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Conway, SC 2023

October 14, 2023

Carolina Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

October 14, 2023
Brooks Stadium, Coastal Carolina University

Event Schedule


8:15 AM – Box Office Opens


9:15 AM – Preliminary Competition Begins

11:15 AM – LUNCH

12:00 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

2:00 PM – BREAK

2:30 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

4:15 PM – Preliminary Competition Ends
EX. Coastal Carolina Univ. Chanticleer Regiment

All Competing Band Drum Majors


Finalist Directors Meeting
Stadium Cleared



7:00 PM – National Anthem

Special On-Field Welcome

7:30 PM — Travelers Rest H.S., SC
7:45 PM — Apex Friendship H.S., NC
8:00 PM — Stratford H.S., SC
8:15 PM — Lakeside H.S., GA
8:30 PM — Blythewood H.S., SC
8:45 PM — Northwestern H.S., SC
9:00 PM — Wando H.S., SC
9:15 PM — James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
9:30 PM — Clover H.S., SC
9:45 PM — Green Level H.S., NC
10:00 PM — Nation Ford H.S., SC
10:15 PM — Catawba Ridge H.S., SC

10:30 PM – Finals Competition Ends



There is no charge for spectator parking at the Carolina 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. NOTE – a shuttle ride is required from spectator parking to the stadium. Please plan accordingly.

