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Louisville, KY 2023

September 16, 2023

Kentucky Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

September 16, 2023
L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium, University of Louisville

Event Schedule

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


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.

Adjudication Panel

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

Chief Judge:
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.

Ticketing Information

This is a cashless ticket booth. Cash may be accepted at concession stands and Pepwear.

L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium

University of Louisville
2100 S. Floyd St., Louisville, KY 40208
8:00 AM - Harrison County H.S., KY
Harrison County H.S.
Cythiana, KY
DIRECTOR: Michael Stone
DRUM MAJOR: Stacey Lamb
REPERTOIRE: The Obstacle Is the Way
8:15 AM - Daviess County H.S., KY
Daviess County H.S.
Owensboro, KY
DIRECTOR: Nathan Clark
DRUM MAJOR: Olivia Booher
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Lost It to Trying” by Ryan Lott; “Shofukan” by Michael Kelly; and “Forty Six & 2” by Daniel Carey
8:30 AM - West Clermont H.S., OH
West Clermont H.S.
Batavia, OH
DIRECTOR: Brian Fischer
DRUM MAJORS: Elijah Daniels^, Ja’Vonte Lee^, Bailey West^, and Joey Young^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Symphony No. 3” by Aram Kachaturian; “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by James Steinman; and “Wind of Change” by Klaus Meine
8:45 AM - Finneytown H.S., OH
Finneytown H.S.
Cincinnati, OH
DIRECTOR: Bradley Delaney
DRUM MAJORS: Grace Finch and Hasaan Peeples
REPERTOIRE: Among the Clouds
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Enterprising Young Men” by Michael Giacchino; “1000 Airplanes on the Roof” by Philip Glass; “One Day I’ll Fly Away” by Will Jennings & Joe Sample; and “12 Seconds to the Moon” by Robert W. Smith
9:30 AM - Jackson County Comprehensive H.S., GA
Jackson County Comprehensive H.S.
Hoschton, GA
DIRECTOR: William Kilgore
DRUM MAJORS: Katie Jackson and Logan Sage
REPERTOIRE: The Tales We Tell
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Children Will Listen” by Stephen Sondheim; “Land of Make Believe” by Chuck Mangione; “Ballad of Sweeney Todd” by Stephen Sondheim; and “Minimalist Dances” by Matt Conaway
9:45 AM - DeSoto Central H.S., MS
DeSoto Central H.S.
Southaven, MS
DIRECTOR: Dennis Cox
DRUM MAJORS: Hayden Hodges, Emma Jenkins, and Dominique Robinson

Mvt I – Side by Side
Mvt II – The Darker Side
Mvt III – Let It Out
Mvt IV – The Lighter Side
by Ryan Todd

