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Waco, TX 2023

October 28, 2023

Waco Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

October 28, 2023
Panther-Hewitt Stadium, Midway High School

UPDATE: WACO FINALS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Music for All is grateful that weather conditions allowed completion of the entirety of the preliminary competition at the Bands of America Regional at Waco, Texas on Saturday, October 28. We were not as fortunate for Finals. Due to the weather conditions and forecasted possibility of continued weather in the evening, and after considering the safety and well-being of the participants and audience members, Bands of America officials canceled the evening’s Finals. We would like to thank all involved in ensuring the safety of band members, spectators, and staff during the inclement weather.

We would like to thank all involved in ensuring the safety of band members, spectators, and staff during the inclement weather. Please read the full update here.

Event Schedule

FINALS CANCELED DUE TO ONGOING WEATHER

Music for All is grateful that weather conditions allowed completion of the entirety of the preliminary competition at the Bands of America Regional at Waco, Texas on Saturday, October 28. We were not as fortunate for Finals. Due to the weather conditions and forecasted possibility of continued weather in the evening, and after considering the safety and well-being of the participants and audience members, Bands of America officials canceled the evening’s Finals. We would like to thank all involved in ensuring the safety of band members, spectators, and staff during the inclement weather.

We would like to thank all involved in ensuring the safety of band members, spectators, and staff during the inclement weather. Please read the full update here.

 

8:30 AM – Box Office Opens

9:00 AM – STADIUM GATES OPEN

9:30 AM – Preliminary Competition Begins

11:30 AM – LUNCH

12:15 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

2:00 PM – BREAK

2:45 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

4:15 PM – Preliminary Competition Ends

4:30 PM – PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
All Competing Band Drum Majors

5:00 PM – Finalist Directors Meeting
Stadium Cleared
Dinner Break

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

Parking

There is a $5 charge for spectator parking at the Waco Regional Championship. In and out privileges are available for $10. 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
  • 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.