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Brooks Stadium

965 One Landon Loop
Conway, SC 29526

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

9:15 AM - Dutch Fork H.S., SC
Dutch Fork H.S.
Irmo, SC
DIRECTOR: Jeremy Ley
DRUM MAJOR: Catie Coats
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Adiós Nonino” by Astor Piazzolla; “Tango Suite” by Astor Piazzolla; “Tango de Los Asesinos” by John Powell; “El Tango De Roxanne” from Moulin Rouge by Craig Pearce, Baz Luhrmann, Mariano Martinez, and Gordon Matthew Sumner
9:30 AM - South Johnston H.S., NC
South Johnston H.S.
Four Oaks, NC
DIRECTOR: Ryan Spell
DRUM MAJOR: Jonatan Mendoza Vega
REPERTOIRE: A Touch of Madness
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 1” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)” by Don Mclean; and “March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique” by Hector Berlioz
9:45 AM - North Myrtle Beach H.S., SC
North Myrtle Beach H.S.
Little River, SC
DRUM MAJOR: Colten Wiseley
REPERTOIRE: The Darkside
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Space Oddity” by David Bowie; “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra; “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden; “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel; “Hello” by Adele; and “Rocket Man” by Elton John
10:00 AM - Stratford H.S., SC
Stratford H.S.
Goose Creek, SC
DIRECTORS: Joshua Artz and Greg Priest
DRUM MAJOR: Cameron Keib
REPERTOIRE: The Door To My Heart
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “East of Eden” by Lee Holdridge; “Overture to Candide” by Leonard Bernstein; “I Have Nothing” by Linda Thompson and David Foster; “Somebody to Love” by Freddie Mercury; and “Come What May” by David Baerwald and Kevin Gilbert
10:15 AM - Jack Britt H.S., NC
Jack Britt H.S.
Fayetteville, NC
DIRECTOR: Timothy Parsons
DRUM MAJORS: Ben Dell and Avery Modlin
REPERTOIRE: Winner Takes All
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Winner Takes It All” by ABBA; “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga; “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones, “Royals” by Lorde; “Luck Be A Lady” by Frank Sinatra; and “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk
10:30 AM - Cape Fear H.S., NC
Cape Fear H.S.
Fayetteville, NC
DIRECTOR: Matthew Jorgensen
DRUM MAJORS: Hailey Faircloth and Hannah Yergeau
REPERTOIRE: Masquerade
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Masquerade” by Frank Sullivan
10:45 AM - Green Level H.S., NC
Green Level H.S.
Cary, NC
DIRECTOR: Brian Myers
DRUM MAJORS: Max Hill, Rachel Lim, and Meggie Wilson
REPERTOIRE: Aim from the Heart
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Boléro” by Maurice Ravel; “Arrows of the Gods” by Elliot Goldenthal; “Listen to Your Heart” by Roxette; and “Swing Shift” by Kenji Bunch
11:00 AM - South Brunswick H.S., NC
South Brunswick H.S.
Southport, NC
DIRECTOR: Michael J. Palmer
DRUM MAJOR: Katie Del Key
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Let the Good Times Roll” by Sam Theard and Fleecie Moore; “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn; “Skylines: Miami” by James Canty/Franklin Bileth (percussion); and “Empire State of Mind” by Various
12:00 PM - Travelers Rest H.S., SC
Travelers Rest H.S.
Travelers Rest, SC
DIRECTOR: Harrison Thornton
DRUM MAJORS: Addison Austin and Lillian Hough
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “American Faces” by David Holsinger; “Golden Hour” by JVKE; and “El Dorado” by Thomas Bergersen
12:15 PM - Carteret Collective Sound, NC
Carteret Collective Sound
Morehead City, NC
DIRECTORS: Kinsey Holland, Andy Wright, and Ashley Wright
DRUM MAJORS: Vinh Le, Mackenzie Phillips, and Maddison Teal
REPERTOIRE: Genie in a Bottle
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Genie in a Bottle” by Jerry Carpenter
12:30 PM - Clover H.S., SC
Clover H.S.
Clover, SC
DIRECTOR: Rick Langdale
DRUM MAJORS: Daniella Castanada^ and Ethan Castillo-Fenske^
REPERTOIRE: The Luckiest
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Luck Be A Lady” by Frank Loesser; “Viva Las Vegas” by Mort Shuman; “La Suerte De Los Tontos (Luck of Fools)” by Johnny Richards; “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds; and “With a Little Luck” by Paul McCartney
^indicates attendance at Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the 2023 Music for All Summer Symposium
12:45 PM - St. James H.S., SC
St. James H.S.
Murrells Inlet, SC
DIRECTOR: Chuck Capps
DRUM MAJOR: Amanda Hann
REPERTOIRE: Off the Rails
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Chattanooga Choo Choo” by Mack Gordon and Henry Warren and “Crazy Train” by O Osbourne, R Daisley, and R Rhodes
1:00 PM - Socastee H.S., SC
Socastee H.S.
Myrtle Beach, SC
DRUM MAJOR: Gabriella Martin
REPERTOIRE: Hollow Cathedral
