The band was amazing yesterday at the Bowling Green Regional Competition, placing 2nd in the Class AA prelims and 6th place overall in the finals.
Here's some info on how they are ranked and what it means...
The top 10 scoring bands in the prelims (class does not matter) make it to the finals, and the bands in the finals are again ranked 1-10 without regard to class size. Any band can sign-up to perform at the Bands of America (BOA) Regionals, there are no specific requirements or criteria that need to be met.
We got 6th place...what does that mean??? It means we got 6th place!!! : ) I'll admit I don't understand all the ins and outs of the competitions, regionals, etc, but what I've learned is that you do not have to "qualify" to go to the larger competitions. If we want to attend a BOA Regional or the BOA Grand National Championships we just sign up, any band is eligible. If you ever have the opportunity to attend one of the larger competitions, you should go...at least once. The caliber of bands that we compete with is incredible. I guarantee you will be amazed at what high school marching band students can do. You'll also be very proud of how our band stands up to the rest!
If you want to know all the rules...check out the BOA website: http://www.musicforall.org
Pic Credits to: Lisa Flessner