BOA Regionals

With an exhilarating performance in finals on Saturday night, the Fort Mill HS Band won the 2017 Bands of America (BOA) Regional Championship at Wake Forest University.  Dobyns-Bennett (TN), winner of this event for the last 4 years, finished a close 2nd.  This is Fort Mill's 3rd BOA Regional Championship.


27 bands from 5 states (NC, SC, GA, VA, TN) competed in the afternoon prelims.  Bands were divided into 4 classes based on school size.  Fort Mill won the award for Best Music in Class 3A and finished 3rd in the class to prelims winner, Dobyns-Bennett.  The top 10 scoring bands, regardless of class, qualified for the evening finals competition.


At finals, Fort Mill won the awards for Best Music and Best General Effect, on its way to winning the Regional Championship.  5 South Carolina bands (in bold below) placed in the top 10.  



1--Fort Mill, 81.90

2--Dobyns-Bennett (TN), 81.80

3--JF Byrnes (2016 SC 5A Champion), 81.30

4--Nation Ford (2016 SC 4A Champion), 80.70

5--Green Hope (NC), 79.55

6--Panther Creek (NC), 75.75

7--Hillgrove (GA), 74.35

8--Dutch Fork, 73.65

9--York, 73.65

10--Cape Fear (NC), 72.15


*Full results here:



Fort Mill will rehearse for the next two weeks in preparation for the BOA Super Regional Championship in Atlanta on October 28th, at the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Dome.   32 bands from 12 states will compete (list below).  Tarpon Springs, FL is the defending champion.  Fort Mill finished 5th in Atlanta in 2015, a tenth of a point behind Dobyns-Bennett.


Cedar Ridge H.S., TX
Cleveland H.S., NC
Corner H.S., AL
Coweta H.S., OK
East Coweta H.S., GA
Father Ryan H.S., TN
First Colonial H.S., VA
Fort Mill H.S., SC
Green Hope H.S., NC
Haltom H.S., TX
Hillgrove H.S., GA
Hoover H.S., AL
James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
Jefferson City H.S., MO
Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
Lafayette H.S., LA
Lambert H.S., GA
Mill Creek H.S., GA
Oak Grove H.S., AL
Ooltewah H.S., TN
Park Vista H.S., FL
Powdersville H.S., SC
River Ridge H.S., GA
Saint James School, AL
Saltillo H.S., MS
Sequoyah H.S., TN
Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
Trinity H.S., TX
Walton H.S., GA
Wando H.S., SC
Wesleyan School, GA

Atlanta, GA 2016 Results

Finals Results

91.75 - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
90.60 - Wando H.S., SC
88.95 - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
88.60 - Park Vista H.S., FL
88.00 - Harrison H.S., GA
84.65 - Walton H.S., GA
84.55 - Franklin H.S., TN
83.85 - James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
82.70 - Stoneman Douglas H.S., FL
81.70 - Hillgrove H.S., GA
78.50 - Jackson County Comprehensive H.S., GA
78.20 - Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA

Atlanta, GA 2015 Results

Finals Results

94.55 - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
90.90 - L.D. Bell H.S., TX
88.85 - Harrison H.S., GA
86.60 - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
86.50 - Fort Mill H.S., SC
85.55 - Cypress Falls H.S., TX
85.10 - Winston Churchill H.S., TX
84.10 - Walton H.S., GA
84.00 - Westwood H.S., TX
82.25 - Wando H.S., SC
81.90 - Clements H.S., TX
80.55 - Centerville H.S., OH

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