2017 San Jose Regional

Prelims Results
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Class A
1. The King's Academy, CA
Music: The King's Academy, CA
Visual: The King's Academy, CA
GE: The King's Academy, CA

Class AA
1. Saratoga H.S., CA
2. Live Oak H.S., CA
Music: Saratoga H.S., CA
Visual: Live Oak H.S., CA
GE: Saratoga H.S., CA

Class AAA
1. West Salem H.S., OR
2. Clovis West H.S., CA
3. Central Valley H.S., WA
Music: West Salem H.S., OR
Visual: West Salem H.S., OR
GE: West Salem H.S., OR

Class AAAA
1. Homestead H.S., CA
2. Amador Valley H.S., CA
3. Buchanan H.S., CA
Music: Homestead H.S., CA
Visual: Homestead H.S., CA
GE: Homestead H.S., CA

Finals Results
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1. (83.400) West Salem H.S., OR
2. (79.650) Lynbrook H.S., CA
3. (79.350) Clovis West H.S., CA
4. (78.750) Central Valley H.S., WA
5. (78.750) Homestead H.S., CA
6. (73.450) Live Oak H.S., CA
7. (72.000) Saratoga H.S., CA
8. (71.050) Buchanan H.S., CA
9. (70.100) Rancho H.S., NV
10. (69.550) Amador Valley H.S., CA

Music: West Salem H.S., OR
Visual: Central Valley H.S., WA
GE: West Salem H.S., OR

Returning 2016 Finalists (8)
1. Clovis West H.S., CA
2. Saratoga H.S., CA
3. Homestead H.S., CA
6. Amador Valley H.S., CA
7. Lynbrook H.S., CA
8. Live Oak H.S., CA
9. Santa Teresa H.S., CA
10. Damonte Ranch H.S., NV

Previous Champions
2016: Clovis West H.S., CA
2015: Saratoga H.S., CA

States Represented (4)
California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

The 2017 San Jose, California, Regional will be held Oct. 28 at San Jose State University. In 2016, Clovis West won over previous champion Saratoga.

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It’s a going to be a pretty serious weekend of competition in San Jose as returning champion Clovis West competes against past champion Saratoga and former national semifinalist Homestead.

Clovis West performs at the Grand National Championships on Nov. 12, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium. Photo by Jeremiah Wooten
All three of these tops groups have been consistent finalists at Bands of America regionals in California and Utah, and really any of them could come away with the title this weekend. Based on local results, however, it looks like Saratoga has the upper hand this year.

If there’s two groups who can break up that trio, it’s Central Valley and West Salem, two bands from the Pacific Northwest who have consistently dominated in their region. It’s hard to really predict how they’ll stack up against these California bands, because they rarely compete against them. However, last year, Central Valley made a trip south to St. George, placing second just behind American Fork.

Returning finalists Amador Valley, Damonte Ranch Live Oak, Lynbrook, and Santa Teresa, earned bottom-half positions at last year’s event, and will certainly be looking to remain in finals this year, but they’ll have to fight off a couple of new and returning groups including Buchanan, who has no recent history of BOA appearances, and The King’s Academy, who was first out of finals last year.

1. Saratoga H.S., CA
2. West Salem H.S., OR
3. Clovis West H.S., CA
4. Homestead H.S., CA
5. Central Valley H.S., WA
6. Amador Valley H.S., CA
7. Live Oak H.S., CA
8. Damonte Ranch H.S., NV
9. Lynbrook H.S., CA
10. Santa Teresa H.S., CA

Adjudication Panel
Music: Steve Meyer, Steve Page, Clif Smith, and Dale Warren.
Visual: Mike Anderson, Ken Giese, and Bob Thomas.
Chief: Gary Markham.