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Katy, TX 2023

October 7, 2023

West Houston Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

October 7, 2023
Legacy Stadium – Katy ISD

Event Schedule


7:00 PM – National Anthem

Special On-Field Welcome

7:30 PM — Cypress Woods H.S., TX
7:45 PM — Seven Lakes H.S., TX
8:00 PM — Friendswood H.S., TX
8:15 PM — James Bowie H.S., TX
8:30 PM — Dawson H.S., TX
8:45 PM — Brazoswood H.S., TX
9:00 PM — Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
9:15 PM — Bridgeland H.S., TX
9:30 PM — Pearland H.S., TX
9:45 PM — Cy-Fair H.S., TX
10:00 PM — Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
10:15 PM — The Woodlands H.S., TX


6:30 AM – Box Office Opens


7:30 AM – Preliminary Competition Begins

9:00 AM – BREAK

9:30 AM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

11:45 AM – LUNCH

12:30 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

2:30 PM – BREAK

2:45 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

4:30 PM – Preliminary Competition Ends

All Competing Band Drum Majors

5:15 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 a $10 charge for spectator parking at the West Houston Regional Championship with no in-and-out privileges. 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.

Ticketing Information
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Legacy Stadium

1830 Katyland Dr.
Katy, TX 77493

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

7:30 AM - Spring H.S., TX
Spring H.S.
Spring, TX
DIRECTOR: Jason Andrew Smith
DRUM MAJORS: Ivana Guerrero, Zoey Ukaobasi, and Frida Vasquez
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Diamonds” by Rihanna; “Material Girl” by Madonna; “Niagara Falls” by Daugherty; “Adagio from Spartacus” by Khachaturian; and “Tom Ford” by Jay-Z
7:45 AM - Shadow Creek H.S., TX
Shadow Creek H.S.
Pearland, TX
DIRECTOR: Josh Mooney
DRUM MAJORS: Maria Grau, Nicholas Karmoukos, Julian Nguyen, and Keziah Thomas,
REPERTOIRE: Kaleidoscope
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Kaleidoscope” by Fred Emory Smith and “Grace Kelly” by Mika
8:00 AM - Magnolia West H.S., TX
Magnolia West H.S.
Magnolia, TX
DIRECTOR: Andrew Hicks
DRUM MAJORS: Joe Chavez, Chloe Cisneros, Corbynn Cruz, Quinn Jamison, and Judy Rodriguez
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Danzón No. 2” by Arturo Marquez; “Bésame Mucho” by Consuelo Vasquez; and “Symphony No. 2” by Gustav Mahler
8:15 AM - Katy H.S., TX
Katy H.S.
Katy, TX
DIRECTOR: Terence Gorton
DRUM MAJORS: Catalina Gordon, Ashlyn Lee, and Alayna Lund
REPERTOIRE: Mixed Signals
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE:  “Rhapsody In Blue” by George Gershwin; “Blue Shades” by Frank Ticheli; “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Jim Steinman; and “The Sign” by Ace of Base
8:30 AM - Franklin H.S., TX
Franklin H.S.
Franklin, TX
DIRECTOR: Neal Woolworth
DRUM MAJOR: Nate Frank
8:45 AM - Pearland H.S., TX
Pearland H.S.
Pearland, TX
DIRECTOR: Ryan Demkovich
DRUM MAJORS: Isabel Chung, Lacy Garrett, Ashlynn Mathews, Rebeca Sorto, and Brooke Wilson
REPERTOIRE: Illuminate
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Symphony No. 3” by Khachaturian and “The New Moon in the Old Moon’s Arms” by Kamen
9:30 AM - Tomball Memorial H.S., TX
Tomball Memorial H.S.
Tomball, TX
DIRECTOR: Andy Easton
DRUM MAJORS: Marinda Ashby, Kayleigh Moseley, Justin Vo, and Sage Wiginton
REPERTOIRE: Come on Down!
