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Chattanooga, TN 2023

September 23, 2023

Chattanooga Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

September 23, 2023
Finley Stadium

Event Schedule

Finals Schedule

6:30 p.m. – Gates Open for Finals
7:00 p.m. – National Anthem and Opening Welcome*
7:30 p.m. – Hardin Valley Academy, TN
7:45 p.m. – Dorman H.S., SC
8:00 p.m. – Mill Creek H.S., GA
8:15 p.m. – Russell County H.S., KY
8:30 p.m. – Jefferson H.S., GA
8:45 p.m. – Buford H.S., GA
9:00 p.m. – North H.S., IN
9:15 p.m. – Cass H.S., GA
9:30 p.m. – Franklin H.S., TN
9:45 p.m. – Sparkman H.S., AL
10:00 p.m. – Siegel H.S., TN
10:15 p.m. – Munford H.S., TN
10:30 p.m. – Class A: Signal Mountain H.S., TN


There is a $10 charge for parking at the Chattanooga 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 – there are other large-scale events on the same day, in Chattanooga, that may cause traffic delays.

This page was updated on Sept 22 to reflect the accurate price of parking on site.

Ticketing Information


  • This is a cashless ticket booth. Cash may be accepted at concession stands and Pepwear.
  • Skip the ticket line and save money! Purchase your tickets online before arriving at the stadium.
What to Eat

Check out the vendor map food options during the event.

