USSBA state champions announced

Nine different locations, six states worth of winners listed

Champions have been crowned in the US Scholastic Band Association State Championship competitions.

On Saturday November 5, over 250 bands came together at nine different locations over six states to participate in the US Scholastic Band Association State Championships. These all-day events had bands competing in different groups based on band size. A panel of judges from around the country evaluated the bands on their musical and visual performances with each group producing a champion. 

Champions listed by state

New England States Champions

Group 1-A – Bishop Freehan High School    
Group 1 – Open
– Shepherd Hill Regional High School

Group 2-A – East Haven High school                    
Group 2 – Open
– Bethel High School

Group 3-A – Oliver Ames High School          
Group 3 – Open – Norwood High School

Group 4-A – Sheehan High School           
Group 4 – Open
- King Philip Regional High School

Group 5 -A-  Bunnell High School                  
Group 5 – Open
-  Dartmouth High School

Group 6-A – Portsmouth High School

Group 6 - Open- Arlington High School


New Jersey State Champions

Group 1-A – Kingsway Regional High School  
Group 1–Open
– Haddon Heights High School

Group 2-A – Lenape Regional High school       
Group 2 – Open
– Edison High School

Group 3-A – Pequannock High School             
Group 3 – Open – Shawnee High School

Group 4-A – Mount Olive High School              
Group 4 – Open
- Absegami High School

Group 5 -A- Elizabeth High School                    
Group 5 – Open -  Hillsborough High School

Group 6-A –New Providence High School       
Group 6 – Open- Immaculata High School


Pennsylvania State Champions
Group 1–Open
– Big Spring High School

Group 2 – Open – Rustin High School  

Group 3-A –Perkiomen Valley High School
Group 3 – Open – Susquehanna Township High School         

Group 4-A – Central Bucks South High School
Group 4 – Open – North Penn High School 

Group 5 –A-Penncrest High School
Group 5 – Open -  Upper Darby High School                    


Southern States Champions

Group 1-A – Murphy High School                    
Group 1–Open
– Florence High School

Group 2-A – Leeds High School                        
Group 2 – Open
–Sequoyah High School

Group 3-A – North Laurel High School            
Group 3 – Open
–WesleyanHigh School

Group 4-A – Station Camp High School           
Group 4 – Open
- Cleveland High School

Group 5 -A-  Pulaski High School
Group 5 – Open -Louisvill Male High School

Group 6 – Open- George Walton High School


Virginia State Champions

Group 1-A – First Colonial High School           
Group 1–Open
– Bayside High School

Group 2-A – Broad Run High school                
Group 2 – Open – Frank W. Cox High School

Group 3-A – Lee Davis High School                  
Group 3 – Open – Princess Anne High School

Group 4-A – Clark County High School            
Group 4 – Open – Thomas Jefferson High School

Group 5 -A- Freedom High School                    
Group 5 – Open
- Bassett High School


North Texas Champions

Group 2-A – Adamson High school                

Group 3 – Open
– Canton High School
Group 3-A
– Lovejoy High School                  

Group 4 – Open – Guyer High School

Group 5 – Open – John B. Alexander High School


South Texas Champions:

Group 1-A – Central Catholic & Providence High School    

Group 2 – Open – Crockett High School
Group 2-A
– Taft High School                                                   

Group 3 – Open – Dekaney High School

Group 4-A – Highlands High School                                      
Group 4 – Open
- Wagner High School         
Group 4-A – Highlands High School                                  

Group 5 – Open - Westfield High School

Group 6-Open –Friendswood High School 



The Cadets Award of Excellence

The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps was on hand at each of the 9 sites to award The Cadets Award of Excellence. The Cadets Award of Excellence is presented to the band that has the highest achievement in the areas of creativity, excellence and overall effect.
Here are the Cadets Award of Excellence recipients:
New England: Darthmouth and East Haven
New Jeresey: Kingsway Regional, Pequannock, Old Bridge, Immaculata, Verona and Jackson Memorial
Pennsylvania: Red Land
Virginia: Bassett and Freedom
North Texas: Lamar
South Texas: Cy-fair

About the USSBA

The US Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) was formed in the fall of 1988 to provide high school band programs with a competitive circuit featuring the best adjudicators from across the continent and a world class venue for the US Scholastic Band Championship.

Today, the USSBA boasts membership of over 700 participating high school marching bands. Each year, bands are offered 150 festival opportunities as well as invitations to compete at major Regional Championships and the US Scholastic Band Championship. Bands in the USSBA compete in eighteen different classes from Class I A to Class VI Open, performing and competing with other bands of like size and talent. In the recent past, USSBA has begun to support high school concert music programs as well.


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