Digital Program Book

Bands of America
Powder Springs Regional Championship
presented by Yamaha

Saturday, September 18, 2021
Powder Springs, GA
McEachern H.S.

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.

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Finals Schedule

6:00 p.m. – Gates Open for Finals

6:30 p.m. – National Anthem

7:00 p.m. – Boiling Springs H.S., SC
7:15 p.m. – Whitewater H.S., GA
7:30 p.m. – Collins Hill H.S., GA
7:45 p.m. – Jefferson H.S., GA
8:00 p.m. – Easley H.S., SC
8:15 p.m. – Alan C. Pope H.S., GA
8:30 p.m. – Walton H.S., GA
8:45 p.m. – Jackson County Comprehensive H.S., GA
9:00 p.m. – East Coweta H.S., GA
9:15 p.m. – Mill Creek H.S., GA

Schedule of the Day

11:30 a.m. –  Stadium Gates Open
12:30 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Begin
4:00 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Conclude
4:15 p.m.  – Presentation of Class Awards and Announcement of Finalists
Stadium Cleared for Finals Preparation

6:00 p.m. – Gates Open for Finals
6:30 p.m. – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome
7:00 p.m. – First Performing Finalist Band
9:45 p.m. – Finals Competition Conclude
10:00 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards

THE BANDS – PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE ORDER – Click band name to see band info
12:30 p.m. – ALAN C. POPE H.S.

Marietta, GA

Director: Bo Sodders
Drum Majors: Bailey Matherne, Gage Dixon

Alan C. Pope High School’s show is entitled “Earworm” and features the following musical selections: “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel, “Toccata and Fugue” by J.S. Bach, “Symphony No. 5” by Ludwig Van Beethoven, “Kashmir” by led zeppelin, “Heroes” by David Bowie, “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2 and “Symphony No. 9 – Ode to Joy” by Ludwig Van Beethoven.

12:45 p.m. – COLLINS HILL H.S.

Suwanee, GA

Director: Ryan Davenport
Drum Majors: Mae-Lynn Anderson, Esther Kim, Catherine Lane

Collins Hill High School’s show is entitled “Balance” and features original music by James Pluth.


1:00 p.m. – MILL CREEK H.S.

Hoschton, GA

Director: Dean Patterson
Drum Majors: Hien Bui, James Dotter, John Pennebaker

Mill Creek High School’s show is entitled “Lotus” and features music by Joe Hisaishi, Alan Hovhaness, Samuel Barber, and Julie Giroux.

1:15 p.m. – JEFFERSON H.S.

Jefferson, GA

Director: Nick Golding
Drum Majors: Jordan Sorah, Sabryna Galendez

Jefferson High School’s show is entitled “Fly,” and features music by Francis Derrell and Rush, as well original works by Chris Creswell.

1:30 p.m. – EASLEY H.S.

Easley, SC
Director: Rick Langdale Jr.
Drum Majors: Marcelo Alvarez, William Pace, Carys Waddington

Easley High School’s show is entitled “Evergreen” and features the following musical selections: “Symphony No. 1” by Gustav Mahler, “Greensleeves‚” “Troika” by Sergei Prokofiev, “Its Not Easy Bein’ Green” by Joe Raposo , “Evergreen” by Barbara Streisand and original works of Shane Kelbley & Matthew Hahn.

2:30 p.m. – BOILING SPRINGS H.S.

Boiling Springs, SC
Director: Bobby Cotter
Drum Majors: Gabbie Miller, Parker Gilbert, Dawson Sellars

Boiling Springs High School’s show is entitled “Metalaria” and features the following musical selections: Barber’s Symphonies No. 1 and 2, Ironman, Benedictus, Stained Glass and Angels in the Architecture.

2:45 p.m. – WALTON H.S.

Marietta, GA

Director: John Palmer
Drum Majors: Austin Novosad, Sydney Harbers, Ben Crowley

Walton High School’s show features the following musical selections “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Concertino for Four Percussion,” “Show Yourself” and “Wine Dark Sea.”

3:00 p.m. – PELHAM H.S.

Pelham, AL

Director: Justin Ward
Drum Majors: Chase Cano, Sara Sloan, Silas Snailum, Kamryn Moore

Pelham High School’s show is entitled “Crossroads” and features “Imagine” by John Lennon.

3:15 p.m. – EAST COWETA H.S.

Sharpsburg, TX

Director: Robert Owens
Drum Majors: Sheridan Bock-Martinez, Kaytlynn Dewinter, Eliza Thomas

East Coweta High School’s show is entitled “American Nostalgia.”

3:30 p.m. – WHITEWATER H.S.

Fayetteville, GA
Director: Chad Reynolds
Drum Majors: Demitri Barnes, Seth Eaton

Whitewater High School’s show is entitled “Pipe Dream” and features music from “Symphony No. 3 “by Camille Saint-Saëns.

3:45 p.m. – JACKSON COUNTY H.S.

Hoschton, GA

Director: William Kilgore
Drum Majors: Katelyn Steinbauer, Makayla Williams

Jackson County High School’s show is entitled “Dare to Dream” and features the following musical selections: “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay, “New World Symphony” by Dvorak, “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miz, “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics and “The Impossible Dream.”

Today’s Adjudicators

Learn more about the judges here.

Prelims Finals
Chief Judge Susan Smith
Music Performance Individual David Starnes Van Mathews
Music Performance Ensemble Van Mathews Ronnie Rios
Music General Effect Susan Smith Susan Smith
Music General Effect Ronnie Rios David Starnes
Visual Performance Individual Austin Greene Adam Sage
Visual Performance Ensemble Marie Czapinski Austin Greene
Visual General Effect Adam Sage Marie Czapinski

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 Powder Springs Regional
McEachern H.S.

Our Official Music Store of this Regional Championship
Ken Stanton Music, Richard Irby

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