Saturday, September 25, 2021
Woodforest Bank 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.
8:30 a.m. – Stadium Gates Open
9:00 a.m. – Preliminary Competition Begin
4:45 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Conclude
~5:00 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
7:30 p.m. – First Performing Finalist Band
10:30 p.m. – Finals Competition Conclude
10:45 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards
OAK RIDGE H.S.
Director: Jerriald Dillard
Drum Majors: Jennifer Flores, Aldo Villanueva, Peyton Tabor, Maia Stern
Oak Ridge High School’s show is entitled “Tis the Season” and features: “Dashing Through the Snow,” “The Christmas Song,” “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” “Greensleeves” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”
GRAND OAKS H.S.
Director: Michael Flake
Drum Majors: Andrew Tran, Emma Butler, Haley Brown, Kylie Burke
Grand Oaks High School’s show is entitled “Prismatic” and features “Ares and Athena” from “El Olympio De Los Dioses” by Oscar Navarro, “Fly to Paradise” by Eric Whitacre and “Praise Ye From Belshazzar’s Feast” by William Walton.
Director: Kenneth Brown
Drum Majors: Aurora Devlin, Katelyn Nguyen, Vinh Pham, Ryan Secrest, Jamie Yanga
Pearland High School’s show is entitled “Marionette Madness” and features “La Valse de Amili” by Teirsen, “Lieutenant Keygee” by Prokofiev, “Petrushka” by Stravinski, “Little Wooden Head” by Harline, “Chorale in A Minor” by Franck and “Scythian Suite Mvt I” by Prokofiev.
BRIDGE CITY H.S.
Bridge City, TX
Director: Tami Goss
Drum Majors: Bre Landry, Emmey Hutson, Ryker Berry, Mason Pruett
Bridge City High School’s show is entitled “Misaligned” and features: Music from “Waking Up,” end credits from “Coraline,” “Between the Lines,” “Adagio and Fugue for Strings in C Minor” and “Synesthesia Suite: Hada Iro.”
COLLEGE PARK H.S.
The Woodlands, TX
Director: Jeffrey Gorring
Drum Majors: Joseph Estraca, Ira Kadam, Mahi Patel, Madelyn Wagner
College Park High School’s show is entitled “Under Pressure” and features music by: Sergei Prokofiev, U2 and Carter Pann.
Director: John Nelson
Drum Majors: Trina Goetz, Catherine Sabotta, JJ Song, Ethan To
Cy-fair High School’s show is entitled “Liquid.”
Director: Shawn McAnear
Drum Majors: Maggie Chvatal, Bailey Hughes, Grant Johnson, Danny Patino
Bridgeland High School’s show is entitled “Project No. 5,” and features: “Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky, “Carless Whisper” by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley and original music by Aaron Guidry.
KLEIN OAK H.S.
Director: Todd Clearwater
Drum Majors: Jack Gryder, Kailyn Nonhof, Nathan Cole, Ian Picar
Bridge City High School’s show is entitled “Are You Out There” and features: “Saturn” by Ryan O‚Neal, “Interstellar Piano Suite” by Mark Fowler, “Lux Arumque” by Eric Whitacre, “Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter” from the Planets by Gustav Holst, “Fly Me to the Moon” by Bart Howard and original material by Richard Saucedo and Max Mullinix.
Director: Jimmy Nowell
Drum Majors: Zoe Barnhart, Brandon Kusaj, Jesus Garcia
Porter High School’s show is entitled “Cloudscapes” and features: “Cloudburst” by Eric Whitacre, “Windsprints” by Richard Saucedo, “Sheltered Sky” by John Mackey and “Bright Blue Music” by Michael Torke.
Director: Greg Redner
Drum Majors: Kalaya Lieu, Molly Okwo, Jonathan Arredondo
Paetow High School’s show is entitled “Together” and features: “Come Together,” “Swan Lake,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Canon in D, 1812 Overture.”
Director: Robert Medina
Drum Majors: Victoria Kowalczyk, Katelyn Kuehn, Connor Horacek
Magnolia High School’s show is entitled “Finding Home” and features: “Fur Elise,” “Symphony No. 5,” “Symphony No. 9,” “Moonlight Sonata,” “Rondo A Capriccio” by Ludwig Van Beethoven, “Home Sweet Home” by Mötley Crüe and “Flight” by Aaron Guidry.
CYPRESS WOODS H.S.
Director: Tom Harrington
Drum Majors: Micah Bronaugh, Grace Fenstad, Claire Hodges, Ryan Vos, Ben Belcher
Cypress Woods High School’s show is entitled “Seraphim” and features: “The Requiems” by Wolfgang Mozart and Giuseppi Verdi and “Gabriel’s Oboe” by Morricone.
Director: Aaron Brown
Drum Majors: Brayden Bland, Benjamin Cummings, Natalia Monroy, Emma Balsamo
Dawson High School’s show is entitled “Acceleration Z” and features: “Flying Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade Rescript I,” “Battle at Tuileries,” “Baba to Hut” and “Passing Through the Great Gate.”
