2017 Toledo Regional

Prelims Results
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Class A
1. Norwell H.S., IN
2. Norton H.S., OH
3. Bellbrook H.S., OH
Music: Norwell H.S., IN
Visual: Norton H.S., OH
GE: Norwell H.S., IN

Class AA
1. Jenison H.S., MI
2. Morton H.S., IL
3. Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
Music: Jenison H.S., MI
Visual: Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
GE: Jenison H.S., MI

Class AAA
1. Miamisburg H.S., OH
2. Walled Lake Central H.S., MI
3. Northmont H.S., OH
Music: Miamisburg H.S., OH
Visual: Miamisburg H.S., OH
GE: Miamisburg H.S., OH

Class AAAA
1. Homestead H.S., IN
2. William Mason H.S., OH
3. Centerville H.S., OH
Music: William Mason H.S., OH
Visual: William Mason H.S., OH
GE: William Mason H.S., OH

Finals Results
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1. (75.55) Homestead H.S., IN
2. (74.40) William Mason H.S., OH
3. (71.20) Centerville H.S., OH
4. (70.75) Plymouth-Canton E.P., MI
5. (70.50) Jenison H.S., MI
6. (67.25) Lake Central H.S., IN
7. (66.05) Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
8. (65.80) Morton H.S., IL
9. (64.05) Lakota West H.S., OH
10. (63.10) Miamisburg H.S., OH

Music: Homestead H.S., IN
Visual: William Mason H.S., OH
GE: Homestead H.S., IN

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 was held Sept. 23 at University of Toledo. Homestead defeated William Mason with a narrow margin, made larger by a timing penalty Mason received.

Pre-competition 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.

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.