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Marian band earns fifth place at BOA Grand Nationals

Updated: January 3, 2013 6:03AM



The Marian Catholic High School Marching Band recently captured fifth place overall with a 92.9 score during the finals of the Bands of America Grand Nationals at the Lucas Oil Dome in Indianapolis.

Marian also earned second place in Class AA at BOA Grand Nationals, while garnering first place in AA for outstanding visual performance.

The band’s competitive show is titled “My Brother’s Keeper,” a marching band commentary on man’s inhumanity to man. The show is a commentary on war, slavery and genocide, and is a plea for peace, school officials said.

The Marian band also won its 33rd consecutive Illinois Marching Band state championship in its class on Oct. 27 at Illinois State University, as well as winning its fourth straight overall Grand Championship at ISU and 12th overall.

Marian recently captured third place in the BOA Regionals at
Indianapolis, including a first place in Class AA. The Marian Band has won a record seven Grand National Championships, the last coming in 2000.

The band was the lone Catholic band among the 12 finals qualifiers, as well as the lone representative from Illinois.

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