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Memphis 2023

October 7, 2023

Memphis Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

October 7, 2023
Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium

Event Schedule



7:00 PM – National Anthem

Special On-Field Welcome

7:30 PM — Cabot H.S., AR
7:45 PM — Munford H.S., TN
8:00 PM — Boiling Springs H.S., SC
8:15 PM — Lake Hamilton H.S., AR
8:30 PM — Murray H.S., KY
8:45 PM — Bryant H.S., AR
9:00 PM — Arlington H.S., TN
9:15 PM — Bartlett H.S., TN
9:30 PM — Collierville H.S., TN
9:45 PM — Hernando H.S., MS
10:00 PM — Harrison H.S., GA

10:15 PM — DeSoto Central H.S., MS


8:15 AM – Box Office Opens


9:15 AM – Preliminary Competition Begins

11:15 AM – LUNCH

12:00 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

1:45 AM – BREAK

2:15 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

4:30 PM – Preliminary Competition Ends
Ex. Univ. of Memphis Mighty Sound of the South

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 Memphis 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 Memphis, that may cause traffic delays.

Ticketing Information
  • This is a cashless ticket booth. Cash may be accepted at concession stands and Pepwear.
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Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium

335 S. Hollywood St.
Memphis, TN 38104

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

9:15 AM - Henry County H.S., TN
Henry County H.S.
Paris, TN
DIRECTOR: Grayson Martin
DRUM MAJORS: Makenna McCadams and Danielle Thornton
REPERTOIRE: The Sun, The Moon, and The Stars
9:30 AM - Arkadelphia H.S., AR
Arkadelphia H.S.
Arkadelphia, AR
DIRECTOR: Brandon Hanlon
DRUM MAJOR: Jancey Thomas
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Give Us This Day” by David Maslanka; “You Should See Me in a Crown” by Billie Eilish; “Golden Hour” by JVKE; and “Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift
9:45 AM - Pottsville H.S., AR
Pottsville H.S.
Pottsville, AR
DIRECTOR: Devin West
DRUM MAJORS: Connor McClure
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Marcotus” from Batman Begins by James Newton Howard, Hans Florian Zimmer, Ramin Djawadi, Lorne David Roderick Balfe, and Melvyn T. Wesson; “The Joker and The Thief” by Myles Heskett, Andrew James Stockdale, and Christopher James Ross; “Criminal” by Fiona Apple Maggart; and “Symphony No 4, “Heroes”: VI. V2 Schneider” by Philip Glass
10:00 AM - Paragould H.S., AR
Paragould H.S., AR
Paragould, AR
DIRECTOR: Richie Williams
DRUM MAJOR: Ben Smith^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: The music of Bonnie Tyler, Foreigner, Mariah Carey, Scorpions, Queen, and Destiny’s Child
10:15 AM - Brookland H.S., AR
Brookland H.S.
Brookland, AR
DIRECTOR: Terry L Hogard
DRUM MAJOR: Kaelyn Culp
REPERTOIRE: From the Abyss
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Musical selections by Shawn Pityk
10:30 AM - Collierville H.S., TN
Collierville H.S.
Collierville, TN
DIRECTOR: Thomas Richardson
DRUM MAJORS: Dylan Colston, Swathi Hossur, Skylynn Pastorello, and Martin Truitt
REPERTOIRE: Fool for No One
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Up All Night” by Daft Punk; “Harlequin” by Bruce Broughton; “Vesti la Giubba” by Pagliacci; and “Dance of the Jesters” by Tchaikovsky
10:45 AM - Hoover H.S., AL
Hoover H.S.
Hoover, AL
DIRECTOR: Ryan Fitchpatrick
DRUM MAJORS: Kathryn Baker ^, AMber Ford ^, Kennedi Houston ^, Elijah Boyd^
11:00 AM - Murray H.S., KY
Murray H.S.
Murray, KY
DRUM MAJORS: Omar Khatib and Rianna Peng
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “El Tango de Roxanne” by Mariano Mores and Sting; “Love Theme from The Godfather” by Nino Rota; and “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio
