Carmel comes out on top in 2017 Bands of America finals

Carmel High School is the champion at 2017 Bands of American finals. (Carmel Band Facebook)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – There’s a new champion in town when in comes to the best high school marching band.

The Bands of America Grand National Championships wrapped up on Saturday night. Carmel High School came in first place. Carmel won for outstanding music, visuals and general effect.

Carmel was not the only Indiana school honored. Avon High School came in third place, and Castle High School finished eighth.

High school marching bands from around the country competed over the weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium.