About Us


HornRank is the premiere national scholastic marching band rankings website, focused on covering the best high school bands and band competitions in the U.S.

Hornrank is not affiliated with Bands of America or Music for All.

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Staff

Jeremiah Wooten
Jeremiah@HornRank.com
Co-Founder and Managing Editor

Claire Albrecht
Claire@HornRank.com
Deputy Managing Editor

Jakob Budge
Jakob@HornRank.com
Staff Writer

Grayson Huber
Grayson@HornRank.com
Advertising Coordinator

Our Mission

HornRank exists to positively impact music education in the United States by promoting the marching arts and encouraging competition and innovation through a national rankings system.

External Links

Competitions:
  • Bands of America — Music for All’s Bands of America (BOA) marching band championships are the premier events for marching band in the nation. BOA’s marching band shows offer positively life-changing experiences for the students, teachers and parents of the bands who participate, as well as fans and spectators.
  • Florida Marching Band Coalition — The music, the motion, the magic.
  • Mid-States Band Association — MSBA is a consortium of High School band organizations in and around the Dayton Ohio area. Membership is defined by participating in any MSBA sanctioned event during the competition season.
  • Oklahoma Bandmasters Association — Operates the OBA State Championships each fall.
  • South Carolina Band Directors Association — Our mission is to provide easy access to information about school bands in South Carolina and help promote the positive nature of the school band activity.
  • Texas University Interscholastic League — The music program of the UIL is designed to support and enrich the teaching of music as an integral component of the public school curriculum in the state of Texas. Each year approximately one half million middle school, junior high and high school students reap the benefits of participation in the ten UIL music events.
  • Utah Music Educators Association — Improve existing music programs and create opportunities for music learning, growth and leadership.
  • Western Band Association — Western Band Association exists to ensure a high quality performing experience, educationally sound and in full support of the total band program.
  • Western Carolina Tournament of Champions — Regional-caliber marching event hosted at Western Carolina University.
  • Youth in Music/Minnesota State Championships — Enriching students' lives through artistic expression.

Independently operated state/regional websites:
  • Illinois Marching Online — Your source for everything marching.
  • INBands.com — Your source for Indiana marching band information.
  • kyband.com — Serving Kentucky school bands for over 15 years.
  • Michigan Marching — Great lakes, great bands.
  • Midwest Marching — Midwest Marching is your resource for all marching band information and scores in the central Midwest!
  • Oklahoma Band Central — Your resource for Oklahoma marching band information and contest results.
  • SCBandChat — Founded in 2017, SC Band Chat is dedicated to covering the world of music in South Carolina.
  • Tennessee Marching — We are Tennessee's most complete resource for the marching band activity.
  • txbands.com — Band is just better in Texas.
  • Wisconsin Marching — Your home for the marching arts in the badger state.

Other resources:
  • Halftime Magazine is a bimonthly lifestyle magazine aimed at the marching arts. Halftime Magazine connects high school and college musician-athletes through shared experiences about competitions, school spirit and band traditions.
  • Marching.com is a one-stop source of marching events, links, resources, news and photos.
  • World of Pageantry is the premier internet pageantry arts resource, covering the west coast's marching band, drum corps, color guard and drill team activities.

10 comments:

  1. You do realize there are bands in California? Typical BOA...

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    1. While we aren't directly affiliated with BOA, we look at all bands that participate in BOA events, including those in California. This year there are two BOA regionals in California: Long Beach and American Canyon. We'll be covering both of these events like we would any other BOA regional. Additionally, Ayla High School (CA) has been featured on our Top 30 rankings multiple weeks.

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    2. That's because everyone who knows anything about high school marching bands knows that no one does high school marching band like Texas does high school marching band.

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  2. Aren't BOA's recaps technically copyrighted? I ask only because I didn't see a statement anywhere regarding acknowledgments/permission or fair use, but maybe I overlooked it.

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    1. It's our understanding that factual information is not subject to copyright protections.

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  3. How many unique band competed in the scope of events which go into the rankings? In other words, these are the top 30 bands out of ?? band which actively competed during the period. Is that number over 500? over 1000?

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  4. Why aren't OBA championships on Horn Rank? Broken Arrow, Union, Owasso, Bixby, and Jenks attend the 6A1-6A2 championships.

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    1. We typically don't cover state championships like OBA, ISSMA, and UIL. Since they are intentionally limited in geographic scope, they're best covered by state-focused marching outlets like txbands.com, inbands.com, and ok-bc.com. We do, however, take those results into account in our rankings and predictions.

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  5. Hey there, not sure who was responsible for getting the information out for this Saturday BOA Delaware, bcz many many statements are just plain incorrect. 1) BOA DELAWARE did not take a Hiatus for a year. 2) NORWIN Marching band took first LAst Year 3) Kiski is NOT attending this particular BOA. Just thought I would let ya'll know so ya'll can have the time to recheck your info and get it posted correctly and prior to The actual BOA set for this Sat in Delaware. Thanks so much for your time.

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    1. Hello, not sure what your referencing, since we had all of that information correct on our site. Maybe another website had incorrect information or you were looking at a page from a previous year's competition.

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