Digital Program Book

Bands of America
Northwest Ohio Regional Championship
presented by Yamaha

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Toledo, OH
The Glass Bowl

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

10:00 a.m. –  Stadium Gates Open
10:30 a.m. – Preliminary Competition Begin
4:15 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Conclude
Exhibition: University of Toledo
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
7:30 p.m. – First Performing Finalist Band
10:30 p.m. – Finals Competition Conclude
10:45 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards

THE BANDS – PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE ORDER – Click band name to see band info
10:30 a.m. – WALLED LAKE H.S.

Walled Lake, MI
Directors: David Rogers, Patrick Dudzinski
Drum Majors: Yeji Lee, Ava Johnson, Mason Rushton

Repertoire: Fortune Hunter, Features music by: James Newton Howard, Christina Aguilera, and Camille Saint-Saëns


10:45 a.m. – SPRINGFIELD H.S.

Holland, OH
Director: Travis Pennell
Drum Majors: Sara Daney, Madelyn Shepherd, Lucy Thomoas

Repertoire: Color Recovery, Musical selections include: “Paint It Black,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (from The Wizard of Oz), “The Plaza of Execution” (from The Mask of Zorro), “Mood Indigo” and “The House of the Rising Sun”


11:00 a.m. – BOURBON COUNTY H.S.

Paris, KY
Director: Michael Stone
Drum Majors: Sidney Smith

Repertoire: Atonement 

11:15 a.m. – DUBLIN COFFMAN H.S.

Dublin, OH
Director: Jeremy Bradstreet
Drum Majors: Lexi Shaffer, Annie Johnson

Repertoire: Happy, Musical selections include: “Happy Birthday,” “Hunting Wabbits,” “Smile” and “Happy.”


11:30 a.m. – GOSHEN H.S.

Goshen, IN
Directors: Tom Cox, Josh Kaufman
Drum Majors: Alison Sapp, Jeremy Sapp, Jonathan Beas

Repertoire: To Everything There Is a Season, Musical selections include: Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” “Turn Turn Turn,” “Joy Spring,” “Summertime,” “Autumn Leaves” and “Carol of the Bells”


11:45 a.m. – NORDONIA H.S.

Macedonia, OH
Director: Tom Weaver
Drum Majors: Matt Willis, Christian Chang

Repertoire: Night Lights, Musical selections include: Music by Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and “Clair de Lune,” “My Songs Know What You Do in the Dark (Light Em’ Up),”Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” “Sunglasses at Night,” In the Air Tonight” and “Blinding Lights”


12:45 p.m. – LAKE ORION H.S.

Waterford, MI

Director: Michael Steele
Drum Majors: Natalie Rizzo, Dylan James, Alexia Kalush, Anna Martinez

Repertoire: Darkness Rising, Musical selections include: “Temen Oblak” by Christopher Tin, “Inferno” from The Divine Comedy by Robert W. Smith, “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica, “Enter Sandman” by Metallica, “Dies Irae” from Verdi’s Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi and “160 BPM” by Hans Zimmer

1:00 p.m. – LAKE CENTRAL H.S.

Saint John, IN
Director: Elliot Smith
Drum Majors: Max Cervantes, Alex Bond

Repertoire: The Road Less Traveled, Musical selections include: “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Cycle Song,” “Home,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Take Me Home”

1:15 p.m. – BROWNSBURG H.S.

Brownsburg, IN

Director: Chris Kaflik, Tracy Runyon
Drum Majors: Conner Arnold, Mackenzie Gillespie, Tyler Kindle, Michael Tewell

Repertoire: Fly Away, Features music by: Oliver Davis, Bette Midler, and Jean Sibelius

1:30 p.m. – ST. EDWARD H.S.

