Alabama Regional – Digital Program Book

Bands of America
Alabama Regional Championship
presented by Yamaha

Saturday, October 16, 2021
Jacksonville, AL
Burgess-Snow Field, Jacksonville State University 

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

9:15 a.m. –  Stadium Gates Open
9:45 a.m. – Preliminary Competition Begins

4:45 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Ends
Exhibition: Jacksonville State University
5:00 p.m.  – Presentation of Class Awards and Announcement of Finalists
Stadium Cleared for Finals Preparation

Finals Schedule

6:30 p.m. – Stadium Gates Open

7:30 p.m. – Sparkman H.S., AL
7:45 p.m. – South Jones H.S., MS
8:00 p.m. – Nation Ford H.S., SC
8:15 p.m. – DeSoto Central H.S., MS
8:30 p.m. – Hardin Valley Academy, TN
8:45 p.m. – Lambert H.S., GA
9:00 p.m. – Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
9:15 p.m. – Mill Creek H.S., GA
9:30 p.m. – Harrison H.S., GA
9:45 p.m. – Hernando H.S., MS
10:00 p.m. – Wando H.S., SC
10:15 p.m. – James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
10:45 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards


THE BANDS – PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE ORDER – Click band name to see band info
9:45 a.m. – BOONEVILLE H.S.

Booneville, MS

Director: Joshua Forsythe
Drum Majors: Maddie Grantham and Gabe Shook

Repertoire: Dream Maker, Musical selections include: “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” “Moon River” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

10:00 a.m. – NATION FORD H.S.

Fort Mill, SC

Director: Ray Linkous
Drum Majors: Will Sander and Elise Papke

Repertoire: Ascension, Feature selections from X-men III: The Last Stand by John Powell

10:15 a.m. – FORT WALTON BEACH H.S.

Fort Walton, FL

Director: Derek Fields
Drum Majors: Carolyn Jowers and Gia Marsh

Repertoire: Equilibre: ‘Find Your Balance’, Musical selections include: “Orawa,” “Celestial Nights,” “Dawn Dancing,” “Sunflower” and “1000 Airplanes on the Roof”

10:30 a.m. – EAST COWETA H.S.

Sharpsburg, GA

Director: Robert Owens
Drum Majors: Ella Hansen, Emily Merten and Ava Schneider

Show Title: American Nostalgia

10:45 a.m. – GRAYSON H.S.

Loganville, GA
Director: Johnathan Ancell
Drum Majors: Emily Schoen, Pauline Ajala, Andrew Phompatha and Joshua Aderhold

Repertoire: In Every Direction, Musical selctions include: “Urban Dances” by Richard Danielpour, “Ice Dance” by Danny Elfman and “No One to Know One” by Andy Akiho


11:45 a.m. – JAMES CLEMENS H.S.

Madison, AL
Director: Keith Anderson
Drum Majors: Conrad Burns, Aiyana Milligan and Bryan Preer

Repertoire: Like Water, Musical selections include: “Niagara Falls” by Michael Daugherty and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Paul Simon

12:00 p.m. – SOUTH JONES H.S.

Ellisville, MS
Director: Brian Joyce
Drum Majors: Cameron Tran and Braden Yarber

Repertoire: La Rosa Exotica, Musical selections include: “Michelangelo 70,” “Kiss From a Rose” and “Tango de la Roxanne”

12:15 p.m. – SALTILLO H.S.

Satillo, MS

Director: Robin Hill
Drum Major: Annsley Hill

Repertoire: Mississippi River Suite, Features the work “Mississippi River Suite” by Florence Price

12:30 p.m. – SPARKMAN H.S.

Harvest, AL

Director: David Raney
Drum Majors: Kaden Burgess, Kalea Connolly and Lauren Tillman

Repertoire: The Travelers, Musical selections include: “Erghen Diado,” “Superstition” and Caravan”

12:45 p.m. – WANDO H.S.

Mount Pleasant, SC

Directors: Bobby Lambert, Lanie Radecke and Jeff Handel
Drum Majors: Brooke Smith, Brendan Breen, Carleigh Torykian and Riley Bumgardnern Tillman

Repertoire: Cabinet of Curiosities, Musical selections include: “One Night in Bangkok,” “Butterfly” and “Sweet Dreams”

1:00 p.m. – HERNANDO H.S.

Hernando, MS
Director: Len Killough
Drum Majors: Morgan Nichols and Noel Terrell

Repertoire: The Rose that Grew From Concrete, Musical selections include: “What Dreams May Come” by Michael Kamen, “Frosti” by Bjork, “Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen” by Michael Praetorius, “The Rose” by Bette Midler and “The Fire Rises” by Hans Zimmer

1:15 p.m. – SEYMOUR H.S.

