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Northwest Ohio 2023

October 7, 2023

Northwest Ohio Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

October 7, 2023
Glass Bowl Stadium, University of Toledo

Event Schedule



7:00 PM – National Anthem

Special On-Field Welcome

7:15 PM — In Class A Exhibition: Crestwood H.S., OH
7:30 PM — Kings H.S., OH
7:45 PM — Cicero-North Syracuse H.S., NY
8:00 PM — Baldwinsville H.S., NY
8:15 PM — Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI
8:30 PM — Worthington Kilbourne H.S., OH
8:45 PM — Moon Area H.S., PA
9:00 PM — Lake Orion H.S., MI
9:15 PM — Campbell County H.S., KY
9:30 PM — Norwin H.S., PA
9:45 PM — Rockford H.S., MI
10:00 PM — Centerville H.S., OH
10:15 PM — Jenison H.S., MI



8:45 AM – Box Office Opens


9:45 AM – Preliminary Competition Begins

11:30 AM – LUNCH

12:15 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

2:00 PM – BREAK

2:30 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

4:30 PM – Preliminary Competition Ends

All Competing Band Drum Majors

5:15 PM – Finalist Directors Meeting
Stadium Cleared
Dinner Break


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)



Please arrive early and allow extra time to find parking, get to the stadium, and find seats, especially during peak times. Refer to the maps and other event documents for location and further details. NOTE – there are other events on the same day on the University of Toledo campus.

