Bands of America Grand National Championships ExperienceChris Forsythe
Being a part of the Bands of America Grand National Championships Experience is an adrenaline rush – intense and exhilarating! This educational experience can seem overwhelming, especially for first-time competitors. Multiple factors like the method of travel, hotel, supplies, meals, timing, safety, communication, and more must be dealt with and planned for to make a band’s Grand Nationals performance successful. To aid and assist everyone’s planning, Music Travel Consultants and the Ronald Reagan Marching Band from San Antonio, Texas have partnered to make this informative and educational video on the Bands of America travel experience.
Music Travel Consultants is honored to be Music for All’s Official Student Travel Partner. Contact Music Travel to reserve Music for All’s BOA Grand Nationals rehearsal space, home room, Saturday pre-finals dinner and additional group meals.
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Indoor rehearsal hall space at the Indiana Convention Center (ICC), taped with yard lines and hash marks, await your band! During Grand Nationals week, one, two and three hour blocks are available Thursday and Friday from 6:00am to Midnight. Saturday availability is from 6:00am to 4:00pm. November weather in Indianapolis is unpredictable at best, bitter cold or wet at worst. Reserve this premium space early to insure your band’s success. Please note that the number of fields is subject to change based on ICC availability from year to year. Watch for information to come out this November with regards to booking for 2017 and beyond.
Reserve yours, adjacent to the ICC rehearsal halls! A limited number of large rooms offer lots of space for instruments, uniforms and tired students and adults. Located just a block north of Lucas Oil Stadium, on the way to Circle Centre Mall and downtown Indy attractions, a convenient home room at ICC makes a great base for your Grand Nationals experience!
Saturday Pre-Finals Dinner
How can your band possibly eat between Saturday’s finalist announcements and the night’s first performance? Easy! Book now for a tasty, hot meal, served at the Indiana Convention Center between 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm!
Additional Group Meals
Choose from several balanced menus, served when you choose, at Indiana Convention Center. Convenient breakfast, lunch and dinner dining was never so good!
Don’t forget about the Music Travel Consultants’ Music & Talent Celebration
For over a decade, Music Travel has offered this traditional evening to its travelers as a fun way to eat good food, dance, experience live music, meet students from other schools and watch the announcement of BOA Grand Nationals Semi-Finalists on a big screen in a secure setting. Bands traveling with Music Travel have exclusive access to this supervised party, if they choose to participate.
Music Travel Consultants also offers travel to BOA Regionals and Super Regionals.
Contact Music Travel Consultants to start planning your trip to Bands of America Events! Learn more at