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BOA Grand Nationals - Congratulations!!

Congratulations to the students on what was a truly outstanding performance at the BOA Grand Nationals on Friday morning. The performance was without question the best performance that JMHS has ever given since I have had been the director.

The band finished in 18th place with a finals score of 80.15 on the Friday prelims, 35th in the combined scoring for the Thursday/Friday prelims, and .7 points and 4 bands out of being a Grand National semi-finalist.  This is a remarkable result (and so close) for our first ever trip to the Grand Nationals.

It is unfortunate that we did not qualify for the semi-finals, but the success of a season can never be measured by the results of one event, but by the sum of the growth and quality achieved along the way. This band has achieved a level of performance and artistry that has never been reached by JMHS before – the final performance was more that representative of that. I am so happy and proud that this was the group of students that was able to perform at the Grand Nationals for the first time in school history. What a great season!



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Michael Hackbarth Director of Bands [email protected]
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