September 23, 2023
7:15 AM – Box Office Opens
7:45 AM – STADIUM GATES OPEN
8:15 AM – Preliminary Competition Begins
9:15 AM – BREAK
9:45 AM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
11:30 AM – LUNCH
12:15 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
2:15 PM – BREAK
2:45 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
4:45 PM – Preliminary Competition Ends
5:00 PM – PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
All Competing Band Drum Majors
5:30 PM – Finalist Directors Meeting
6:30 PM – GATES OPEN
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)
10:45 PM – FINALE – PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Enrollment is open to all high school bands on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
Bands of America has a four-class system (A-AAAA). Bands are assigned to classes based on enrollment levels in grades 10-12.
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.
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.