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Piscataway, NJ 2023

October 28, 2023

New Jersey Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

October 28, 2023
SHI Stadium, Rutgers University

Event Schedule


7:00 PM – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome

7:15 PM — Class A: Verona H.S., NJ
7:30 PM — Lightridge H.S., VA
7:45 PM — North Lincoln H.S., NC
8:00 PM — Wakefield H.S., MA
8:15 PM — Bridgewater-Raritan H.S., NJ
8:30 PM — Spring-Ford H.S., PA
8:45 PM — Westfield H.S., NJ
9:00 PM — Dartmouth H.S., MA
9:15 PM — John P. Stevens H.S., NJ
9:30 PM — West Orange H.S., NJ
9:45 PM — Downingtown West H.S., PA
10:00 PM — King Philip Regional H.S., MA
10:15 PM — Unionville H.S., PA

10:30 PM – Finals Competition Ends



There is a $25 fee (cash) for spectator parking at the New Jersey 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.

Ticketing Information
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SHI Stadium

Rutgers Football Stadium
1 Scarlet Knight Way Shi
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

10:00 AM - King Philip Regional H.S., MA
King Philip Regional H.S.
Wrentham, MA
DIRECTOR: Michael Keough
DRUM MAJORS: Varsha Baskar and Jack Chisholm
REPERTOIRE: Flight: DaVinci’s Dream
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Sketches on a Tudor Psalm” by Fisher Tull; “Bojangles” by Duke Ellington; “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane; and “I’m a Believer” by Neil Diamond
10:15 AM - Verona H.S., NJ
Verona H.S.
Verona, NJ
DIRECTOR: Erik Lynch
DRUM MAJOR: Fiona Church
REPERTOIRE: Bach and Roll
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Toccata and Fugue” by Johann Sebastian Bach; “Thanks for Memories” by Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz; and “Live and Let Die” by Paul and Linda McCartney
10:30 AM - Downingtown East H.S., PA
Downingtown East H.S.
Exton, PA
DIRECTOR: Andrew German
DRUM MAJOR: Jayden Lisk and Nora Weldon
REPERTOIRE: It’s Just a Phase
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Moon River” by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer; “Moonlight Sonata” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Bad Moon Rising” by John Fogerty; “Moondance” by Van Morrison; “Walking on the Moon” by Gordon Matthew Sumner; “Claire de Lune” by Claude Debussy; and “Brain Damage/Eclipse” by Roger Waters
10:45 AM - Boyertown Area Senior H.S., PA
Boyertown Area Senior H.S.
Boyertown, PA
DIRECTOR: Brian Langdon
DRUM MAJORS: Natalia Bradley and Gracie Heffner
REPERTOIRE: Thank You For Flying BASH Airways
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra; “Waltz No. 2” by Dmitri Shostakovich; “Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 (Italian)” by Felix Mendelssohn; “Golden Hour” by JVKE; “Gymnopédie No. 1” by Erik Satie; and “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles and Jacob Collier
11:00 AM - John P. Stevens H.S., NJ
John P. Stevens H.S.
Edison, NJ
DIRECTOR: John Zazzali
DRUM MAJORS: Jennifer Duarte, Christi Chihadeh, and Alice Ping
REPERTOIRE: 17 Cherry Tree Lane
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Chim Chim Cheree” & “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” arranged by Michael Klesch; “A Spoonful of Sugar” & “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” arranged by Carol Chambers; “Feed the Birds” & “Stay Awake” arranged by Michael Klesch; and “Step in Time” arranged by Carol Chambers
11:15 AM - Unionville H.S., PA
Unionville H.S.
Kennett Square, PA
DIRECTOR: Eddie Otto
DRUM MAJORS: Ansh Aggarwal, JT Johnston, and Abbie Mangan
REPERTOIRE: Where the Sidewalk Ends
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Caves” by Cody Fry; “Underground” by Cody Fry; and “Alfonso Muskedunder” by Todd Terje
11:30 AM - Monroe Township H.S., NJ
Monroe Township H.S.
Monroe Township, NJ
DIRECTOR: Shawn Nagpal
DRUM MAJORS: Sachit Hegde, Aryan Mathur, and Leanne Wong
REPERTOIRE: To Be a Kid Again…
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Children’s Dance from the Merry Mount Suite” by Howard Hansen; “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman; and “Children’s March” by Percy Grainger
12:30 PM - Lightridge H.S., VA
Lightridge H.S.
Aldie, VA
DIRECTORS: Jamieon Carr, Jonathan Phillip, and Jacob Zerega
DRUM MAJORS: Rhianna Bell, Mia Bueno, Anjika Ganjoo, and Nicole Roy
REPERTOIRE: Child’s Play
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Ah-Ha!” by Imogen Heap; “Pure Imagination” by Leslie Bricusse; “First Day of School” by Michael Giacchino; “Lullaby” by Dvořák; “Baby Shark” by Pinkfong; “ABC” by The Jackson 5; and “Do Re Mi” from The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein
12:45 PM - Grassfield H.S., VA
Grassfield H.S.
