Digital Program Book

Bands of America
Central Ohio Regional Championship
presented by Yamaha

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Obetz, OH
Fortress Obetz

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

10:15 a.m. –  Stadium Gates Open
10:45 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

Finals Schedule

6:30 p.m. – Gates Open for Finals
7:00 p.m. – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome

7:30 p.m. – Campbell County H.S., KY
7:45 p.m. – Moon Area H.S., PA
8:00 p.m. – Bellbrook H.S., OH
8:15 p.m. – Walter E. Stebbins H.S., OH
8:30 p.m. – New Philadelphia H.S., OH
8:45 p.m. – Mars Area H.S., PA
9:00 p.m. – Milford H.S., OH
9:15 p.m. – Hilliard Bradley H.S., OH
9:30 p.m. – Decatur Central H.S., IN
9:45 p.m. – Lakota West H.S., OH
10:00 p.m. – George Rogers Clark H.S., KY
10:15 p.m. – Worthington Kilbourne H.S., OH
10:30 p.m. – Class A Champion Exhibition: South Point H.S., OH
10:45 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards

THE BANDS – PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE ORDER – Click band name to see band info
10:45 p.m. – SOUTH POINT H.S.

South Point, OH
Director: Dave Edwards
Drum Majors: Emily Crisp, Drew Fryer

South Point High School’s show is entitled “That Go Bump in the Night” and features: theme from “Mars” by Gustav Holt, “Dancer in the Dark” by Bjorne and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” by Culture Club.



Parkersburg, WV

Director: Kainen Drake, Wesley Kerby
Drum Majors: Mae-Lynn Anderson, Esther Kim, Catherine Lane

Parkersburg South High School’s show is entitled “Noir: A Detective Thriller” and features: “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins, “The Living Daylights” (from the film, Living Daylights) by John Barry and “Hollywood Nocturne” by Brian Setzer.


11:15 a.m. – NEW PHILADELPHIA H.S.

New Philadelphia, OH

Director: Jeff Furbay
Drum Majors: Nathan Schumaker, Sarah Martin, Trinity Bennington

New Philadelphia High School’s show is entitled “One Giant Leap” and features themes from the “New World Symphony” by Dvorak.

11:30 a.m. – MARS AREA H.S.

Mars, PA

Director: Dave Soose
Drum Majors: Evan Rojas, Meghan Smith

Mars Area High School’s show is entitled “Missing U” and features: “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Welcome to the Machine.”

11:45 p.m. – WARREN LOCAL H.S.

Vincent, OH
Director: Courtney Clark
Drum Majors: Ein Leonard, Ashlyn Hayes

Warren Local High School’s show is entitled “Rise” and features an original composition by Rob Stein.

12:00 p.m. – LICKING VALLEY H.S.

Neward, OH
Director: John Barrett
Drum Majors: Ainsley Decker

Licking Valley High School’s show is entitled “From the Ashes, We Will Rise…” and features: “Hurt by Johnny Cash” and “A Movement for Rosa” by Mark Camphouse.

12:15 p.m. – DECATUR CENTRAL H.S.

Indianapolis, IN

Director: Zach Crowder
Drum Majors: Izzy Smith, Nathan Collier, Kim Garcia

Decatur Central High School’s show is entitled “Forked Tongue” and features: “Ah-Ha” – Imogen Heap, “Symphonie Fantastique” by Hector Berlioz and “Slither” by Craig Fitzpatrick.

12:30 p.m. – HILLIARD BRADLEY H.S.

Hilliard, OH

Director: Andrew Rice
Drum Majors: Jenne Weeks, Jordan Hires, Maggie Foster

Hilliard Bradley High School’s show is entitled “Project Beethoven” and features excerpts from: “Symphony No. 9,” “Symphony No. 5,” “Für Elise,” “Piano Sonata No. 14 (Moonlight Sonata),” “Piano Sonata No. 8 (Pathétique).”

12:45 p.m. – MILFORD H.S.

Milford, OH

Director: Tim Dailey
Drum Majors: Ellen Long, Mick Burns, Marissa Hull

Milford High School’s show is entitled “Return of Saturn” and features: “Saturn” by Sleeping at Last, “Give Us This Day” by David Maslanka, “Too Late” by No Doubt and “Saturn” by Sufjan Stevens.

