Saturday, September 18, 2021
Veterans Memorial Stadium
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 Update for this Evening: To provide all of the bands in the BOA South Texas Regional Championship the opportunity to perform, we will resume preliminary performances at 7:30 p.m. Prelims were suspended earlier to ensure the safety of the student performers, due to the impact of high temperatures. See the full announcement with more details here.
7:00 p.m. Gates Open for Remaining Performances
7:30 p.m. – McAllen Memorial H.S., TX
7:45 p.m. – Del Rio H.S., TX
8:00 p.m. – Louis D. Brandeis H.S., TX
8:15 p.m. – Roma H.S., TX
8:30 p.m. – Hidalgo Early College H.S., TX
8:45 p.m. – McAllen H.S., TX
9:00 p.m. – Economedes H.S., TX
9:15 p.m. – John B. Alexander H.S., TX
9:30 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Ends
9:45 p.m. – Presentation of Awards
8:30 a.m. – Box Office Open
9:00 a.m – Stadium Gates Open
9:45 a.m. – Preliminary Competition Begin
4:15 p.m. – Preliminary Competition 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. – Finals Competition Conclude
Class Champion Exhibition Performance (Tentative)
10:45 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards
GLADYS PORTER EARLY COLLEGE H.S.
Director: Oscar Onofre
Drum Majors: Yazmin Cepeda, Irma De Leon, Julia Valadez
The Gladys Porter Early College High School’s show is entitled “Glass Pieces” and features the following music selections: “Instinctive Travels” by Michael Markowski, “Fantasia On a Theme by Thomas Tallis” by Vaughan Williams, and “Cycle Song” by Imogen Heap.
Director: Maria Coronado
Drum Majors: Ben Jaso, Destiny Garcia
Harlingen High School’s show is entitled “Spring Awakening” and features music by Igor Stravinsky including “The Rite of Spring.”
RIO GRANDE CITY H.S.
Rio Grand City, TX
Director: Eric Garza
Drum Majors: Victoria Villarreal, Kimberly Garza, Sergio Sepulveda
Rio Grande High School’s show is entitled “Moments” and features the following selections: “Chasing Sunlight”, “Cyclone”, “Radiant Joy”, and “Horizons”.
ROBERT VELA H.S.
Director: Daniel Carrera
Drum Majors: Leila Elizondo, Joseph Navarro
Robert Vela High School’s show is entitled “Juxtacomposed” and features music by: Ravel, Paganini, Beethoven, and more.
Director: Arnold Salinas
Drum Majors: Patty Torres, Audrey Guzman
Pioneer High School’s show is entitled “Mythos” and features music by Richard Strauss, John Mackey, Pietro Mascagni and Dimitri Shostakovich.
MCALLEN NIKKI ROWE H.S.
Director: Roberto Garza
Drum Majors: Dayana Rodriguez, Ali Mora, Ariel Ortiz
McAllen Nikki Rowe High School’s show is entitled “Conspiracy Theory.”
Director: Justin Smith
Drum Majors: Austin Novosad, Sydney Harbers, Ben Crowley
Georgetown High School’s show is entitled “Watts Current” and features the following musical selections: “Niagara Falls” by Daugherty, “Adagio for Tron” by Daft Punk, “Telephone” by Lady Gaga and “High Wire” by John Mackey.
Director: Branden Hill
Drum Majors: Chase Cano, Sara Sloan, Silas Snailum, Kamryn Moore
Weiss High School’s show is entitled “The Age of Opulence” and features music by Glinka, Madonna, Sia and original music by Drew Shanefield and Andrew Markworth.
Director: William Redd
Drum Majors: Lisa Barrington, Diya Dellecase, Abigail Isley, Claire Rodriguez
Grapevine High School’s show is entitled “Transcend” and features the following musical selections: “Contact” by Alan Silvestri, “Instinctive Travels” by Michael Markowski, “Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)” by Ola Gjeilo and “Fly to Paradise” by Eric Whitacre.
