Iowa Regional – Digital Program Book

Bands of America
Iowa Regional Championship
presented by Yamaha

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Cedar Falls, IA
UNI Dome at University of Northern Iowa

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

11:30 a.m. –  Stadium Gates Open
12:00 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Begin

4:00 p.m.  –Preliminary Competition Ends
Exhibition: University of Northern Iowa
4:15 p.m.  – Presentation of Class Awards and Announcement of Finalists
Stadium Cleared for Finals Preparation

Finals Schedule
6:00 p.m. – Gates Open for Finals
6:30 p.m. – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome

7:00 p.m. – Millard South H.S., NE
7:15 p.m. – Millard North H.S., NE
7:30 p.m. – Davenport Central H.S., IA
7:45 p.m. – Ottumwa H.S., IA
8:00 p.m. – Northwest H.S., IA
8:15 p.m. – Cedar Rapids Prairie H.S., IA
8:30 p.m. – Grain Valley H.S., MO
8:45 p.m. – Papillion-La Vista South H.S., NE
9:00 p.m. – Bellevue West H.S., NE
9:15 p.m. – Morton H.S., IL
9:30 p.m. – Camdenton H.S., MO
9:45 p.m. – Prospect H.S., IL

NOTE: Independence H.S., IA is unable to return for Finals tonight.

Finals Competition Concludes
Finale – Presentation of Awards


THE BANDS – PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE ORDER – Click band name to see band info
12:00 p.m. – NORTHWEST H.S.

Waukee, IA

Director: Chris Strohmaier
Drum Majors: Adam Baskin, Olivia Carpenter and Jennifer Robeson

Repertoire: To Plant a Garden, Features “Feeling Good” by Anthony Newley and music from Candide by Leonard Bernstein


Cedar Rapids, IA

Directors: Deron Jimmerson and Joshua Hahn
Drum Majors: Eli Copeland, Nina Reyes and Lydia Welch

Repertoire: Star-Crossed, Musical selections include: “Canon in D,” “Bad Romance,” “Fix You,” “Rewrite the Stars” and “Romeo & Juliet”


Papillion, NE

Director: Joe Homan
Drum Majors: Red Wilhelm, Marcus Gentillon and Molly Tolman

Repertoire: All Aboard!, Musical selections include: “Ghost Train” by Eric Whitacre, “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad Going the Distance” by Alen Menken & Davis Zippel and “Ride” by Samuel R. Hazo

12:45 p.m. – MILLARD NORTH H.S.

Omaha, NE

Director: Ryan Placek
Drum Majors: Ella Hansen, Emily Merten and Ava Schneider

Repertoire: Periodically, Musical selections include: “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, “The Moldau” by Bedrich Smetana, “Liberian Girl” by Michael Jackson and “Kingfishers Catch Fire” by John Mackey

1:00 p.m. – CAMDENTON H.S.

Camdenton, MO
Director: Dominic Zanaboni
Drum Majors: Zachary Hunter and Curtis Nicklas

Repertoire: It Is, Features music from Benjamin Wallfisch’s soundtrack to the movie IT, Hanz Zimmer’s soundtrack to the movie Hannibal, “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera, “Baron Von Finkenstein” Joe Blankenburg and “The Waltz movement” from Masquerade Suite by Aram Khachaturian



Davenport, IA
Director: Alexander Wilga
Drum Majors: Danielle Frahm, Peter McDonlad, Alex Dynes and Sadaja Dalrymple

Repertoire: Snow, Musical selections include: “Carol of the Bells” by Mykola Leontovych, “Trepak” from the Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and “The Hymn of Acxiom” by Vienna Teng


1:30 p.m. – BELLEVUE WEST H.S.

Bellevue, NE
Directors: Marques Eckhoff and Jason Pentico
Drum Major: Tyler Jenkins

Repertoire: Alter Ego, Musical selections include: “Medea’s Dance of Vengeance” by Samual Barber, “Here Comes the Sun” by George Harrison and “Wild Nights” by John Adams

2:30 p.m. – OTTUMWA H.S.

Ottumwa, IA

Director: Troy Gerleman
Drum Majors: Arin McMullin and Cailyn Burgess

Repertoire: Pandora’s Bach(s), Features the music of J.S. Bach

2:45 p.m. – PROSPECT H.S.

Mt. Prospect, IL

Director: Chris Barnum
Drum Majors: Emily Depaz, Anika Knipple and Ila Zala

Repertoire: SMILE, Musical selections include: “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin, “Festive Overture” by Dimitri Shostakovich and “Requiem” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3:00 p.m. – MILLARD SOUTH H.S.

Omaha, NE
Director: Darren Myers
Drum Majors: Jayden Smith, Travis Cloyd, James Benson and Luke Myers

Repertoire: I See the World, Features an original compositions by Mr. Jeff Chambers

3:15 p.m. – MORTON H.S.

Morton, IL
Director: Tim Gray
Drum Majors: Caroline Potts, Alison Milby, Nathan Manthey and Kurt Zwetz

Repertoire: Hallelujah, Musical selections include: “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen, “Savannah River Holiday” by Ron Nelson, “Symphonie Fantastique Mvmt. 2, Only Light” by Aaron Perrine, “Symphony #10 Mvmt. 4” by Shostakovich and the “Hallelujah Chorus” by Handel

3:30 p.m. – INDEPENDENCE H.S.

Independence, IA

Director: Joel Knipe
Drum Majors: Lauren Hamilton and Kaleb Penner

Repertoire: Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Musical selections include: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears, “Marriage of Figaro Overture” by Mozart, “Royals” by Lorde and “Totentanz” by Liszt

3:45 p.m. – GRAIN VALLEY H.S.

Grain Valley, MO

Director: Travis Barzee
Drum Majors: Jack Temples, Aneysha Molina and Emmalee Lockwood

Repertoire: Chances Are, Musical selections include: “Elegy,” “Symphony Number 2,” “As One Listens to the Rain,” “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Introducing Flint”

Today’s Adjudicators


Prelims Finals
Chief Judge Dale Warren Dale Warren
Music Performance Individual Jager Loyde Evan VanDoren
Music Performance Ensemble Dale Warren Jodie Rhodes
Music General Effect Jodie Rhodes Jager Loyde
Music General Effect Evan VanDoren Dale Warren
Visual Performance Individual Kris Quaale Chad Quamme
Visual Performance Ensemble Chad Quamme Greg Llacer
Visual General Effect Greg Llacer Kris Quaale

What are the Judges Looking For?

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.

Thank you!

Our Host for the Iowa Regional
University of Northern Iowa

Exhibition Band
University of Northern Iowa

Event Staff

TC McConnel Nathan Burt
Christian Howes Chris Ellis
Stephanie Bates Chris Drake
Alex Quintero Andrew Geysons
Bill Prout Becca Geysons
Ayatey Shabazz


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