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Bedford, TX 2023

October 7, 2023

Dallas Mid-Cities Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

October 7, 2023
Pennington Field at HEB Stadium

Event Schedule

Finals Schedule


7:00 PM — National Anthem

Special On-Field Welcome

7:15 p.m. – Class A in Exhibition: Krum H.S., TX
7:30 p.m. – Aledo H.S., TX
7:45 p.m. – L.D. Bell H.S., TX
8:00 p.m. – Waxahachie H.S., TX
8:15 p.m. – Keller Central H.S., TX
8:30 p.m. – Southlake Carroll H.S., TX
8:45 p.m. – Timber Creek H.S., TX
9:00 p.m. – Marcus H.S., TX
9:15 p.m. – Wakeland H.S., TX
9:30 p.m. – Jenks H.S., OK
9:45 p.m. – Coppell H.S., TX
10:00 p.m. – Flower Mound H.S., TX
10:15 p.m. – Hebron H.S., TX
10:30 p.m. – Class AA in Exhibition: Grapevine H.S., TX

Prelims Schedule

7:00 AM Box Office Opens


8:00 AM Preliminary Competition Begins

9:15 AM — BREAK

9:45 AM Preliminary Competition Resumes

11:30 AM — LUNCH

12:15 PM Preliminary Competition Resumes

2:00 PM — BREAK

2:30 PM Preliminary Competition Resumes

4:15 PM — Preliminary Competition Ends
Ex. UNT Green Brigade Marching Band

All Competing Band Drum Majors

5:00 PM Finalist Directors Meeting
Stadium Cleared
Dinner Break


7:00 PM National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome

7:15 PM Class Exhibition (If Needed)

7:30 PM — First Performing Finalist Band

10:30 PM — Finals Competition Ends
Class Exhibition (If Needed)



There is no charge for spectator parking at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Regional Championship. 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.

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Pennington Field at HEB Stadium

