Benefits of Music Education

Bands of Wando Accomplishments

  • Bands of America National Finalist
    2009, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018
  • Bands of America South Carolina Regional Grand Champion
    2018
  • Bands of America South Carolina Regional Finalist & Class Champion
    2018
  • Bands of America Super Regional Finalist
    2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Bands of America Super Regional Class Champion
    2009, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017
  • Bands of America National Festival
    1998, 2002
  • South Carolina 5A State Champions
    2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
    (https://www.bandlink.org/marching/scbda-marching-champions/)
  • Most Students Named to SC All State Band
    2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
    (https://www.bandlink.org/all-state-band/rosters/)
  • 2007 Sudler Flag Recipient
    (http://www.sousafoundation.net/Default.aspx?ID=49)
  • 2007 Grand NAI National Honor Band

2018-19 Accomplishments

  • 2018 Carolina Regional Grand Champion
    Overall Grand Champion; AAAA Class Champion; AAAA Outstanding Music, Visual, and General Effect Awards
  • 2018 Powder Springs Regional Grand Champion
    Overall Awards for Outstanding Music, General Effect, and Visual Performance; AAAA Class Champion; AAAA Outstanding Music, Visual, and General Effect
  • 2018 BOA Grand National Finalist
    6th Place overall (93.950)

2017-18 Accomplishments

  • 2017 Grand Champions Gus Moody Tournament of Bands
    1st Place Class AAA, Class AAA Most Outstanding Percussion, Most Outstanding Color Guard, Most Outstanding Music, and Most Outstanding Visual
  • 2017 Bands of America Atlanta Super Regional
    Class AAAA Champion, Most Outstanding Visual Performance, Most Outstanding Overall Effect
  • 2017 South Carolina 5A State Marching Band Championships
    2nd Place Overall winner (90.95)points, Most Outstanding Music Overall (tie)
  • 2017 5AAA State Champion
    Overall Best Music Performance, Overall Best Visual Performance, Best Overall Effect

2016-17 Accomplishments

  • Our Highest score at TWO BOA events.
  • Our highest placement at BOA Atlanta, 2nd overall, 1st Place Visual Performance: http://www.musicforall.org/images/PDFs/2016/Fall/Recaps/10.29.16_Atlanta_GA_FINALS.pdf
  • 8th place at BOA Grand National Finals in an incredibly competitive field: http://www.musicforall.org/resources/fall-results/2016/2016-grand-national-championships-results
  • 100 students in All Region Band*
    49 in All State Band*
    9 in All State Jazz Band*
    11 in All State Orchestra*
    *Highest of any school in the state
  • Our Symphonic Band's performance at USC Band Clinic to great acclaim
  • Each of our Concert Bands receiving Straight Superiors with Distinction
  • Jazz Band performed at Concert Festival to rave reviews and comments.
  • Winter Guard finishing 2nd in their division and 4th overall in challenging classification
  • Jazz & Percussion students giving one of the best concerts in our school's history
  • TWO ensembles performed at the State Concert Band Festival