Panther-Hewitt Stadium

Midway High School
800 North Hewitt Drive
Hewitt, Texas 76643

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

9:45 AM - Plano East Senior H.S., TX
Plano East Senior H.S.
Plano, TX
DIRECTOR: John Brennan
DRUM MAJORS: Diya Damodaran, James Morgan, Athena Salgado Alvarez, and Sweta Valisammagari
REPERTOIRE: Contact
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Interstellar Suite” by Amin Bhatia; “Symphony No. 1, Op. 9” by Samuel Barber; and “Fire Garden Suite” by Steve Vai
10:00 AM - Garland H.S., TX
Garland H.S.
Garland, TX
DIRECTOR: Salvador Gallegos
DRUM MAJORS: Elizabeth Arreola, Regina Macias, Manuel Montemayor, and Kaylee Wylie
REPERTOIRE: Round and Round We Go
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Multiple works arranged by Kevin Macdonald
10:15 AM - Midway H.S., TX
Midway H.S.
Waco, TX
DIRECTOR: Pam Hyatt
DRUM MAJORS: Sam Espen, Colt Everett, and Matthew Heckenlively
REPERTOIRE: Celestia
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Interstellar Suite” by Amin Bhatia; “Nimrod from Enigma Variations” by Edward Elgar; and “Galactic Empires” by David Gillingham
10:45 AM - San Marcos H.S., TX
San Marcos H.S.
San Marcos, TX
DIRECTOR: Peyton Grover
DRUM MAJORS: TJ Adams, Hanna Shankle, and Ashley Terrazes-Paredes
REPERTOIRE: Stardust
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Planets” by Gustav Holst; “Life on Mars?” by David Bowie; “Space Oddity” by David Bowie; “Blackstar” by David Bowie; “Changes” by David Bowie; “Symphony No. 4” by Philip Glass; and “Stardust” by Carol Brittin Chambers
11:00 AM - Moe & Gene Johnson H.S., TX
Moe & Gene Johnson H.S.
Buda, TX
DIRECTOR: Joey Lucita
DRUM MAJORS: Jessa Owen, Kyle Palfreman, and Judith Salas
REPERTOIRE: Long Live The King(s)
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “In The Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg; “Beat It” by Michael Jackson, “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa; “See See Rider” by Elvis Presley; and “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley
11:15 AM - Rock Hill H.S., TX
Rock Hill H.S.
Frisco, TX
DIRECTOR: Nathaniel Neugent
DRUM MAJORS: Finley Culver, Madison Kang, Maxwell Lee, and Manvi Srivastava
REPERTOIRE: SHOUT from the Rooftops
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “On the Waterfront” by Leonard Bernstein; “City Life” by Steve Reich; “Shout” by Ian Stanley and Roland Orzabal; and “Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs” by Leonard Bernstein
11:30 AM - McKinney H.S., TX
McKinney H.S.
McKinney, TX
DIRECTOR: Brandon Fisher
DRUM MAJORS: Daniel Moss, Christian Nieto, Anika Tillman, and Alejandro Zavala
REPERTOIRE: THE SECON2D DIMENSION
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Fearful Symmetries” by John Adams; “Black or White” by Michael Jackson; “Lady in Red” by Chris de Burgh; “Blue Shades” by Frank Ticheli; and “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin
12:45 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 Brian Harmsen; and “Wine-Dark Sea” by John Mackey
1:00 PM - New Braunfels H.S., TX
New Braunfels H.S.
New Braunfels, TX
DIRECTOR: David C. Eckert
DRUM MAJORS: Logan Bachman, Maya Donovan, and Carson Krock
REPERTOIRE: Nightshade
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Celestial Night” by Richard Danielpour; “Flower Duet from LakmĂ©” by LĂ©o Delibes; “Air Waltz” by Oliver Reynolds Davis; and “Everything in Its Right Place” by Radiohead
1:15 PM - Harker Heights H.S., TX
Harker Heights H.S.
Harker Heights, TX
DIRECTOR: David Norris
DRUM MAJORS: Katie Baker-Airhart, Jonathan Duenas, and Alex Ukachi
REPERTOIRE: Songbird
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Air Waltz” by Oliver Reynolds Davis; “Flight of the Thunderbird” by Richard Saucedo; “Bird Set Free” by Sia Furler and Gregory Kurstin; “Peponi (Paradise)” by Alex BoyĂ©, Steven Sharp Nelson, Al van der Beek, William Champion, Jonathan Mark Buckland, and Guy Rupert Berryman; “Dansa Kokopelli Scherzo II” from The New Moon in the Old Moon’s Arms by Michael Kamen; “Arrival of the Birds” by Dominic Peter Smith and Jason Swinscoe
2:05 PM - Winston Churchill H.S., TX
Winston Churchill H.S.
San Antonio, TX
DIRECTOR: Amanda Stevenson
DRUM MAJORS: Corban Davis, Jeff Leeka, and Ethan Owens
REPERTOIRE: Churchill Downs
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “One Mint Julep” by Rudolph Toombs; “Go the Distance” by David Zippel and Alan Menken; “William Tell Overture” by Rossini; and “Pegasus Fanfare” by John Wesley Gibson
3:00 PM - Meridian H.S., TX
Meridian H.S.
Meridian, TX
DIRECTOR: Daniel Yguerabide
DRUM MAJORS: Ben Beaudin, Kenneth Martin III, and Lana Morones
REPERTOIRE: SHOCKWAVE!
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Mr.” by Randall Standridge
4:35 PM - Wylie H.S., TX
Wylie H.S.
Wylie, TX
DIRECTOR: Tod Dixon
DRUM MAJORS: Joanna Ononogbu, Tyler Parman, Nathan Revor, Alexandra Salinas, and Jackson Slaughter
REPERTOIRE: …Eye Of The Beholder
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “HayWire” by Katahj Copley; “Promise” by Thomas Bergersen; “Serenity” by Ola Gjeilo; and “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel
4:50 PM - Dripping Springs H.S., TX
Dripping Springs H.S.
Dripping Springs, TX
DIRECTOR: Derek Woods
DRUM MAJORS: Kaitlyn Jennings, Woodrow Mau, Isaac Surface, and Madeline Trussell
REPERTOIRE: Fugue State
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Garden” by Brad Mehldau; “Little Fugue in G minor” by JS Bach; “Concerto for Orchestra” by BĂ©la BartĂłk; “Running up that Hill” by Kate Bush; and “Dream State” by Son Lux
5:05 PM - Braswell H.S., TX
Braswell H.S.
Aubrey, TX
DIRECTOR: Aaron Snipes III
DRUM MAJORS: TobyLee Acfalle, Sebastian Castillo, and Aida Tomes
REPERTOIRE: beWILDer
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Air Waltz” by Oliver Davis; “Javelin” by Michael Torke; “1st Symphony” by Samuel Barber; “NO one To kNOW one” by Andy Akiho; and “Gift Giver” by Andrew Locke
5:20 PM - James Martin H.S., TX
James Martin H.S.
Arlington, TX
DIRECTOR: Babatunde Onibudo
DRUM MAJORS: Reid Bewley, Katie Gaston, Judah Gibbs, and Layla Westmoreland
REPERTOIRE: Ribbon of Life
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Scene D’Amour” by Bernard Herrmann; “Dawn” by Paul Reeves; “Symphony #5 IV. Machine” by William Bolcom; and “Butterflies” by Thomas Bergersen
5:35 PM - Lake Ridge H.S., TX
Lake Ridge H.S.
Mansfield, TX
DIRECTOR: Brad Bonebrake
DRUM MAJORS: Adeline Keith, Erin McGrath, and Caroline Stevenson
REPERTOIRE: Both Sides of the Rainbow
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Selections from “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John and Bernard Taupin; “Symphony No. 10, Movt. 2” by Dmitri Shostakovich; selections from “The Dark Side of the Moon” by Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Richard Wright; selections from “The Wizard of Oz” motion picture soundtrack” by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg; and “Harmonium No. 3, Wild Nights” by John Adams
5:50 PM - Waco H.S., TX
Waco H.S.
Waco, TX
DIRECTOR: Tyler Sage
DRUM MAJORS: Rayen Montañez and Genesis Romero
REPERTOIRE: Of Light & Shadow
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Witch and the Saint” by Steven Reineke
6:05 PM - Cypress Falls H.S., TX
Cypress Falls H.S.
Waco, TX
DIRECTOR: Ryan Mohney
DRUM MAJORS: Krystal Trujillo, Edson Torres, Jennifer Bonilla, and Annika Rugueliski
REPERTOIRE: Tango
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Tango Suite” by Astor Piazzola, “Tango de los Asesenios” by John Powell, “Adios Nonio” by Astor Piazzola, and “El Tango de Roxanne” from Moulin Rouge
ADJUDICATION PANEL

MUSIC PANEL
Donald Hill – Ventura, CA
Travis Moddison – Grants Pass, OR
Mark Nichols – Houston, TX
Caleb Rothe – Fontana, CA

VISUAL PANEL
John Howell – Pittsburgh, PA
Randy Nelson – Jacksonville, FL
Juno Orefice – Wyoming, MI

CHIEF JUDGE
Ken Turner – Apalachin, NY

OUR HOST

Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event: Shawna Furman, the Waco ISD Choir & National Honor Society, and Midway 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?

No.

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.

Details

Date:
October 28, 2023
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Venue

Panther-Hewitt Stadium at Midway H.S.
800 N. Hewitt Dr.
Waco, TX 76643 United States
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