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McAllen, TX 2023

September 30, 2023

South Texas Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

September 30, 2023
Veterans Memorial Stadium

Event Schedule


7:00 PM – National Anthem

Special On-Field Welcome

Finals Schedule:
7:30 p.m. – Weslaco H.S., TX
7:45 p.m. – Del Rio H.S., TX
8:00 p.m. – Robert Vela H.S., TX
8:15 p.m. – PSJA Early College H.S., TX
8:30 p.m. – Edinburg North H.S., TX
8:45 p.m. – Gladys Porter Early College H.S., TX
9:00 p.m. – Roma H.S., TX
9:15 p.m. – Pioneer H.S., TX
9:30 p.m. – Edinburg H.S., TX
9:45 p.m. – John B. Alexander H.S., TX
10:00 p.m. – Pieper H.S., TX
10:15 p.m. – United H.S., TX
10:30 p.m. – Class A: Port Isabel H.S., TX (In Exhibition)



There is no charge for spectator parking at the South Texas 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 McAllen, that may cause traffic delays.

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 using the blue “buy tickets” button above.

Veterans Memorial Stadium

2001 N Bicentennial Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

8:12 AM - Palmview H.S., TX

Palmview, TX
DIRECTOR: Jacob Banda
DRUM MAJOR: Bethany Arista and Edith Leon Olivares
Musical Selections Include: “Empire” by John Meehan

