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James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment Places 24th at Bands of America Grand Nationals Competition

 

The Rebel Regiment preparing to enter the Lucas Oil Stadium for Grand Nationals. (Photo Credit: Michael Scholz/Upstate Creative Photography)

The Rebel Regiment preparing to enter the Lucas Oil Stadium for Grand Nationals. (Photo Credit: Michael Scholz/Upstate Creative Photography)

On November 10, 2016 the James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment marching band headed north for the Bands of America Grand Nationals competition in Indianapolis, IN.

“Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha is the nation’s most exciting marching band event. First and foremost, Grand Nationals is an educational performance opportunity open to all high school bands, on a first-come, first-served basis. Grand Nationals is also a spectacular music and pageantry event, one that band fans from across the nation and around the world travel to for the exciting and creative performances.” Source

The preliminary competition was split into two days; November 10-11, 2016.

There were 100 bands from around the country competing in the Grand Nationals competition, representing a total of 20 states. The bands were divided into four class (A-AAAA) based on the enrollment numbers of the schools they represented. The Rebel Regiment performed at 9:30pm on Thursday November 10, 2016, scoring an 87.6 and 8th in their class (AAAA) for the day. There were 5 bands representing the state of South Carolina in total at the Grand Nationals Competition, Boiling Springs, Wando, Fort Mill, Nation Ford, and Byrnes.

On Friday, November 11, 2016 the preliminary competition concluded with the last of the 100 bands performing. The evening concluded with an awards ceremony to recognize each band that performed during the preliminary competition and distinguish the semi-finalist bands. Out of 100 bands, only 36 bands advanced to semi-finals. The James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment was honored to be one of the 36 bands selected to advance into the Semi-Finals competition.

Drum majors from the Byrnes band, Wando Band, and Fort Mill band at Grand Nationals. (Photo Credit: Michael Scholz/Upstate Creative Photography)

Drum majors from the Byrnes band, Wando Band, and Fort Mill band at Grand Nationals. (Photo Credit: Michael Scholz/Upstate Creative Photography)

After an outstanding performance in Semi-Finals, the James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment finished in 24th place with a score of 83.35. Finishing in the top 25 in the country was an exclamation point on a winning season for the Rebel Regiment. Other achievements during the 2016-2017 season include winning the grand championship at the Gaffney Reservation Tournament of Champions, AAAA Regional Championship at the Winston-Salem Bands of America Regional Competition, 8th place at the Bands of America Super Regional in Atlanta, and winning the AAAAA SC State Championship.

 

 

Rebel Regiment in Grand Nationals Semi-Finals

The BOA Grand National Championships field has been trimmed from 104 to 36 bands for the semi-finals round.  This will be the fourth semi-finals appearance for the Rebel Regiment.

Saturday’s schedule is below:

Semi-Finals Schedule

Saturday, November 12, 2016

6:15 a.m. – GATES OPEN

6:45 a.m. – North Hardin H.S., KY
7:00 a.m. – Adair County H.S., KY
7:15 a.m. – Williamstown H.S., KY
7:30 a.m. – Archbishop Alter H.S., OH
7:45 a.m. – Milton-Union H.S., OH
8:00 a.m. – Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
8:15 a.m. – Lockport Township H.S., IL
8:30 a.m. – Ayala H.S., CA
8:45 a.m. – Green Hope H.S., NC
9:00 a.m. – O’Fallon Township H.S., IL
9:15 a.m. – Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
9:30 a.m. – James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
9:45 a.m. – Wando H.S., SC
10:00 a.m. – Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
10:15 a.m. – Marian Catholic H.S., IL
10:30 a.m. – Avon H.S., IN
BREAK
11:15 a.m. – Owasso H.S., OK
11:30 a.m. – Castle H.S., IN
11:45 a.m. – William Mason H.S., OH
12:00 p.m. – Union H.S., OK
12:15 p.m. – Bellevue West H.S., NE
12:30 p.m. – Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
12:45 p.m. – Leander H.S., TX
1:00 p.m. – Franklin H.S., TN
1:15 p.m. – Cedar Park H.S., TX
1:30 p.m. – Center Grove H.S., IN
BREAK