1501 Central Dr.
Bedford, TX 76022

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

8:00 AM - Liberty H.S., TX
Liberty H.S.
Frisco, TX
DIRECTOR: Jamie Weaver
DRUM MAJORS: Angie Fei^, Kimaya Joshi^, Hannah Lee^, and Andrew Wang^
REPERTOIRE: A Common Thread
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber; “The Opening” by Philip Glass; “Farandole” by Georges Bizet; and “Stained Glass” by David Gillingham
^denotes attendance at the Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the 2023 Music for All Summer Symposium
8:15 AM - Trinity H.S.
Trinity H.S.
Euless, TX
DIRECTOR: Chris Kanicki
DRUM MAJORS: Chloe Biger, Kaitlyn Bump, Syndey Hawkins, and Helena Thomas
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Piano Concerto No. 1, Mvt III” by Emerson; “Mad World” by Orzabal; and “Basic Instinct” by Goldsmith
8:30 AM - Forney H.S., TX
Forney H.S.
Forney, TX
DIRECTOR: Cody Newman
DRUM MAJORS: Abigail Donahue, Avery Hayman, Michael Johnson, Emma Kuettle,
REPERTOIRE: In the Arena
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Feste Romane” by Ottorino Respighi; “Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi; and “One” by Metallica
8:45 AM - Krum H.S., TX
Krum H.S.
Krum, TX
DIRECTOR: Brandon Huff
DRUM MAJOR: William Henderson
REPERTOIRE: By Candlelight
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation No. 18 Andante cantabile” by Sergei Rachmaninoff; “Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 (Organ Symphony Finale)” by Camille Saint-Saëns; and “Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor, Op. 23” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
9:00 AM - Coppell H.S., TX
Coppell H.S.
Coppell, TX
DIRECTOR: Kim Shuttlesworth
DRUM MAJORS: Trinay Akula Kamalesh, Ananya Balaji, Siddharth Bellum, David Reyna, and Lindsey Won
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen; “Lost It to Trying” by Son Lux; “Blue Rondo à la Turk” by Dave Brubeck Band; and “First Circle” by Pat Metheny
9:45 AM - Brock H.S., TX
Brock H.S.
Brock, TX
DIRECTOR: Matt Daily
DRUM MAJORS: Jana Golightly, Brayden Jones, and Natalie Koepp
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “A Zillion Nickels” by Samuel Hazo; “Unstoppable” by Sia; “Symphony No. 40” by Mozart; and “Invincible” by Thomas Bergersen
10:00 AM - Sachse H.S., TX
Sachse H.S.
Sachse, TX
DIRECTOR: Holly Taylor
DRUM MAJORS: Lily Albus, Bella Bennett, Caleb Elliott, Natalee Guico, and Samantha Joe
REPERTOIRE: Coloring Silence
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones; “The Typewriter” by Leroy Anderson; “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap; and “1812 Overture” by Tchaikovsky
10:15 AM - James Earl Rudder H.S., TX
James Earl Rudder H.S.
Bryan, TX
DIRECTOR: Stephen Howard
DRUM MAJORS: Genesis Balandran and Matthew Flores
REPERTOIRE: Mixed Emotions
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin; “Put on a Happy Face” by Charles Strouse; “Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky; “Crying” by Roy Orbison; “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin; “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” by Elton John; and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
10:30 AM - Lone Star H.S., TX
Lone Star H.S.
Frisco, TX
DIRECTOR: Mark Poole
DRUM MAJORS: Aidan da Costa, Emma Ewing, Jeremiah Saguil, and Evan Sosbee
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” by John Adams; “Metropolis 1927” by Peter Graham; “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol; and “Tank! (From Cowboy Bebop)” by Yoko Kanno
10:45 AM - Wakeland H.S., TX
Wakeland H.S.
Frisco, TX
DIRECTOR: Rylon Guidry
DRUM MAJORS: Samantha Norrian, Ella Park, Hayden Ratermann, Cami Smith, and Cooper Tomlin
REPERTOIRE: Sense of Direction
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “NO one to kNOW one” by Andy Akiho; “Before Time” by Thomas Bergersen; “Concerto for Piano & Orchestra” by Howard Hanson; “Ara Batur” by Sigur Rós; and “Red” by Thomas Bergersen
11:00 AM - Marcus H.S., TX
Marcus H.S.
Flower Mound, TX
DIRECTOR: Jeffrey D. Jones
DRUM MAJORS: Trinity Beach, Lily Berger, and Kate Reynolds
REPERTOIRE: Above the Noise
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Signal to Noise” by Peter Gabriel; “Sound and Smoke” by Viet Cuong; “Curious Surroundings” by Clif Walker; “Ebb Tide” by Maxwell & Sigman; and “Shine as the Light” by Peter Graham
11:15 AM - Southlake Carroll H.S., TX
Southlake Carroll H.S.
Southlake, TX
DIRECTOR: Ken Johnson
DRUM MAJORS: Carson Forkner, Minju Kim, Fe Lau, Charissa Wang, and Katelyn Wang
REPERTOIRE: La Vie est Belle
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Carnival of the Animals – Aviary” by Camille Saint Saëns; “La Mer – Movements 2 and 3” by Claude Debussy; “La Vie en Rose” by Edith Piaf; and “Dès Vu” by Nick McConnaughey
12:15 PM - Timber Creek H.S., TX
Timber Creek H.S.
Fort Worth, TX
DRUM MAJORS: Hannah Berezich, Anastasia Czechowicz, Tatum Lamberth, and Emily Silvester
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Mishima” by Philip Glass; “Liquid” by Jay Bocook; “Truman Sleeps” by Philip Glass; “As the World Caves In” by Matt Maltese; and “Nitro” by Frank Ticheli
12:30 PM - L.D. Bell H.S., TX
L.D. Bell H.S.
Hurst, TX
DIRECTOR: Suzanne Dell
DRUM MAJORS: Ashlyn Cave, Cadence Denton, Nathan Lum, and Zecharias Zewdie
REPERTOIRE: It All Begins With a Dot
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Sunday” by Stephen Sondheim; “Firefly” by Ryan George; and “Believe” by Thomas Bergersen
12:45 PM - Burleson Centennial H.S., TX
Burleson Centennial H.S.
Burleson, TX
DIRECTOR: Brent Smith
DRUM MAJORS: Grady Dishko, Coen Huffman, and Adisyn Livingston
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “9th Symphony” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “The Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky; “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson; and “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi
1:00 PM - Grapevine H.S., TX
Grapevine H.S.
Grapevine, TX
DIRECTORS: William Redd and James Rees
DRUM MAJORS: Nate Kraja, Audrey Leckey, and Nandini Senthilkumar
REPERTOIRE: HeadSpace: From Chaos to Clarity
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Serenada Schizophrana” by Danny Elfman; “Hurt” by Eric Whitacre; “Wild Nights” by John Adams; Original Music by Dave Glyde; “Zombie” by The Cranberries; and “I Before E Except After C” by Yazoo
1:15 PM - Lebanon Trail H.S., TX
Lebanon Trail H.S.
Frisco, TX
DIRECTOR: Kelly Wykoff
DRUM MAJORS: Pari Deshpande, Wyatt Dunham, Makayla Montee, and Asher Thomas
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “River Flows In You” by Yiruma; “Butterflies” by Thomas Bergersen; “Ice Castles” by Marvin Hamlisch; “Fratelli Chase” by Dave Grusin; and “Tahiti” by Michael Torke
1:30 PM - James Martin H.S., TX
James Martin H.S.
Arlington, TX
DIRECTOR: Babatunde Onibudo
DRUM MAJORS: Reid Bewley, Katie Gaston, Judah Gibbs, and Layla Westmoreland
REPERTOIRE: Ribbon of Life
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Scene D’Amour” by Bernard Herrmann; “Dawn” by Paul Reeves; “Symphony #5 IV. Machine” by William Bolcom; and “Butterflies” by Thomas Bergersen
2:30 PM - Keller Central H.S., TX
Keller Central H.S.
Fort Worth, TX
DIRECTOR: Kevin McNulty
DRUM MAJORS: Ellissia Bonidie, Gabby O’Connor, Anna Olson, and Derrick Gregory
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Livin’ On The Edge” by Aerosmith; “Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta” by Béla Bartók; “String Quartet No. 4” by Béla Bartók; and “Theme from Europa Report” by Bear McCreary
2:45 PM - Aledo H.S., TX
Aledo H.S.
Aledo, TX
DRUM MAJORS: Jane Claire Anderson, Scott Mason, Isabella Stamper, and Caden West
REPERTOIRE: Havana Nights
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE:  “Cuban Overture” by George Gershwin; “Habanera” from Carmen by Georges Bizet; “Fur Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Allegretto” from Symphony 7 No. 7″ by Ludwig van Beethoven; and “Asturias” from Suite Espagnole by Isaac Albéniz
3:00 PM - Jenks H.S., OK
Jenks H.S.
Jenks, OK
DIRECTOR: Scott Hillock
DRUM MAJORS: Sophie Hopkins, Hadley Kirk, Rachel Oakes, and Tessa Summerlin
REPERTOIRE: Unraveling
3:15 PM - Rockwall H.S., TX
Rockwall H.S.
Rockwall, TX
DIRECTOR: Brandon Downs
DRUM MAJORS: Carter deMoville, Collin Goodwin, and Carter Sullivan
REPERTOIRE: Sherlock: A Study in Scarlett
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Prelude” from Cape Fear by Bernard Herrmann; “Shadow Rituals” by Michael Markowski; “Exit Music (for a Film)” by Radiohead; and “The Death Hunt” from On Dangerous Ground by Bernard Herrmann
3:30 PM - Waxahachie H.S., TX
Waxahachie H.S.
Waxahachie, TX
DIRECTOR: Rich Armstrong
DRUM MAJORS: Owen Bartosh, Tobias Moore, and Eric Terrones
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Theme from Yellowstone” by Brian Tyler; “Embarking and Setting Sail” by Thomas Bergersen; “Dreams to Dream” by James Horner; and “Rocky Point Holiday” by Ron Nelson
3:45 PM - Flower Mound H.S., TX
Flower Mound H.S.
Flower Mound, TX
DIRECTOR: Brent Biskup
DRUM MAJORS: Rachel Kos, Ally McIntosh, Alex Park, and Nicole Varghese
REPERTOIRE: Deconstructed – A Journey Through the Creative Process
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Keystone” by Thierry Deleruyelle; “Voice for Bassoon and Percussion” by Stephen Melillo; “Liminal” by John Mackey; “Let It Be” by Paul McCartney and John Lennon; and “Symphonic Requiem” by James Barnes, Wayne Downey, Colin McNutt, and Colton Hines
4:00 PM - Hebron H.S., TX
Hebron H.S.
Carrollton, TX
DIRECTOR: Andy Sealy
DRUM MAJORS: Noorain Aziz, Jose Gallegos, Chan-hee Kim, Kaitlyn Nguyen, and Steven Solis-Welch
REPERTOIRE: Monomyth, A Hero’s Journey
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Musical selections by Richard Strauss, Paul Lovatt Cooper, Gavin Greenaway, Dean Pitchford, Jim Steinman, Hans Zimmer, Alan Menken, Michael Martin and Dave Glyde
4:15 PM - EX. UNT Green Brigade Marching Band
University of North Texas Green Brigade Marching Band
Denton, TX
DRUM MAJORS: Parker Andree, Sylvia Nalbandian, Andrew Platz, and Alena Scott
REPERTOIRE: Rhapsody in Green

