Event Schedule

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

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Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Information subject to change. Clarksville, TN is in the Central Time Zone. Times shown are local time for Clarksville.

Event Schedule

10:00 AM – Box Office Opens
11:00 AM – Stadium Gates Open

11:30 AM – Green Hill H.S., TN
11:45 AM – Mt. Juliet H.S, TN
12:00 PM – Ravenwood H.S., TN
12:15 PM – Oakville H.S., MO
12:30 PM – Meade County H.S., KY
12:45 PM – Bartlett H.S., TN
1:00 PM – Siegel H.S., TN
1:15 PM – Evansville Central H.S., IN
1:30 PM – Jefferson H.S., GA

1:45 PM – BREAK

2:30 PM – Murray H.S., KY
2:45 PM – Cabot H.S., AR
3:00 PM – Pulaski County H.S., KY
3:15 PM – O’Fallon Township H.S., IL
3:30 PM – DeSoto Central H.S., MS
3:45 PM – Paragould H.S., AR
4:00 PM – Anderson County H.S., KY
4:15 PM – Castle H.S., IN
4:30 PM – Exhibition: Austin Peay State University
4:45 PM – Presentation of Awards

6:30 PM – Gates Open for Finals
7:00 PM – National Anthem
7:30 PM – First Finalist Performing Band
10:30 PM – Finals Competition Ends
10:45 PM – Finale – Presentation of Awards

Prelims Schedule & About the Bands

11:30 AM – Green Hill H.S., TN

Green Hill High School 
Mt. Juliet, TN 
DIRECTORS: Tyler Umpleby and Ally Capone 
DRUM MAJOR: Lauren Knight 
REPERTOIRE: Where the Sky Has No Stars  
Musical selections include:  
Where the Sky Has No Stars by Katahj Copley 
Original Music by Zach Cheever 

11:45 AM – Mt. Juliet H.S., TN

Mt. Juliet High School 
Mount Juliet, TN 
REPERTOIRE: Rocket Man!!!!  
Musical selections include original music by Michael Miller and Jason Palmer 

12:00 PM – Ravenwood H.S., TN

Ravenwood High School 
Antioch, TN 
DIRECTOR: Chris Janowiak 
DRUM MAJORS: Bradley Bork^, Riya Koranne^, and Katelyn Green^
REPERTOIRE: Dearly Beloved  
Musical selections include:  
Funeral March – Frederick Chopin  
Hurt – Trent Reznor  
Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn  
Original Music – C.J. Barrow and Michael J. Miller 

^symbol indicates that student attended the 2022 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium

12:15 PM – Oakville H.S., MO

Oakville High School 
Saint Louis, MO 
DIRECTOR: Vance Brakefield 
DRUM MAJORS: Sienna McGilvery, Rachael Davis, and Sam Struemph 
REPERTOIRE: What’s Inside? 
Featuring music from Waitress, The Archies, Jay and the Techniques, and Def Leppard 

12:30 PM – Meade County H.S., KY

Meade County High School 
Brandenburg, KY 
DIRECTOR: Chris McGee 
DRUM MAJORS: Noah Chiari^, Lydia Pike^, and Julia Jones^
REPERTOIRE: Making Waves  
Musical selections include:  
Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens  
Liquid by Jay Bocook  
A True Passion by Lorne Balfe  
He Commands the Sea by Gregson-Williams 

^symbol indicates that student attended the 2022 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium

12:45 PM – Bartlett H.S., TN

Bartlett High School 
Bartlett, TN 
DIRECTORS: Trevor Rundell 
DRUM MAJORS: Molly Young and Daleigh Brandon 
REPERTOIRE: Winds of Change  
Musical selections include:  
Colors of the Wind by Alan Menken  
Millenium Celebration by Gavin Greenaway  
Joy by Joseph Curiale  
Gently Blows the Summer Wind by Randall Standridge  
Slalom by Carter Pann  
Original Music by Trevor Rundell and Jeremy Smith 

1:00 PM – Siegel H.S., TN

Siegel High School 
Murfreesboro, TN 
DIRECTOR: David Aydelott 
DRUM MAJORS: Jack Lane, Jax Stoehr, Madde Stephensen, and Mary Lewis 
REPERTOIRE: The Celestials  
Featuring musical selections by Oliver Davis, Thomas Bergersen, Coldplay, and David Maslanka 