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Glass Bowl Stadium

1745 Stadium Dr.
Toledo, OH 43606

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

9:45 AM - Westerville North H.S., OH
Westerville North H.S.
Westerville, OH
DIRECTOR: Sara Loney
DRUM MAJORS: Jacob Fouse, Austin Reed, and Dustin Waugh
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Alexander Hamilton” by Lin Manuel-Miranda; “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)” by Lin Manuel-Miranda; “Writing’s on the Wall” by Sam Smith; and “My Shot” by Lin Manuel-Miranda
10:00 AM - Brunswick H.S., OH
Brunswick H.S.
Brunswick, OH
DIRECTOR: Ethan Eraybar
DRUM MAJORS: Savannah Brantelli, Lucy McCormick, and Ty Worsencroft
REPERTOIRE: Star-Crossed
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Part Four: Featuring Love Story and Romeo & Juliet,” by Taylor Swift and Tchaikovsky; “Part One: Featuring Love Story and Romeo & Juliet” by Taylor Swift and Tchaikovsky; “Part Two: Featuring Romeo & Juliet Suite No.2, Op. 64” by Prokofiev; and “Part Three: Featuring Love Story and Romeo and Juliet” by Taylor Swift and Tchaikovsky
10:15 AM - Grand Blanc H.S., MI
Grand Blanc H.S.
Grand Blanc, MI
DIRECTOR: John Klee and Austin Tripp
DRUM MAJORS: Gregory Coleman and Matthew Coleman
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Interstellar Suite” by Amin Bhatia
10:30 AM - Cicero-North Syracuse H.S., NY
Cicero-North Syracuse H.S.
North Syracuse, NY
DIRECTOR: Karen Seamans
DRUM MAJORS: Yujin Lee and Meghan Woodworth
REPERTOIRE: The Fortune Teller
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Witching Hour” by Randall Standridge and “The Witch and The Saint” by Steven Reineke
10:45 AM - Springboro H.S., OH
Springboro H.S.
Springboro, OH
DIRECTOR: Nicholas Palmer
DRUM MAJORS: Kiera Blumke, Bridgit Lammert, and Mario Papakirk
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Chop To It,” “Pining For You,” “A Cut Above the Rest” by John King and Darren Hazlett
11:00 AM - Centerville H.S., OH
Centerville H.S.
Centerville, OH
DIRECTOR: Brandon Barrometti
DRUM MAJORS: Mary Haley, Emily Hodges, and Sierra Coco Rupp
REPERTOIRE: Through the Eyes of Picasso
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Eleven” by yMusic; “Incident in Jazz” by Stan Kenton; “Paris” by yMusic; “My Spanish Heart” by Chick Corea; and “Miranda” by Michael Nyman
11:15 AM - Nordonia H.S., OH
Nordonia H.S.
Macedonia, OH
DIRECTOR: Eric Vasquez
DRUM MAJORS: Christian Chang, Shaylee Henderson, Patrick Newyear, and Marlon Tyler
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Morning Mood” by Edvard Grieg; “The Bells Of Notre Dame” by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz; and “An American in Paris” by George Gershwin
12:15 PM - Norwin H.S., PA
Norwin H.S.
North Huntingdon, PA
DIRECTOR: Tim Daniels
DRUM MAJORS: Jenna Greenawalt, Te’a McGraw, and Evan Roper
REPERTOIRE: Pastime: For the Love of the Game
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Fanfare to The Hammer” by Anthony O’Toole; “Choreography” by Robert Sheldon; and “City of Angels” by Gabriel Andre Yared
12:30 PM - Baldwinsville H.S., NY
Baldwinsville H.S.
Baldwinsville, NY
DIRECTOR: Casey Vanderstouw
DRUM MAJORS: Marissa Gilliland and Jackson Kudarauskas
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “God Save the Queen;” “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky-Korsakov; “Royals” by Lorde; and “Another One Bites the Dust;” “Who Wants to Live Forever;” “We Are the Champions;” “The Show Must Go On;” “Headlong;” and “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
12:45 PM - Mt. Lebanon H.S., PA
Mt. Lebanon H.S.
Pittsburgh, PA
DIRECTOR: Jason Cheskawich
REPERTOIRE: Blackbird Set Free
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Blackbird” by Paul McCartney and John Lennon; “Bird Set Free” by Sia Furler and Gregory Kurstin; and “The Firebird Suite” by Igor Stravinsky
^indicates that student participated in the Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the 2023 Music for All Summer Symposium
1:00 PM - Rockford H.S., MI
Rockford H.S.
Rockford, MI
DIRECTOR: Brian Phillips
DRUM MAJORS: Ray Bozym^, Addison Henkel^, Will McKanna^, and Jackson McKinney^
REPERTOIRE: None Shall Sleep
^denotes attendance at the Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the 2023 Music for All Summer Symposium
1:15 PM - McKeesport Area H.S., PA
McKeesport Area H.S.
McKeesport, PA
DIRECTOR: Drew DeCarlo
DRUM MAJORS: Cooper Kuchma and Tina Wos
REPERTOIRE: “Up in The Air”
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Movement 1 – Aviation” by Jeremy Doss; “Movement 2 – Nature” by Randall Standridge; and “Movement 3 – Up In the Air” by J.R. Trimpe
1:30 PM - Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI
Plymouth-Canton Educational Park
Canton, MI
DIRECTOR: Mike Wells
DRUM MAJORS: Miles Dupree and Alana Lake
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Shimmering Sunshine” by Kevin Day; “Prelude in G Minor” by Sergei Rachmaninoff; and “Passacaglia in Primary Colors” by Michael Daugherty
1:45 PM - Worthington Kilbourne H.S., OH
Worthington Kilbourne H.S.
Columbus, OH
DIRECTOR: 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 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the 2023 Music for All Summer Symposium
2:30 PM - Moon Area H.S., PA
Moon Area H.S.
Moon Township, PA
DIRECTOR: Nick Barthen
DRUM MAJORS: Austin Keys and Madison McCullough
REPERTOIRE: From the Deep
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “La Mer” by Claude Debussy; “Beau Soir” by Claude Debussy; “The Engulfed Cathedral” by Claude Debussy; and “Head Above Water” by Avril Lavigne
2:45 PM - Campbell County H.S., KY
Campbell County H.S.
Alexandria, KY
DIRECTOR: Nick Little and Dean Marotta
DRUM MAJORS: Ashlee Kalmar, Emma Keene, Anna Schwarz, and Cady Sears^
REPERTOIRE: Illuminated
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Nocturne in Eb Major” by Chopin; “Morning Mood” by Grieg; “Lost It to Trying” by Son Lux; and “I See The Light” from Tangled
^denotes attendance at the Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the 2023 Music for All Summer Symposium
3:00 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 Alex Yoder; “Lonely” by Justin Bieber; and “Brave” by Sara Bareilles
3:15 PM - Lebanon H.S., OH
Lebanon H.S.
Lebanon, OH
DIRECTOR: Andrew Sersion
DRUM MAJORS: Braden Hopping, Annelise Kuhn, and Mia Van Eaton
REPERTOIRE: Beware to Those That Enter Here
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Witch Hunters” by Atli Örvarsson; “Breath of Life” by Florence Leontine, Mary Welch, Isabella Janet, and Florentina Summers; and Original Music by Drew Farmer
3:30 PM - Crestwood H.S., OH
Crestwood H.S.
Mantua, OH
DIRECTOR: Angela Adkins
DRUM MAJORS: Hannah Bainey^ and Mackaye Sanwald^
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Bring Me to Life” by Hodges, Moody, and Lee; “Ah-Ha” by Imogen Heap; “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre; “All Is Hell That Ends Well” by Thomas Bergersen; and “Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band” by John Mackey
^denotes attendance at the Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the 2023 Music for All Summer Symposium
3:45 PM - Kings H.S., OH
Kings H.S.
Kings Mills, OH
DIRECTORS: Mike Maegly and Brian McDonough
DRUM MAJOR: Leah Race^
REPERTOIRE: It’s Just a Matter of Time
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Syncopated Clock” by Leroy Anderson; “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel; “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper; “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher; “Rush E” by Sheet Music Boss; “Rondo Alla Turca” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and “World’s Smallest Violin” by AJR
^denotes attendance at the Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the 2023 Music for All Summer Symposium
4:00 PM - Lake Orion H.S., MI
Lake Orion H.S.
Lake Orion, MI
DIRECTOR: Michael Steele
DRUM MAJORS: Ethan Daniels, Sam Tadeo, and Walter Thompson
4:15 PM - Jenison H.S., MI
Jenison H.S.
Jenison, MI
DIRECTOR: Dave Zamborsky
DRUM MAJORS: Izzy Botbyl, Jadon Busch, Johnny Ngo, and Nadia Ujlaky
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: The music of George Gershwin
4:30 PM - EX. Univ. of Toledo Rocket Marching Band

University of Toledo Rocket Marching Band
Toledo, OH
Dr. Andrew Rhodes
Drum Majors:
Colleen Palmer and Morgan Skaggs
Prelims Repertoire:
Endless Summer Vacations
Finals Repertoire:
Country Music Queens

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Paul McGarr – Brantford, Ontario, Canada

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Robert Solomon – Los Angeles, CA
Deborah Torchia – Peabody, MA

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Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event: Andrew Rhodes and the University of Toledo Rocket Marching Band.


University of Toledo Rocket Marching Band
Toledo, OH
Dr. Andrew Rhodes
Drum Majors:
Colleen Palmer and Morgan Skaggs
Prelims Repertoire:
Endless Summer Vacations
Finals Repertoire:
Country Music Queens

Connect on social media:

Instagram – @ rocketmarchingband
Twitter – @ UTRMB

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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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