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.


  1. "In 2016, Vista Murrieta won over previous champion Saratoga." Clovis West won in 2016, not Vista Murrieta.

  2. Putting both California regionals on the same date further confirms that BOA doesn't understand(?) or support(!) California Bands. Music For All...

  3. Agreed with whitedj2002. Why is there 2 major regionals on the same date? It's depressing to see this kind of politics in such a fantastic activity. Maybe that's why WBA seems to be a growing organization on the west coast.

  4. It's actually not politics at all. What BOA shared with me is that there are currently 3 Regionals in the Western U.S. In order to have adequate judging panels at all shows, some compromises have to be made. Additionally, the first year of the San Jose Regional it was held the same day as the Utah Regional. Last year, the Utah Regional was the same day as the SoCal Regional. They are going to rotate it each. BOA wants to support bands from the west coast. Lastly, you have to account for football stadium schedules. When the quality venues are available, is when BOA will schedule a Regional. They were very accommodating to my program traveling all the way out to Grand Nationals in 2015. There's a lot of factors that go into building a schedule.

  5. Someone posted a lack of judges and facilities that require both regionals in California to be on the same day. I must laugh at this we are after all, CALIFORNIA. IF that is the case, it is a poor excuse and proves "Music For All" ...well...isn't. Judging by the overview of this regional HORNRANK either hasn't the time, interest(?), or seen these units. Perhaps we are ...way out west ...but really...

    1. I'm not quite sure why they decided to have both regionals on the same day, but I'm guessing they didn't want to conflict with major Western Bands competitions in the area. As for the overview of this regional, we post our analysis and predictions the Monday before each regional, so that's why this page as little content. If you look at the Grand Nats page, it's similarly bare, but we certainly have the time and interest for all of these competitions.