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Johnson City, TN 2023

October 21, 2023

Event Schedule

Finals Results

88.150 – Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
86.700 – Lafayette H.S., KY
85.250 – Franklin H.S., TN
85.250 – Cass H.S., GA
83.300 – George Rogers Clark H.S., KY
82.200 – Fayetteville H.S., AR
81.400 – Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
79.050 – Lake Hamilton H.S., AR
78.600 – Pope H.S., GA
78.100 – Nixa H.S., MO
77.800 – Elizabethton H.S., TN
76.450 – Panther Creek H.S., NC

Outstanding Music Performance – Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
Outstanding Visual Performance – Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
Outstanding General Effect – Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN


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East Tennessee State University Ballad Health Athletic Center

1081 John Robert Bell Dr
Johnson City, TN 37601

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

9:00 AM - Enka H.S., NC
Enka H.S.
Candler, NC
DIRECTOR: Kevin Young
DRUM MAJORS: Evolet Cazares-Arias, Claudia Martinez, and Tessa Sprinkle
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Down to the River to Pray” traditional; “Wade in the Water” traditional; “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen; and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by Wallis Willis
9:15 AM - Spartanburg H.S., SC
Spartanburg H.S.
Spartanburg, SC
DIRECTOR: Bobby Cotter
DRUM MAJORS: Aidan Ahern and Sam Van Hyning
REPERTOIRE: Living Colors
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Yellow” by Frank Sullivan; “Introduction” by Frank Sullivan; “Blue” by Frank Sullivan/Enya; “Red” by Frank Sullivan; and “Epilogue” by Frank Sullivan
9:30 AM - George Rogers Clark H.S., KY
George Rogers Clark H.S.
Winchester, KY
DRUM MAJORS: Madelyn Combs and Sarah Leslie
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Reminiscence” by Jo Blankenburg; “Pan’s Labyrinth” by Javier Navarrete; “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 36” by Howard Hanson; “Nature Boy” by Eden Ahbez; “Master Of Puppets” by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Clifford Lee Burton; “Toxic” by Christian Lars Karlsson, Henrik Jonback, Pontus Johan Winnberg, and Cathy Dennis
9:45 AM - Ravenwood H.S., TN
Ravenwood H.S.
Brentwood, TN
DIRECTOR: Chris Janowiak
DRUM MAJORS: Katelyn Green*, Riya Koranne, and Maria Sneed*
REPERTOIRE: The Girl in Red
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Bury a Friend” by Billie Eilish and original music by CJ Barrow and Michael Miller
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
10:00 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
10:15 AM - Pope H.S., GA
Pope H.S.
Marietta, GA
DIRECTOR: Bo Sodders
DRUM MAJORS: Savannah Barasoain and Kara MacKay*
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman; “Ruslan and Ludmila Overture” by Mikhail Glinka; “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” by Franz Liszt; “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell; “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen; “Call Me Cruella” by Florence & The Machine; “Who Let the Dogs Out” by Baha Men; and “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
10:30 AM - Farragut H.S., TN
Farragut H.S.
Knoxville, TN
DIRECTOR: Kenneth L. Carrico III
DRUM MAJORS: Jessica Garner, Ellie Williams, and Caroline Woods
REPERTOIRE: Just Fantasy
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Music arranged and composed by Synced Up Designs
10:45 AM - 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
11:45 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 Boudleaux 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
12:00 PM - Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
Kennesaw Mountain H.S.
Kennesaw, GA
DIRECTORS: Corey Futrell and Michael Huebner
DRUM MAJORS: Bumnobi Nwosisi, Lily Tow^, and KJ Williams^
REPERTOIRE: Where You Are Now
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Symphony No. 4: Heichalos” by Jonathan Leshnoff; “And So It Goes” by Billy Joel; “Invention in C Minor” by Billy Joel; “Trittico” by Vaclav Nelhybel; “Air (Dublinesque)” by Billy Joel; “The Long and Winding Road” by The Beatles; and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
12:15 PM - Bath County H.S., VA
Bath County H.S.
Hot Springs, VA
DIRECTOR: Melinda Hooker
DRUM MAJOR: Sadie Alphin
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Children’s Hour of Dream” by Charles Mingus; “Tripwire” by JaRod Hall; “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, and Chris Hughes; and “Run Boy Run” by Ambroise Willaume and Yoann Lemoine
12:30 PM - Patrick Henry H.S., VA
Patrick Henry H.S.
Roanoke, VA
DIRECTOR: Alex Schmitt
DRUM MAJORS: Jacob Jackson and Jordan Wattie-Shear
REPERTOIRE: What’s in the Woods?
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Dies Irae” by Giuseppe Verdi; “Through Darkened Sleepy Hollow” by Erik Morales; “Snarl” by John Mackey; “My Immortal” by Evanescence; and “Chasing Sunlight” by Cait Nishimura
