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Dobyns-Bennett High School Competitive Marching Band Finishes 6th in Bands of America Grand National Championship

Published on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 4:41 p.m.

WHAT: Dobyns-Bennett High School Competitive Marching Band Finishes 6th in Bands of America Grand National Championship

WHEN: November 9-11, 2017

WHERE: Bands of America Grand Nationals, Indianapolis, IN

The Dobyns-Bennett High School Competitive Marching Band has completed its competition season in Indianapolis, IN at the 2017 Bands of America Grand National Championships finals by placing 6th out of the top 100 bands from among 22,000 high school music programs in the United States.

The top 100 bands in America competed in preliminary rounds on Thursday and Friday. The Top 37 bands in prelims moved to semi-finals, which took place Saturday morning and afternoon. The Top 12 bands in semi-finals moved to the final round, Saturday evening.

Dobyns-Bennett placed higher in finals than any other band in Class AAA. The Grand National Championships is the most competitive High School Marching Band event in the country. Dobyns-Bennett is only the second Tennessee band to ever make finals at the Grand National Championships and the only Tennessee band to do it twice. The 6th place finish is the highest in school history.

Overall finals scores include:

  1. Carmel HS, IN – 97.500
  2. Broken Arrow HS, OK – 96.925
  3. Avon HS, IN – 96.475
  4. Marcus HS, TX – 95.700
  5. Flower Mound HS, TX – 95.625
  6. Dobyns-Bennett HS, TN – 92.725

D-B finished first among all Tennessee bands competing in the 2017 Grand Nationals. For photos please visit, Dobyns-Bennett Band Fans, Boosters, and Members Facebook page.

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice and an alternative learning program; with total enrollment over 7,700 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE).

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