Music for All is awarded its largest grant to date, $495,000 from the Lilly Endowment, to support implementation of a mature fundraising program.
BOA's Sound Check will be the first marching event in the new Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Music for All launches a new website, www.musicforall.org.
BOA hosts a record 21 events during the Fall marching band season.
Music for All debuts the Jazz Band of America.
Newly-named Music for All National Festival comprises National Concert Band Festival, National Percussion Festival and Orchestra America National Festival.
2007 Grand National Championships will be the final marching event in the RCA Dome before moving to Lucas Oil Stadium in 2008.
MFA presented with 10 IFEA Pinnacle Awards.
Bands of America and Music for All Foundation merge to create Music for All, Inc.
The Orchestra America National Festival debuts in Hilbert Circle Theatre in cooperation with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
INergy, Indy's Official Musical Ambassadors, debuts as a coproduction of Bands of America and the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association.
BOA launches non-competitive Fall Preview Experiences
BOA is awarded seven IFEA Pinnacle Awards
Music for All's California research and policy efforts pay off: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California State Legislature allocate $500 million as a reinvestment into music and arts education in public schools.
BOA celebrates 30 years of positively life-changing experiences!
BOA Honor Band performs before millions January 1 in the Tournament of Roses Parade with more than 330 outstanding high school band members from across the nation
Orchestra America, a division of BOA, debuts the Honor Orchestra of America at the National Concert Band Festival
BOA and the National Band Association agree to partner to present the NBA conference in conjunction with the BOA Summer Symposium.
BOA holds its first Super Regional in San Antonio, TX at the Alamodome.
BOA opens its new headquarters office suite in historic Union Station, downtown Indianapolis.
BOA creates the Bands of America Hall of Fame and inducts the inaugural class.
BOA receives an invitation for the Bands of America Honor Band to perform in the 2005 Tournament of Roses Parade.
Bands of America debuts a program of instruction for string musicians at the Summer Symposium.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra presents a special Bands of America tribute concert at the National Concert Band Festival & National Percussion Festival.
BOANetwork tops 60,000 members.
The new www.bands.org is unveiled featuring online event registration.
BOAis honored with three IFEA Pinnacle Awards.
The BOA Summer Band Symposium hits its highest-ever enrollment to date with more than 1,900 student, director, instructor & booster participants.
BOA receives the Silver Medal for Best Newsletter and the Gold Medal for Best Sponsorship Video from the IFEA.
Bands of America celebrates 25 years of Positively Life-Changing experiences!
BOA wins four medals at the 2000 IFEA awards ceremony including Silver Medal-Best Newsletter, Bronze Medal-Best Website, Bronze Medal-Best Sponsor Solicitation Video Production, Bronze Medal-Best Television Production (Grand Nationals).
The BOA Honor Band of America conducted by H. Robert Reynolds presents a concert tour of Japan, performing exchange concerts with top Japanese bands.
BOA Grand National pin program wins IFEA award for best fundraising program.
The Regional Championship schedule expands to 12 events nationwide.
'97 Grand National video program wins Gold Award, Best Television Program, from International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA).
The National Concert Band Festival moves to Indianapolis, IN. Percussion ensembles perform for the first time.
The Honor Band of America travels to Europe for performances including at the World Association of Symphonic Bands & Ensembles conference in Austria.
The first BOA Regional Concert Band Festival is held at the University of North Texas.
Yamaha Corporation of America becomes BOA's first National Presenting Sponsor.
BOA Newsletter wins Silver Award from IFEA.
Grand Nationals expands to 80 bands-3 day prelims/semi-finals/finals format.
The Regional Championship schedule expands to 10 events nationwide.
The first BOA Express summer camp is held in Texas.
BOA web site wins Bronze Award from IFEA.
BOA Web Site bands.org launched.
BOA Newsletter wins Gold Award from IFEA.
BOA wins four awards for newsletter & program books from IFEA.
BOA wins three Gold Awards for newsletter & program books from IFEA.
The National Concert Band Festival debuts-a non-competitive performance event for high school concert bands.
The Summer Band Symposium moves to Illinois State University.
The Summer Band Symposium expands to include concert band & jazz band. The World Percussion Symposium is added in 1991.
BOA wins two Gold Awards for print & promotions from IFEA.
The final Summer National Championship is held at the Summer Workshop/Festival.
The first BOA Marching Percussion Festival is held during the Grand National Championship weekend.
BOA wins award from IFEA for promotion design.
The Internal Revenue Service recognizes Bands of America, Inc. as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, retroactive to 1984 when BOA filed for status.
Bands of America is now governed by the laws regarding non-profit organizations by the IRS.
Grand Nationals is held in the Pontiac (MI) Silverdome in 1987 & 1988.
The Student Leadership Workshop is added to the Summer Workshop.
Grand Nationals moves to the newly completed Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN.
1984 marks a major turning point in Bands of America's history. Formerly part of a parent company, BOA separates to become a new self-supporting organization renamed Bands of America, Inc.
On November 15, 1984, BOA files for not-for-profit status with the IRS.
Scott McCormick becomes executive director.
Dave Gillum named executive director.
Tim Lautzenheiser succeeds Nick Valenziano as executive director.
Grand Nationals held at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City in 1981, 1982 & 1983.
First BOA Grand National Championships held at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL.
First Bands of America Regional Championships held. Dr. Nicholas Valenziano succeeds Beckner as executive director.
First Bands of America marching band championship is held-the Summer National Championship in Whitewater, WI, part of the Summer Workshop/Festival.
Bands of America is founded as "Marching Bands of America," a subsidiary of a band supplies company.
Gary Beckner is the first executive director.