BOA - Grand Nationals, Indianapolis

Bands Of America Marching Championships

We are proud to announce that the Trojan Pride will be returning to the Bands of America Grand National Championships for only the 3rd time in school's history. 2013 marked the first year that the Trojan Pride ever competed at this prestigious contest, proudly making semi-finals in their first showing. The Trojan Pride looks to extend this streak and improve upon placement and overall score. A general itinerary for this trip is posted below. The preliminary performance time is set for Friday afternoon at 12:45 pm.

Tickets to attend Grand Nationals are on sale. Ticket sales generally tend to go fast as do the preferred seating, so buy now if you are interested. A general itinerary for the trip is posted below. Prelim performance time for the Trojan Pride is set for Friday, 12:45 pm. For Grand Nationals Ticket Information, Click HERE.

Click HERE to see the list of competing bands at the BOA Grand National Championships.

General Trip Itinerary

Wednesday - Early Luggage Check In. Possible Morning rehearsal. Load and depart. Meals enroute. Hotel Check In.
Thursday - Afternoon rehearsal. Watch bands the majority of the day.
Friday  - Morning rehearsal. Preliminary Performance. Semi-Finalists Announced.
Saturday - Morning rehearsal. Semi-Finals Performance. Awards ceremony. Finals.
Sunday - breakfast, depart for Jenks, arrival late evening.

Complete and detailed itinerary will be provided in late October.

Mandatory Band Parent Meeting

The mandatory band parent meeting for the St. Louis Trip is scheduled for Thursday, November 1st, 7:00 PM in the High School Math & Science Center, 3rd Floor Presentation Hall. Parents will be required to sign in upon arrival.


Payment Information

Opt In/Opt Out Forms

The cost of the trips to St. Louis is estimated to be $1,100. There will be four draws (payments) beginning in June and continuing through September in preparation for the fall trips. Specific dates for draws, payments due, and amounts are listed on the Opt In/Opt Out Form. All information, payment deadlines, and criteria were included on the form. Opt In/Opt Out Form

Payment Schedule

Each payment listed in the Opt In contract is required to be in full and on time in order for students to participate in summer rehearsals, pre-band, and school rehearsals. Students and parents should be thoroughly familiar with the Trip Fund and High School Band Handbook Policies.

Payment Due Date


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Payments may be made Online (under categories, choose trip payments) or mailed check to:

Jenks Band Parents
P.O. Box 425
Jenks, OK 74037-0425

Remember, your child will not be allowed to travel on BOA trips if full payment is not received by September 28, 2018.

For more information, families should refer to the high school band handbook and trip fund policy. Students and parents who have questions about this may also email Mr. Hillock.

Chaperone Information

Parents wishing to serve as chaperones for overnight trips will be required to go through the application process with the Jenks Band Parents Organization. The deadline to apply separately for the BOA Grand Nationals Contest is Indianapolis is Friday, September 28th. 

To be a chaperone, the Jenks Public School Volunteer training, Lobby Guard screening and signature confirmation of reading the Chaperone Handbook is required in order to support the band program as a chaperone.  

Chaperone Handbook

Volunteer Contract is available on page 14 of the Chaperone Handbook or on the Forms page of this website.

Chaperone Application for Overnight Trips

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For more information, families should refer to the high school band handbook and trip fund policy. Students and parents who have questions about this may also email Mr. Hillock.