Saturday, September 25, 2021
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
11:00 a.m. – Stadium Gates Open
11:30 a.m. – Preliminary Competition Begin
4:00 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Concludes
Exhibition – Austin Peay State University
4:15 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
7:30 p.m. – Paragould H.S., AR
7:45 p.m. – Edwardsville H.S., IL
8:00 p.m. – Central Hardin H.S., KY
8:15 p.m. – Arlington H.S., TN
8:30 p.m. – Collierville H.S., TN
8:45 p.m. – Bartlett H.S., TN
9:00 p.m. – Lincoln-Way Community H.S., IL
9:15 p.m. – Castle H.S., IN
9:30 p.m. – Hoover H.S., AL
9:45 p.m. – Franklin H.S., TN
10:00 p.m. – DeSoto Central H.S., MS
10:15 p.m. – North Hardin H.S., KY
10:30 p.m. – Class A Champion Exhibition: Union City H.S., TN
10:45 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards
Director: Tim Simpson
Drum Majors: Trenton Bueller, Sydney Clark, Tommy Ducey, Steven Friloux
Arlington High School’s show is entitled “From Darkness” and features” “A Dark Millenium” by Joseph Schwantner, “Escape (from ‘The Little Prince) by Hans Zimmer, and “Symphony No. 1” by Samuel Barber.
Director: Ryan Lipscomb
Drum Majors: Lilli Armstrong, Jaden Hernandez, Damon Lamar
Edwardsville High School’s show is entitled “Carnival Mystique” and features: “Pink Elephants on Parade,” “Pee-Wee’s Breakfast Machine,” “Send in the Clowns” and “Circus.”
FRED J. PAGE H.S.
Director: Taylor Kollmeier
Drum Majors: Annabel Robbins, Will Hudson
Fred J. Page High School’s show is entitled “Genesis” and features music by: “Africa: Ceremony, Song, and Ritual” by Robert W. Smith, “Journey of Man” by Rene Dupere, “Baba Yetu” by Christopher Tin and “Africa” by Toto.
LINCOLN-WAY COMMUNITY H.S.
New Lenox, IL
Directors: Justin Barnish, Chris Mroczek, Cary Ruklic, Dr. Bert Johnson
Drum Majors: Justin Eckert, Heidi Knispel, Nicole Keating, Maria Rehm, Maddie Clark
Lincoln-Way Community High School’s show is entitled “Metamorphosis” and features: “Bright Blue Music” by Michael Torke and “Aurora Awakes” by John Mackey.
UNION CITY H.S.
Union City, TN
Director: James Deem
Drum Majors: Alex Del-Castillo, Aliyah Ward
Union City High School’s show “The Pulse After Dark” and features music by: Daft Punk, David Guetta, Gabriel Faure and Lady Gaga.
Director: Trevor Rundell
Drum Majors: Molly Young, Daleigh Brandon, Pearce Davis
Bartlett High School’s show is entitled “In Focus” and features: “Focus” by H.E.R., “City Life” by Steve Reich, “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap, “Rippling Watercolors” by Brian Balmages, “Zomby Woof” by Frank Zappa and original music by Trevor Rundell and Jeremy Smith.
CENTRAL HARDIN H.S.
Director: Trevor Ervin
Drum Majors: Graham West, Lily Guillaume, Shiloh Dunaway
Central Hardin High School’s show is entitled “Change Me Now” and features music by “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi, “Recomposed” by Max Richter, “Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi and “Why Try to Change Me Now” by Frank Sinatra.
NORTH HARDIN H.S.
Director: Brian Froedge
Drum Majors: Esha Patel, Hannah Wagner, Mckenzie Perkins
North Hardin High School’s show is entitled “Dare to Dream” and features music by: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, David Maslanka, Joe Darion, Mitch Leigh, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Ben Lee, and Cole Williams.
Director: Thomas Richardson
Drum Majors: Christian Carroll, Anna Lim, Rose Capooth, Ryan Finn
Collierville High School’s show is “Saku” and features: “Call of the Mountain,” “River of Tears and Joy” by Jospeh Curiale.
GRAYSON COUNTY H.S.
Directors: Aaron Bell, Ashley Bell
Drum Majors: Kylie Brown, Shaylee Baxter
Grayson County High School’s show is entitled “Constricted” and features: “Kaa’s Lair” (from ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’) by Nitin Sawhney, “Sensemaya” by Sylvestre Rivueltas and “Breathe” by the Artists of Verona.
Director: Jacob Campos
Drum Majors: Kayla Stephens, Finn Schaefer, Katrina Finch, Noah Sacdalan
Franklin High School’s show is entitled “Lucy” and features music by: Eliot Daniel, Harold Adamson, Michael Daugherty, Zequinha de Abreu and Julie Giroux.
Director: Ryan Fitchpatrick
Drum Majors: Will Stallworth, Mia Ujueta, Dalton Dismukes, Kathryn Baker
Hoover High School’s show is entitled “Climb” and features: “Angels in the Architecture” by Frank Ticheli and music inspired by “Stairway to Heaven” by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.
Director: Richie Williams
Drum Major: Ashton Rodrigues
Paragould High School’s show features music by Wynton Marsalis, Sam Smith and Don Davis.
DESOTO CENTRAL H.S.
South Haven, MS
Director: Dennis Cox
Drum Majors: Olivia Lechner, Adrianna Cantrell
Desoto Central High School’s show is entitled “Mad Whirled.”
Directors: Tom Dean, Ethan Wilkinson
Drum Majors: Jocie Horne, Jack Deig, Audrie Wurthwein, Andrejs Jansons
Castle High School’s show is entitle “Menlo Park” and features: “A Brief Symphony of Time” by Simon Dobson, “Menlo Park” by James David, “Concerto for Euphonium” and “Dancing Fire” by Ryan Day.
|Chief Judge||Ken Turner|
|Music Performance Individual||Dan Morrison||Brett Johnson|
|Music Performance Ensemble||Albert Lo||Joe Allison|
|Music General Effect||Joe Allison||Dan Morrison|
|Music General Effect||Brett Johnson||Albert Lo|
|Visual Performance Individual||Doug Casteen||J.R. Carlisle|
|Visual Performance Ensemble||Lee Carlson||Doug Casteen|
|Visual General Effect||J.R. Carlisle||Lee Carlson|
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 Central Tennessee Regional
Austin Peay State University High School Group
Our Band Exhibition of this Regional Championship
Austin Peay State University
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