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Original music by Will Jung, Lucas Atwater, and Ty Bennett
1:15 PM - Blythewood H.S., SC
Blythewood H.S.
Blythewood, SC
DIRECTOR: Dr. Greg Mulzet
DRUM MAJOR: Kade Polakowski
REPERTOIRE: On the Bright Side
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The First Circle” by Pat Metheny; “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin; and “Danzón No. 2” by Arturo Marquez
1:30 PM - James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
James F. Byrnes H.S.
DIRECTOR: Chris Moss
DRUM MAJORS: Dominique Quinonez, Ayden Barnett, Nyla Pinckney, and AJ Seigler
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Channel One Suite” by Bill Reddle and “Till There Was You” by Meredith Wilson
1:45 PM - Carolina Forest H.S., SC
Carolina Forest H.S.
DIRECTOR: Mark Roddy
DRUM MAJORS: Francesco Urso, Lily Ross, and Ian Hand
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Garden of Magic” by John Debney, “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saens, “I Put a Spell on You” by Jay Hawkins, “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse, and “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea
2:30 PM - Apex Friendship H.S., NC
Apex Friendship H.S.
Apex, NC
DRUM MAJORS: Samantha Kuni and Ruhani Singh
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Enchanted” by Dr. Stephen Downing, Magnus Skylstad, and Aurora Aksnes
2:45 PM - Northwestern H.S., SC
Northwestern H.S.
Rock Hill, SC
DIRECTOR: Scot McGuire
DRUM MAJOR: Taylor Armstrong
REPERTOIRE: Deadwood 1849
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” by Ennio Morricone; “Hoedown” by Aaron Copland; “Magnificent Seven” by James Horner and Simon Rhodes; “Our Town” by Randy Newman; and “Ecstasy of Gold” by Ennio Morricone
3:00 PM - Nation Ford H.S., SC
Nation Ford H.S.
Fort Mill, SC
DIRECTOR: Ray Linkous
DRUM MAJORS: Matthew Connell, Cole Hare, Winne Moore, and Gabe Pullen
REPERTOIRE: Where the Current Takes You
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Sonoran Desert Holiday” by Ron Nelson; “The Canyon” by Philip Glass; “Shenandoah” by Jay Bocook; and “Council Oak” by David Gillingham
3:15 PM - Corinth Holders H.S., NC
Corinth Holders H.S.
Wendell, NC
DIRECTOR: Olivia D. Spell
DRUM MAJORS: Hannah Damron and Megan Horn
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “A Fanfare for our Queen” by Evan VanDoren; “Be Our Guest” and “Human Again” by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken; “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov; and “Overture” and “Belle” by Mikhail Glinka and Alan Menken
3:30 PM - Wando H.S., SC
Wando H.S.
Mt Pleasant, SC
DIRECTORS: Andrew Blair, Bobby Lambert, and Lanie Radecke
DRUM MAJORS: Evan Furtaw^, Olivia O’Reilly^, Brian Shay^, and Annabelle Twomey^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Orbital” by Ioannis Psathas; “Pampeana No. 3” by Alberto Ginastera; “Hurt” by Trent Reznor; “And Dream of Sheep” by Kate Bush; and “Baba Yetu” by Christopher Tin
^indicates attendance at Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the 2023 Music for All Summer Symposium
3:45 PM - Lakeside H.S., GA
Lakeside H.S.
Evans, GA
DIRECTOR: Jared Best
DRUM MAJORS: Addison Crossan, Brandon Kim, Henry McCoy, and Giovanna Nuques
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Ecstasy of Gold” by Ennio Morricone; “Golden” by Harry Styles; “Dionysiaques” by Florent Schmitt; and “Master of Puppets” by Metallica
4:00 PM - Catawba Ridge H.S., SC
Catawba Ridge H.S.
Fort Mill, SC
DIRECTOR: Patrick Butler
DRUM MAJORS: Lily Salisbury, Aidan Warrell, and Will Wheaton
REPERTOIRE: Keep on Runnin’
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Jason” by Brandi Nichole Flores, Jamison Tyler Lyle, and Tim McEwan; “I Ran (So Far Away)” by A Score, F Maudsley, M Score, and P Reynolds; “Runnin’ Down a Dream” by Jeff Lynne, Mike Campbell, and Thomas Earl Petty; “Running Up That Hill” by Catherine Bush; “Adagio For TRON” by Thomas Bangalter, and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo; and “Run Boy Run” by Ambroise Willaume and Yoann Lemoine (Woodkid)
4:15 PM - EX. Coastal Carolina Univ. Chanticleer Regiment
Coastal Carolina University Chanticleer Regiment

Mike Howard – Leander, TX
Mark Nichols – Houston, TX
Larry Shane – Wellington, FL
Tim Yontz – Fort Myers, FL 

Kim Kuhn – Westland, MI
Juno Orefice – Wyoming, MI
Warren Rickart – Washington, D.C. 

John W. Turner – Mason, OH 


Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event: Garret Griffin and The Coastal Carolina Chanticleer Regiment.

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 14, 2023
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Brooks Stadium, Coastal Carolina University
965 One Landon Loop
Conway, South Carolina 29526 United States
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