Saturday, September 18, 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.
7:30 p.m. – Beavercreek H.S., OH
7:45 p.m. – Campbell County H.S., KY
8:00 p.m. – Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
8:15 p.m. – Woodford County H.S., KY
8:30 p.m. – Carroll H.S., IN
8:45 p.m. – Archbishop Alter H.S., OH
9:00 p.m. – Franklin Central H.S., IN
9:15 p.m. – Miamisburg H.S., OH
9:30 p.m. – Kettering Fairmont H.S., OH
9:45 p.m. – Anderson County H.S., KY
10:00 p.m. – Centerville H.S., OH
10:15 p.m. – Carmel H.S., IN
10:30 p.m. – Exhibition: University of Dayton
9:30 a.m. – Box Office Open
10:00 a.m. – Gates Open
10:30 a.m. – Preliminary Competition Begin
4:15 p.m. – Preliminary Competiton 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
7:15 p.m. – Class Champion Exhibition Performance (Tentative)
7:30 p.m. – First Performing Finalist Band
10:30 p.m. –Exhibition: University of Dayton
Class Champion Exhibition Performance (Tentative)
10:45 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards
GREENFIELD CENTRAL H.S.
Director: Chris Wing
Drum Majors: Elyse Allender, Breanica Brewer, Carson Johnson, Emily Moore
Greenfield Central High School’s show is entitled “Ramped Up” and features original music by Michael Pote, Sean Widmer, and Geoff Schoeffel.
WOODFORD COUNTY H.S.
Director: Michael Collins
Drum Majors: Sydney Dunn
Woodford County High School’s show is entitled “Undercurrents” and features: “I Am Not Yours” by Z. Randall Stroope, “Liquid” by Jay Bocook, and “The Moon is Distant From the Sea” by David N. Childs.
Director: Andy Soloman
Drum Majors: Madeline Bartlett, Amanda Seger, Natalie Rodenroth
Bellbrook High School’s show is entitled “Out of the Blue” and features: “Rhapsody In Blue” by George Gershwin, “Blue Shades” by Frank Ticheli, “Blue Rondo a la Turk” by Dave Brubeck, and “I’m Blue” by Eiffel 65.
Director: Chris Kreke
Drum Majors: Ahni Brown-Harbin, Sarah Kolp, Michael Martin, Lauren Seibert, Norah Snyder, Riley Stuelpe
Carmel High School’s show is entitled “The Expanse” and features: “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Sergei Rachmaninoff, “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss and original music by Richard Saucedo and Michael McIntosh.
Director: Matt Frost
Drum Majors: Justine Buell, Kaitlyn Crenshaw, Ethan Fauber, Amelia Leonard
Beavercreek High School’s show is entitled “The Quest – A Jumanji Story” and features musical selections “Earth II Suite” by Hans Zimmer, “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns-n-Roses, “22 (Over Soon)” by Bon Iver, “YYZ” by Rush, “Hymn to the Sun with the Beat of Mother Earth” by Satoshi Yagasawa and “Africa” by Toto.
Fort Wayne, IN
Director: Doug Hassell
Drum Majors: Rebekah Spieth, Brian Cooper, Sara Lemke, Caitlyn Newmark
Carroll High School’s show is entitled “We Rise” features: “The Reno Ho-Scherzo” and “Fire Water Paper” by Elliot Goldenthal, “Rise” by Katy Perry and “Test Drive” by John Powell.
Director: Lee Auer
Drum Majors: Rj Sands
Newark High School’s show is entitled “Journey In Time”, and features: “Time After Time,” “Time In a Bottle” and “Only Time Will Tell.”
KETTERING FAIRMONT H.S.
Director: Michael Berning
Drum Majors: Rebekah Stanaford, Alexandria Ford, Grace Ford, William Hattery
Kettering Fairmont High School’s show features: “Instinctive Travels” by Michael Markowski, “The Long and Winding Road” by Lennon and McCartney, and Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture.”
ANDERSON COUNTY H.S.
Director: Patrick Brady
Drum Majors: Coralee Ritchie
Anderson County High School’s show features: “The Angel” by Alexandre Desplat, “Primavera” by Ludovico Einaudi, “Primacy of Number” by Philip Glass, “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper and “View from Olympus No. 2, to Yelasto Paidi” by John Psathas.
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF LOUISVILLE H.S.
Director: Matt Wooten
Christian Academy of Louisville’s show is entitled “Lamp Unto My Feet”.
Director: Steve Aylward
Drum Majors: Molly Witzerman, Rowan Thompson, Libby Bellert, Megan Homan
Miamisburg High School’s show is entitled “Caravana” and features: “Caravan” by Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol, “Native Sense” by Chick Corea, “Emmanuel” by Michel Colombier and original music by Andrew Markworth.
Director: Sean Harris
Drum Majors: Audrey Darling, Breanna Ronning
Reeths-Puffer High School’s show features: “Hannah and Volmer” by Benjamin Walfisch, “Sensemaya” by Silvestre Reveultas, “You Mean the World to Me” by Kieron McIntosh and “Minds Without Fear” by Jennifer Imogen.
FRANKLIN CENTRAL H.S.
Director: Evan Cooper, Derek Ellinger
Drum Majors: Ricardo Fernandez Villafane, Lauren Sears, Samantha Simpson
Franklin Central High School’s show is entitled “I Am the Storm” and features “Raindrop Prelude Op. 28, No.15” by Frederic Chopin, “…and The Mountains Rising Nowhere” by Joseph Schwantner.
Director: Darren Ling, Jill Wilhelm
Drum Majors: Anthony Balfour, Carly Campbell, Alena Dorning, Alena Scott
Fairfield High School’s show is entitled “Lost in Space”.
CAMPBELL COUNTY H.S.
Director: Nick Little, Dean Marotta
Drum Majors: Sydney Dobbs, Serena Kush, Jaelyenn Kalmar
Campbell County High School’s show is entitled “Stranded” and features music by: Amin Bhatia and James Howard, including works from Carousel, Dear Evan Hansen, and the film, Signs.
ARCHBISHOP ALTER H.S.
Director: Todd Tucker
Archbishop Alter High School’s show is entitled “Feels So Good” and features: “Feels So Good,” “Land of Make Believe” and “Children of Sanchez” by Chuck Mangione.
Director: Carl Soucek
Drum Majors: Josie Eckhart
Carroll High School’s show is entitled “Swipe Off/Look Up and features music by Carl Soucek.
Director: Brandon Barrometti
Drum Majors: Grecia Garcia Rodriguez, Nevaeh Haskins, Molly Holloway, Amara Jain
Centerville High School’s show is entitled “Be Heard” and features: “When The Party’s Over” by Billie Eilish, “It’s Oh So Quiet” by Bjork and “Renewing Vows” by Wynton Marsalis.
Learn more about the judges here.
|Chief Judge||John Phillips|
|Music Performance Individual||Katie VanDoren||Bob Chreste|
|Music Performance Ensemble||Jarrett Lipman||Jodie Rhodes|
|Music General Effect||Bob Chreste||Katie VanDoren|
|Music General Effect||Jodie Rhodes||Jarrett Lipman|
|Visual Performance Individual||Tim Hudnall||John Howell|
|Visual Performance Ensemble||John Fisher||Tim Hudnall|
|Visual General Effect||John Howell||John Fisher|
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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