2:15 p.m. – Carmel H.S., IN
2:30 p.m. – Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI
2:45 p.m. – Homestead H.S., IN
3:00 p.m. – Lawrence Township H.S., IN
3:15 p.m. – Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
3:30 p.m. – Vista Murrieta H.S., CA
3:45 p.m. – James Bowie H.S., TX
4:00 p.m. – Fort Mill H.S., SC
4:15 p.m. – Clovis West H.S., CA
4:30 p.m. – Columbus North H.S., IN
4:45 p.m. – EXHIBITION: The Ohio State University Marching Band

Winston-Salem Bands of America, Rebel Regiment Class 4A Regional Champions!

The James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment started their Bands of America Regional Championship adventure on Friday night, October 14, 2016. After attending the Byrnes v. Nation Ford football game at Nixon field in Duncan, SC, the band packed up their instruments, equipment, and overnight bags and headed out on the 2 1/2 hour road trip. It was a short night for the band with an early morning performance time for Semi-Finals at Wake Forest University on Saturday morning.

Music for All’s Bands of America (BOA) marching band championships are the premier events for marching bands from all around 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.”

Rebel Regiment taking the field in competition at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC at the Bands of America Regional Championship.

Rebel Regiment taking the field in competition at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC at the Bands of America Regional Championship.

The regional championship was hosted at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. There were 28 bands performing at the Semifinal competition representing a total of 7 states in the Southeast.

The Rebel Regiment performed their show “Dark Horse” during the Prelim portion of the competition.

“Dark Horse” Features Music from: “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff, The Dark Knight Soundtrack, The Da Vinci Code Soundtrack and Mozart Requiem.

After the Rebel Regiment’s preliminary performance the band members were able to spend some time in the stands during the afternoon to watch some of the other competing bands. The preliminary awards ceremony began at 5:00pm and the Rebel Regiment drum majors lined up on the field with drum majors and band captains from all other 28 competing bands.

Rebel Regiment members receive award from Bands of America/Music for All president Eric Martin Esq.

Rebel Regiment members receive award from Bands of America/Music for All president Eric Martin Esq.

The Rebel Regiment was awarded “Outstanding Music Performance”, “Outstanding Visual Performance” and 1st place in class 4 AAAA competition. The Rebel Regiment was also selected as one of the 10 finalist for the BOA Regional Championship.

Upon conclusion of the preliminary awards, the Rebel Regiment began the process of warming up and preparing for their oustanding finals performance at 9:30pm. Finalist bands included: Bassett HS, VA, River Bluff HS, SC Dobyns-Bennett HS, TN, James F. Byrnes HS, SC, Panther Creek HS, NC, Fort Mill HS, SC, Nation Ford HS, SC, , Cary Senior HS, NC, Cape Fear HS, NC, Boiling Springs HS, SC.

 

Finals awards began at 10:30pm and all 10 finalist bands lined up on the field behind their drum majors and band captions for awards. The Wake Forest university stadium was full of fans, spectators and parents eager for the awards ceremony. The James F. Byrnes band marched onto the field to the cadence of Dobyns-Bennett High School Drumline, the 2015 reigning champions of the Winston-Salem Bands of America Regional event.  The Rebel Regiment was proudly carrying the United States of America flag and the state of South Carolina Flag.

The Rebel Regiment received the 2nd place finalist award; as of October 11, 2016 the James F. Byrnes marching band is ranked in the top 40 marching bands in the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

Events

Bands of America Grand National Championships

LOCAL TIME

  • At the time of Grand Nationals, Indianapolis will be on Eastern Standard Time. Please plan your travel and arrival time accordingly.