2:00 p.m. – CAMPBELL COUNTY H.S.

Alexandria, KY
Director: Nick Little, Dean Marotta, Nick Barron
Drum Majors: Sydney Dobbs, Serena Kush, Jaelyenn Kalmar

Campbell County High School’s show is entitled “Stranded” and features music by: Amin Bhatia and James Howard, including works from Carousel, Dear Evan Hansen, and the film, Signs.

2:15 p.m. – LAKOTA WEST H.S.

West Chester, OH

Director: Andrew Carr, Colin Celek
Drum Majors: Corbin Jones, Tharini Peiris, Lucy Jeong, Katelyn Penney

Lakota West High School’s show is entitled “Figments of Reality” and features: “Pure Imagination” by Bricusse and Newley, “Fly to Paradise” by Whitacre, “II Concerto for Clarinet” by Navarro, “Claire de Lune” by Debussy, and “Bacchanale” by Saint Saëns.”

2:30 p.m. – MOON AREA H.S.

Moon Township, PA

Director: Nick Barthen
Drum Majors: Grace Tobin, Joshua Goode

 Moon Area High School’s show is entitled “On the Edge” and features “Graveyard” by Halsey.

2:45 p.m. – BELLBROOK H.S.

Bellbrook, OH

Director: Andy Soloman
Drum Majors: Madeline Bartlett, Amanda Seger, Natalie Rodenroth

Bellbrook High School’s show is entitled “Out of the Blue” and features: “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin, “Blue Shades” by Frank Ticheli, “Blue Rondo A La Turk” by Dave Brubeck, and “I’m blue” by Eiffel 65.

3:00 p.m. – EAST CLINTON H.S.

Sabina, OH

Director: Samuel Minge
Drum Majors: Paige Fetters

East Clinton High School’s show features “Flight” from Man of Steel by Hans Zimmer, “Stars” by Erkis Essenvalds, Symphony 5 by Ludwig Van Beethoven and “Warriors” by Imagine Dragons.


Winchester, KY

Director: A.J. Cook
Drum Majors: Katelyn Steinbauer, Makayla Williams

George Rogers Clark High School’s show is entitled “¡Olè!” featuring the music of Ernesto Lecuona, James Horner, Astor Piazzolla, and Ben Lee.

3:30 p.m. – WALTER E. STEBBINS H.S.

Riverside, OH

Director: William Kilgore
Drum Majors: Chaun Edwards, Mary Wellmeier, Callum Meyer

Walter E. Stebbins High School’s show is entitled “Warriors!” and features: “Voyage to Valhalla,” “Finlandia” and “Ride of the Valkyries.”

3:45 p.m. – DAWSON-BRYANT H.S.

Coal Grove, OH

Director: Tom Zerkle
Drum Majors: Lukas Landers 

Dawson-Bryant High School’s show is entitled “From Darkness Into Light” and features: “Darkness Into Light,” “Darkness Fading” and “Into the Light.”


Columbus, OH

Director: Alex Brough, James DeFrancesco
Drum Majors: Sam Lee, Jordan Meadows, Lincoln Glaros

Worthington Kilbourne High School’s show is entitled “Till Our Compass Stands Still” and features: “Cello Counterpoint” by Steve Reich, “Air Waltz” by Oliver Davis, “Saxophone Concerto, Mvt III.” by Michael Torke and “Welcome Home” by Joy Williams.

Today’s Adjudicators


Prelims Finals
Chief Judge Dean Westman
Music Performance Individual TBA Steve Bentley
Music Performance Ensemble Dean Westman Donnie Hull
Music General Effect Donnie Hull TBA
Music General Effect Steve Bentley Dean Westman
Visual Performance Individual Travis Wingate Lindsey Vento
Visual Performance Ensemble Lindsey Vento Neal Smith
Visual General Effect Neal Smith Travis Wingate

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 Central Ohio Regional
Hamilton Local Schools Band and Boosters

Our Official Music Store of this Regional Championship
Muncie Music Center, Dave Helms

Event Staff
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