Lakewood, OH

Director: Angelo Kortyka
Drum Majors: Max Morscher, Cat Chambers

Repertoire: The Last Vikings, Musical selections include: Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir, My Mother Told Me, Darlene, Dazed and Confused, Yggdrasil, Ten Years Gone, When the Levee Breaks, Stairway to Heaven and Trodlabundin


Canton, MI

Director: Mike Wells
Drum Majors: Sidney Draper, Arianna Peterson

Repertoire: A Matter of Taste, Musical selections include: “What’s Inside” by Sara Bareilles, “The Breakfast Machine” by Danny Elfman, “Ratatouille Main Theme” by Michael Giacchino, “The Paper Chase” by Michael Giacchino and “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini


Grove City, OH

Director: Eric Hubbell
Drum Majors: Ally Hayes, Chloe Watkins, Elizabeth Carney, Sadie Storts

Repertoire: Dreamspective, Musical selections include: “Aquarium from the Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns, “The Marriage of Figaro Overture” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Claire de Lune” by Claude Debussy and “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saëns

2:15 p.m. – JENISON H.S.

Jenison, MI

Director: Dave Zamborsky
Drum Majors: Hannah Zeitman, Brooklyn Gustaf, Brendon McKinley, Nadia Ujlaky

Repertoire: Spirits of the Canyon, Musical selections include: “Grand Canyon Fanfare,” “Joy from Awakening,” Yosemite Autumn” and “Ghost Dances”

2:30 p.m. – ANGOLA H.S.

Angola, IN

Director: Bob Myers
Drum Majors: Grace Gilbert, Isabellah Butler, Wylie Fredrick

Repertoire: Cube Squared, Musical selections include: “Rephrygeration” by Todd Stalter, “You Are The Reason” by Calum Scott and “Hip to be Square” by Huey Lewis and the News

2:45 p.m. – BEECHWOOD H.S.

Fort Mitchell, KY

Director: Austin Bralley
Drum Majors: Kate Nottingham

Repertoire: The Three Realms: Strength, Compassion and Enlightenment, Musical selections include: “Symphony No. 1” by Samuel Barber, “Dreams” by Bertrand Moren and original compositions by H. Brent Barton

3:00 p.m. – LAKOTA EAST H.S.

Liberty Township, OH

Director: Kevin Engel, Robert Tanis
Drum Majors: Jack Nomina, Lina Miesse, Hailey Bowden, Maria Hudepohl, Emma Laude

Lakota East High School’s show is entitled “Horoscope” and features: “Chaconne” and Intermezzo” from First Suite in E♭ by Gustav Holst, “Bacchanale” and “Dance of the Followers of Leo” from Horoscope by Constant Lambert.

3:45 p.m. – KINGS H.S.

Kings Mills, OH

Director: Brian McDonough, Mike Maegly
Drum Major: Alana Subramanium

Repertoire: Band Together, Musical selections include: “Putting It Together” from Sunday in the Park with George, “Children Will Listen” from Into the Woods and “A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”

4:00 p.m. – ROCKFORD H.S.

Rockford, MI

Directors: Brian Phillips
Drum Majors: Tommy McGovern, Arwen Bonner, Reagan Zainea

Repertoire: Savage Beauty, Musical selections include: “Symphony No. 7: by Beethoven, “Serenada Schizophrana” by Danny Elfman, “Rue’s Farewell” by James Newton Howard and “Symphony No. 11” by Dimitri Shostakovich

Today’s Adjudicators


Prelims Finals
Chief Judge Dean Westman Dean Westman
Music Performance Individual Jodie Rhodes Brad Huneycutt
Music Performance Ensemble Dean Westman Jeremy Spicer
Music General Effect Brad Huneycutt Jodie Rhodes
Music General Effect Jeremy Spicer Dean Westman
Visual Performance Individual Kim Kuhn Carl Nelson
Visual Performance Ensemble Warren Rickart Kim Kuhn
Visual General Effect Carl Nelson Warren Rickart

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 Northwest Ohio Regional
University of Toledo

Event Staff

Chris Protho Doyle Wilson
Conlon Griesmer Emily Hoyland
Kayla Curry Scott Stover
Kim Schlomer Joe Heuchan
Beth Garey Jeff Ellis
Brad Bell Jess Skogh

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Thank you!

Our Host for the Northwest Ohio Regional
University of Toledo

Exhibition Band
University of Toledo

Event Staff

Chris Protho Doyle Wilson
Conlon Griesmer Emily Hoyland
Kayla Curry Scott Stover
Kim Schlomer Joe Heuchan
Beth Garey Jeff Ellis
Brad Bell

Thank you to our Sponsors for their support.
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Thank you to our grantors for their funding support.
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