12:00 PM - Cabot H.S., AR
Cabot H.S.
Cabot, AR
DIRECTOR: Rusty Hart
DRUM MAJORS: Landon Carnley, Ethan Cash, Isaac Haynes, and Jonathan Henson
REPERTOIRE: Cadence of the Canopy
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Welcome To The Jungle” by Rose/Hudson/Mckagan/Stradlin/Adler; “The Wolf Boy” by Nitin Sawhney; “Rain Dance” by Alice Gomez; “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins; “Jump Around” by Mann/Schrody/Appell/Muggerd; and “We Are the Designers” by Shea/Klebe/Fingers/Fingers
12:15 PM - Arlington H.S., TN
Arlington H.S.
Arlington, TN
DIRECTOR: Tim Simpson
DRUM MAJORS: Josh Ducey, Tyler Littlewood, and Hailey Simpson
REPERTOIRE: Mesmerized
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Gaîté Parisienne” by Jacques Offenbach; “Daphnis et Chloé” by Maurice Ravel; “Polovtsian Dances” by Alexander Borodin; “Syrinx” by Claude Debussy; “The Swan” by Camille Saint- Saëns; “The Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint- Saëns; and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Evan Immanuel Schletter & Zeus Cervas
12:30 PM - Bryant H.S., AR
Bryant H.S.
Bryant, AR
DIRECTOR: Keith Matthews
DRUM MAJORS: Alanna Cox-Taggart, Liv Robertson, and Ainsley Warford
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Pagan Dances Mvt 3 – The Master of the Sword” by James Barnes; “Animals” by Maroon 5; “Welcome To The Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses; and “Asphalt Jungle” by John Mackey
12:45 PM - Francis Howell H.S., MO
Francis Howell H.S.
Saint Charles, MO
DIRECTOR: Chris Miller
DRUM MAJORS: Ingrid Richard^ and Karissa Simmons^
REPERTOIRE: Becoming Gabriel
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Original music by Fred Smith and John Mapes
^denotes attendance at the Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the 2023 Music for All Summer Symposium
1:00 PM - Harrison H.S., GA
Harrison H.S.
Kennesaw, GA
DIRECTOR: Joshua H. Ray
DRUM MAJORS: Lawson Brooks^, Katie Ferrell, and Lennox Goldman^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Selections by Bernard Herrmann
^denotes attendance at the Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the 2023 Music for All Summer Symposium
1:15 PM - Bartlett H.S., TN
Bartlett H.S.
Bartlett, TN
DIRECTOR: Trevor Rundell
DRUM MAJORS: Natalia Balderrama, Jayla Overstreet, and Katie Tilmon
REPERTOIRE: Into the Unknown
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Into the Unknown” by Kristen and Robert Lopez; “All Is Found” by Kristen and Robert Lopez; “Ride” by Samuel Hazo; “A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics” by James Horner; “Brief Eternity” by Bobby McFerrin; “Dance of the Maenads” by John Psathas; and Original Music by Trevor Rundell, Jeremy Smith, and Blake Lankford
1:30 PM - Brighton H.S., TN
Brighton H.S.
Brighton, TN
DIRECTOR: Jeffrey Mayo
DRUM MAJORS: Emma Abernathy, Angelina Critelli, and Olivia Prescott
REPERTOIRE: The Marching Chronicles
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Ode to Joy” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Cambridge, 1963” by Jóhann Gunnar Jóhannsson; “A Whole New World” by Tim Rice and Alan Menken; “Part of Your World” by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman; “Asphalt Cocktail” by John Mackey; and “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar
2:15 PM - Saltillo H.S., MS
Saltillo H.S.
Saltillo, MS
DIRECTOR: Robin Hill
DRUM MAJOR: Bo Davidson
REPERTOIRE: Left Brain/Right Brain
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “If I Only Had a Brain” by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
2:30 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: The music of Allison Krauss, Randall Standridge, Donald Grantham, and various American Spirituals