KELLER CENTRAL H.S.
Fort Worth, TX
Director Kevin McNulty
Drum Majors Olivia Devault, Isabella Kricensky, Garrett Olson, Dreux Larsen
Repertoire: The Nature of Time, Musical selections include: “Clocks” by Coldplay, “Time” by Pink Floyd, “Time After Time” Cyndi Lauper and The Cambridge Chimes and original music by Aaron Guidry
THE WOODLANDS H.S.
The Woodlands, TX
Director: Joni Perez
Drum Majors: Alexis Debeaudry, Allie Flynn, Karl Schroeder, Kaitlyn Maresca, Jess Smith
The Woodlands High School’s show is entitled “Life Is a Cabaret!” and features: “Cell Block Tango,” “Roxanne,” “Maybe This Time” and “Reach for the Gun.”
L.V. BERKNER H.S.
Director: Jason Schayot
Drum Majors: Charlie Harris, Sarah Hamilton, Nallely Medina, Aida Ewnetou
L.V. Berkner High School’s show is entitled “Water Garden” and features: Thomas Newman, David Maslanka, Eiji Suzuki, and Julie Giroux.
SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR H.S.
Director: Alfonso Alvarado
Drum Majors: Manny Ramos, Lauren Garcia, Lawsoon Moodie, Anna Kerr
Sandra Day O’Connor High School’s show is entitled “Fairest of Them All” and features: “Carnival Overture, Op. 92” of Dvoark, “Stillwater” by Kelijah Dunton, “Savage Love” by Jason Derulo, “Breath of Life” by Florence and the Machine and “Without Warning” by Stephen Melillo.
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN H.S.
Sugar Land, TX
Director: Ryan Demkovich
Drum Majors: Elizabeth Donnelly, Ethan Hoover, Kate Johnson
Stephen F. Austin High School’s show is entitled “Odyssey” and features “Mont Blanc” by Otto Schwartz, “Dance: Movement 1 and Spiral for Violin, Piano and Strings: Movement 1” by Oliver Davis, “Surfing Dolphins” by Hans Zimmer, and original compositions by Don Hill.
Director: Terri Clemons
Drum Majors: Sean Hokanson, Mara Rocha, Zaniah Wheeler
Spring High School’s show is entitled “Mother Nature” and features “This Bitter Earth” by Clyde Otis, “Peer Gynt Suite – Morning Mood” by Edvard Grieg, “The Old Moon in the New Moon’s Arms” by Michael Kamen, “The Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky and “Overture” from Dancer in the Dark by Bjork.
WYLIE EAST H.S.
Director: Gregory Hayes
Drum Majors: Kaelyn Cash, Celine Abuga, Kylie Dunham, Kylie Dunham, Jenna Craft
Wylie East High School’s show is entitled “Efflorescence” and features: “La Vie En Rose,” “Starvation,” “Cycle Song,” “The Bioluminescence of the Night” and “Marigolds.”
SEVEN LAKES H.S.
Director: John Mays
Drum Majors: Maithili Padhye, Gaurav Gupte, Maddy Heintz, Sumith Kishore, Seth Roberts
Seven Lakes High School’s show is entitled “Resurrection of Hope,” and features: “The Real Life of Angel Deverell” by Phillipe Rombi, “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni, “Symphony No. 2 – Movement 5” by Gustav Mahler and an original composition by Ryan George.
JAMES E. TAYLOR H.S.
Director: Mike Ary
Drum Majors: Ana Tigner, Nia Adeogun, Timothy Minor, Isabella Villarreal, Kendall Reese
James E. Taylor High School’s show is entitled “Bloom” and features music by: Paul Dooley, Guns-N-Roses, and John Mackey.
DRIPPING SPRINGS H.S.
Director: Derek Woods
Drum Majors: Hennah Hajari, Madelyn Foser, Ande Fallon, James Lee
Dripping Springs High School’s show is entitled “So Many Possibilities” and features: “Sunday in the Park with George‚” “Promenade” and “The Hut of Baba Yaga” from Pictures at an Exhibition and original music by Ben Hylton.
Director: Holly Taylor
Drum Majors: Collin Jarvis, Harrison Burnside, Laurel Fitzgerald, Landon Foy, Zoey Mosley
Bridge City High School’s show is entitled “Forged in Gold” and features: “Spring Recomposed” by Max Richter, “160bpm” by Hans Zimmer, “Rest” by Frank Ticheli, “Slalom” by Carter Pann, and “Firebird” by Stravinsky.
|Chief Judge||George Boulden|
|Music Performance Individual||Greg Williams||Matt McCready|
|Music Performance Ensemble||Mike Back||George Boulden|
|Music General Effect||George Boulden||Greg Williams|
|Music General Effect||Matt McCready||Mike Back|
|Visual Performance Individual||Kris Quaale||Phil Madden|
|Visual Performance Ensemble||Phil Madden||Kevin Nix|
|Visual General Effect||Kevin Nix||Kris Quaale|
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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