Finley Stadium

1826 Reggie White Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37408

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

10:15 AM - North H.S., IN
North H.S.
10:30 AM - Cascade H.S., TN
Cascade H.S.
Bell Buckle, TN
DIRECTOR: David Lucich
DRUM MAJORS: Stacia Bowen and Matthew Crosslin
REPERTOIRE: The Little Monster Symphony
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Molto Allegro from Symphony No. 40” by Wolfgang Mozart; “Applause” by Lady Gaga; “Telephone” by Lady Gaga; “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saëns; “Shallow” by Lady Gaga; and “Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga
10:45 AM - Chattahoochee H.S., GA
Chattahoochee H.S.
Alpharetta, GA
DIRECTOR: Nick Garofalo
DRUM MAJORS: Kayleigh Derdall, Preston Jhun, Lauren Kim, and Shriya Venkatesh
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Star Trek: Into Darkness” by Michael Giacchino; “Symphony No. 9 – New World” by Antonin Dvořák; and “The Planets” by Gustav Holst
11:00 AM - Franklin H.S., TN
Franklin H.S.
Franklin, TN
DIRECTOR: Michael Holland
DRUM MAJORS: Cate Berthelot and Judy Hsu
REPERTOIRE: Rags to Rhinestones
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Rocky Top” by Felice Bryant and Boudleau Bryant; “Shuckin’ the Corn” by Louise Certain, Gladys Stacey, and Buck Graves; “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton; “Jolene” by Dolly Parton; “Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton; and “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton
11:15 AM - Hardin Valley Academy, TN
Hardin Valley Academy
Knoxville, TN
DIRECTORS: Chuck Brock and Alex Rector
DRUM MAJORS: Channing Clarke, Sterling Ross, Josie Wade, and Erika Walker^
REPERTOIRE: The Wonder of Infinity
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Endless Love” by Lionel Richie Jr.; “Variations for Winds, Strings, and Keyboards” by Steve Reich; and “Pillar III” by Andy Akiho
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
11:30 AM - Cass H.S., GA
Cass H.S.
Marietta, GA
DIRECTORS: Samuel Iddings and Alex Shive
DRUM MAJORS: Charlotte Langhans, Isabelle Morris, and Nicholas Moser
REPERTOIRE: “Why So Serious?”
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Serenada Schizophrana” by Danny Elfman; “Send In the Clowns” by Stephen Sondheim; “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne; “Mad World” by Gary Jules; and original music by Brandon Smith
12:30 PM - Seymour H.S., TN
Seymour H.S.
Seymour, TN
DIRECTOR: Joseph Cole
DRUM MAJORS: Jaydon Rulapaugh and Tyler Santel
REPERTOIRE: Beneath the Smoke
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Illusions” by Thomas Bergersen; “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver; “Promise” by Thomas Bergersen; and “Rocky Top” by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant
12:45 PM - Dorman H.S., SC
Dorman H.S.
Roebuck, SC
DIRECTOR: Dave Bruce
DRUM MAJORS: Leah Burgess, Tenia Evans, Maggie Hill, and Autumn Wilson
REPERTOIRE: Under the Tilted Moon
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Moonlight Sonata” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Night on Bald Mountain” by Modest Mussorgsky; “Moon River” by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer; “Moondance” by Van Morrison; and “Blow it Up, Start Again” by Jonathan Newman
1:00 PM - Bearden H.S., TN
Bearden H.S.
Knoxville, TN
DIRECTORS: Megan Christian and James Wilson
DRUM MAJORS: Mustafa Arkawazi, Danielle Rice and Kiana Toms
REPERTOIRE: Watercolor Dreams
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE:“Dreams” by Bertrand Moren; “Children Will Listen” by Stephen Sondheim; “Sweet Dreams” by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart; “Not While I’m Around” by Stephen Sondheim; and “Brahms’ Lullaby” by Johannes Brahms
1:15 PM - Munford H.S., TN
Munford H.S.
Munford, TN
DIRECTOR: David Stevens
DRUM MAJOR: Jayden Turner and Kaylon Wyles
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “I’m Blue” by Eiffel 65; “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin; “Yellow” by Coldplay; and “Bacchanale” by Camille Saint-Saëns
1:30 PM - Mill Creek H.S., GA
Mill Creek H.S.
Hoschton, GA
DIRECTOR: Tina Christiansen
DRUM MAJORS: Savannah Evans, Taylor Figures, and Ava Oldman
REPERTOIRE: Sun and Moon
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Morning Mood” by Edvard Grieg; “Sun and Moon” by Claude Michel-Schonberg; and “Moonlight Sonata” by Ludwig van Beethoven
1:45 PM - Signal Mountain H.S., TN
Signal Mountain H.S.
Chattanooga, TN
DIRECTOR: Jessica N. Graves
DRUM MAJORS: Carter Livingood and Jennifer Schwartz
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Toxic” by Pontus Winnberg, “Toxicity” by Serj Tankian, “Poison” by Elliott Straite, and “Serenada Schizophrana: I. Pianos” by Danny Elfman
2:45 PM - Christian Academy of Louisville, KY
Christian Academy of Louisville
Louisville, KY
DIRECTOR: Matt Wooten
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Overture” from Dancer the Dark by Björk; “Church Windows” by Ottorino Respighi; “Blow it Up, Start Again” by Jonathan Newman; “Confutatis” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “What a Wonderful World” by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss; and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen
3:00 PM - Pelham H.S., AL
Pelham H.S.
Pelham, AL
DIRECTOR: Justin Ward
DRUM MAJORS: Aidyn Lee, Camdyn Martin, and Sarah Nicholson
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Bridge” by Arora; “Symphony No. 9” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers; “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell; and “Horizons” by Paul-Lovatt Cooper
3:15 PM - Buford H.S., GA
Buford H.S.
Buford, GA
DIRECTORS: Erik Mason and Bridget Wildes
DRUM MAJORS: Crestard Falohun, Peter Kwak, Jacob Nabors, and Caleb Terry
REPERTOIRE: The Shape of Things to Come
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Symphonic Metamorphosis” by Paul Hindemith; “True Colors” by Steinberg & Kelly; and “Partita for 8 Voices” by Caroline Shaw
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
3:30 PM - Jefferson H.S., GA
Jefferson H.S.
Jefferson, GA
DIRECTOR: Nick Golding
DRUM MAJORS: Lanier Ashley and Hannah Maleug
REPERTOIRE: Starry Night
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Fireflies” by Owl City; “Cycle Song” by Imogen Heap; “Futile Devices” by Sufjan Stevens; “Aha!” by Imogen Heap; and Original Material by Chris Creswell
3:45 PM - Siegel H.S., TN
Siegel H.S.
Murfreesboro, TN
DIRECTOR: Blake Ward
DRUM MAJORS: Haley Johnson, Jack Lane, Madde Stephenson, and Majka Tester
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Hand of Fate, Part 1” by James Newton Howard; “6 Bagatelles for Wind Quintet: 1. Allegro con Spirito” by Gyorgy Ligeti; “North” by Sleeping at Last; and “Jupiter” from “The Planets” by Gustav Holst
4:00 PM - Sparkman H.S., AL
Sparkman H.S.
4:15 PM - Russell County H.S., KY
Russell County H.S.
Campbellsville, KY
DIRECTOR: Curtis Ervin
DRUM MAJOR: Jessie Salazar
REPERTOIRE: Beyond the Desert’s Edge
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Many Mothers” from Mad Max: Fury Road by Tom Holkenborg; “Brothers In Arms” from Mad Max: Fury Road by Tom Holkenborg; “Ripples In The Sand” from Dune by Hans Zimmer; “Leaving Caladan” from Dune by Hans Zimmer; “Benedictus” by Karl Jenkins; “Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission” by Ennio Morricone; “El Dorado” by Thomas Bergersen; and “Beyond The Desert’s Edge” by Ben Lee
4:30 PM - EX. UTC Marching Mocs
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Marching Mocs 
Chattanooga, TN
DIRECTOR: Mr. Randall Coleman
DRUM MAJOR: Dylan Campbell, Justin Haynes, Matthew Warren 
REPERTOIRE: “Moc and Roll” A New British Invasion. A tribute to several British rock stars and bands including Elton John, Queen and Emerson Lake and Palmer.
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE:Pinball Wizard” by Elton John; “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen; and “Karn Evil 9” by Emerson Lake and Palmer.

Brad Huneycutt – McKinney, TX
Evan Rogovin – Lake Worth, FL
Jarrett Lipman – San Antonio, TX
Jay Webb – Avon, IN

Tony Cimino – Salem, OR
Travis Wingate – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Warren Rickart – Washington, D.C.

Chief Judge:
Sal Adamo – Belleville, NJ


Thank you to the host of this Bands of America Regional event, Randall Coleman and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Marching Mocs!


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Marching Mocs 

Director: Mr. Randall Coleman

Drum Majors: Dylan Campbell, Justin Haynes and Matthew Warren 

Repertoire: “Moc and Roll” A New British Invasion. A tribute to several British rock stars and bands including Elton John, Queen and Emerson Lake and Palmer. Show titles include “Pinball Wizard” by Elton John; “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen; and “Karn Evil 9” by Emerson Lake and Palmer. 

Connect on Social Media: 

Instagram: GoMocsBand
Facebook: UTC Bands
Web: utc.edu/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.


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Finley Stadium
1826 Reggie White Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37408 United States
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