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Obetz, OH 2023

September 23, 2023

Central Ohio Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

September 23, 2023
Fortress Obetz 

Event Schedule

Finals Schedule

7:00 PM – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome
7:30 p.m. – Central Crossing H.S., OH
7:45 p.m. – Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
8:00 p.m. – Miamisburg H.S., OH
8:15 p.m. – Worthington Kilbourne H.S., OH
8:30 p.m. – Dublin Coffman H.S., OH
8:45 p.m. – Beavercreek H.S., OH
9:00 p.m. – Lindbergh H.S., MO
9:15 p.m. – Westfield H.S., IN
9:30 p.m. – Madison Central H.S., KY
9:45 p.m. – Goshen H.S., IN
10:00 p.m. – Lawrence Township, IN
10:15 p.m. – Lakota West H.S., OH
10:30 p.m. – Class A: Archbishop Carroll H.S., OH


There is no charge for spectator parking at the Central Ohio 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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Fortress Obetz

2015 Recreation Trail
Obetz, OH 43207

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

8:15 AM - Heath H.S., OH
Heath H.S.
Heath, OH
DIRECTOR: Tim Martin
DRUM MAJORS: Sam Kennedy and Landon Lynn
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Slither and Stone” by Shane Gwaltney, CJ Barrow, and Jeremy Thompson
8:30 AM - Hilliard Bradley H.S., OH
Hilliard Bradley H.S.
Hilliard, OH
DRUM MAJORS: Vincent Italiano and Emily Jefferson
REPERTOIRE: As Mad as a Hatter
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane; “Insanity” by Oingo Boingo; “Mad World” by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules; “The Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-SaĂ«ns; “Hunting Wabbits 2 (A Bad Hare Day)” by Gordon Goodwin; and “Hunting Wabbits 3 (Get Off My Lawn)” by Gordon Goodwin
8:45 AM - Grayson County H.S., KY
Grayson County H.S.
Leitchfield, KY
DIRECTOR: Aaron Bell
DRUM MAJORS: Abbi Poole, Lacey Richardson, and Isaiah White
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy; “Moonlight Sonata” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Dusk” by Ronald Steven Bryant; and “North by Northwest” by Bernard Herrmann
9:00 AM - Fairfield H.S., OH
Fairfield H.S.
Fairfield, OH
DIRECTORS: Mitch Hardy, Darren Ling, Maddie Wessel, and Jill Wilhelm
DRUM MAJORS: Brody Dinan^, Alysse Scott^, and Kyla Tillman^
REPERTOIRE: “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore”
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Twister” by Andrew Markworth, “Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg; “Folk Festival” from The Gadfly by Dmitri Shostakovich; and “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity” by Gustav Holst
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
9:45 AM - Louisville Male H.S., KY
Louisville Male H.S.
Louisville, KY
DIRECTOR: Scott Cooksey
DRUM MAJORS: Ryan Curry, Isaac Kicklighter, and Kaleb Lanham
REPERTOIRE: Spellbound
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “One Way or Another” by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison; “Dies Irae” by Thomas of Celano; “Young and Beautiful” by Rick Nowels and Elizabeth Grant; and “I Put a Spell on You” by Jay Hawkins
10:00 AM - Madison Central H.S., KY
Madison Central H.S.
Richmond, KY
DIRECTOR: David Jaggie
DRUM MAJORS: Kennedy Caldwell, Sophia Logan, and Abby Morrison
REPERTOIRE: The Light We Carry
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Golden Hour” by Jake; Original Music by Richard Saucedo; “Symphony #2” by Gustav Mahler; and “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
10:15 AM - Worthington Kilbourne H.S., OH
Worthington Kilbourne H.S.
Columbus, OH
DIRECTORS: Alex Brough and James DeFrancesco
DRUM MAJORS: Mihaela Milanova^, Mya Tieu^, and Caroline Wittstock^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel; “Ocean Eyes” by Billie Eilish; and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frankie Valli
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
10:30 AM - 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 JĂłhann Gunnar JĂłhannsson; “Dance 1” by Oliver Davis; “A True Passion” by Lorne Balfe; “Being” by Michael Torke; and “The Red Machine” by Peter Graham
10:45 AM - South Point H.S., OH
South Point H.S.
South Point, OH
DIRECTOR: David Edwards
DRUM MAJOR: Hudson McLean
REPERTOIRE: On the Fence
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copeland; “Hopeless Wanderer” by Mumford, Lovett, Marshall, and Dwane; “On The Fence” by David Edwards; “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” by Headon, Jones, Simonon, and Strummer; and “Home” by Phillip Phillips
11:00 AM - Goshen H.S., IN
Goshen H.S.
Goshen, IN
DIRECTORS: Tom Cox and Josh Kaufman
DRUM MAJORS: Daniella Criado-Medrano, Jordyn Miller, Dulce Sanchez-Perez, and Patricia Yanez Zermeno
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Wild Nights” by John Adams; “Yellow” by Coldplay; and “City Trees” by Michael Markowski
11:15 AM - Dublin Coffman H.S., OH
Dublin Coffman H.S.
Dublin, OH
DIRECTOR: Jeremy Bradstreet
DRUM MAJORS: Luke Allen, Audrey Hagen, and Ako Nitta
REPERTOIRE: Shimmering Scales
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “A River Ballet” by Duke Ellington, “The Moldau from Ma Vlast” by Bedrich Smetana, “Part of Your World” by Menken and Ashman, and “Shimmering Scales” by Bryce Newton
