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Whitewater, WI 2023

September 16, 2023

Wisconsin Regional Championship

presented by Yamaha

September 16, 2023
Perkins Stadium, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 

Event Schedule

Finals Schedule

This event’s Finals was canceled due to inclement weather.

Note: 12-minute performance blocks

5:30 PM – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome
6:00 p.m. – Columbus H.S., WI
6:12 p.m. – Wauwatosa West H.S., WI
6:24 p.m. – Oakville H.S., MO
6:36 p.m. – Grand Rapids H.S., MN
6:48 p.m. – New Berlin West H.S., WI
7:00 p.m. – Fort Zumwalt West H.S., MO
7:12 p.m. – Irondale H.S., MN
7:24 p.m. – Plainfield North H.S., IL
7:36 p.m. – Prospect H.S., IL
7:48 p.m. – Davenport Central H.S., IA


There is a $10 charge for spectator parking at the Wisconsin Regional Championship. This fee is charged by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Parking Services. We recommend pre-purchasing parking passes at https://uww.aimsparking.com/permits/?cmd=new_event to avoid issues onsite. Spectators will NOT be able to pay cash onsite for parking.

Ticketing Info

This is a cashless ticket booth. Cash may be accepted at concession stands and Pepwear.

Perkins Stadium

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
910 W Schwager Dr., Whitewater, WI 53190

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

12:15 PM - Fort Zumwalt West H.S., MO
Fort Zumwalt West H.S.
O’Fallon, MO
DIRECTOR: Rob Stegeman
DRUM MAJORS: Jackson Ozinga, Lexi Rigsby, Samrita Sivisankar, and Lauren Tracy
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Musical selections by James Horner, Justin E. Bell, and Blink 182
12:30 PM - Wauwatosa West H.S., WI

Wauwatosa West H.S., WI
Milwaukee, WI
DRUM MAJOR: Cameron Coraggio
REPERTOIRE: Steampunks
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: Original music by Steve Martin, Aaron Hines, and Dan Bryan

12:45 PM - Plainfield North H.S., IL
Plainfield North H.S.
Plainfield, IL
DIRECTOR: Tim Hatcher
DRUM MAJORS: Gabriella Pedraza, Timothy Przybylski, and Chloe Vasilakis
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Symphony No. 9, ‘From the New World'” by Antonin Dvořák; “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri and David Hodges; and “Valkyrie” by Nick Pittsinger and Laura Brehm
1:00 PM - Grand Rapids H.S., MN
Grand Rapids H.S.
Grand Rapids, MN
DIRECTOR: Dale Gunderson
DRUM MAJORS: Katie Chung and Kaitlyn Olson
REPERTOIRE: The Hat of the Matter
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The End?” by Hans Zimmer; “My Immortal” by David Hodges, Ben Moody, and Amy Lee; and music from the “Batman Forever” soundtrack.
1:15 PM - Columbus H.S., WI
Columbus H.S.
Columbus, WI
DIRECTOR: Tim Meinholz
DRUM MAJOR: Maya Isensee
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Plan Begins from ‘Hook'” by Danny Elfman; “You’re Not Special, Babe” by Orla Gartland; “Fairies’ March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Felix Mendolssohn; and “Lost Boy” by Ruth B.
2:00 PM - Irondale H.S., MN
Irondale H.S.
New Brighton, MN
DIRECTOR: Cameron Longabaugh
DRUM MAJORS: Luis Cruz and Justin Shao
REPERTOIRE: What on Earth?
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Earthrise” by Nigel Clarke; “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac; “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong; and “Simple Gifts”
2:15 PM - Davenport Central H.S., IA
Davenport Central H.S.
Davenport, IA
DIRECTOR: Alexander Wilga
DRUM MAJORS: Grace Brandt, Connor Buchanan, Noah Droessler, and Maddox Smith
REPERTOIRE: Lost and Found
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Amazing Grace” by John Newton; “Wild Nights” by John Adams; and “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap
2:30 PM - Prospect H.S., IL
Prospect H.S.
Mt. Prospect, IL
DIRECTOR: Chris Barnum
DRUM MAJORS: Vivian Kowalczyk, Kelly Robinson, and Maggie Schram
REPERTOIRE: Not All Those Who Wander…
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Meetings Along the Edge” by Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass; “Test Drive” by John Powell; and original music by Drew Shanefield
2:45 PM - New Berlin West H.S., WI
New Berlin West H.S.
New Berlin, WI
DIRECTOR: Kyle Fletcher
DRUM MAJOR: Jackson Kissling
REPERTOIRE: A Stroke of Genius
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart; “Surprise Symphony” by Haydn; “Cantata BWV 140” by Bach; “Pines of Rome” by Respighi; “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven; and “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky
3:00 PM - Oakville H.S., MO
Oakville H.S.
St. Louis, MO
DIRECTOR: Vance Brakefield
DRUM MAJORS: Emma Burchett, Emma Habibovic, and Jonathan Self
REPERTOIRE: The Ballade of Molly and Danny
MUSICAL SELECTIONS INCLUDE: “Molly Malone” by James Yorkston and “Danny Boy” by Frederic Weatherly
3:15 PM - EX. Univ. of Wis.-Whitewater Warhawk Marching Band

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI
Director: Dr. Glenn Hayes
Drum Majors: Mariah Eichenberg and Callie Knoll
Program: ALIVE! Nadia Boulanger stated, “Nothing is better than music; when it takes us out of time, it has done more for us than we have the right to hope for.” Music helps us be ALIVE! Saturday, the Warhawk Marching Band will perform their opener, “Come Live,” from “The Greatest Showman.” Their second selection is audience participation. 


Bob Chreste – Spring, TX
Bryan Crisp – Independence, KY
Mike Howard – Leander, TX
Clif Walker – Kansas City, MO 

Jackie Gilley – Midwest City, OK 
John Howell – Pittsburgh, PA
Michael Brady Tarr – Wyandotte, MI 

Chief Judge: 
Richard L. Saucedo – Fishers, IN

Bands of America Championships are designed to be an educational experience for the participating bands as well as exciting musical events for spectators. Our panel of respected adjudicators evaluates and offers constructive comments on every performance to be used by the band directors as a guide for future improvement.

To carry out the difficult task of rating and ranking each band according to the Bands of America adjudication system, we have selected established experts in music education and the marching specialty.


Thank you to the host of today’s Bands of America Championship event, Dr. Glenn Hayes and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Marching Band!


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Marching Band

Director: Dr. Glenn Hayes
Drum Majors: Mariah Eichenberg and Callie Knoll
Program: ALIVE! Nadia Boulanger stated, “Nothing is better than music; when it takes us out of time, it has done more for us than we have the right to hope for.” Music helps us be ALIVE! Saturday, the Warhawk Marching Band will perform their opener, “Come Live,” from “The Greatest Showman.” Their second selection is audience participation. 

Learn more about the Warhawk Marching Band:

Warhawk Marching Band (Facebook)
UWWMusic (Facebook)
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication Website

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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Perkins Stadium
910 W Schwager Dr.
Whitewater, WI 53190 United States
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