September 16, 2023
L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium, University of Louisville
6:30 PM – GATES OPEN
7:00 PM – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome
7:30 p.m. – Anderson County H.S., KY
7:45 p.m. – Decatur Central H.S., IN
8:00 p.m. – Hamilton Southeastern H.S., IN
8:15 p.m. – Franklin Central H.S., IN
8:30 p.m. – Lawrence Township, IN
8:45 p.m. – Floyd Central H.S., IN
9:00 p.m. – Lakota East H.S., OH
9:15 p.m. – Avon H.S., IN
9:30 p.m. – Carmel H.S., IN
9:45 p.m. – Center Grove H.S., IN
10:00 p.m. – Campbell County H.S., KY
10:15 p.m. – Castle H.S., IN
10:30 p.m. – Finneytown H.S., OH
10:45 PM – FINALE – PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
There is a $20 charge for spectator parking at the Kentucky 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 events on the same day in Louisville that may cause traffic delays.
Wayne Dillon – Dunedin, FL
Glenn Fugett – San Antonio, TX
Evan Hinds – O’Fallon, IL
Caleb Rothe – Fontana, CA
Mike Anderson – Eagle, ID
Lee Carlson – Palm Springs, CA
Damon Padilla – Atlanta, GA
Jon Gomez – Chandler, AZ
Bands of America Championships are designed to be an educational experience for the participating bands as well as exciting musical events for spectators. Our panel of respected adjudicators evaluates and offers constructive comments on every performance to be used by the band directors as a guide for future improvement.
To carry out the difficult task of rating and ranking each band according to the Bands of America adjudication system, we have selected established experts in music education and the marching specialty.
This is a cashless ticket booth. Cash may be accepted at concession stands and Pepwear.
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE:
Mvt I – Side by Side
Mvt II – The Darker Side
Mvt III – Let It Out
Mvt IV – The Lighter Side
by Ryan Todd
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.
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.
Enrollment is open to all high school bands on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
Bands of America has a four-class system (A-AAAA). Bands are assigned to classes based on enrollment levels in grades 10-12.
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.
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.