Saturday, October 16, 2021
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
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
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”
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
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”
EAST COWETA H.S.
Director: Robert Owens
Drum Majors: Ella Hansen, Emily Merten and Ava Schneider
Show Title: American Nostalgia
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
JAMES CLEMENS H.S.
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
SOUTH JONES H.S.
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”
Director: Robin Hill
Drum Major: Annsley Hill
Repertoire: Mississippi River Suite, Features the work “Mississippi River Suite” by Florence Price
Director: David Raney
Drum Majors: Kaden Burgess, Kalea Connolly and Lauren Tillman
Repertoire: The Travelers, Musical selections include: “Erghen Diado,” “Superstition” and Caravan”
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”
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
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”
DESOTO CENTRAL H.S.
South Haven, MS
Director: Dennis Cox
Drum Majors: Olivia Lechner and Adrianna Cantrell
Repertoire: Mad Whirled
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
Director: Tonya Mashburn
Drum Majors: Lizzy Powell and Vivian Lassiter
Repertoire: The Passage
MILL CREEK H.S.
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
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
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
JAMES F. BYRNES H.S.
Director: Bryan Bone
Drum Majors: Megan Garner, Olivia Roehl, Dawson Bone and Morgan Durham
Repertoire: ZEPP, Features the music of Led Zeppelin
HARDIN VALLEY ACADEMY H.S.
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”
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
Director: Josh Ray
Drum Majors: Kate Kennedy and Ainsley Collier
Repertoire: Somebody to Love
|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|
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 Alabama Regional
Jacksonville State University Band
Jacksonville State University Band
|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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