SPECTATOR ENTRY

  • Tickets may be purchased on-site at the Northeast Ticket Office or the Southeast Ticket Office of Lucas Oil Stadium Thursday-Saturday of Grand Nationals. Will-Call tickets may be picked up at the South Ticket Office.
  • Tickets for Wednesday night’s Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament will be available at the Northwest Ticket Office.
  • Spectator entry will be via the West Gate on Wednesday for the Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament.
  • Spectator entry will be via the East Gate of the Stadium for Prelims, Semi-Finals
  • Spectator entry will be via the North Gate of the Stadium for Finals Competition.

SPECTATOR PARKING

  • A limited amount of spectator parking is available in Lot A North of the Stadium and the South Lot of Lucas Oil Stadium. The cost for each of these lots is $10.00 per vehicle with NO in/out privileges.
  • Accessible parking spaces are located in the South lot of the Stadium via the Missouri Street Gate 3 parking lot entrance. The cost for this lot is $10.00 per vehicle with NO in/out privileges. Parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A drop-off/pick-up location is available along Capitol Ave. outside of the Colts Team Store.
  • Additional spaces surround the stadium in various lots and parking garages. A map of parking and prices for area lots is available online at www.indydt.com/parking.com
  • BOA does not operate, guarantee access to, or control the pricing or policies of Lucas Oil Stadium or other surrounding lots.
  • Plan to arrive early to allow plenty of time to park, buy tickets and enter the Stadium. Lucas Oil Stadium is a large, urban-based professional facility. Allowing extra time for movement and the unfamiliar and unanticipated is essential and prudent.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Use of cameras of any kind are NOT ALLOWED on the field (stadium floor) for any BOA event, except for the Official Photographers of BOA, and official news media with credentials. Still cameras (digital or film, professional or otherwise) are allowed into the stadium and may be used from stadium seating, but not on the field. Tripods or other similar equipment that may obstruct the view or path of travel of others in seating areas are not allowed. The issuance of a “Field Pass” or other non-media BOA Credential does not include the right to use a camera on the field. Pass holders must go into stadium spectator seating to use their camera.

Full Media Credentials Policy

VIDEO RECORDING EQUIPMENT

No video or audio recording devices are allowed into the stadium.  Video or audio recording of performances by parents, booster, spectators, student, staff and/or directors is strictly prohibited.

STADIUM RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Helium balloons will not be allowed in the Stadium.
  • Drones are not allowed in the stadium or on stadium property
  • Concessions will be available throughout the concourse area. Due to Stadium policy, you are not allowed to bring food into the Stadium. We appreciate your cooperation.
  • Permanent concession stands accept credit cards.
  • All entrances to the Stadium are ADA compliant.
  • Local Indianapolis ordinance prohibits smoking inside Lucas Oil Stadium.
  • The Stadium has a retractable roof, but please note the roof will be CLOSED for the Grand National Championships.

STADIUM SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • From a safety and security perspective, fans should observe the following:
    Nothing larger than a small personal handbag, subject to inspection, will be permitted inside the Stadium (through the main gates). Items specifically prohibited inside the Stadium are listed below. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in denial of admission to the stadium.
  • Fans are advised to arrive early to avoid congestion at the gates. Gates and gate open times are listed on the Daily Schedule contained in your final packet and as published on www.musicforall.org.
  • Fans and participants may not bring the following items into the Stadium.
    • Video and Audio Recorders
    • Bottles
    • Cans
    • Liquor Containers
    • Food and Beverages
    • Coolers
    • Bags
    • Large Purses
    • Backpacks
    • Balloons (Helium)
    • Fanny packs
    • Air-Horns Page
    • Missile-like objects
    • Drones
  • Bands of America strictly prohibits the presence of weapons on Lucas Oil Stadium property during our event.
  • Bands of America will provide a qualified medical staff, and they will be located on the field and concourse for any major problems that might arise. Find the nearest uniformed Lucas Oil Stadium staff member, a BOA volunteer or BOA staff member for immediate assistance.

