2017 Toledo Regional


Prelims Schedule
8:00 Olentangy H.S., OH
8:15 West Carrollton H.S., OH
8:30 West Bloomfield H.S., MI
8:45 Norwell H.S., IN
9:00 East Clinton H.S., OH
9:15 Norton H.S., OH

9:30 Break

10:00 Plymouth-Canton E.P., MI
10:15 Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
10:30 Homestead H.S., IN
10:45 Bellbrook H.S., OH
11:00 Concordia Lutheran H.S., IN
11:15 Lake Orion H.S., MI
11:30 Archbishop Alter H.S., OH

11:45 Lunch

12:30 Munster H.S., IN
12:45 Morton H.S., IL
1:00 Butler H.S., OH
1:15 Lakota West H.S., OH
1:30 Jenison H.S., MI
1:45 Walled Lake Central H.S., MI
2:00 Victor H.S., NY

2:15 Break

2:45 Lake Central H.S., IN
3:00 Miamisburg H.S., OH
3:15 Centerville H.S., OH
3:30 Leo H.S., IN
3:45 Worthington Kilbourne H.S., OH
4:00 Northmont H.S., OH
4:15 William Mason H.S., OH

4:45 Prelims Awards Ceremony

Finals Schedule
7:45 First finalist band
8:00 Second finalist band
8:15 Third finalist band
8:30 Fourth finalist band
8:45 Fifth finalist band
9:00 Sixth finalist band
9:15 Seventh finalist band
9:30 Eighth finalist band
9:45 Ninth finalist band
10:00 Tenth finalist band

10:30 Finals Awards Ceremony

Returning 2016 Finalists (6)
1. William Mason H.S., OH
2. Plymouth-Canton E.P., MI
4. Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
5. Walled Lake Central H.S., MI
6. Lakota West H.S., OH
9. Jenison H.S., MI

Previous Champions
2016: William Mason H.S., OH
2015: William Mason H.S., OH
2014: Goshen H.S., IN
2013: Lake Central H.S., IN

States Represented (5)
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, and Ohio.

The 2017 Toledo, Ohio, Regional will be held Sept. 23 at University of Toledo. In 2016, William Mason won a huge victory, just under 6 points ahead of second-place Plymouth-Canon.

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Analysis
William Mason performs in Grand National Finals on Nov. 12, 2016, at Lucas Oil Stadium. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten
The primary contenders will be Homestead and William Mason, two consistent national finalists. While a simple comparison of their previous match ups may show that Mason has nothing to be worried about, both schools have recently undergone director changes, which can have big changes in a band’s identity and approach to show design. It’s also September, which means crazy things can happen. Bands that are usually one of the best in the nation can find themselves losing to a band who is just a little ahead of schedule on the learning and cleaning process.

Behind those two, we expect to see Centerville, Lake Central, and Plymouth-Canton filling out the top half. These three schools put together some incredibly creative and entertaining shows year after year. And why they haven’t recently appeared in national finals like the top two, any one of them could walk away with a bronze medal.

The bottom half could fall out a lot of different way. Jenison, Lakota West, Reeths-Puffer, and Walled Lake Central all appeared in finals at this regional last year. But those groups are joined by four other groups that appeared in finals at the Dayton Regional last year: Archbishop Alter, Bellbrook, Miamisburg, and Victor. We expect the majority of the remaining finalist spots to be claimed by these schools.

But there’s one other school to keep on your radar: Morton. The Illinois band last finals appearance was at the 2012 St. Louis Super Regional. They’ve continued to attend various super regionals or Grand Nats each year, always placing out of finals. This regional could be their opportunity to return to finals performance at a regional level.

Predictions
1. William Mason H.S., OH
2. Homestead H.S., IN
3. Plymouth-Canton E.P., MI
4. Centerville H.S., OH
5. Lake Central H.S., IN
6. Victor H.S., NY
7. Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
8. Jenison H.S., MI
9. Miamisburg H.S., OH
10. Walled Lake Central H.S., MI

Adjudication Panel
Music: Carl Bly, Bryan Crisp, Jeremy Earnhart, and Dale Warren.
Visual: Mike Anderson, John Fisher, and Juno Orefice.
Chief: Richard Saucedo.

5 comments:

  1. How close will Homestead and William Mason be?!?!?

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    1. I'm guessing closer than Mason would like them to be.

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    2. About 2 points, though I'm not sure it will mean much. Mason should sweep captions and win easily, and Homestead should be easily in second. The spread will depend on how the judges are scoring. Could be a point. Could be 5. Won't mean much beyond Mason is better.

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  2. I'm from Reeths-Puffer, and we have a amazing show for everyone to see. It's going to be great.

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