2023 USBands Registration Now Open
The wait is over! After a remarkable 2022 fall season with near record participation and bands growing in size and achievement, we are excited to announce the 2023 Fall Marching Band Schedule Presented by Ludwig Musser with new and returning events to bring the USBands experience to music programs of all sizes.
For 2023, USBands will be focused on three core initiatives: expansion of adjudication training, convenient, affordable and high quality performance venues and a full-time team dedicated to your program’s success.
With those three goals in mind, USBands announces over 100 events from clinics to local competitions, regional showcases to State and National Championships. There’s an event for every band based on the goals each director has set for their band.
Registration is now open for all events on the 2023 USBands schedule, however many of the most popular events are filling fast!
We hope you’ll join us for the joy and excitement of great young people in pursuit of their personal and program excellence.
The season kicks-off on Sept. 9 with the first of two weeks of regular competitions and hands-on clinics as bands gain actionable feedback and experience in the early stages of their season.
Edison HS - Edison, NJ (Clinic)
Central Bucks East HS - Doylestown, PA (Clinic)
Bethel HS - Bethel, CT
Great Mills HS - Great Mills, MD
Sept. 16 provides another clinic opportunity for PA & MD bands at New Oxford HS in south-central PA, while the regular season gets underway with four events in New Jersey and three in Connecticut and one each in MD and VA.
Absegami HS - Galloway, NJ
Hopewell Valley HS - Pennington, NJ
Passaic Valley HS - Little Falls, NJ
New Oxford HS - New Oxford, PA (Clinic)
East Lyme HS - East Lyme, CT
Francis T. Maloney HS - Meriden, CT
New Milford HS - New Milford, CT
Patuxent HS - Lusby, MD
Virginia-DC Area HS - TBA
The performance field comes to life on Sept. 23 with nearly every band in USBands taking to the competition field for the first time this season. Six events in New Jersey, coupled with three in Pennsylvania, two in Connecticut and one each in Massachusetts and Idaho round out an exciting Week 3.
Bordentown HS - Bordentown, NJ
Burlington City HS - Burlington, NJ
Hillsborough HS - Hillsborough, NJ
Hunterdon Central HS - Flemington, NJ
Northern Valley Regional HS - Old Tappan, NJ
Pequannock Township HS - Pompton Plains, NJ
Rustin HS - West Chester, PA
Quakertown HS - Quakertown, PA
West Shore Stadium - Camp Hill, PA
Mark T. Sheehan HS - Wallingford, CT
Norwalk HS & Brien McMahon HS @ Norwalk HS - Norwalk, CT
Blackstone-Millville Reg. HS - Mass.
Chopticon HS - Morganza, MD
Caldwell HS - Caldwell, ID
Meanwhile, Texas bands take to the field for the first time on Sept. 23 with four returning events, one each in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, plus the annual Clinic & Showcase in Madisonville.
Saginaw Regional - Rough Rider Stadium - Saginaw
Madisonville Showcase & Clinic - Mustang Stadium - Madisonville
Baytown Showcase - Stallworth Stadium - Baytown
San Antonio Regional - Davenport HS - San Antonio
12 fantastic local events fill the schedule for bands in New Jersey (6 events), Pennsylvania (2 events), Connecticut (3 events) and Massachusetts (1 event).
Southern MD HS
Hanover Park HS - East Hanover, NJ
Jackson Memorial HS - Jackson, NJ
Ramsey HS - Ramsey, NJ
Shawnee HS - Medford, NJ
South Brunswick HS - Monmouth Junction, NJ
West Milford HS - West Milford, NJ
Central Bucks South HS - Warrington, PA
Mechanicsburg HS - Mechanicsburg, PA
Norwich Free Academy - Norwich, CT
Rocky Hill HS - Rocky Hill, CT
Trumbull HS - Trumbull, CT
Dartmouth HS - Dartmouth, MA
Kuna HS - Kuna, ID
Texas bands will have another full slate of events for Sept. 30 as the Ludwig Musser Classic- Texas Edition headlines the schedule with the Dallas Regional returning to the Crowley ISD Multi-Purpose Stadium in Crowley and the Houston Regional returning to Challenger-Columbia Stadium in Webster.The Crossroads Showcase-Clinic will be expanding to welcome more schools and moving to Victoria for the 2023 season
Crossroads Showcase & Clinic - Victoria ISD Stadium - Victoria TX
Dallas Regional - Crowley ISD Multi-Purpose Stadium - Crowley, TX
Houston Regional - CCISD Challenger-Columbia Stadium - Webster, TX
Ludwig Musser Texas Edition - D.W. Rutledge Stadium - Converse, TX
As the calendar flips to October, performances shift into high gear with the Ludwig Musser Classic at MetLife Stadium in the shadows of NYC highlighting the schedule on Oct. 7. Another dozen events are on tap across the country with four in New Jersey, three in Pennsylvania including two new events and two in Connecticut, one each in Massachusetts, Maryland and Idaho.