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Plinko” by Bryan Harmsen; “Fanfare” by Richard Saucedo; “Money” by Richard Saucedo; “Cliffhanger” by Richard Saucedo; and “Loss” by Richard Saucedo
9:45 AM - Obra D. Tompkins H.S., TX
Obra D. Tompkins H.S.
Katy, TX
DIRECTOR: Stephen Bond
DRUM MAJORS: Abigail Adams, Charlie Jerrells, Ryleigh Loveless, and Ava McCulloch
REPERTOIRE: Raven and the Firebird
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Firebird” by Igor Stravinsky; “The Bird and the Worm” by The Used; and “Blackbird” by The Beatles
10:00 AM - James Bowie H.S., TX
James Bowie H.S.
Austin, TX
DIRECTOR: Jennifer Hanford
DRUM MAJORS: Olivia Hernandez, Katherine Leoni, and Sophie Thollander
REPERTOIRE: The Shapes of My Heart
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Original music by Kevin Shah, “Celestial Night” by Richard Danielpour; “The Boy Who Swallowed a Star” by Joe Hisaishi; “Spring” by Antonio Vivaldi; and “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas
10:15 AM - Cypress Falls H.S., TX
Cypress Falls H.S.
Houston, TX
DIRECTOR: Ryan Mohney
DRUM MAJORS: Jennifer Bonilla, Annika Rugueliski, Edson Torres, and Krystal Trujillo
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Tango Suite” by Astor Piazzolla; “Tango de los Asesinos” by John Powell; “Adios Nonino” by Astor Piazzolla; and “El Tango de Roxanne” by Moulin Rouge
10:30 AM - Cypress Woods H.S., TX
Cypress Woods H.S.
Cypress, TX
DIRECTOR: T.J. Peterman
DRUM MAJORS: Grant Fenstad, Josie Jendral, Wafia Rahman, Tara Tran-Huu, Harrison Yu
REPERTOIRE: Along the Edge
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme” by Michael Gandolfi; “Meetings Along the Edge” by Philip Glass & Ravi Shankar; and “Danse Bacchanale” by Camille Saint-Saëns
10:45 AM - Cypress Park H.S., TX
Cypress Park H.S.
Cypress, TX
DIRECTOR: Robert Barfield
DRUM MAJORS: Leah Deschamps, Ivy Montoya, Andrew Stewart, and Nicholas Stewart
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Sanctuary” by Frank Ticheli; “Apocalyptic Dreams” by David Gillingham; “Great Gig in the Sky” by Richard Wright and Clare Torry; and “Fire in the Blood” by Paul Lovatt-Cooper
11:00 AM - Paetow H.S., TX
Paetow H.S.
Katy, TX
DIRECTOR: Greg Redner
DRUM MAJORS: Polina Brodsky, Krista Dayenu, Brian Rivera, and Victoria Thornton
REPERTOIRE: The Downward Spiral
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Make Your Own Kind of Music” by Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann; “School for Scandal” by Samuel Barber; “Hurt” by Trent Reznor; and “Paint It Black” by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger
11:15 AM - The Woodlands H.S., TX
The Woodlands H.S.
The Woodlands, TX
DIRECTOR: Carter Frederick
DRUM MAJORS: Emily Fritsche, Sasha Osborne, Divya Patel, Fernando Perez, and Wenny Stein
Spanish Fantasy
Day Danse
My Spanish Heart
by Chick Corea
11:30 AM - Cy-Fair H.S., TX
Cy-Fair H.S.
Cypress, TX
DIRECTOR: John Nelson
DRUM MAJORS: Mark Davis, Evan Parker, and Ellen Zhang
REPERTOIRE: Caging The Swarm
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Krwlng” by Linkin Park; “My Body Is A Cage” by Peter Gabriel; and “Caging The Swarm” by Bryan Harmsen
12:30 PM - Friendswood H.S., TX
Friendswood H.S.
Friendswood, TX
DIRECTOR: Brett Nelson
DRUM MAJORS: Lizzie Hillier and Priscilla Orta
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Gypsy,” “Color and Light,” “Stay With Me,” and “Overture from Merrily We Roll Along” by Stephen Sondheim