SANTA ROSA H.S.
Santa Rosa, TX
Director: Troy Laznovsky
Drum Majors: Gabriela Olivarez, Ava Perez
Santa Rosa High School’s show is entitled “Humanity” and features music by: Mozart, Ravel and Tchaikovsky.
VALLEY VIEW H.S.
Director: Pedro Garza
Drum Majors: Katherine Arredondo, Janeena Villarreal
Valley View High School’s show is entitled “The Reawakening” and includes the following movements: One. Appalachian Apring, Two. St. Michael the Archangel and Three. Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Director: John Mallon
Drum Majors: Santiago Garcia, Cinthia Dominguez, Caleb Kim
United High School’s show is entitled “Vincent” and features music by: Satie, Berlioz, Debussy, Groban and Shostakovich.
HARLINGEN SOUTH H.S.
Director: Rogelio Barajas
Drum Majors:David Soto, Jacqueline Davis
Harlingen High School’s show is entitled “Lotus” and features music selection “Four Seasons ReMixed: Spring, Head Rush, and Rest”.
MCALLEN MEMORIAL H.S.
Director: Angel Martinez
Drum Majors: Vania Flores, Joseph Garza, Kassandra Gonzalez
McAllen Memorial High School’s show title is “Neon Dreams”.
DEL RIO H.S.
Del Rio, TX
Director: Ricardo Rios and Aldo Morales
Drum Majors: Cristina Fernandez, Roselyn Sanchez, Marion Moynihan
Del Rio High School’s show is entitled “El Dia de los Muertos.”
LOUIS D. BRANDEIS H.S.
San Antonio, TX
Director: Daniel Asgari
Drum Majors: Emma Aune, Luke Filyk, Nicolas Offreda
Louis D. Brandeis High School’s show is entitled Triangulum and features the following musical selection “The New Moon in the Old Moon’s Arms” by Michael Kaman.
Director: Dena Laurel
Drum Majors: Joanna Garcia, Mitzy Victoria Hernandez
Roma High School’s show is entitled “Inner Compass” and features music by: Hans Zimmer, Michael Kamen and Samuel Barber.
HIDALGO EARLY COLLEGE H.S.
Director: Jorge Lozano
Drum Majors: Jorge Vanegas
Hidalgo Early College High School’s show features musical selections taken from Swan Lake Act 1 and 2.
Director: Jason Dunn
Drum Majors: Maggie Cepeda, Robyn Henry, Katherine Mascorro
McAllen High School’s show is entitled “The Dark Side of the Sun” and features the following musical selections: “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath, “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden and “Shadow Rituals” by Mark Markowski.
Director: Tomas Pena, Jr.
Drum Majors: Jordan Saldana, Hector Martinez, Jose Teran
Economedes High School’s show is entitled “One Thousand and One Nights” and includes the following movements: One. Heat of the Day by Metheny, Two. Adagio (from “Spartacus”) by Khachturian and Three. Scheherazade/Arabian dances by Rimsky-Korsakov and Balmages.
JOHN B. ALEXANDER H.S.
Director: Joshua Martinez
Drum Majors: Sahyly Anaya, Angela Liu, Roel Sauceda
John B. Alexander High School’s show is entitled “Are We Alone?”
Learn more about the judges here.
|Chief Judge||Richard Saucedo|
|Music Performance Individual||Marty Griffin||Dave Carbone|
|Music Performance Ensemble||Richard Saucedo||Joe Allison|
|Music General Effect||Dave Carbone||Marty Griffin|
|Music General Effect||Joe Allison||Richard Saucedo|
|Visual Performance Individual||Chris Moss||Randy Nelson|
|Visual Performance Ensemble||Mike Anderson||Chris Moss|
|Visual General Effect||Randy Nelson||Mike Anderson|
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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Debra Loya – Director of Fine Arts at McAllen ISD
Jason Dunn – Band Director at McAllen High School
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