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Southern California 2023

October 28, 2023

Southern California Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

October 28, 2023
Ramona High School

Event Schedule


5:30 PM – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome

5:45 p.m. – In Exhibition: Damien H.S., CA
6:00 p.m. – Arbor View H.S., NV
6:15 p.m. – El Dorado H.S., CA
6:30 p.m. – Mira Costa H.S., CA
6:45 p.m. – Mission Hills H.S., CA
7:00 p.m. – Desert Vista H.S., AZ
7:15 p.m. – Colony H.S., CA
7:30 p.m. – Corona del Sol H.S., AZ
7:45 p.m. – San Marcos H.S., CA
8:00 p.m. – Gahr H.S., CA
8:15 p.m. – Vista Murrieta H.S., CA
8:30 p.m. – Buchanan H.S., CA
8:45 p.m. – Ayala H.S., CA

9:00 PM – Finals Competition Ends



There is no charge for spectator parking at the Southern California Regional Championship. Parking is located East of the stadium. Please arrive early and allow extra time to get to the stadium, especially during peak times. Parking is limited, and off-site street parking may be necessary. 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 Riverside, that may cause traffic delays.

Ticketing Information
  • This is a cashless ticket booth. Cash may be accepted at concession stands and Pepwear.
  • Skip the ticket line and save money! Purchase your tickets online before arriving at the stadium using the blue “buy tickets” button above.
UPDATE on Livestreaming

Due to circumstances beyond the control of Bands of America and BOX5, the BOA Southern California Regional, unfortunately, will not be livestreamed. Performances will be recorded and educational copies provided to the participating directors. We apologize to those affected. Customers who had pre-purchased the livestream of this event have been refunded.