1:15 PM – Evansville Central H.S., IN

Evansville Central High School 
Evansville, IN 
DIRECTOR: Jeff Heiger
DRUM MAJORS: Hannah Koontz^ and Carolyn West^
REPERTOIRE: Labyrinth  
Musical selections include: 
A Kaleidoscope of Possibilities  
Pan’s Labyrinth Lullaby  
Enigma Variations 

^symbol indicates that student attended the 2022 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium

1:30 PM – Jefferson H.S., GA

Jefferson High School 
Jefferson, GA 
DIRECTOR: Nicholas Golding 
DRUM MAJORS: Sabryna Galendez, Lanier Ashley, and John Ballman 
REPERTOIRE: Interdimensional  
Musical selections include: 
Meetings Along the Edge by Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar  
Original material by Chris Creswell 

2:30 PM – Murray H.S., KY

Murray High School 
Murray, KY 
DIRECTOR: Tim Zeiss 
DRUM MAJORS: Gil Marjadi 
REPERTOIRE: The Hunted  
Musical selections include:  
House of the Undying – Ramin Djawadi  
Davy Jones Theme Song – Hans Zimmer  
Ashes – Celine Deion  
Original Music by Matt Hightower 

2:45 PM – Cabot H.S., AR

Cabot High School 
Cabot, AR 
DIRECTOR: Rusty Hart 
DRUM MAJORS: Landyn Hammer, Braydon Waters, and Landon Carnley 
Musical selections include:  
The Moldau – Smetana  
The Pines of Rome – Respighi  
Feeling Good – Buble  
Bundle of Joy – Giacchino  
Bubbly – Caillat 

3:00 PM – Pulaski County H.S., KY

Pulaski County High School 
Somerset, KY 
DIRECTOR: Scott Sexton 
DRUM MAJORS: Katie Caudill and Brennon Gibson 
REPERTOIRE: Ghost Ship  
Musical selections include: 
Liquid by Jay Bocook  
Who Wants to Live Forever by Brian May  
Original Music by Eric Hale 

3:15 PM – O'Fallon Township H.S., IL

O’Fallon Township High School 
O’Fallon, IL 
DIRECTOR: Melissa Gustafson-Hinds 
DRUM MAJORS: Benjamin Smith, Jackson Glover, Tommy James, and Bella Budinko 
Musical selections include:  
Renaissance Dances by Carol Brittin Chambers  
Symphony No. 3 by Ludwig von Beethoven  
Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy  
Blow It Up, Start Again by Jonathan Newman  
New Era Dance by J. Aaron Kernis 

3:30 PM – DeSoto Central H.S., MS

DeSoto Central High School 
Southaven, MS 
DIRECTOR: Dennis Cox 
DRUM MAJORS: Olivia Lechner, Adriana Cantrell, and Dominique Robinson 
REPERTOIRE: The Power of Tin 
Mvt. I – Moving  
Mvt. II – Discovering  
Mvt. III – The Colors  
Mvt. IV – The Heart 

3:45 PM – Paragould H.S., AR

Paragould High School 
Paragould, AR 
DIRECTOR: Richie Williams 
DRUM MAJOR: Trinity Hayden^
Featuring musical selections by Paul Lovatt-Cooper, Florence and the Machine, and Stephen Sondheim 

^symbol indicates that student attended the 2022 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium

4:00 PM – Anderson County H.S., KY

Anderson County High School 
Lawrenceburg, KY 
DIRECTOR: Patrick Brady 
DRUM MAJOR: Nevaeh Wethington 
REPERTOIRE: Strangers  
Musical selections include:  
Mind Heist – Zack Hemsey 
Strange Humors – John Mackey 
People Are Strange – The Doors  
Strangers in The Night – Frank Sinatra 
Harmonium: III. Wild Nights – John Adams 