12:45 PM - Morton Ranch H.S., TX
Morton Ranch H.S.
Katy, TX
DIRECTOR: Christopher Brown
DRUM MAJORS: Ripley Gregg, Marissa Holt, and William Pedersen
REPERTOIRE: “Maverick”: Celebrating Morton Ranch High School’s 20th Anniversary
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “1000 Airplanes on the Roof” by Philip Glass; “Hold My Hand” by Lady Gaga; “Wine-Dark Sea” by John Mackey; “Morton Ranch High School Alma Mater” by Ronald Todd & Mike Howard; and “Morton Ranch High School Fight Song” by L. Munday
1:00 PM - Bridgeland H.S., TX
Bridgeland H.S.
Cypress, TX
DIRECTOR: Shawn McAnear
DRUM MAJORS: Addison Dumoit, Alejandra Morgado, Greyson Smith, and Marcella Tejada
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Deform to Form a Star” by Steven Wilson; “Dawn of Life” by Paul Reeves; “The Veil Between Worlds” by Oliver Davis; “2 Pieces for 4 Brothers: II. Groove” by Oliver Davis; and Original Music by Jim Wunderlich, Chris Nguyen, and Matt Hernandez
1:15 PM - Seven Lakes H.S., TX
Seven Lakes H.S.
Katy, TX
DRUM MAJORS: Malcolm Belcher, Benjamin Bush, Austin Hassmann, Ginger Hickman, and Linda Luo
REPERTOIRE: A Thousand Paper Cranes
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Run Free” by Thomas Bergersen; “Re(new)al” by Viet Cuong; “A Way of Life” by Hans Zimmer; and “Bookmarks from Japan” by Julie Giroux
1:30 PM - Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S.
San Antonio, TX
DIRECTOR: Robert Lozano
DRUM MAJORS: Matthew Arlington, Andrew Chacon, Marco Lomeli, Kara Rheney, and Charles Serrano
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Pre-Flight Montage, Flamingo Bird Collection, Duende Animato, The Love Suite, Se’ Lest
1:45 PM - Cypress Ranch H.S., TX
Cypress Ranch H.S.
Cypress, TX
DIRECTOR: Alex Denton
DRUM MAJORS: Ava Garcia, Ethan Head, Torie Sconce, and Bradley Vo
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Nothing is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” by The Weeknd; “La Mer” by Claude Debussy; “Aquarium” by Camille Saint-Saëns; “Blue Ocean Floor” by Justin Timberlake; and “Bud on the Ledge” by Alan Silvestri
2:00 PM - Dawson H.S., TX
Dawson H.S.
Pearland, TX
DIRECTOR: Aaron Brown
DRUM MAJORS: Janna Jing, James Powers, Isabella Ritchey, and Devin Saljuud
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Lizard” by King Crimson; “Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart; “Vientos Y Tangos” by Michael Gandolfi; Original Works by Tony Lymon; and “Daft Punk” by Pentatonix
2:15 PM - Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
Ronald Reagan H.S.
San Antonio, TX
DIRECTOR: Greg White
DRUM MAJORS: Eva Garnier, Kylie McAdams, Tyler Mullins, and Kate Schuenemann
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Musical selections by Dave Matthews, Aaron Guidry, and Ray Ulibarri
2:45 PM - James E. Taylor H.S., TX
James E. Taylor H.S.
Katy, TX
DRUM MAJORS: Vasudha Chilkoor, Ella Jackson, Lilly Nash and Avika Nimmagadda
REPERTOIRE: Mounton Majesties
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Free Solo” by Marco Beltrami and Brandon Roberts; “Dancing Fire” by Kevin Day; and “Yosemite Autumn” by Mark Camphouse
3:00 PM - Foster H.S., TX
Foster H.S.
Richmond, TX
DIRECTOR: Erich Sonnier
DRUM MAJORS: Elizabeth Cook, Casandra Davies, Kendall Dishon, and Claire Fithen
REPERTOIRE: Beneath the Veil