2:45 PM - Boiling Springs H.S., SC
Boiling Springs H.S.
Boiling Springs, SC
DIRECTOR: Tyler Scarabino
DRUM MAJORS: Demarion Gist, Julia Graham, and Ally Miller
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Tristan & Yvaine” by Ilan Henry Eshkeri; “Symphony No. 1” by Sergei Prokofiev; “When You Wish Upon a Star” by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline; and “Meridian” by Ola Gjeilo
3:00 PM - Hernando H.S., MS
Hernando H.S.
Hernando, MS
DIRECTOR: Len Killough
DRUM MAJORS: Addison Delo, Arlena Ferrell, and Samuel Moore
REPERTOIRE: Vintage ’23
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Music from Harlem Nights” by Herbie Hancock; “Metropolis 1927” by Peter Graham; and “King” by James Newton Howard
3:15 PM - Munford H.S., TN
Munford H.S.
Munford, TN
DIRECTOR: David Stevens
DRUM MAJORS: Jayden Turner and Kaylon Wyles
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Blue” by Eiffel 65; “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin; “Yellow” by Coldplay; and “Bacchanale” by Camille Saint Saëns
3:30 PM - Lewisburg H.S., MS
Lewisburg H.S., MS
Olive Branch, MS
DIRECTOR: Kim Pickering
DRUM MAJORS: Madison Cole, Makenzi Duffie, Dylan Finch, and Claire Taylor
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Original compositions by Don Barrett
3:45 PM - Greene County Tech H.S., AR
Greene County Tech H.S.
Paragould, AR
DRUM MAJORS: Melanie Gragg, Jarrett Rogers, and Claire Whitlow
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Pure Imagination” by Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse, Kwesi Mills, and Jonthan Owusu-Yianomah; “Children’s March” by Percy Grainger; and “Rainbow Connection” by Kenny Ascher and Paul Williams
4:00 PM - Horn Lake H.S., MS
Horn Lake H.S.
Horn Lake, MS
DIRECTOR: Shelby King
DRUM MAJORS: Destiny Chandler, Ashley Harlow, and Brenda Tirado
REPERTOIRE: Enchanted Garden
Into The Garden
Escape From Fate
by Don Barrett
4:15 PM - DeSoto Central H.S., MS
DeSoto Central H.S.
Southaven, MS
DIRECTOR: Dennis Cox
DRUM MAJORS: Hayden Hodges, Emma Jenkins, and Dominique Robinson
REPERTOIRE: Silhouettes
Mvt I – Side By Side
Mvt II – The Darker Side
Mvt III – Let It Out
Mvt IV – The Lighter Side
by Ryan Todd
4:30 PM - EX. Univ. of Memphis Mighty Sound of the South
University of Memphis – Mighty Sound of the South
Memphis, TN
DIRECTOR: Dr. William Plenk
DRUM MAJORS: Jacob Happy, Ava Hogan, Josh Laughlin, and Landon Riggins
PROGRAM: The Mighty Sound of the South performs its Jazz Show, including two standards of the big band era, “Caravan” and “Sing Sing Sing”. The band will then present selections from the rest of our repertoire, showcasing the energy we bring to all University of Memphis game days!
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Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event: Dr.William Plenk and the University of Memphis Mighty Sound of the South.


University of Memphis – Mighty Sound of the South
Director: Dr. William Plenk
Drum Majors: Jacob Happy, Ava Hogan, Josh Laughlin, and Landon Riggins
Program: The Mighty Sound of the South performs its Jazz Show, including two standards of the big band era, “Caravan” and “Sing Sing Sing”. The band will then present selections from the rest of our repertoire, showcasing the energy we bring to all University of Memphis game days!

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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.


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Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium
335 S. Hollywood St.
Memphis, Tennessee 38104 United States
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