Last year, the 2012 Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha, brought spectacular performances from 90 bands. Hosted in Lucas Oil Stadium, the 2012 Grand National Championships also featured exhibition performances by outstanding college bands, an expo with more than 100 booths, a student leadership workshop, and the Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament.

Check out this cool video that presents from a birds-eye view a time-lapse of the finals competition. You can really see the different formations the bands make on the field! Make sure you watch until the end of the video so you can see the full retreat!

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We can’t wait to see what the bands bring to the field this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO, the Bowman Grey Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC and the Walter Cantrell Stadium in Powder Springs, GA.

What’s the coolest set you’ve ever seen in marching band show? Share with us in the comments!





 Cristina Talucci is a marketing media and administrative assistant for the fall season at Music for All. Graduating from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business through the marketing, entrepreneurship, and Kelley Honors programs in 2012, Cristina has always been heavily involved in nonprofit. She has previously interned at the Monroe County Humane Association and the Institute of International Education and was president of Phi Chi Theta, Zeta Eta. She played flute in all of the North Plainfield High School bands and the Indiana University Concert Band and participated in the North Plainfield High School Winter Guard.