12:45 PM - Cary H.S., NC
Cary H.S.
Cary, NC
DIRECTOR: Chris Foster
DRUM MAJORS: William Dunning, Riley Evans, and Paige Peterson
Banning Back Home
Smee’s Plan
The Ultimate War
by John Williams
1:00 PM - Lafayette H.S., KY
Lafayette H.S.
Lexington, KY
DIRECTOR: Robert Dee Bishop
DRUM MAJORS: Mallory Grimm, Logan Liu, Madeline Logsdon, Ava Vono
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Letter from Home” by Pat Metheny; “Frenergy” by John Estacio; “Earth Song” by Frank Ticheli; and “Earth” by Imogen Heap
1:15 PM - Panther Creek H.S., NC
Panther Creek H.S.
Cary, NC
DIRECTOR: Andrew Weiss
DRUM MAJORS: Anjana Krishnan, Chaya Perera, and Ashwika Srungarapu
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Frolic” by Danny Elfman; “Young Ichabod” from Sleepy Hollow by Danny Elfman; “Farewell Charlotte” by Danny Elfman; and “Chevaliers de Sangreal” by Hans Zimmer
1:30 PM - Mauldin H.S., SC
Mauldin H.S.
Mauldin, SC
DIRECTOR: Adam Scheuch
DRUM MAJORS: Erin Curtis, Rafe Gutierrez, Trinity Metts, and Jaclyn Williams
REPERTOIRE: Wildflower
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Arrival of the Birds” by Jason Swinscoe; “Noisy Wheels of Joy” by Eric Whitacre; “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal; and “Danza No. 2” by Bruce Yurko
1:45 PM - Whitewater H.S., GA
Whitewater H.S.
Fayetteville, GA
DIRECTOR: Chad Reynolds
DRUM MAJORS: Kara Thaxton and Kenny Washington
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Waltz of the Flowers” by Tchaikovsky; “The Pink Panther” by Henry Mancini; “Hey You” by Roger Waters; “Pink” by Glen Ballard, Richard Supa, and Steven Tyler; and “So What” by Max Martin, Alicia Moore, and Johan Schuster
2:30 PM - Fayetteville H.S., AR
Fayetteville H.S.
Fayetteville, AR
DIRECTOR: Brett Lawson
DRUM MAJORS: Vanessa Aldana, Katherine Bodenhamer, and Olivia Pardue
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Dance 1” by Oliver Davis; “There’s No Place Like Home” by Michael Giacchino; and “Windsprints” by Richard Saucedo
2:45 PM - Lake Hamilton H.S., AR
Lake Hamilton H.S.
Pearcy, AR
DIRECTOR: Jon Shultz
DRUM MAJORS: Chloe Hayes, Serenity McNeely, and Ethan Williams
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Featuring the music of Allison Krauss, Randall Standridge, Donald Grantham, and various American spirituals
3:00 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 David Stewart; “Not While I’m Around” by Stephen Sondheim; and “Brahms’ Lullaby” by Johannes Brahms
3:15 PM - Nixa H.S., MO
Nixa H.S.
Nixa, MO
DIRECTOR: Craig Finger
DRUM MAJORS: Junyoung Choi, Ally Eckels, Sarah Janisch, Duncan O’Bryant, and Makenna Winkler
REPERTOIRE: Behind Their Eyes
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Red” by Robert W. Smith; “The Hymn of Acxiom” by Vienna Teng; and “Truman Sleeps” by Philip Glass
3:30 PM - West H.S., TN
West H.S.
Knoxville, TN
DIRECTOR: Cody Foster
DRUM MAJOR: Emma Ramirez
REPERTOIRE: Rewrite the Stars
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Rewrite the Stars” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
3:45 PM - Cass H.S., GA
Cass H.S.
White, 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
4:00 PM - Elizabethton H.S., TN
Elizabethton H.S.
Elizabethton, TN
DIRECTOR: Jonathan Valentine
DRUM MAJORS: Cooper Chinault and Zada Hardin
REPERTOIRE: Breaking Free
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “What a Wonderful World” by Chase Holfelder; “Symphony for Brass and Percussion” by Alfred Reed; “Hurt” by Johnny Cash; and “Irrational Joy” by Steven Bryant
4:15 PM - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
Dobyns-Bennett H.S.
Kingsport, TN
DRUM MAJORS: Claire Li, Mia McVey, Sam Perdue, and Kaden Powers
REPERTOIRE: Into the Water
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Music from Avatar by James Horner and music from Avatar: Way of the Water by Simon Franglen
4:30 PM - EX. ETSU Marching Bucs
East Tennessee State University Marching Bucs
Johnson City, TN
DIRECTOR: Dr. Joe Moore
DRUM MAJORS: Matthew Jones, Shea Snodgrass, Rich Crusenberry, and R. J. Wells
REPERTOIRE: Sleepy Hollow

Tim Allshouse – Blue Springs, MO
Mike Back – Roswell, GA
Ryan Brittain – Houston, TX
Matt McCready – Tulsa, OK

Doug Casteen – Moseley, VA
Austin Greene – Raleigh, NC
Jim Sturgeon – Henderson, NV

Deborah Torchia – Peabody, MA


Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event: Dr. Joe Moore and The East Tennessee State University Marching Bucs!

East Tennessee State University Marching Bucs
Director: Dr. Joe Moore
Drum Majors: Rich Crusenberry, Matthew Jones, Shea Snodgrass, and R. J. Wells
Program: Sleepy Hollow

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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 21, 2023
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East Tennessee State University Ballad Health Athletic Center
1081 John Robert Bell Drive
Johnson City, TN 37601 United States
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