10:00 AM - William Henry Harrison H.S., IN
William Henry Harrison H.S.
Evansville, IN
DIRECTOR: Dr. Rebecca Cichy
DRUM MAJORS: River Chambliss, Kaelin League, Zach Owen, Anthony Vellis, and Dez Washington
REPERTOIRE: Eréndira: The Warrior Princess
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Eréndira: The Warrior Princess by Matt Hightower
10:15 AM - Woodford County H.S., KY
Woodford County H.S.
Versailles, KY
DIRECTOR: Michael Collins
DRUM MAJORS: Cole Ethington and Evan Kenney
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” by J.S. Bach; “Fugue in G Minor” by J.S. Bach; and “Weird Science” by Danny Elfman
10:30 AM - Oak Hills H.S., OH
Oak Hill H.S.
Cincinnati, OH
DIRECTOR: Kevin Sweatman
DRUM MAJORS: Ella Heheman^, Maggie Micelli^, Sky Davis^, Victoria Smith^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Ambush” by Dakota Pederson, “Ordinary World” by Duran Duran, and “Symphony No. 4, ‘Heroes'” by Phillip Glass, David Bowie, and Brian Eno
10:45 AM - Hamilton H.S., OH
Hamilton H.S.
Hamilton, OH
DIRECTOR: Paul Dixon
DRUM MAJORS: Jacob Alexander^, Preston Brooks^, and Gabrielle McAbee^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Symphony No. 1, Op. 68” by Johannes Brahms; “Symphony No. 4” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; “Symphony No. 5 – First Movement: Allegro Con Brio” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, ‘From the New World’ Op. 95” by Antonin Dvorak; and “Symphony No. 9” by Ludwig van Beethoven
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
11:00 AM - South Oldham H.S., KY
South Oldham H.S.
Crestwood, KY
DIRECTOR: Ryan McAllister
DRUM MAJOR: Patrick Ellis
REPERTOIRE: The Starry Night
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Vincent” by Don McLean; “Enterprising Young Men” by Michael Giacchino; “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy; and “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” by Richard Wagner
11:15 AM - Decatur Central H.S., IN
Decatur Central H.S.
Indianapolis, IN
DRUM MAJORS: Brayden Hartloff, Nick Houston, and Desireé Rojas
REPERTOIRE: Fractured Brilliance
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Fly to Paradise” by Eric Whitacre; “Church Windows” by Ottorino Respighi; “Simple Song” by Leonard Bernstein; and “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by J.S. Bach
12:15 PM - Castle H.S., IN
Castle H.S.
Newburgh, IN
DIRECTOR: Ethan Wilkinson
DRUM MAJORS: Caden Hall, Andrejs Jansons, Emily Northen, and Pierce Ruppel
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “City Life” by Steve Reich; “The Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon; and “Lux Perpetua” by Frank Ticheli
12:30 PM - Campbell County H.S., KY
Campbell County H.S.
Alexandria, KY
DIRECTORS: Nick Little and Dean Marotta
DRUM MAJORS: Ashlee Kalmar, Emma Keene, Anna Schwarz, and Cady Sears^
REPERTOIRE: Illuminated
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Nocturne in Eb Major” by Chopin; “Morning Mood” by Grieg; “Lost It to Trying” by Son Lux; and “I See the Light” from the movie Tangled
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
12:45 PM - Hamilton Southeastern H.S., IN
Hamilton Southeastern H.S.
Fishers, IN
DIRECTOR: Audrey Torres
DRUM MAJORS: Dylan Balka^ and Skye Wood^
REPERTOIRE: Avant Garden
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Hymn to the Sun with the Beat of Mother Earth” by Satoshi Yagisawa; “The Four Seasons Recomposed – Spring” by Max Richter; “The Four Seasons: Summer” by Antonio Vivaldi; “La Vie en Rose” by Edith Piaf; and “Appalachian Morning” by Paul Halley
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
1:00 PM - Avon H.S., IN
Avon H.S.
Avon, IN
DIRECTOR: Matt Harloff
DRUM MAJORS: Lily Davis^, Shaelyn Harloff^, Avery McDavid^, Luke Sharp^, and Jasmine Tincher^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
1:15 PM - 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 & Michael Miller
1:30 PM - Lakota East H.S., OH
Lakota East H.S.
Liberty Township, OH
DIRECTORS: Andrew Desmond and Robert Tanis
DRUM MAJORS: Maria Hudepohl^, Cammy Konrad^, Emma Laude, and Aidan Turner^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Before Time” by Thomas Bergersen; “Jardin Chinois” by Benoit Jutras; “Video Games” by Justin Parker & Elizabeth Grant; and “Wings” by Thomas Bergersen
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
1:45 PM - Lawrence Township, IN
Lawrence Township
Indianapolis, IN
DIRECTORS: DiaShamar Marshall and Stefan Roose
DRUM MAJORS: Abby DiSanto, Brittany Mendoza, Jordan Milan, and Danielle Payne
REPERTOIRE: The Art of Being
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Theory of Everything” by Johann Gunnar Johannsson; “Dance 1” by Oliver Davis; “A True Passion” by Lorne Balfe; “Being” by Michael Torke; and “The Red Machine” by Peter Graham
2:30 PM - Meade County H.S., KY
Meade County H.S.
Brandenburg, KY
DRUM MAJOR: Lydia Pike
REPERTOIRE: The Border Between
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “What a Wonderful World” by Bob Thiele & George David Weiss; “Twisted Nerve” by Bernard Herrmann; and “Prelude from Psycho” by Bernard Herrmann
2:45 PM - Floyd Central H.S., IN
Floyd Central H.S.
Greenville, IN
DIRECTORS: Briston Hatchell and Harold Yankey
DRUM MAJORS: Isabelle Haley, Adaline Hampton, and Ben Sprigler
REPERTOIRE: The Essence of Time
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Windsprints” by Richard Saucedo; “Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce; “160 BPM” by Hans Zimmer; “Daydreaming” by Radiohead; and “The End” by The Beatles
3:00 PM - North Hardin H.S., KY
North Hardin H.S.
Radcliff, KY
DIRECTOR: Kelsey Dunn
DRUM MAJORS: Nyesha Borner, Kourtney Pittman, Mikaela Siagatonu-Apatang, and Cadence Ward
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Fly to Paradise” by Eric Whitacre; “Moving Parts” by David Sampson; and “Flute Concerto” by Christopher Rouse
3:15 PM - Center Grove H.S., IN
Center Grove H.S.
Greenwood, IN
DIRECTOR: Kevin Schuessler
DRUM MAJORS: Jocelyn Mitchell, Brianna Pyers, and Sophia Smith
REPERTOIRE: Field of Play
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Musical selections by Gavin Greenaway, Tears for Fears, ABBA, and Michael Torke
3:30 PM - Anderson County H.S., KY
Anderson County H.S.
Lawrenceburg, KY
DIRECTOR: Philip Sohn
DRUM MAJOR: Nevaeh Wethington
REPERTOIRE: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Destati” by Yoko Shimomura; “Tension Rising – Reaper’s Revenge” by Yoko Shimomura; “Night of Fate” by Yoko Shimomura; “Heroes” by David Bowie; “It’s You I Like” by Fred Rogers; “It’s Such A Good Feeling” by Fred Rogers; and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” by Fred Rogers
3:45 PM - Franklin Central H.S., IN
Franklin Central H.S.
Indianapolis, IN
DIRECTORS: Derek Ellinger and Jackie Nason
DRUM MAJORS: Chloe Prawat^, Samantha Simpson^, and Sam Zike^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Mars, The Bringer of War” by Gustav Holst; “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel; “Color and Light” by Stephen Sondheim; and “Paint It Black” by Keith Richards & Mick Jagger
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
4:00 PM - Carmel H.S., IN
Carmel H.S.
Carmel, IN
DIRECTOR: Chris Kreke
DRUM MAJORS: Jake Johnson, Makenna Moon, Owen Russell, Devyn Sapper, and Prachet Sowale
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah” by Leonard Bernstein
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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