LIVE STREAM

This year, all Bands of America Championships, including this one, will be Live Streamed. Music for All recently announced its new partnership and the launch of FloMarching, a new site dedicated to covering the world of competitive marching bands and the marching arts. Visit FloMarching.com to see the monthly and annual subscription options.

WEATHER FORECAST

Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
High 90°/Low 69°
10%
Clear
Friday
Clear
High 89°/Low 66°
10%
Clear
Saturday
Clear
High 90°/Low 63°
10%
Clear
Sunday
Clear
High 89°/Low 63°
10%

CONNECT WITH MUSIC FOR ALL AND BANDS OF AMERICA ONLINE

Music for All will be posting photos, videos, and updates from each show this fall and we would love for staff, students, and band fans to join the conversation.

Follow Music for All on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you don’t miss any of the action. Use the hashtag #boa2016 all season long.

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Bands of America Super Regional at Atlanta

BAG POLICY

Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:

• Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”• One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)

• Small clutch bags, no larger than 4.5 x 6.5, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bag options.• Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

LIVE STREAM

This year, all Bands of America Championships, including this one, will be Live Streamed. Music for All recently announced its new partnership and the launch of FloMarching, a new site dedicated to covering the world of competitive marching bands and the marching arts. Visit FloMarching.com to see the monthly and annual subscription options.

WEATHER FORECAST (for October 29)

10am 56°F 6 mph
11am 58°F 6 mph
12pm 61°F 7 mph
1pm 63°F 7 mph
2pm 65°F 7 mph
3pm 66°F 7 mph
4pm 66°F 7 mph
5pm 66°F 7 mph
6pm 64°F 6 mph
6:50  
7pm 62°F 6 mph
8pm 60°F 5 mph
9pm 58°F 4 mph
10pm 57°F 4 mph

CONNECT WITH MUSIC FOR ALL AND BANDS OF AMERICA ONLINE

Music for All will be posting photos, videos, and updates from each show this fall and we would love for staff, students, and band fans to join the conversation.

Follow Music for All on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you don’t miss any of the action. Use the hashtag #boa2017 all season long.

Facebook:

Twitter:

Instagram:

Bands of America Regional at Winston-Salem

SPECTATOR PARKING

  • The spectator lot is located on the south side of Deacon Blvd. in the lots surrounding the Coliseum. See linked maps for further information.
  • There is a $10 charge for spectator parking.
  • There is an underground walkway to assist in crossing Deacon Blvd to gain access to BB&T stadium.
  • Outside food and beverage is NOT allowed in the Stadium. Please share this with your parents and boosters in advance.

VIDEO RECORDING EQUIPMENT

No video or audio recording devices are allowed into the stadium, including those with “band videographers.”

PHOTOGRAPHY

Use of cameras of any kind are NOT ALLOWED on the field (stadium floor) for any BOA event, except for the Official Photographers of BOA, and official news media with credentials. Please communicate this to your parent/booster group. Still cameras (digital or film, professional or otherwise) are allowed into the stadium and may be used from stadium seating, but not on the field. Tripods or other similar equipment that may obstruct the view or path of travel of others in seating areas are not allowed. The issuance of a “Field Pass” or other non-media BOA Credential does not include the right to use a camera on the field. Pass holders must go into stadium spectator seating to use their camera.

Full Media Credentials Policy

LIVE STREAM

This year, all Bands of America Championships, including this one, will be Live Streamed. Music for All recently announced its new partnership and the launch of FloMarching, a new site dedicated to covering the world of competitive marching bands and the marching arts. Visit FloMarching.com to see the monthly and annual subscription options.

WEATHER FORECAST (for Saturday, 10/14)

11am 62°F 7 mph
12pm 64°F 7 mph
1pm 66°F 7 mph
2pm 68°F 8 mph
3pm 69°F 7 mph
4pm 68°F 7 mph
5pm 68°F 6 mph
6pm 66°F 5 mph
6:47  
7pm 64°F 5 mph
8pm 62°F 4 mph
9pm 61°F 4 mph
10pm 59°F 4 mph