September 23, 2023
Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex
6:30 AM – Box Office Opens
7:00 AM – Stadium Gates Open
7:30 AM – The Ann Richards School, TX
7:42 AM – McCallum H.S., TX
7:54 AM – Manor New Tech H.S., TX
8:06 AM – Cedar Park H.S., TX
8:18 AM – Burnet H.S., TX
8:30 AM – Stony Point H.S., TX
8:42 AM – Leander H.S., TX
8:54 AM – Hutto H.S., TX
9:06 AM – BREAK
9:30 AM – Gatesville H.S., TX
9:42 AM – Westwood H.S., TX
9:54 AM – Glenn H.S., TX
10:06 AM – James Bowie H.S., TX
10:18 AM – Louis D. Brandeis H.S., TX
10:30 AM – Moe & Gene Johnson H.S., TX
10:42 AM – Vista Ridge H.S., TX
10:54 AM – Westlake H.S., TX
11:06 AM – Cedar Ridge H.S., TX
11:18 AM – Rouse H.S., TX
11:30 AM – BREAK
12:06 PM – Tom C. Clark H.S., TX
12:18 PM – Weiss H.S., TX
12:30 PM – Chaparral H.S., TX
12:42 PM – Round Rock H.S., TX
12:54 PM – Veterans Memorial H.S., TX
1:06 PM – Lake Travis H.S., TX
1:18 PM – Robert E. Hendrickson H.S., TX
1:30 PM – Dripping Springs H.S., TX
1:42 PM – James Earl Rudder H.S., TX
1:54 PM – Vandegrift H.S., TX
2:21 PM – Prelims Awards Ceremony
6:30 PM – Gates Open for Finals
7:00 PM – National Anthem and Opening Welcome*
*Finals performances subject to later start pending final schedule.
There is a $5 charge for spectator parking at the Austin Regional Championship. ONLY Once the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex lot is full, there is a free off-site lot at Pearson Ranch Middle School (8901 Pearson Ranch Road, Austin, TX 78717). A shuttle will be running from the lot once the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex lot is full. Please arrive early and allow extra time to get to the stadium, especially during peak times. Refer to the maps and other event documents for location and further details. NOTE – there are other large scale events on the same day, in Austin, that may cause traffic delays.
Act 1 Where Do They All Come From
Act 2 Where Do They All Belong
Act 3 Look At All The Lonely People
Act 4 People Who Need People
by Samuel Barber and The Beatles
Chris Kaflik – Brownsburg, IN
Darrin Davis – Broken Arrow, OK
Mark Hoskins – Marietta , GA
Stephen Meyer – Flagstaff, AZ
Deborah Torchia – Peabody, MA
John Howell – Pittsburgh, PA
Michael Turner – San Francisco, CA
Richard L. Saucedo – Fishers, IN
Thank you to the host of this Bands of America Championship event, Jason Dimiceli and the McNeil High School Band!
Thank you to Music and Arts, official music retailer of the 2023 Bands of America Austin Regional!
Music for All venues will follow a universal clear bag policy in 2023.
This applies to any person using spectator gates at an event (including students and staff before and after performances), including situations in which the band re-entry gate is the same as the spectator gate. This policy does not apply to performance flow entry and exit gates.
Only still photography is allowed, and only from general admission seats. Tripods should not be used and the viewing experience of other spectators may not be disrupted.
Still photography is not allowed at field level.
Video and audio recording of any kind is not allowed, no exceptions.
Enrollment is open to all high school bands on a first-come, first-served basis.
Preliminary performance times are scheduled based on a random draw. Applications received and paid for on or before January 31, 2023 were eligible for the initial draw, after which performance times are based on postmark of application, with earlier postmarks receiving the later performance times. The previous year’s Regional Champion has the option to choose its Prelims performance time. Finals performances are scheduled by a random draw on site.
Bands of America has a four-class system (A-AAAA). Bands are assigned to classes based on enrollment levels in grades 10-12.
By nature, appreciation of arts requires subjective reactions. We do not announce or publish band classifications, before or during events. Our intention is to not draw attention to classification, so as to eliminate expectations of a band’s performance based on class, including those of the judges.
REGIONALS:The top 12 scoring bands, regardless of class, are invited to compete in the evening’s Regional Finals.
SUPER REGIONALS:Super Regional Championships accept 14 bands into Finals. The 14 bands are chosen according to the following procedure: the five highest scoring bands in each of the two Prelims judging panels, regardless of class, plus the next four highest scoring bands from both of the two Prelims, regardless of class, will advance to Finals. If a Class Champion is not among the highest scoring bands advancing to Finals, they will be invited to perform at Finals in exhibition.