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
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
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 PRAIRIE H.S.
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-LA VISTA SOUTH
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
MILLARD NORTH H.S.
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
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 CENTRAL H.S.
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
BELLEVUE WEST H.S.
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
Director: Troy Gerleman
Drum Majors: Arin McMullin and Cailyn Burgess
Repertoire: Pandora’s Bach(s), Features the music of J.S. Bach
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
MILLARD SOUTH H.S.
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
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
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
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”
|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|
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.
Our Host for the Iowa Regional
University of Northern Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
|TC McConnel||Nathan Burt|
|Christian Howes||Chris Ellis|
|Stephanie Bates||Chris Drake|
|Alex Quintero||Andrew Geysons|
|Bill Prout||Becca Geysons|
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