The photo above of the Loveland Marching Band’s Colorguard was taken at the LHS Homecoming halftime

Loveland, Ohio – The Loveland High School (LHS) Marching Band recently competed at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) State Marching Band Competition in Columbus with “Rhapsody in New York” – a show that has been a great success throughout the season. Now, by special invitation, the 140-member band will also perform at the Bands of America Grand Nationals in Indianapolis this Friday, November 15. The event will showcase high school marching bands from across the nation and exhibition performances by some of the most respected university marching bands.

The band recently competed at a contest hosted by Turpin High School. The LHS band earned awards for, AA champs, best general effect, best visual,
best color guard, best percussion, best, best music, and were “Grand Champions”.

The event will showcase high school marching bands from across the nation and exhibition performances by some of the most respected university marching bands.

“The Marching Band has a new life to it this year,” said Band Director Geoff Miller, who leads the band with LHS music and jazz teacher Alex McCoy. “The students have worked incredibly hard and are really performing at a high level. I think they understand how incredible the experience is going to be in Indianapolis and they are rising to the challenge. ‘Rhapsody in New York’ features music by George Gershwin, Billy Joel, and Alicia Keys. The music is fun to play, it has a groove and gets pretty powerful as it progresses.”

Grand Nationals, which will be live-streamed on flomarching.com, is a three-day event including preliminaries, semi-finals, and finals held at Lucas Oil Stadium, a world-class indoor venue. 45 bands perform in two prelim contests; 30 bands advance to the semi-finals, and the 12 bands with the top scores continue on to the finals.

The Loveland band is scheduled to play Friday at 3 PM

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This is the first time the LHS Marching Band participates at Grand Nationals. Last time Mr. Miller performed with a marching band at the event was in 1999 when his high school band from Plymouth-Canton Ed. Park in Michigan won the competition.

In March the band will travel to New York City to march in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade has been a tradition in NYC since 1762.



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