Saturday, September 25, 2021
Kelley Reeves Athletic Complex
Welcome to the 2021 Bands of America Championships, presented by Yamaha. We are happy you have joined us and are thrilled to be together once again on the field and in the stands at BOA!
This page is your online program book with preliminary performance schedule and band information.
Click here to go to the main show page, performance schedule-at-a-glance, and spectator guide.
Schedule of the Day
8:30 a.m. – Stadium Gates Open
9:00 a.m. – Preliminary Competition Begin
4:15 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Conclude
4:30 p.m. – Presentation of Class Awards and Announcement of Finalists
Stadium Cleared for Finals Preparation
6:30 p.m. – Gates Open for Finals
7:00 p.m. – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome
NOTE: schedule updated to reflect that our Class AA Champion Princeton H.S. is unable to stay to perform in exhibition during Finals this evening.
7:30 p.m. – James Bowie H.S., TX
7:45 p.m. – Westwood H.S., TX
8:00 p.m. – Leander H.S., TX
8:15 p.m. – Westlake H.S., TX
8:30 p.m. – Round Rock H.S., TX
8:45 p.m. – Weiss H.S., TX
9:00 p.m. – Rouse H.S., TX
9:15 p.m. – Vandegrift H.S., TX
9:30 p.m. – Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
9:45 p.m. – Cedar Park H.S., TX
10:00 p.m. – Cedar Ridge H.S., TX
10:15 p.m. – Vista Ridge H.S., TX
10:30 p.m. – Class A Champion Exhibition: The Ann Richards School, TX
10:45 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards
LAKE TRAVIS H.S.
Director: Richard Hicks
Drum Majors: Arthur Blake, Sheridan Dorsey, Nathan Murdock, Siena Remlinger
Lake Travis High School’s show is entitled “Please, Be Seated” and features: “Running with the Wolves” by Aurora, “Après Moi” by Peter Gabriel, “Hope” from the Prayer Cycle by Jonathan Elias and Alanis Morissette and “Aurora Awakes” by John Mackey.
EAST VIEW H.S.
Director: Jesus Torres
Drum Majors: Abby Mason, Lilly Orzoco, Mikayla Johnson
East View High School’s show features music of James Newton Howard, Christina Perri and Theodore Shapiro.
Director: Andrew Hicks
Drum Majors: Brice Duke, Eileen Crist, Abby Westphal
Burnet High School’s show is entitled “November Rain” and features music by David Maslanka, John Adams, and Guns ‘N’ Roses.
CEDAR RIDGE H.S.
Round Rock, TX
Director: Daniel Musacchio
Drum Majors: Jacob Otchis, Ashok Shaji, Zach Brown
Cedar Ridge High School’s show features “Medea’s Dance of Vengeance” by Samuel Barber, “Symphony Fantastique” by Hector Berlioz and “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder.
Director: Kerry Taylor
Drum Majors: Quentin Schaefer, Charlotte Ho, Ingrid McDuffee, Carter Wiese
Westlake High School’s show is entitled “Adrift” and features music by Max Richter, Stephen Melillo, John Mackey, Carol Brittin Chambers, Tyler Sammons, and Matt Penland.
MIDLOTHIAN HERITAGE H.S.
Director: Rich Bahner
Drum Majors: Kynnady Sparks, Andrew Graham, Sterling Martinez
Midlothian Heritage High School’s show is entitled “No Strings Attached.”
ROBERT E. HENDRICKSON H.S.
Director: James Hairston
Drum Majors: Ellie Smith, Tony Gamez, Alaina Parent
Robert E. Hendrickson High School’s show features “160 BPM” by Hanz Zimmer, “Labyrinth” by Phillip Glass, “Band of Brothers” by Junkie XL and “In Bloom” by Nirvana.
THE ANN RICHARDS SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN LEADERS
Director: Stephen Howard
Drum Majors: Em Valadez Trujillo
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders’s show is entitled “The Glass Ceiling” and features: “Heart of Glass” by Blondie, “Funeral for Amenhotep III, “From Akhnaten” by Philip Glass, “Firework” by Katy Perry, “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child and “I Am Woman” by Helen Reddy.
Director: Robert Selaiden
Drum Majors: Emma Hallett, Anika Trehan, Luke Melanson, Kaiden Schneider and Ryan Vuong
Leander High School’s show is entitled “A Long Strange Trip” and features music by The Grateful Dead, “Short Ride on a Fast Machine” by John Adams, “Woods” by Bon Iver, and “Grand Pianola Music: On the Great Divide” by John Adams.
Director: O.D. Wilson
Drum Majors: Quincy Cathey, Rachel Raymond, Mia Williams
Pflugerville High School’s show is entitled “The Night Garden” and music by Joseph Curiale, John Mackey, Claude Debussy and Carol Brittin Chambers.
Director Brandon Brewer
Drum Majors: Maggie Chvatal, Bailey Hughes, Grant Johnson, Danny Patino
Repertoire: Rule the World, Musical selections include: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Lorde, “Symphony for Brass and Percussion” by Alfred Reed, “Every Breath You Take” by The Police, and “The Evil God and the Dance of the Pagan Monsters” by Prokofiev
Director: Brandon Hill
Drum Majors: Chase Cano, Sara Sloan, Silas Snailumm Kamryn Moore
Weiss High School’s show is entitled “The Age of Opulence” and features music by Glinka, Madonna, Sia and original music by Drew Shanefield and Andrew Markworth.
