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Shenandoah, TX 2023

September 30, 2023

North Houston Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

September 30, 2023
Woodforest Bank Stadium – Conroe ISD

Event Schedule


7:00 PM – National Anthem

Special On-Field Welcome

Finals Schedule:

7:30 p.m. – Oak Ridge H.S., TX
7:45 p.m. – Stephen F. Austin H.S., TX
8:00 p.m. – Foster H.S., TX
8:15 p.m. – Cypress Woods H.S., TX
8:30 p.m. – Seven Lakes H.S., TX
8:45 p.m. – Wylie East H.S., TX
9:00 p.m. – Clear Brook H.S., TX
9:15 p.m. – Dawson H.S., TX
9:30 p.m. – Cy-Fair H.S., TX
9:45 p.m. – Friendswood H.S., TX
10:00 p.m. – Klein Oak H.S., TX
10:15 p.m. – College Park H.S., TX



There is a $10 charge for spectator parking at the North Houston Regional Championship (or $20 to include In/Out Privileges). 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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Woodforest Bank Stadium

19115 David Memorial Drive
Shenandoah, TX 77385

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

7:36 AM - Porter H.S., TX

Porter H.S., TX
Porter, TX
Director: Angela Torres
Drum Majors: Samatha Cerda, Ashley Hernandez, Mya Lauer, and Angelika Mejia
Repertoire: Once Upon A Time

Musical Selections Include: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Joby Talbot, “Confluence” by Joby Talbot, “The Fairground” by Joby Talbot, “Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite” by Joseph Stevenson, “Tengu Terror” by Joseph Stevenson, “Children of Bodom” by Joseph Stevenson, and “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell

