The Future Music Educators’ Experience


Attention NAfME Collegiate Members and students currently majoring in music education:

Bands of America invites you to attend the 2019 BOA Grand National Championship event for FREE!

BOA Grand National Championships: Semi Finals

Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana
Saturday, November 16, 2019
9:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. (Semi-Finals Awards)

RSVP Deadline: November 4, 2019 

If you’re a college student currently majoring in music education (undergraduate or graduate level), you can attend one or both of these championship experiences as our guest. You’ll experience the event inside and out, KICKin’ off the day with Fran Kick and a series of marching music education insiders. Complimentary tickets included so you can see, hear and feel what’s possible in today’s marching music activity. Plan now to attend one or both of these amazing opportunities to experience some of the nation’s finest marching ensembles inside one of the best stadiums in the country.

8:30-9:00 a.m.  Students sign in, VIP Stadium Entrance (southeast corner of stadium)
9:00 a.m.           Welcome in Lucas Oil Lower Level meeting Rooms 8+9
9:30 a.m.           Behind the scenes tour of Lucas Oil Stadium for students
10:15 a.m.         Meet-the-Masters Session, Quarterback Suite
11:45 a.m.         Enjoy BOA Grand Nationals Semi-Finals

1:00 p.m.           Exhibition Performance

4:45 p.m.        End of Semi-Finals Competition
Exhibition Performance

5:30 p.m.      Expo Closes/Stadium Clears
Note: Finals requires a separate ticket

6:30 p.m.      North Gate Opens for Spectators
Expo Re-Opens
7:00 p.m.      Grand National Finals Opening Ceremony
National Anthem

8:00 p.m.        First Competing Band in Finals Competition
11:00 p.m.       End of Finals Competition – Bands on field for Finale/Awards Ceremony
11:30 p.m.       Expo Closes/Stadium Clears


Downtown parking prices and availability vary day to day. We are able to suggest but not guarantee several options:

  • Parking lot just south of the stadium – enter off of Capitol Avenue – average price: $10
  • Lot A just north of stadium across South Street – enter off of Missouri Street – average price: $10
  • Any of the many other downtown Indianapolis lots: Lucas Oil Stadium Parking Map

Stadium Entrance:

Please enter the stadium at the Southeast Entrance, located near the main Lucas Oil Stadium box office.

Click to download map

Event Check-In:
Check-in will be located at the Southeast Entrance at street level. You will receive all required credentials at check-in and will be escorted to Welcome Session location.

Lucas Oil Concessions will be open throughout the day.

Business Casual

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Haley Mack at or 1-800-848-2263.

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