90
(1)
17.00
(2)
50.90
(2)
85.25
(2)
AAAA-2
2012 Grand National Finals18.10
(3)
18.70
(6)
18.40
(4)
18.90
(5)
18.90
(3)
18.90
(3)
18.70
(3)
19.00
(4)
37.70
(4)
18.90
(4)
56.60
(3)
93.90
(3)
2012 Grand National Semifinals19.20
(3)
18.90
(2)
19.05
(2)
18.40
(6)
18.70
(5)
18.55
(5)
18.00
(7)
18.70
(4)
36.70
(6)
19.10
(3)
55.80
(4)
93.40
(5)
AAAA-4
2012 Grand National Prelims 118.90
(1)
19.00
(1)
18.95
(1)
19.10
(2)
19.20
(2)
19.15
(2)
18.80
(1)
18.90
(1)
37.70
(1)
18.50
(3)
56.20
(1)
94.30
(1)
AAAA-1
2012 Indianapolis Finals16.90
(3)
18.20
(1)
17.55
(2)
16.90
(4)
17.50
(1)
17.20
(2)
17.90
(1)
17.40
(1)
35.30
(1)
18.40
(1)
53.70
(1)
88.45
(1)
2012 Indianapolis Prelims17.50
(1)
16.50
(2)
17.00
(1)
16.90
(3)
18.50
(1)
17.70
(1)
17.50
(2)
17.40
(2)
34.90
(2)
18.10
(1)
53.00
(2)
87.70
(1)
AAAA-1
2011 Grand National Finals19.40
(2)
19.10
(2)
19.25
(1)
18.90
(3)
19.70
(1)
19.30
(1)
19.40
(1)
18.90
(3)
38.30
(2)
18.90
(2)
57.20
(2)
95.75
(2)
2011 Grand National Semifinals19.70
(1)
19.00
(1)
19.35
(1)
19.50
(2)
19.60
(1)
19.55
(1)
18.10
(10)
18.70
(2)
36.80
(4)
19.50
(1)
56.30
(3)
95.20
(2)
AAAA-2
2011 Grand National Prelims 219.20
(1)
19.10
(2)
19.15
(1)
18.60
(2)
19.30
(1)
18.95
(1)
19.40
(1)
18.90
(3)
38.30
(1)
19.80
(1)
58.10
(1)
96.20
(1)
AAAA-1
2011 Indianapolis Finals17.70
(1)
18.40
(1)
18.05
(1)
19.20
(1)
18.20
(2)
18.70
(1)
17.60
(2)
17.80
(1)
35.40
(2)
19.20
(1)
54.60
(1)
91.35
(1)
2011 Indianapolis Prelims18.50
(1)
17.60
(1)
18.05
(1)
17.60
(2)
19.00
(1)
18.30
(1)
17.90
(2)
17.90
(1)
35.80
(1)
19.30
(1)
55.10
(1)
91.45
(1)
AAAA-1
2010 Grand National Finals19.70
(1)
19.90
(1)
19.80
(1)
18.90
(3)
19.50
(2)
19.20
(2)
19.30
(1)
19.60
(1)
38.90
(1)
19.80
(1)
58.70
(1)
97.70
(1)
2010 Grand National Semifinals19.20
(2)
18.90
(4)
19.05
(2)
19.30
(3)
19.10
(2)
19.20
(3)
18.90
(2)
18.90
(3)
37.80
(3)
19.60
(1)
57.40
(1)
95.65
(1)
AAAA-1
2010 Grand National Prelims 219.10
(2)
19.50
(1)
19.30
(1)
19.30
(1)
19.50
(1)
19.40
(1)
19.50
(2)
19.50
(1)
39.00
(1)
19.40
(1)
58.40
(1)
97.10
(1)
AAAA-1
2010 Indianapolis Finals18.60
(2)
19.10
(2)
18.85
(2)
18.60
(1)
19.50
(1)
19.05
(1)
18.90
(1)
19.20
(1)
38.10
(1)
19.10
(1)
57.20
(1)
95.10
(1)
2010 Indianapolis Prelims18.40
(3)
18.50
(1)
18.45
(1)
18.50
(2)
18.70
(2)
18.60
(1)
18.80
(1)
18.90
(1)
37.70
(1)
18.50
(4)
56.20
(1)
93.25
(1)
AAAA-1

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