12:15 PM - Dixie Heights H.S., KY
Dixie Heights H.S.
Edgewood, KY
DIRECTOR: Sarah Shamblin
DRUM MAJORS: Donovan Norris and Kate Wells
REPERTOIRE: A Hero’s Odyssey
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “A Promise of Living” by Aaron Copland; “Symphony No. 10” by Dmitri Shostakovich; “My Freedom” by Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen; “An American Elegy” by Frank Ticheli; and “Tennessee” by Hans Zimmer
12:30 PM - Westfield H.S., IN
Westfield H.S.
Westfield, IN
DIRECTOR: Andrew Muth
DRUM MAJORS: Ava Alessandrini, Brianna Clark, and Caleb McConkey
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: The music of Styks, Freya Ridings, and Philip Glass
12:45 PM - Miamisburg H.S., OH
Miamisburg H.S.
Miamisburg, OH
DIRECTOR: Steve Aylward
DRUM MAJORS: Zach Bledsoe, Skyler Greggerson, and Emmy Schultz
REPERTOIRE: Cold Hearted Snake
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Cold Hearted” by Paula Abdul
1:00 PM - Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
Reeths-Puffer H.S.
North Muskegon, MI
DIRECTOR: Sean Michael Harris
DRUM MAJORS: Kiera Gorenflo, Keigan Murphy, and Amani Starr
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Ignition” by Todd Stalter; “Body Electric” by Lana Del Rey; “Stubernic Fantasy” by Mark Ford; and “Stella” by Arch Echo
1:15 PM - Greenon Jr./Sr. H.S., OH
Greenon Jr./Sr. H.S.
Enon, OH
DIRECTOR: Jerrod Fry
DRUM MAJORS: Avery Beair, Kylie Drayer, Charlotte Grubbs, and Dakota Whitley
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Disappear” from Dear Evan Hansen by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul; “(not) Alone” by Randall Standridge; and “Iris” by John T. Rzeznik
1:30 PM - LaRue County H.S., KY
1:45 PM - Norton H.S., OH
Norton H.S.
Norton, OH
DIRECTOR: Jamey Boezi
DRUM MAJORS: Hannah Kincaid and Hannah Peters
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Mahoney’s Debut” by Alexandre Desplat and Aaron Sigman; “My Funny Valentine” by Richard Rodgers and Hart Lorenz; “Enigma Variations” by Edward Elgar; and “Romeo and Juliet” by Sergei Prokofiev
2:00 PM - Beavercreek H.S., OH
Beavercreek H.S.
Beavercreek, OH
DIRECTORS: Matt Frost and Heather Marsh-Myers
DRUM MAJORS: Delaney Lauden, Alexis McAninch, Izzy Soliz, and Ella Stremmel
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Twitch” by Curtin; “If We Hold on Together” by Jennings; and “The Flintstones” by Newman
2:45 PM - Bellbrook H.S., OH
Bellbrook H.S.
Bellbrook, OH
DIRECTOR: Andy Soloman
DRUM MAJORS: Oliver Alban, Sophia Falzerano, and Annaleese Theodore
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “There’s No Place Like Home” by Michael Giacchino; “Wandavision” by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez; “Carnival of the Animals: Aquarium and Finale Movements” by Camille Saint-SaĂ«ns; “Theme from The Simpsons” by Danny Elfman; “Twilight Zone Theme” by Bernard Herrmann; “Pink Soldiers” by Sungsoo Kim; and “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor” by Franz Liszt
3:00 PM - Walter E. Stebbins H.S., OH
Walter E. Stebbins H.S.
Dayton, OH
DIRECTOR: Alex Lindon
DRUM MAJORS: Adrianna Jones, Ava Ping, and Liam Talbot
REPERTOIRE: Reflections
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Reflections” by Ian Grom and John Mapes
3:15 PM - Archbishop Carroll H.S., OH
Archbishop Carroll H.S.
Dayton, OH
DIRECTOR: Carl Soucek
DRUM MAJORS: Jon Kalis and Sarah Nemeth^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Spherical” by Michael Brecker; “The Nearness of You” by Hoagy Carmichael; and “Funky Skunky” by Carl Soucek
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
3:30 PM - Central Crossing H.S., OH
Central Crossing H.S.
Grove City, OH
DIRECTOR: Eric Hubbell
DRUM MAJORS: Jack Callender, Elizabeth Carney, and Taylor Carter
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Original Music by” by Alex Yoder; “Lonely” by Justin Bieber; and “Brave” by Sara Bareilles
3:45 PM - Archbishop Alter H.S., OH
Archbishop Alter H.S.
Kettering, OH
DIRECTOR: Todd Tucker
REPERTOIRE: Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
4:15 PM - Mars Area H.S., PA
Mars Area H.S.
Mars, PA
DIRECTOR: Dave Soose
DRUM MAJOR: Meghan Smith
REPERTOIRE: Oh What Tangled Webs We Weave
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Little Lies” by Christine McVie; “Chant” by Robert Glasper; “Tarantella” by Carmine Coppola; and “Shelob’s Lair” by Howard Leslie Shore
4:30 PM - Lakota West H.S., OH
Lakota West H.S.
West Chester, OH
DIRECTORS: Andrew Carr and Colin Celek
DRUM MAJORS: Morgan Cloud^, Saumya Goel^, Lincoln Gulley^, and Hamin Jeong^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30” by Richard Strauss; “Enigma Variations, Op. 36” by Edward Elgar; “Imagine” by John Lennon; and “Theme from The X-Files” by Mark Snow
^Denotes attendance at the 2023 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium 
4:45 PM - Lindbergh H.S., MO
Lindbergh H.S.
Saint Louis, MO
DIRECTOR: David Wyss
DRUM MAJORS: RJ del Rosario, Manasi Tripathi, and Kayla Williams
REPERTOIRE: Shadow Works
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Shadow of Your Smile” by Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster; “Timeworks” by Stephen Melillo; “The Melting Waltz” by Abel Korzeniowski; “Lento” from Dance Movements by Philip Sparke; and “Shadow Dancer” by Patrick Harlin

