From the BOA Grand Nationals in Indy
4 Illinois marching bands reach semifinals at Grand Nationals
Morton High School performed in the semifinals for the first time in the school's history at Grand Nationals, and three other bands from Illinois—Lincoln-Way East, Marian Catholic, and Lake Park—also performed in the semifinals this year. What a great year for Illinois marching bands! Avon High School was named grand national champion Saturday night, equaling the 3-peat by Marian Catholic in 1987-89.
A Look Forward
Seeking Excellence in Marching Band Coverage
The Voxitatis team tried some new things this year, and we give ourselves a "D" for our marching band coverage. Most people who took our coverage survey gave us a "B," but they were being kind, I think. Look for more improvements next year.
A Look Back
Oct. 23 — Illinois State University Marching Festival Photoessays ... (Scores—Full Recap)
A Marching Band Legend Dies After Performance
The band director of the University of Massachusetts Minutemen, the author of a renowned book about drum majors, and the music educator who inspired several thousand high school students every year at a leadership academy for drum majors, died after his Marching Minutemen performed at an Ohio high school.
Bands in the U.S. Armed Forces
The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines maintain several active-duty bands, and since they could be sent on a moment's notice anywhere around the world, they travel light and pack a variety of musical styles. Meet the contemporary bands of the American Military.