7:48 AM - Cypress Woods H.S., TX
Cypress Woods H.S.
Cypress, TX
Director: T.J. Peterman
Drum Majors: Grant Fenstad, Josie Jendral, Wafia Rahman, Tara Tran-Huu, and Harrison Yu
Repertoire: Along the Edge
Musical Selections Include: “Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme” by Michael Gandolfi; “Meetings Along the Edge” by Philip Glass & Ravi Shankar; and “Danse Bacchanale” by Camille Saint-Saëns
8:00 AM - Foster H.S., TX
Foster H.S.
Richmond, TX
Director: Erich Sonnier
Drum Majors: Elizabeth Cook, Casandra Davies, Kendall Dishon, and Claire Fithen
Repertoire: Beneath the Veil
Musical Selections Include: “More Than the Day Before” by Cody Fry, “Raga Raja” by Project Trio, “Tout l’Univers” by Gjon’s Tears; and “Butterflies” by Thomas Bergersen
8:12 AM - Seven Lakes H.S., TX
Seven Lakes H.S.
Katy, TX
Director: John Mays
Drum Majors: Malcolm Belcher, Benjamin Bush, Austin Hassmann, Ginger Hickman, and Linda Luo
Repertoire: A Thousand Paper Cranes
Musical Selections Include: “Run Free” by Thomas Bergersen; “Re(new)al” by Viet Cuong; “A Way of Life” by Hans Zimmer; and “Bookmarks from Japan” by Julie Giroux
8:24 AM - Cypress Ranch H.S., TX
Cypress Ranch H.S.
Cypress, TX
Director: Alex Denton
Drum Majors: Ava Garcia, Ethan Head, Torie Sconce, and Bradley Vo
Repertoire: Seascapes
Musical Selections Include: “Nothing is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” by The Weeknd; “La Mer” by Claude Debussy; “Aquarium” by Camille Saint-Saëns; “Blue Ocean Floor” by Justin Timberlake; “Bud on the Ledge” by Alan Silvestri; and “Seascapes” by Carol Brittin Chambers
8:36 AM - James E. Taylor H.S., TX
James E. Taylor H.S.
Katy, TX
Director: Mike Ary
Drum Majors: Vasudha Chilkoor, Ella Jackson, Lilly Nash, and Avika Nimmagadda
Repertoire: Mounton Majesties
Musical Selections Include: “Free Solo” by Marco Beltrami & Brandon Roberts; “Dancing Fire” by Kevin Day, “Yosemite Autumn” by Mark Camphouse
8:48 AM - Clear Falls H.S., TX
Clear Falls H.S.
League City, TX
Director: Brian Moreno
Drum Majors: Kayla Nguyen, Ramon Padilla, and Eileen Pak
Repertoire: Ex Machina
Musical Selections Include: “Symphony No. 1 Mvt. 2” by Dmitri Shostakovich; “The Hymn of Acxiom” by Vienna Teng; “Blow It Up, Start Again” by Jonathan Newman; and “1000 Airplanes on the Roof” by Philip Glass
9:00 AM - Jordan H.S., TX
Jordan H.S.
Houston, TX
Director: Daniel Galloway
Drum Majors: Rosemary Chen, Pelin Gurmen, Morgan Jones, and Isabela Ordonez
Repertoire: SHOCKRA
Musical Selections Include: “Baba The Hut” by Flying Steps; “Psychopomp” by Thank You Scientist; “Deliver Us” by Hans Zimmer; and “Once Upon a Castle” by Michael Daugherty
9:36 AM - Stephen F. Austin H.S., TX
Stephen F. Austin H.S.
Sugar Land, TX
Directors: Mysha Baldwin and Adrian Caswell
Drum Majors: Raya Johnson, Hannah Tse, and Bryce Williams
Repertoire: BALLERina: Pointe of Rebellion
Musical Selections Include: “Swan Lake” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; “Giselle” by Adolphe Adam; “Enter Sandman” by Metallica; “Lacrymosa” by Evanescence; and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
9:48 AM - Klein Cain H.S., TX
Klein Cain H.S.
Klein, TX
Director: Kelsey Bradberry
Drum Majors: Luke Bartkowiak, Lexi Hackradt, Julianne Mast, Tessa Nieto, and Christopher Weaver
Repertoire: Between the Rings
Musical Selections Include: “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi; “Daughter” by Vienna Teng; “Four Season Recomposed” by Max Richter; and “Kingfishers Catch Fire” by John Mackey
10:00 AM - Sandra Day O'Connor H.S., TX
Sandra Day O’Connor H.S.
Helotes, TX
Director: Alfonso Alvarado
Drum Majors: Scarlet Graf, Henry Nichols, Isabella Padilla, and Karolina Shrader
Repertoire: Outlaw
Musical Selections Include: “Yellowstone” by Brian Tyler; “Hurt” by Trent Reznor; “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas Baird O’Connell; “Outlaws” by Steve Danyew; “Rephrygeration” by Richard Stalter; and “Young Guns II” by Alan Silvestri
10:12 AM - College Station H.S., TX
College Station H.S.
College Station, TX
Director: Jon Seale
Drum Majors: Jack Chupp, Kelly Ding, Joshua Poirot, and Brayden Senkel
Repertoire: Dark Side of the Moon
Musical Selections Include: “Breathe (In the Air)” by Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Richard White; “FXMLDR” by Joseph Fadem, Samuel Greenfield, Joseph Gullace, Benjamin Karace, Salvatore Marrano, Cody McCorry, and Thomas Monda; “Us and Them” by Roger Waters and Rick White; “Space Oddity” by David Bowie; “Brain Damage” by Roger Waters; and “Eclipse” by Roger Waters
10:24 AM - Klein Oak H.S., TX
Klein Oak H.S.
Klein, TX
Director: David McGrath
Drum Majors: Samantha Garrett, Bethany Nonhof, Vianey Ojeda, Zachary Schol, and Madeline Sohn
Repertoire: “When in Rome”
Musical Selections Include: “Fertility Dance” by Miklós Rózsa; “Feste Romane” by Ottorino Respighi; “Mercy” by Jonathan Elias; and “Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi
10:36 AM - College Park H.S., TX
College Park H.S.
The Woodlands, TX
Director: Jeffrey P. Gorring
Drum Majors: Paige Crosby, Elizabeth Dillard, Claire Jones, and James Tooley
Repertoire: 404: Not Found
Musical Selections Include: “The Son of Flynn” by Daft Punk; “Electric Counterpoint” by Steve Reich; “There’s No Place Like Home” by Michael Giacchino; and “Sogno Di Volare (“The Dream of Flight”)” by Christopher Tin