Ramona High School

7675 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

10:00 AM - Vista H.S., CA
Vista H.S.
Vista, CA
DIRECTOR: Randy Dulaney
DRUM MAJOR: Nicholas Taylor
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Music of Silent Film” by Various and “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin
10:15 AM - El Dorado H.S., CA
El Dorado H.S.
Placentia, CA
DIRECTOR: Mark Irons and Eric Samson
DRUM MAJORS: Ben Jones, Danitza Kanipe, and Gracie Saliby
REPERTOIRE: The Horizon’s Edge
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Temen Oblak” by Christopher Tin; “No Man’s Land” by Zack Hemsey; and “Sunset in the Desert” by Sean Gordon
10:30 AM - Gahr H.S., CA
Gahr H.S.
Cerritos, CA
DIRECTOR: Darren Loney
DRUM MAJORS: Mark Matta and Gustavo Sanchez
REPERTOIRE: On Top of Spaghetti
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “On Top of Old Smoky” traditional; “‘O Sole Mio” by Giovanni Capurro, Eduardo di Capua, and Alfredo Mazzucchi; “Funiculì, FuniculĂ ” by Luigi Denza; “Tarantella Napoletana” by Luigi Ricci; “Turandot, Act III: Nessun dorma!” by Giacomo Puccini; “That’s Amore (That’s Love)” by Dean Martin, Jack Brooks, and Harry Warren; “Rigoletto, Act III: “La donna è mobile” by Giuseppe Verdi; and original music by Trent Gronewold, John Mapes, and Darren Loney
11:00 AM - Vista Murrieta H.S., CA
Vista Murrieta H.S.
Murrieta, CA
DIRECTOR: Donald Wade
DRUM MAJORS: Oniver Batenga, Cassey Magday, and Caden Turner
REPERTOIRE: From There to Here
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Young Alexander” by Vangelis & Evangelos Papathanassiou, “Titans” by Vangelis & Evangelos Papathanassiou, “The Drums of Guagamela” by Vangelis & Evangelos Papathanassiou, “Alexander – Main Title” by Vangelis
11:15 AM - Damien H.S., CA
Damien H.S.
La Verne, CA
DIRECTOR: Jaime “JJ” Magallon
DRUM MAJOR: Lucianna Sandoval
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Nightmare” by Matt Miller and Frankie Rice; “Once Upon a December” by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; and “Enter Sandman” by Metallica, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Lars Ulrich
11:30 AM - Ramona H.S., CA
Ramona H.S.
Riverside, CA
DIRECTOR: Brian Gallagher
DRUM MAJORS: Kerisma Malone and Gustavo Rivera
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish; “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio; “Symphony #9” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Symphony #7” by Ludwig van Beethoven; and “Symphony #5” by Ludwig van Beethoven
11:45 AM - Buchanan H.S., CA
Buchanan H.S.
Clovis, CA
DRUM MAJORS: Adrianne Paderna and Meryn Throckmorton
REPERTOIRE: All Hallows’ Eve
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Come Little Children from Hocus Pocus” by James Horner; “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Paul Dukas; “This Is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas” by Danny Elfman; “Once Upon a December from Anastasia” by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; “Night on Bald Mountain” by Modest Mussorgsky; and “Scythian Suite, Op. 20” by Sergei Prokofiev
12:45 PM - Desert Vista H.S., AZ
Desert Vista H.S.
Phoenix, AZ
DIRECTOR: Michael Krill
DRUM MAJORS: Sophia Ackley, Josh Brown, and McKinley Sydnor
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics” by James Horner; “True Colors” by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg; and “Worlds Collide” by Alexander Miller Temple, Christian Linke, Edouard Brenneisen, Jason Willey, and Sebastien Najand
1:00 PM - Arbor View H.S., NV
Arbor View H.S.
Las Vegas, NV
DIRECTORS: Carl Baker, Paul Beuning, and Nick Waters
DRUM MAJORS: Phoebe Ottenbacher, Morgan Rupe, and Grant Wallace
REPERTOIRE: Vanishing Point
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Liquid” by Jay Bocook; “Vanishing Act” by Lou Reed; and “Vanishing Point” by Randall Standridge
1:15 PM - Corona del Sol H.S., AZ
Corona del Sol H.S.
Tempe, AZ
DIRECTOR: David DuPlessis
DRUM MAJORS: Max Elliott, Jennifer Roque-Yescas, and Savian Solomon
REPERTOIRE: Don’t Touch That Button!
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Don’t Touch That Button!” by Michael Pote, Scott Werner, and Chris Evans; “One Life Beautiful” by Julie Giroux; and “Symphony No. 9 – Finale” by Ludwig van Beethoven
1:30 PM - Colony H.S., CA
Colony H.S.
Ontario, CA
DIRECTOR: Matt Matthews
DRUM MAJORS: Fatima Nunez, Genesis Riscajche, and Victoria Wu
REPERTOIRE: The Widow’s Ruse
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Serenada Schizophrana” by Danny Elfman and “Maneater” by Hall and Oates
1:45 PM - Mission Hills H.S., CA
Mission Hills H.S.
San Marcos, CA
DIRECTORS: Chris Coughlin, Josh Hall, and Ellyn King
DRUM MAJORS: Zahid Cruz, Michael Martinez, Heather Mills, and Alexa Montes
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Original music by Chris Coughlin; “Neptune” by Gustav Holst; “Apparition of the Eternal Church” by Olivier Messiaen; and “Run Away to Mars” by Talk
2:00 PM - San Marcos H.S., CA
San Marcos H.S.
San Marcos, CA
DIRECTORS: Geoffrey Radant and Erasmo Rodriguez
DRUM MAJORS: Ian Arditti, Khuyen Hailer, Sophia Kang, and Elijah Yu
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Journey through the Trees” by Matthew Armstrong; “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses; “Earth Song” by Michael Jackson; and “La Selva es Vida” by Matthew Armstrong
2:15 PM - Mira Costa H.S., CA
Mira Costa H.S.
Manhattan Beach, CA
DIRECTOR: d’Lainey Forrester
DRUM MAJOR: Nick Clausen
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Asphalt Cocktail” by John Mackey; “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin; “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones; and “Welcome to the Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance
2:30 PM - Covina H.S., CA
Covina H.S.
Covina, CA
DIRECTOR: Daniel Franco
DRUM MAJORS: Madilyn Franco and Hector Mendoza
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “On Stage” by Frank Sullivan
2:45 PM - Ayala H.S., CA
Ayala H.S.
Chino Hills, CA
DRUM MAJORS: Jason Chun, Jimin Kim, Ian Revilla, and Winston Wu
REPERTOIRE: Off The Beaten Track
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Movement 1” by Vince Oliver, Darren VanDerpoel and Sean Gordon; “Movement 2” by Sara Bareilles; and “Movement 3” by Vince Oliver, Darren VanDerpoel and Sean Gordon

Brendan Hagan – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Matt Jordan – Jacksonville, AL
David Morrison – Arlington Heights, IL
Will Pitts – Atlanta, GA

William Chumley – Denver, CO
Ryan Lee – Sacramento, CA
Phil Madden – Portland, Oregon

Jackie Gilley – Midwest City, OK


Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event: Brian Gallagher and Ramona 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.


October 28, 2023
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Ramona High School
7675 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, 92504 United States
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