Seymour, TN
Director: Joseph Cole
Drum Majors: Sydney Flenniken, Nick Jerman and Courtney Mchan

Repertoire: From Our Darkest Hour, Musical selections include: “From A Dark Millennium,” “Symphony No 1 in One Movement” and “Escape From the Little Prince”

1:30 p.m. – DESOTO CENTRAL H.S.

South Haven, MS

Director: Dennis Cox
Drum Majors: Olivia Lechner and Adrianna Cantrell

Repertoire: Mad Whirled

1:45 p.m. – HOOVER H.S.

Hoover, AL

Director: Ryan Fitchpatrick
Drum Majors: Will Stallworth, Mia Ujueta and Dalton Dismukes

Repertoire: Climb, Features music from Frank Ticheli’s “Angels in the Architecture” and music inspired by “Stairway to Heaven” by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page

2:45 p.m. – LAMBERT H.S.

Cumming, GA

Director: Tonya Mashburn
Drum Majors: Lizzy Powell and Vivian Lassiter

Repertoire: The Passage

3:00 p.m. – MILL CREEK H.S.

Hoschton, GA

Director: Dean Patterson
Drum Majors: Hien Bui, James Dotter and John Pennebaker

Repertoire: Lotus, Musical selections include: “The Dragon Boy” by Joe Hisaishi from Spirited Away, “Symphony No. 2, Mvt. II” by Alan Hovhaness, “Symphony No. 1, Mvt. III” by Samuel Barber and “Bookmarks from Japan” by Julie Giroux

3:15 p.m. – CHATTAHOOCHEE H.S.

Johns Creek, GA

Director: Nicholas Garofalo
Drum Majors: Kadyn Lee, Benjamin Jung, Joshua Weimer and Kyle Lee

Repertoire: Welcome to the Jungle, Musical selections include: “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses, “Incantation and Dance” by John Barnes Chance and “Africa” Toto

3:30 p.m. – DOBYNS-BENNETT H.S.

Kingsport, TN

Director: Lafe Cook
Drum Majors: Grace Nelson, Bethany Triplett, Conner Hall and Ella Halliburton

Repertoire: The Promise of Living, Musical selections include: “The Blackest Crow (traditional Appalachian Melody),” “Appalachian Spring” and “The Promise of Living” by Aaron Copeland

3:45 p.m. – JAMES F. BYRNES H.S.

Spartanburg, SC

Director: Bryan Bone
Drum Majors: Megan Garner, Olivia Roehl, Dawson Bone and Morgan Durham

Repertoire: ZEPP, Features the music of Led Zeppelin


Knoxville, TN

Director: Alex Rector
Drum Majors: Nirvikta Osti and Channing Clarke

Repertoire: These Four Walls, Musical selections include: “God Only Knows,” “Shepherd’s Hey,” “Jolene,” “Settle Down,” “9 to 5” and “A Mighty Fortress”

4:15 p.m. – PELHAM H.S.

Pelham, AL

Director: Justin Ward
Drum Majors: Xavier Glaze, Jade Henderson, Madison Hercules and Austin Wallace

Repertoire: Crossroads, Musical selections include: “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Orawa” by Wojciech Kilar, “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles, “On the Road” by Post Malone and “Aurora Awakes” by John Mackey

4:30 p.m. – HARRISON H.S.

Kennesaw, GA

Director: Josh Ray
Drum Majors: Kate Kennedy and Ainsley Collier

Repertoire: Somebody to Love

Today’s Adjudicators


Prelims Finals
Chief Judge Richard Saucedo Richard Saucedo
Music Performance Individual Kyle Weirich Kyle Young
Music Performance Ensemble Clif Walker Richard Saucedo
Music General Effect Richard Saucedo Kyle Weirich
Music General Effect Kyle Young Clif Walker
Visual Performance Individual Brian Wilt Greg Llacer
Visual Performance Ensemble Marie Czapinski Brian Wilt
Visual General Effect Greg Llacer Marie Czapinski

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 Alabama Regional
Jacksonville State University Band

Exhibition Band
Jacksonville State University Band

Event Staff

Susan Smith Melissa Zetty
Beth Garey Paul Guzewicz
Parker Denson Tim Lautzenheiser
Cameron Jenkins Amber Russell
Deeann Hooper Greg Hooper
Chris Drake Nick Gonzales


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