10:48 AM - Oak Ridge H.S., TX
Oak Ridge H.S.
Conroe, TX
Director: Jerriald Dillard
Drum Majors: William Dorrett, Drew Guerrero, Brooklynn Termin, and Aldo Villanueva
Repertoire: Fields of Gold
Musical Selections Include: “Call of The Mountain” by Joseph Curiale; “Joy” by Joseph Curiale; “Fields of Gold” by Sting; and “The Ecstasy of Gold” from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Ennio Morricone
11:12 AM - Willis H.S., TX
Willis H.S.
Willis, TX
Director: Joseph Dittfurth
Drum Majors: James Bagwell, Lilly Galarneau, Jaydyn Lightfoot, and Faith Nichols
Repertoire: Rhapcity
Musical Selections Include: “August’s Rhapsody” by Mark Mancina; “Asphalt Cocktail” by John Mackey; “Turning Tables” by Adele; and “Atchafalaya” by Michael League
12:00 PM - Cy-Fair H.S., TX
Cy-Fair H.S.
Cypress, TX
Director: John Nelson
Drum Majors: Mark Davis, Evan Parker, and Ellen Zhang
Repertoire: Caging The Swarm
Musical Selections Include: “Krwlng” by Linkin Park, “My Body Is A Cage” by Peter Gabriel; and “Caging The Swarm” by Bryan Harmsen
12:12 PM - Magnolia H.S., TX
Magnolia H.S.
Magnolia, TX
Director: Patrick Beavers
Drum Majors: Abbey Garcia and Brandon Mittelstadt
Repertoire: MINDFULL
Musical Selections Include: “Pure Imagination” by Bricusse & Newley; “Symphony No. 10” by Shostakovich; and “Kingfishers Catch Fire” by Mackey
12:24 PM - Dawson H.S., TX
Dawson H.S.
Pearland, TX
Director: Aaron Brown
Drum Majors: Janna Jing, James Powers, Isabella Ritchey, and Devin Saljuud
Repertoire: Connect 4
Musical Selections Include: “Lizard” by King Crimson; “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart; “Vientos y Tangos” by Michael Gandolfi; Original works by Tony Lymon; and “Daft Punk” by Pentatonix
12:36 PM - Obra D. Tompkins H.S., TX
Obra D. Tompkins H.S.
Katy, TX
Director: Stephen Bond
Drum Majors: Abigail Adams, Charlie Jerrells, Ryleigh Loveless, and Ava McCulloch
Repertoire: Raven and the Firebird
Musical Selections Include: “The Firebird” by Igor Stravinsky; “The Bird and the Worm” by The Used; and “Blackbird” by The Beatles
12:48 PM - A&M Consolidated H.S., TX
A&M Consolidated H.S.
College Station, TX
Director: Steve Fry
Drum Majors: Clare Duhon, Madison Jackson, Sam Rhoades, and Maddie Valka
Repertoire: Re-Framed
Musical Selections Include: “Spring 1” by Max Richter; “Fearful Symmetries” by John Adams; “Seal Lullaby” BY Eric Whitacre; and “Aha!” BY Imogen Heap
1:00 PM - Cypress Falls H.S., TX
Cypress Falls H.S.
Houston, TX
Director: Ryan Mohney
Drum Majors: Jennifer Bonilla, Annika Rugueliski, Edson Torres, and Krystal Trujillo
Repertoire: Tango
Musical Selections Include: “Tango Suite” by Astor Piazzolla; “Tango de los Asesinos” by John Powell; “Adios Nonino” by Astor Piazzolla; and “El Tango de Roxanne” by Moulin Rouge
1:12 PM - Tomball Memorial H.S., TX
Tomball Memorial H.S.
Tomball, TX
Director: Andy Easton
Drum Majors: Marinda Ashby, Kayleigh Moseley, Justin Vo, and Sage Wiginton
Repertoire: Come on Down!
Musical Selections Include: “Plinko” by Bryan Harmsen; “Fanfare” by Richard Saucedo; “Money” by Richard Saucedo; “Cliffhanger” by Richard Saucedo; “Loss” by Richard Saucedo; and “The Win!” by Richard Saucedo
1:24 PM - Churchill Fulshear H.S., TX
Churchill Fulshear H.S.
Fulshear, TX
Director: Andrew Lee
Drum Majors: Maxine Buena, Teji Gboboh, and Andy Jacobson
Repertoire: The OUTLAW
Musical Selections Include: “The Ecstasy of Gold” from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Morricone; “Symphony No. 2, Op. 19” by Barber; “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi; “Blaze Of Glory” by Bon Jovi; and “The Wedding” by Howard
1:36 PM - Clear Brook H.S., TX
Clear Brook H.S.
Friendswood, TX
Director: Robert Beavers
Drum Majors: Gabby Anguiano, Ariella Calili, and Mika Glines
Repertoire: The Inn Between
Musical Selections Include: “Theme from Psycho” BY Bernard Herrmann; “Symphony No. 2, Op. 19” by Samuel Barber; “Harlem Nocturne” by Earle Hagen; Original music by Bryan Harmsen; and “Wine-Dark Sea” by John Mackey
1:48 PM - Friendswood H.S., TX
Friendswood H.S.
Friendswood, TX
Director: Brett Nelson
Drum Majors: Lizzie Hillier and Priscilla Orta
Repertoire: Follies!
Musical Selections Include: “Gypsy,” “Color and Light,” “Stay With Me,” and “Overture from Merrily We Roll Along” by Stephen Sondheim
2:00 PM - Wylie East H.S., TX
Wylie East H.S.
Wylie, TX
Director: Gregory Hayes
Drum Majors: Bryce White, Leah Williams, and Isabel Zambrano
Repertoire: The Hope Cycle
Musical Selections Include: “The First Cycle” by Lyle D Mays; “Running Up That Hill” by Catherine Bush; “Jotenheim” by Nathan Daughtrey; “Song of Hope” by Peter Meechan; “Icronic” by Ari Starace; and “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven

David Carbone – Bluffton, SC
Daniel Montoya Jr. – Austin, TX
Jay Webb – Avon, IN
Todd Zimbelman – Salem, OR

Lee Carlson – Palm Springs, CA
Frank Miller – Lakewood Ranch, FL
John W. Turner – Mason, OH

Chris Ferrell – Atlanta, GA


Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event: Jeff Gorring and Woodlands College Park High School!

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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Woodforest Bank Stadium
19115 David Memorial Drive
Shenandoah, TX 77385 United States
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