Michael T. Brown – Atlanta, GA
Lafe Cook – Kingsport, TN
Randy Greenwell – Indianapolis, IN
Gifford Howarth – Lewisburg, PA

Kim Kuhn – Westland, MI
Tim Pierce – Memphis, TN
Jim Sturgeon – Henderson, NV

Nola Jones – Nashville, TN 


Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event: Christine Cumberledge and L.D. Bell High School and Trinity High School!


University of North Texas Green Brigade Marching Band
Director: Amy Woody
Drum Majors: Parker Andree, Sylvia Nalbandian, Andrew Platz, and Alena Scott
Program: Rhapsody in Green

The Green Brigade is proud to present their exhibition show, entitled “Rhapsody in Green.”

The 2023 production embraces the many new and exciting things happening at UNT while celebrating the rich and colorful history of music and performance for which the Green Brigade and the UNT College of Music are known. As such, their selections today include “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Freddie Mercury, “Still D.R.E.” by Jay-Z, “Dies Irae” from Verdi, “Blue Shades” by Frank Ticheli, and “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin. You will hear these tunes interwoven in a new way, much like they continue to embrace change while also honoring our past.

Learn more about the band:

Frequently Asked Questions

Clear Bag Policy

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.

Is recording allowed in the stadium?


Camera Policy

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.

Who can enroll in BOA Championships?

Enrollment is open to all high school bands on a first-come, first-served basis.

How is performance order determined?

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.

How is classification determined?

Bands of America has a four-class system (A-AAAA). Bands are assigned to classes based on enrollment levels in grades 10-12. 

Why aren’t the classifications announced?

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.

How are finalist bands selected?

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.


October 7, 2023
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Pennington Field
1501 Central Dr
Bedford, TX 76022 United States
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