Tarpon Springs Marching Band Wins National Championsip

Adding to their long list of national accolades, the Tarpon Springs High School band took first place in the biggest national marching band competition over the weekend held in Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.

The marching band’s “Man vs. Machine” show came first at the Bands of America championship in Indianapolis scoring 97.15 points.

The ‘Spongers’ band also received awards for Outstanding Music Performance and Outstanding General Effect.

Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships is the nation’s most exciting marching band event. First and foremost, Grand Nationals is an educational performance opportunity open to all high school bands, on a first-come, first-served basis.

2014 Grand National Championship Finals Results

97.15 – Tarpon Springs H.S., FL

97.00 – Broken Arrow H.S., OK

95.35 – Avon H.S., IN

94.90 – Carmel H.S., IN

92.05 – William Mason H.S., OH

90.05 – Flower Mound H.S., TX

89.45 – Wando H.S., SC

89.45 – Homestead H.S., IN

88.80 – Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA

87.45 – Marian Catholic H.S., IL

86.55 – Union H.S., OK

86.45 – Lawrence Township H.S., IN

Outstanding Music Performance – Tarpon Springs H.S., FL

Outstanding Visual Performance – Broken Arrow H.S., OK

Outstanding General Effect – Tarpon Springs H.S., FL