Glenn Fugett – San Antonio, TX
Jeff Harper – Kennesaw, GA
Matt Jordan – Jacksonville, AL
Michael Leitzke – Franklin, TN

Lee Carlson – Palm Springs, CA
Mike Stone – West Hills, CA
Robert Solomon – Los Angeles, CA

Chief Judge:
John Phillips – Indianapolis, IN


Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event, Riley Robey and the Hamilton Local Schools Band and Boosters!

About Hamilton Local Schools:

Established in 1842, Hamilton Local School District proudly serves the Central Ohio communities of Hamilton Township, Obetz, Reese, Lockbourne, Shadeville, and Columbus. The instrumental program at Hamilton Local is comprised of approximately 300 students from grades 6-12. Ensembles offered within the instrumental program include 6th grade band, 7th grade band, 8th grade band, marching band, symphonic band, concert band, jazz band, pep band, and percussion ensemble.

The Hamilton Township High School Marching Band is comprised of 70 students from grades 9-12. The band performs at numerous school and community events during the summer and fall seasons, and also at OMEA sanctioned marching events. The band has been a consistent OMEA state finalist since the early 1990s.

The 2023 Hamilton Township Ranger Marching Band is led by Director Riley Robey, Assistant Director Amanda Laing, Color Guard instructor Nicky Godfrey, Percussion Instructors James  Hopkins & Jym Kyre, and Front Ensemble Director Katie Ralston. Leading the band this season are field commanders Emma Storts & Quill Browning and Color Guard Captains Calleigh Chambers & Analise Schutte.

We would like to thank our amazing band parent organization for their constant support each and every week. We would be nothing without these wonderful volunteers.

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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Fortress Obetz
2015 Recreation Trail
Obetz, OH 43207 United States
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