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “More Than the Day Before” by Cody Fry; “Raga Raja” by Project Trio; “Tout L’Univers” by Gjon’s Tears; and “Butterflies” by Thomas Bergersen
3:15 PM - Clear Springs H.S., TX
Clear Springs H.S.
League City, TX
DIRECTOR: Lester Williams
DRUM MAJORS: Marshal Calderon, Gaby Sandoval-Rosas, and Keenan Sarmiento
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Sinnerman” by Nina Simone; “Rocky Point Holiday” by Ron Nelson; “Home” from The Wiz by Charlie Smalls; and “The Other Side” from The Greatest Showman by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek
3:30 PM - Oak Ridge H.S., TX
Oak Ridge H.S.
Conroe, TX
DIRECTOR: Jerriald Dillard
DRUM MAJORS: William Dorrett, Drew Guerrero, Brooklynn Termin, and Aldo Villanueva
REPERTOIRE: Fields of Gold
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Call of The Mountain” by Joseph Curiale; “Joy” by Joseph Curiale; “Fields of Gold” by Sting; and “The Ecstasy of Gold from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Ennio Morricone
3:45 PM - Cinco Ranch H.S., TX
Cinco Ranch H.S.
Katy, TX
DRUM MAJORS: Presley Farace, Taylor Mechura, Grace Powell, Natalie Reese, and Kylie Rosenquist
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Brief Eternity” by Bobby McFerrin; “Firefly” by Ryan George; “Man in the Mirror” by Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett; and “Fetes” by Claude Debussy
4:00 PM - Churchill Fulshear H.S., TX
Churchill Fulshear H.S.
Fulshear, TX
DIRECTOR: Andrew Lee
DRUM MAJORS: Maxine Buena, Teji Gboboh, and Andy Jacobson
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Ecstasy of Gold” from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Morricone; “Symphony No. 2, Op. 19” by Barber; “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi; “Blaze of Glory” by Bon Jovi; and “The Wedding” by Howard
4:15 PM - Brazoswood H.S., TX
Brazoswood H.S.
Clute, TX
DIRECTOR: DJ Eisenhart
DRUM MAJORS: Nick Harold, Alexia Heil, and Layne Kotzur
REPERTOIRE: Silence is Golden
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Gymnopédie, No. 1” by Erik Satie; “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks” by Richard Strauss; “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin; and “Erlkönig” by Franz Schubert
4:30 PM - Ex. Univ. of Houston Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band

University of Houston – Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band
Houston, TX
DIRECTOR: Cameron Kubos
DRUM MAJORS: Endurance Badejo, Amberlee Enger, Henry Hamre, and Agustin Martinez
REPERTOIRE: The Eras Tour (Spirit of Houston Version)


Bryan Crisp – Independence, KY
Chris Dessent – Fort Wayne, IN
Clif Walker – Kansas City, MO
Jay Webb – Avon, IN

Austin Greene – Raleigh, NC
Ira Jenkins – Atlanta, GA
Randy Nelson – Jacksonville, FL

Richard L. Saucedo – Fishers, IN


Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event: G. Damon Archer and Katy ISD.


University of Houston – Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band
Director: Cameron Kubos
Drum Majors: Endurance Badejo, Amberlee Enger, Henry Hamre, and Agustin Martinez
Program: The Eras Tour (Spirit of Houston Version)

Learn more about the band:
Twitter: @SpiritofUH
Facebook: /thespiritofhouston
Instagram: @spiritofhouston

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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Legacy Stadium
1830 Katyland Dr
Katy, TX 77493 United States
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