Chesapeake, VA
DIRECTOR: Keith Dublin
DRUM MAJORS: Emerson Lee and Emma Opel
REPERTOIRE: For Those Who Would Seek Paradise…Paradise Is Granted
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Inferno” by Robert W. Smith; “Black Hole Sun” by Chris Cornell; “Exultate” by Samuel Hazo; and “What A Wonderful World” by George David Weiss and Robert Thiele
1:00 PM - Randolph H.S., NJ
Randolph H.S.
Randolph, NJ
DIRECTOR: Nick Fantazzi
DRUM MAJORS: Riley Brown and Jane Doran
REPERTOIRE: Through the Ages
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Original music by Ian Grom and John Mapes
1:15 PM - Wakefield H.S., MA
Wakefield H.S.
Wakefield, MA
DIRECTOR: Thomas Bankert
DRUM MAJOR: Lauren Mangarelli
REPERTOIRE: Into the Storm
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Orange Colored Sky” by Milton Delugg; “No Rain” by Blind Melon; “Stormworks” by Stephen Melillo; and “House of the Rising Sun” traditional
1:30 PM - Brick Memorial H.S., NJ
Brick Memorial H.S.
Brick, NJ
DIRECTORS: Tori Ford, Andrew Rubano, Chris Seidelmann, and Dan Smith
DRUM MAJOR: Benjamin Neller
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Jon Bon Jovi; “Maverick” by Jay Bocook; “Black Hole Sun” by Chris Cornell; and “Forgotten Tales of the West” by Adrian B. Simms
1:45 PM - Bridgewater-Raritan H.S., NJ
Bridgewater-Raritan H.S.
Bridgewater, NJ
DIRECTOR: Nicholas Mossa
DRUM MAJOR: Jasmine Saini
REPERTOIRE: The Journey of a Hero
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi; “String Quartet No. 8” by Dmitri Shostakovich; “The Rains of Castamere” by Ramin Djawadi & George R. R. Martin; and “Knights of Cydonia” by Muse
2:45 PM - North Lincoln H.S., NC
North Lincoln H.S.
Lincolnton, NC
DIRECTOR: Matt Minick
DRUM MAJORS: Emily Curry and Presley Smith
REPERTOIRE: Music of the Knights
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Music of the Night” by Andrew Lloyd Webber; “Wild Nights” by John Adams; “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Mozart; “Dance of the Knights” by Prokofiev; “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins; and “Queen of the Night Aria” by Mozart
3:00 PM - Downingtown West H.S., PA
Downingtown West H.S.
Downingtown, PA
DRUM MAJORS: Alexis Hart, Mya O’Banion, Kavya Rajesh, and Max Strassman
REPERTOIRE: Sirens of the Sand
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Siren of the Sand”, “The Riches that Entice”, and “The Sirens Triumph” by Rob Stein
3:15 PM - West Orange H.S., NJ
West Orange H.S.
West Orange, NJ
DIRECTOR: Lewis C. Kelly
DRUM MAJORS: Ellie Kukes and Anestis Pavlidis
REPERTOIRE: The Beating Heart
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “New World” by Björk; “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri; and “El Tango De Roxanne” by Ewan McGregor, Jacek Koman, and José Feliciano
3:30 PM - Westfield H.S., NJ
Westfield H.S.
Westfield, NJ
DIRECTORS: Gabe Batiz and Chris Vitale
DRUM MAJORS: Maggie Crooks, Sarah Lincoln, and Nick Regas
REPERTOIRE: Unstoppable
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Unstoppable” by Sia; “Dance” by Oliver Davis; “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Ray Charles and Johnny Mathis; “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen; and “We Are The Champions” by Queen
3:45 PM - Spring-Ford H.S., PA
Spring-Ford H.S.
Royersford, PA
DIRECTOR: Andrew Walls
DRUM MAJORS: Jonah Nice and Becca Texter
REPERTOIRE: Autumn Palette
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Infinite Ocean” by Oliver Davis; “Dawn of Life” by Paul Reeves; “Benedictus” by Karl Jenkins; and “Beauty Broken” by Nicole Piunno
4:00 PM - Elizabeth H.S., NJ
Elizabeth H.S.
Elizabeth, NJ
DIRECTOR: Miguel Bolivar
DRUM MAJORS: Aleshka Urco, Javier Felix, and Jadalyn Quinonez
REPERTOIRE: Immortal Masquerade
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach; Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven; My Immortal by Ben Hodges, Ben Moody, and Amy Lee; and Night on Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky
4:15 PM - Dartmouth H.S., MA
Dartmouth H.S.
Dartmouth, MA
DRUM MAJOR: Aerro Gove
REPERTOIRE: Stencils at an Alleyway
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky
4:30 PM - EX. Rutgers Univ. Marching Scarlet Knights
Official Music Retailer

Edward Argenziano – Clearwater, FL
Steve Bentley – Salt Lake City, UT
Jon Gomez – Chandler, AZ
Van Mathews – North Richland Hills, TX

Tony Cimino – Salem, OR
John Leonard – New York, NY
Adam Sage – Boca Raton, FL

Mike Back – Roswell, GA


Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event: Todd Nichols and The Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights!

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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