This weekend, the San Marcos High School Knight Regiment made history, performing and advancing into the finals round at the Bands of America Southern California Regional Championship.
This marks the first time in the history of the organization that the Knight Regiment performed on the National circuit and, as noted by contest staff, it is relatively unusual for bands making their first appearance to advance into finals, especially in the company of the current Bands of America National Champion!
The Knight Regiment had 2 amazing performances on Saturday and we couldn’t be more proud of the efforts and accomplishment of the students, parents, and staff that led to this historic achievement.
- The Knight Regiment is the 1st San Diego based ensemble since 2001 to advance to finals at a Bands of America Regional Championship
Of the top 5 bands performing this weekend, the Knight Regiment is the only one that has:
- never competed in a Bands of America contest
- has not performed at the Bands of America Grand National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana
Of the top 5 bands performing this weekend:
- Carmel HS has won the Bands of America Grand National Championship 3 times and is the current national champion
- Both Vista Murrieta HS and Ayala HS performed last year at the Bands of America Grand National Championship in Indianapolis, with both advancing to the semi-finals round
- In 2013, Ayala HS performed at the Bands of America Grand National Championship, advancing to finals and placing 12th overall
- In 2013, Upland HS performed at the Bands of America Grand National Championship, advancing to semi-finals