Gaffney SC Will Host Some Of The Best Marching Bands In America Next Month


Talented and dedicated high school marching bands from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia will be coming to Gaffney, SC next month to compete in one of the nation’s most prominent championships – Music for All’s Bands of America South Carolina Regional Championship.

The Bands of America Championship will feature 24 high school marching bands in the preliminary competition, evaluated by a panel of nationally-recognized music educators and marching band experts. The top 10 bands will advance to the evening finals competition, which will ultimately name the Regional Champion.

This year’s season ends with the Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha, in Indianapolis, Indiana in November. A non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization, Music for All has been creating, providing, and expanding positively life-changing experiences for more than 40 years through music for all with more than 30 annual events for scholastic bands, orchestras, and choirs, nationwide.

The South East’s regional championship will take place at Gaffney High School (149 Twin Lake Rd Gaffney, SC 29341) on October 13, 2018. The competition begins at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 4:45 p.m. Gates will open for the finals at 6:45 p.m. with performances beginning at 7:45 p.m. All times are tentative pending the final schedule of performing bands. Current times will be listed at

Individual tickets start at $15, with non-performing student group tickets starting at $7. Discounted General Admission tickets are available for Senior Citizens (65+), Military, and Students on the day of the event only.