Ludwig Musser Classic - MetLife Stadium - E. Rutherford Stadium
Lenape HS - Lenape, NJ
North Brunswick HS - North Brunswick Twp, NJ
Steinert HS - Hamilton, NJ
Cheshire HS - Cheshire, CT
Naugatuck HS - Naugatuck, CT
King Philip HS - Wrentham, MA
Halifax HS - Halifax, PA
Marple Newtown HS - Newtown Square, PA
Perkiomen Valley HS - Collegeville, PA
Leonardtown HS - Leonardtown, MD
Bergenfield HS - Bergenfield, NJ (October 8)
The third week of consecutive Texas performances ends on Oct 7 with four additional Regional events across North Texas in Burleson, Central Texas in Austin, the Hill Country Regional at Pieper HS and the all-new South Houston Regional in Wharton
Burleson Regional - Burleson Stadium - Burleson
Austin Regional - Bob Shelton Stadium - Hays HS - Buda
Hill Country Regional - Pieper HS Coliseum - San Antonio
Houston Regional - Eddie Joseph Memorial Stadium - Wharton
Southeast Raleigh HS - Raleigh, NC
Bands from the Mid-Atlantic headline the schedule on Oct. 14 with the Marine Corps Invitational returning to the Navy & Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis. Six events in New Jersey join with three events each in Pennsylvania and Connecticut and one in Massachusetts.
Marine Corps Invitational - Navy & Marine Corps Memorial Stadium - Annapolis, MD
Hightstown HS - Hightstown, NJ
Hamilton West HS - Hamilton, NJ
Lenape Valley Reg. HS - Stanhope, NJ
Northern Highlands HS - Allendale, NJ
Seneca HS - Tabernacle, NJ
Somerville HS - Somerville, NJ
North Penn HS - Lansdale, PA
Unionville HS - Kennett Square, PA
Central PA location - TBD
Danbury HS - Danbury, CT
Lyman Hall HS - Wallingford, CT
Newtown HS - Sandy Hook, CT
Bridgewater-Raynham HS - MA
Burley HS - Burley, ID
The first weekend of State Championships are scheduled for Oct. 21 in Pennsylvania with a return to Downingtown HS and in South Dakota with the Quad States Championships to be held in the DakotaDome on the campus of the University of South Dakota. Sunday Oct. 22 will see the Empire State’s finest compete at the New York State Championships.The final week of regular season competitions are set for Week 7 with the six final local events in New Jersey, three events in Connecticut and one each on Saturday and Sunday in Massachusetts.
USBands Pennsylvania State Championships - Downingtown, PA
Mid-Atlantic Showcase - Baltimore Area, MD
USBands Quad States Championships - University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD
USBands Ark-La-Tex Regional - Bossier City, LA
Egg Harbor Township HS - Egg Harbor, NJ
North Warren HS - Blairstown, NJ
Old Bridge HS - Matawan, NJ
Ridge HS - Basking Ridge, NJ
Robbinsville HS - Robbinsville, NJ
Vernon Township HS - Glenwood, NJ
Frank Scott Bunnell HS - Stratford, CT
Robert E. Fitch HS - Groton, CT
Southington HS - Southington, CT
Stoughton HS - Stoughton, MA
New York State Championships (Oct. 22)
BMC Durfee HS - Fall River, MA (Oct. 22)
Huntingdon College - Montgomery, AL
State Championship Weekend
One of the most exciting weekends of the season is State Championship Week on October 28 where bands will bring their very best as they challenge for State titles across all classes and group sizes. In the Garden State, two or three locations will host based on the number of bands registered. An announcement will be made this spring as to the locations for each group size based on registrations.
New England State Championships will return to Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain, while a second location will be announced in the spring. The Maryland-Virginia State Championships will move to the final Saturday in October for the first time in 2023.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship will bring a Prelim/Final format to West Shore Stadium in Camp Hill as bands prepare for the National Championships one week later.
USBands New Jersey State Championships - 2-3 locations to be announced
USBands New England State Championships - Veterans Memorial Stadium - New Britain, CT plus one additional site
USBands Maryland-Virginia State Championships - Baltimore Area, MD
Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship - Camp Hill, PA (Prelim/Final)
Southeastern PA location - TBD
Ed White High School - Jacksonville, FL
The final week of the 2023 season will see over 200 bands compete in Nationals in MetLife Stadium (Open) and J. Birney Crum Stadium (A Class); plus the Southeastern & Central Texas Championship events in Katy and Round Rock respectively
The final event of the season will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX with the USBands Southwestern Championship capping the season for bands in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and beyond.
USBands Open Class National Championships - MetLife Stadium - E. Rutherford, NJ
Nov 4 & 5
USBands A Class National Championships - J. Birney Crum Stadium - Allentown, PA
USBands Southeastern Texas Championship - Legacy Stadium - Katy
USBands Central Texas Championship - Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex - Round Rock
USBands Southwestern Championship - AT&T Stadium - Arlington
Dallas ISD Classic - Dallas, TX
We hope you’ll join us for one event or an entire season as we celebrate the joy and excitement of great young people in pursuit of their personal and program excellence.