Saturday, October 30, 2021
Johnson City, TN
Mini Dome at East Tennessee 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.
6:30 p.m. – Gates Open
7:00 p.m. – National Anthem
7:30 p.m. – Ardrey Kell H.S., NC
7:45 p.m. – Mooresville H.S., NC
8:00 p.m. – Siegel H.S., TN
8:15 p.m. – Hardin Valley Academy, TN
8:30 p.m. – Bassett H.S., VA
8:45 p.m. – Boiling Springs H.S., SC
9:00 p.m. – Seymour H.S., TN
9:15 p.m. – James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
9:30 p.m. – Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
9:45 p.m. – Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
10:00 p.m. – Lakeside H.S., GA
10:15 p.m. – Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
10:30 p.m. – Class A Champion Exhibition: Signal Mountain H.S., TN
Finals Awards Presentation
Prelims Schedule of the Day
10:45 a.m. – Stadium Gates Open
11:15 a.m. – Preliminary Competition Begins
4:15 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Ends
Exhibition: East Tennessee State University
4:30 p.m. – Presentation of Class Awards and Announcement of Finalists
Stadium Cleared for Finals Preparation
BOILING SPRINGS H.S.
Boiling Springs, SC
Director: Bobby Cotter
Drum Majors: Gabbie Miller, Parker Gilbert and Dawson Sellars
Repertoire: MetalAria, Musical selections include: “Symphony No. 1 and 2” by Samuel Barber, “Ironman” by Black Sabbath, “Benedictus” by Karl Jenkins, “Stained Glass” by David Gillingham and “Angels in the Architecture” by Frank Ticheli.
Director: David Aydelott
Drum Majors: Sam McGill, Chelsea Rife, Jack Lane and Chelsea Liu
Repertoire: Full Circle, Musical selections include: “Dreammaker” by Thomas Bergersen, “Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 23” by John Knowles Paine, “Journey of Man” by Benoit Jutras and “El Dorado” by Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix
Director: Cecilia Clark
Drum Majors: Abby Green and Karla Chao
Repertoire: A New Day, Musical selctions include: “Feeling Good,” “Rise Up,” “Infinite Hope” and “Happily Ever After”
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
Directors: Adam Scheuch
Drum Majors: Sydney Fulcher, Brenna Curtis, Tanya Warren and Ethan Hunt
Repertoire: 1000 Paper Airplanes, Musical selections include: “Any Other Name” by Thomas Newman, “1000 Airplanes on the Roof” by Phillip Glass, “Letting Go” by Michael Giacchino, “To Tame the Perilous Skies” by David Holsinger
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN H.S.
Director: Drew Buckner
Drum Majors: Emma Wu, Claire Biddle and Ashlyn McElhinney-Hommel
Repertoire: Crossing Signal, Features original music by Frank Sullivan
Director: Trey Harris
Drum Major: Anne-Catherine Harris
Repertoire: Just Before Midnight…, Musical selections include: “Writing’s On The Wall” by Samuel Smith, “160 BPM” by Hans Zimmer and “Rogue” by Carol Britten Chambers
Director: Joshua Stevenson
Drum Majors: Brianna Bernhardt, Kaitlyn Bright and Julianna Harriman
Repertoire: What Goes Up, Musical selections include: Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven, “Fly to Paradise” by Eric Whitacre and “Defying Gravity” from Wicked
ARDREY KELL H.S.
Director: Chris Tkacik
Drum Majors: Sammie Sileo, Marissa Harper and Makayla Myers
Repertoire: buZZZZZZ!, Musical selections include: “Aura,” “Honex,” and “Bees to the Rescue” from Bee Movie, “Truman Sets Sail” from The Truman Show and “Flight of the Bumblebee”
Directors: Jared Best and Jonathan Witmer
Drum Majors: Aaron Thompson, Nova Cole, Aidan Eclave and Leana Elwahidi
Repertoire: Dracula, Musical selections include: “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” by J.S. Bach, “Night on Bald Mountain” by Modest Mussorgsky and “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
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
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”
TARPON SPRINGS H.S.
Tarpon Springs, FL
Directors: Kevin Ford, Adrian Caswell and Oliver DeLotto
Drum Majors: Ethan Abercrombie and Carleena Deforges
Repertoire: OZ 21, Musical selections are inspired by composers Sergi Prokoviev, John Mackey, Frank Sullivan, The Beatles, Harold Arlen, and Coldplay
WEST RIDGE H.S.
Director: Heath Hopper
Drum Majors: Austin Shuler, Austin Casasola and Marina Hite
Repertoire: The Journey, Musical selections include: “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky and original music by Andrew Markworth
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”
KENNESAW MOUNTAIN H.S.
Director: Michael Huebner
Drum Majors: Calvin Boothe, Christy Dao and Gabi Salinas
Repertoire: Where The Heart Is, Musical selections include: “Symphony No. 2 – Movement III” by Apollo, “Unleashed” by Frank Ticheli, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” by J.S. Bach, “Bring Him Home” byClaude-Michel Schönberg, “Aurora Awakes” by John Mackey, “Vitae Aeternum” by Paul Lovatt Cooper and “Going Home” by Various
|Chief Judge||Richard Saucedo||Richard Saucedo|
|Music Performance Individual||Steve Bentley||Clif Walker|
|Music Performance Ensemble||Levi Chavis||David Vandewalker|
|Music General Effect||David Vandewalker||Steve Bentley|
|Music General Effect||Clif Walker||Levi Chavis|
|Visual Performance Individual||Jackie Gilley||Tony Cimino|
|Visual Performance Ensemble||Tony Cimino||Juno Orefice|
|Visual General Effect||Juno Orefice||Jackie Gilley|
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 East Tennesee Regional
East Tennessee State University Band
East Tennessee State University Band
|Conlon Griesmer||Kim Scholomer|
|Sue Guindon||Paul Guzewicz|
|Parker Denson||Cameron Jenkins|
|Bill Prout||Bailey Peycha|
|Condrad Moore||Greg Hooper|
|Chris Drake||Chris Ellis|
|DeeAnn Hooper||Nick Gonzales|
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