8:24 AM - La Joya H.S., TX
La Joya H.S.
La Joya, TX
DIRECTOR: Jesse Perez
DRUM MAJORS: Javier Adame and Iramar Barbosa
REPERTOIRE: Immortal Requiem
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Requiem in D minor” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “Sensemayá” by Silvestre Revueltas; “Lacrymosa” by Amy Lee from Evanescence; “Serenada Schizophrana” by Danny Elfman; and “Ballet Suite #4” by Dmitri Shostakovich
8:36 AM - PSJA Southwest Early College H.S., TX
PSJA Southwest Early College H.S.
Pharr, TX
DIRECTOR: Tony Flores
DRUM MAJORS: Cynthia Guzman, Andrea Morales, and D’bahny Ocañas
REPERTOIRE: An Enduring Love
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Romeo and Juliet” by Tchaikovsky/Wells, Williams; “A Love Theme: from Romeo and Juliet” by Rota/Wells, Williams; and “I Will Always Love You” by Parton/Wells, Williams
8:48 AM - James Pace Early College H.S., TX
James Pace Early College H.S.
Brownsville, TX
DIRECTOR: Raul Ramirez III
DRUM MAJORS: Christian Arce, Diego Renteria, and Jose Luis Vela
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “9th Symphony” by Beethoven; “Symphony No. 25” by Mozart; and “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy
9:00 AM - McAllen H.S., TX
McAllen H.S.
McAllen, TX
DIRECTOR: Noel De La Cruz
DRUM MAJOR: Derek Potter
REPERTOIRE: Chronometry
Mvt 1. Grandfather Clock
Mvt 2. Hourglass
Mvt 3. Stopwatch
by Key Poulan
9:12 AM - Weslaco H.S., TX
Weslaco H.S.
Weslaco, TX
DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Leal
DRUM MAJORS: Reynaldo Cavazos, Lilee Garza, and Carolina Salas
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Dance 1” by Oliver Davis; “Memento Mori” by Thomas Robert Fox; “Eleanor Rigby” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; and “Interwoven Stories” by Todd Baker
9:24 AM - McAllen Nikki Rowe H.S., TX
McAllen Nikki Rowe H.S.
McAllen, TX
DIRECTOR: Bruce Brooker-Key
DRUM MAJORS: Jocelin Franquez, Noe Mireles, and Keyla Tavarez
REPERTOIRE: Midnight City: Where the Streets Have No Name
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Aurora Awakes” by John Mackey; “Midnight City” by M83; “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2; “Blue Shades” by Frank Ticheli; and “Sure on This Shining Night” by Samuel Barber
9:36 AM - Mission Veterans Memorial H.S., TX
Mission Veterans Memorial H.S.
Mission, TX
DIRECTOR: Guillermo De La Cruz III
DRUM MAJORS: Jewelisa Gonzalez, Grecia Mayorga, and Noema Trevino
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Ecstasy of Gold” by Ennio Morricone; “Incantation and Dance” by John Barnes Chance; “Golden Hour” by JVKE; and “El Camino Real” by Alfred Reed
10:12 AM - Port Isabel H.S., TX
Port Isabel H.S.
Port Isabel, TX
DIRECTOR: Alex Cavazos
DRUM MAJOR: Grace Ortiz
REPERTOIRE: Voices of Glass
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Heart of Glass” by Deborah Harry and Chris Stein; “Chandelier” by Sia Furler and Jesse Shatkin; “With Heart and Voice” by David Gillingham; and “Symphonic Metamorphosis II: Turandot, Scherzo” by Paul Hindemith
10:24 AM - Edinburg H.S., TX
Edinburg H.S.
Edinburg, TX
DIRECTOR: Jason Rogers
DRUM MAJORS: Alessandra Lopez, Mia Luna, and Jazzmin Torres
REPERTOIRE: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “There’s No Business Like Show Business” by Irving Berlin; “Hooray for Hollywood” by Johnny Mercer, Richard Whiting, and Glen Mercer; “20th Century Fox Fanfare” by Alfred Newman; “Kings Row” by Erich Korngold; “Paparazzi” by Rob Fusari and Stefani Germanotta; and “Fame” by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore
10:36 AM - Del Rio H.S., TX
Del Rio H.S.
Del Rio, TX
DIRECTOR: Aldo Christopher Morales
DRUM MAJORS: Dalia Bocanegra, Valeria Garcia, and Kendall Karta
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “160 BPM” by Hans Zimmer; “Méditation” from Thaïs by Jules Massenet; and “March to the Scaffold” from Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz
10:48 AM - PSJA Early College H.S., TX
PSJA Early College H.S.
DIRECTOR: John Gatza
DRUM MAJORS: Emily Hernandez, Jesus Garay, Amerie Galvez
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Synthian Suite” by Prokofiev, “Funeral March” by Chopin, and “Symphony No. 5” by Shostokovich
11:00 AM - McAllen Memorial H.S., TX
McAllen Memorial H.S.
McAllen, TX
DIRECTOR: Angel L. Martinez, Jr.
DRUM MAJORS: Oliver Hernandez, Lily Martinez, and Joshua Silva
REPERTOIRE: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Hometown Glory” by Adele; “Symphony No. 9 in D minor” by Ludwig van Beethoven; and “Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major” by Ludwig van Beethoven
11:12 AM - Santa Rosa H.S., TX
Santa Rosa H.S.
Santa Rosa, TX
DIRECTOR: Troy Laznovsky
DRUM MAJORS: Julian Gonzalez Jr., Leticia Guzman, and Ava Perez
REPERTOIRE: Space Odyssey
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Space Oddity” by David Bowie and “Space Odyssey” by Adrian Martinez
11:24 AM - Roma H.S., TX
Roma H.S.
Roma, TX
DIRECTOR: Dena Laurel
DRUM MAJORS: Belsy Garcia, Yaritza Moreno, and Naydelleen Salinas
REPERTOIRE: Out of the Blue
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin; “Hymn to a Blue Hour” by John Mackey; and “Blue Shades” by Frank Ticheli
11:36 AM - Edinburg North H.S., TX
Edinburg North H.S.
12:24 PM - Valley View H.S., TX
Valley View H.S.
Hidalgo, TX
DIRECTOR: Pedro R Garza
DRUM MAJORS: Ana Gudino, Mia Perez, and Juan Sanchez
REPERTOIRE: Wish You Were Here (Trip of a Lifetime)
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Ecstatic Waters” by Bryant Ronald Steven; “The Lady is a Tramp” by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers; “Infinite Ocean” by Oliver Davis; and “Call of the Mountain” by Joseph Curiale
12:36 PM - Gladys Porter Early College H.S., TX
Gladys Porter Early College H.S.
Brownsville, TX
DIRECTOR: Oscar Onofre
DRUM MAJORS: Neftaly Garcia, Hazel Hernandez, and Hunter Shears
REPERTOIRE: The Future is Now
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Terminator” by Brad Fiedel; “Rim Of The World” by Bear McCreary; “Adagio for TRON” by Daft Punk; and “Deus Ex Machina” by Randall Standridge
12:48 PM - Robert Vela H.S., TX
Robert Vela H.S.
Edinburg, TX
DIRECTOR: Daniel Carrera
DRUM MAJORS: Andrianna Leos, Emila Jaime, Valentina Cantina
REPERTOIRE: Red Brick Road
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Ey Harburg and Harold Arlen
1:00 PM - Pioneer H.S., TX
Pioneer H.S.
1:12 PM - United H.S., TX
United H.S.
Laredo, TX
DIRECTOR: John Mallon
DRUM MAJORS: Alexandra Acevedo, Katalina Hernandez, and Abigail Moreno
REPERTOIRE: Light The Match
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky; “Red Cape Tango” by Michael Daugherty; and “Lacrimosa” by Amadeus Mozart
1:24 PM - Pieper H.S., TX
Pieper H.S., TX
San Antonio, TX
DIRECTOR: Evan Berry
DRUM MAJORS: Jonathan Dooley, Aron De La Garza, Alleyne Perez, and Avery Tran
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Machine Age” from Bicentennial Man by James Horner, “All Love Can Be” from A Beautiful Mind by James Horner; and “Enigma Variations XI and XIV” by Edward Elgar
1:36 PM - Hidalgo Early College H.S., TX
Hidalgo Early College H.S.
Hidalgo, TX
DIRECTOR: Jorge Lozano
DRUM MAJORS: Natalie Camarillo and Claudia Gomez
REPERTOIRE: Danze del Pueblo featuring original music by Donald Hill
Act 1: Pueblo Mágico
Act 2: Iglesia del Pueblo
Act 3: Fiesta
by Donald Hill
1:48 PM - John B. Alexander H.S., TX
John B. Alexander H.S.
Laredo, TX
DIRECTOR: Joshua A. Martinez
DRUM MAJORS: Cristian Canales Nochebuena, Jose E. Garcia, Carolina Morales, and Adrian Perez
REPERTOIRE: Milestones
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE:  “Festive Overture” by Dmitri Shostakovich; “J’ai Été au Bal” by Donald Grantham; “Imagine” by John Lennon; and “Finale from Symphony No. 4” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Melhart Music Center

Official Music Retailer of the 2023 South Texas Regional


Steve Bentley – Salt Lake City, UT
Matt McCready – Tulsa, OK
Michael McIntosh – Minneapolis, MN
Greg Williams – Acworth, GA

Christine Dillon – Dunedin, FL
Juno Orefice – Wyoming, MI
Drew Solomonson – Canton, GA

W. L. Whaley – Arvada, CO


Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event: Debra Loya (Director of Fine Arts) and McAllen ISD Bands.


Texas A&M University-Kingsville – The Javelina Marching Band
Director: Dr. John Lopez
Drum Majors: Nicolas Castillo, Alek Lopez, and Araceli Nino
Program: That 70’s Show

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.


September 30, 2023
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