VISTA RIDGE H.S.
Cedar Park, TX
Director: Bryan Christian, Reid Atkinson
Drum Majors: Rachel Alexander, Zoe Fisher, Miro Perez, Katelyn Yee
Vista Ridge High School’s show is entitled “Vorca Rhe” and features: “Symphony No. 1” by Samuel Barber, “E.T,” by Katie Perry and “Concerto for Orchestra” by Bela Bartok.
Director: Cheryl Lee
Drum Majors: Molly Cash, Xander Greenway, Clara Hutchison
Anderson High School’s show is entitled “Bach in Gear” and features: “Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor,” “Fugue in G Minor, Ave Maria” by JS Bach and “Spring 1” by Max Richter.
Director: Ryan Johnston
Drum Majors: Areg Vartanian, Faustina Beltran, Abigail Boyles
Rouse High School’s show is entitled “Papyrus: A Crumpled Paper Fantasy” and features: “Enigma Variations” by Edgar Elgar, “Air Waltz” by Oliver Davis, “Quintet No. 2 for Winds” by David Maslanka, and “Symphony No. 8” by Anton Bruckner.
Director: Kenneth Gilbreath
Drum Majors: Payton Kahn, Sadie Lord, Harley Martin
Bastrop High School’s show is entitled “Drip” and includes music from “Enigma Variations” by Elgar, “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky, “Falling Slowly” by Hansard & Irglova, “String Quartet in F Major” by Ravel, and “Drip” by Carol Britton Chambers.
CEDAR PARK H.S.
Cedar Park, TX
Director: Kendall Stevenson, Chris Yee
Drum Majors: Olivia Cohen, Grace Aggen, Nicholas Doluisio, Brandon Grasty
Cedar Park High School’s show is entitled “Eye See” and features numerous works from the 23-year history of the Cedar Park Timberwolf Band.
ROUND ROCK H.S.
Round Rock, TX
Director: David Mobley
Drum Majors: Miles Bintz, Brindley Gable, Nick Del Pozzo, Kirti Ganesh
Round Rock High School’s show features musical selections by Dimitri Shostakovich.
VETERANS MEMORIAL H.S.
San Antonio, TX
Director: Jeremiah Brunney
Drum Majors: Gavin Rice, Ana Valdez
Veterans Memorial High School’s show is entitled “Star Struck” and features: “City of Angels,” “Too Hip to Retire,” “Quando Quando Quando” and “Woodchoppers Ball.”
Director: Thomas Turpin
Drum Majors: Atalie Farnsworth, Julia Fang, Katie Forshay, Cici Kelley, Annie Kim
Westwood High School’s show is entitled “Human Again” and features “Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila” by Glinka.
CLAUDIA TAYLOR JOHNSON H.S.
San Antonio, TX
Director: Jarrett Lipman
Drum Majors: Aidan Souder, Kaitlyn Hawkins, Matthew Blackwell, A.R. Garnica, Katie Rheney, Hailey Hickerson
Claudia Taylor Johnson high school’s show is entitled: “Opposites Attract” and featuring music by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, Ben Folds, Billy Joel, Elton John, and original music by Carol Brittin Chambers, Jordan Stern, and Kris Hartman.
JAMES BOWIE H.S.
Director: Garth Gundersen
Drum Majors: Preston Hatem, Ben Thollander
James Bowie High School’s show “Intersection 34” and features music by Ohann Sebastian Bach, Aaron Perrine, Scott Boerman, and Danny Elfman.
Director: Mike Howard
Drum Majors: Forrest Broe, Yuni Lee, Larson Roberts, Brooke Stewart
Vandegrift High School’s show is entitled “Juliet Letters,” and features: “Kissing You” by Des’ree, “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri and “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture” by Tchaikovsky.
|Chief Judge||Richard Saucedo|
|Music Performance Individual||Chester Phillips||Caleb Rothe|
|Music Performance Ensemble||Richard Saucedo||Jay Kennedy|
|Music General Effect||Jay Kennedy||Richard Saucedo|
|Music General Effect||Caleb Rothe||David Starnes|
|Visual Performance Individual||Austin Greene||Jeff Young|
|Visual Performance Ensemble||Debbie Torchia||Austin Greene|
|Visual General Effect||Jeff Young||Debbie Torchia|
First and foremost, Bands of America Championship are educational events. Learn how the performances are evaluated and scored, and what the judges are looking for.
Bands receive recorded evaluation and scoresheets from each judge. The emphasis is on the input the judge offers to the band’s program. It is the position of Bands of America that music is the more important aspect of the performance, with marching as the presentation and visual enhancement of the program. Likewise, greater emphasis is placed on general effect than on fine-line perfection of the performance. The weight of the numbers places 60% of the value on music and 40% on visual, as well as 60% on general effect and 40% on performance. Each judge is assigned a specific area on which he or she focuses: ensemble and general effect judges are located at a vantage point from above (e.g., press box), and individual performance judges are located on the field.
You can see more information on the judging and score breakdown here.
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