4:15 PM – Castle H.S., IN

Castle High School 
Newburgh, IN 
DIRECTOR(S): Ethan Wilkinson and Grant Winternheimer 
DRUM MAJOR(S): Audrie Wirthwein, Andrejs Jansons, Caden Hall, Emily Northen, and Pierce Ruppel 
Featuring the music of Stephen Melillo, Philip Glass, Ravi Shankar, Three Dog Night, Cindy McTee, Michael Martin, and Dave Glyde 

4:30 PM – EXHIBITION: Austin Peay State University

The APSU “Governors Own” Marching Band is open to students of all majors. They perform exciting and engaging shows, learned in a positive and supportive rehearsal environment. They utilize brass, woodwinds, marching drumline, front ensemble, color guard, and twirlers – all instructed by esteemed educators with College, DCI, and WGI experience. Every member of the GOMB receives scholarship funds for participating! To learn more about the program, visit or @apsugomb on social media.

4:45 PM – Presentation of Awards

Presentation of Bands of America Regional Championship Class Awards. Classification is determined by school enrollment, grades 10 through 12.

We will present recognition awards; highest achievement awards in each of four classes, and first, second, and third place in each class, followed by the announcement of the evening’s twelve 12 bands. Class Champion bands not among the top 12 scoring finalist bands are invited to perform during Finals in exhibition.


Visit the Spectator Guide for more event information.

Adjudication Panel

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.

Bob Chreste, Spring, TX – Music
Andrew Cook, Noblesville, IN – Music
Chris Dessent, Fishers, IN – Music
Glenn Fugett, San Antonio, TX – Music
Warren Rickart, Washington, DC – Visual
Robert Solomon, Los Angeles, CA – Visual
Michael Tarr, Wyandotte, MI – Visual
Susan Smith, Troy AL – Chief Judge

What are the judges 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
  • 40% on visual
  • 60% on general effect
  • 40% on performance

Each judge is assigned a specific area on which they focus: 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. 

Who can enroll in Bands of America events?
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, 2022 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. Bands are assigned to classes based on the following enrollment levels (grades 10-12):
• Class A – 600 or fewer
• Class AA – 601 -1325
• Class AAA – 1326 -1850
• Class AAAA – 1851 or more

Per our commitment to re-evaluate the classification system, classification numbers are examined and reset every three (3) years by a procedure that considers the composition of Bands of America Championship participation using three years of data. The maximum enrollment number for Class A remains constant, while the enrollment levels for Classes AA, AAA, and AAAA are adjusted to levels (for the next three years) that would have established equal, cumulative numbers of participants in each class over the prior three (3) years. The current classification is set to begin with the Fall 2022 season, and the next reclassification will occur effective Fall 2025. For purposes of determining enrollment, your principal must certify enrollment and consider all those students in the grades 10-12 population as reported on fall State and/or FTE funding reports.

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, to eliminate expectations of a band’s performance based on class, including those of the judges.

How are finalist bands selected?
The top 12 scoring bands, regardless of class, are invited to compete in the evening’s Regional Finals. For Indianapolis and St. Louis Super Regionals, the top 14 scoring bands, regardless of class, will advance to Finals. For the San Antonio Super Regional, 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.

Is electronic recording allowed in the stadium?
No video or audio recording is permitted in the stadium without the express written permission of Music for All, in advance of the event.

Camera Policy:
Any still camera (making film or digital still pictures) is allowed into and may be used from the spectator seating area of any venue, as long as it does not interfere with or disrupt the viewing experience of any other spectator. Family, friends, and fans may take still photos of BOA events for personal use only. The images may not be sold or otherwise distributed without the written permission of Music for All. Cameras (of any kind) may not be used on the field. People with field passes or name badges must go into the stands to take digital or film pictures. Tripods or other similar equipment that obstruct the view or path of travel of others in seating areas are not allowed.

Clear Bag Policy
Music for All encourages spectators to not bring bags into venues. Only clear bags and emergency bags will be permitted. Bag policies are effective to expedite entry into venues and provide additional safety. Spectators will be allowed to bring items such as cameras, provided they are not in cases that would violate the bag policy at that venue.


Sept. 17 – 4:30 PM

Austin Peay State University


Thank you to West Creek High School Band for serving as host of today’s championship. West Creek High School Band volunteers are making today’s event happen!


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Muncie, IN


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