Music for All is excited to start the 2017 Bands of America Championships season off with its new partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This is the first Bands of America regional competition to be held in the Canton, Ohio area since 2012. Music for All and the Pro Football Hall of Fame are enthusiastic about bringing the arts and sports together for this event that celebrates excellence and positively life-changing experiences.
Spectators will be able to enjoy more than a dozen bands to compete from across Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, and Indiana. The current list of participating bands and performance times are below:
10:45 a.m. - Box Office Opens
11:15 a.m. - Stadium Gates Open
12:00 p.m. - Firestone H.S., OH
12:15 p.m. - Lancaster H.S., NY
12:30 p.m. - Turpin H.S., OH
12:45 p.m. - Hilliard Bradely H.S., OH
1:00 p.m. - Gateway H.S., PA
1:15 p.m. - Moon Area H.S., PA
1:30 p.m. - North East H.S., PA
1:45 p.m. - Lockport Township H.S., IL
2:30 p.m. - Nordonia H.S., OH
2:45 p.m. - New Philadelphia H.S., OH
3:00 p.m - Licking Valley H.S., OH
3:15 p.m. - Dublin Coffman H.S., OH
3:30 p.m. - Central Crossing H.S., OH
3:45 p.m. - Avon H.S., IN
4:00 p.m. - Preliminary Competition Ends
Exhibition: Canton McKinley H.S.
4:15 p.m. - Presentation of Awards
6:15 p.m. - GATES OPEN
6:45 p.m. - National Anthem/Introduction of Judges and Government Officials
7:15 p.m. - First Performing Finalist Band
10:45 p.m. - Finals Competition Ends
11:00 p.m. - Finale - Presentation of Awards
In addition to participating in the regional, bands and their directors will be receiving free tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They will also be offering 20% off admission to all spectators!
Ticketing and schedule information is available online at musicforall.org or by calling 800.848.2263. Tickets will also be available at the gate. Standard general admission is $18 for preliminaries or finals, or $27 for a day pass to both. Children ages 10 and under are free for general admission seats. A $5 off any general admission ticket (individual preliminaries, finals or full day passes) discount will be available at the gate for college students with an ID, spectators 11-18 years of age, military members and spouses (military ID required), and spectators age 62 and over.
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