Saturday, November 6, 2021
St. George, UT
Greater Zion Stadium, Dixie State University
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
8:15 a.m. – Stadium Gates Open
8:45 a.m. – Preliminary Competition Begins
4:30 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Ends
4:45 p.m. – Presentation of Class Awards and Announcement of Finalists
Stadium Cleared for Finals Preparation
6:30 p.m. – Stadium Gates Open
7:00 p.m. – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome
7:30 p.m. – First Performing Finalist Band
10:30 p.m. – Finals Competition Ends
10:45 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards
Heber City, UT
Director: John Ryszka
Drum Majors: Kyler Buffalo Cox and Luiz Bastos
Plain City, UT
Director: Jacob Bradshaw
Drum Majors: Katrina Gibby and Sam Samples
Director: Caleb Shabestari
Drum Majors: Andrew Mellon, Kelsey Fairbanks and Luke Watson
Repertoire: In Your Dreams, Musical selections include: “Escape from Paradise” by John Powell, “Sheltering Sky” by John Mackey and “In Air” by Sam Hazo
Director: Michael Crookston
Drum Majors: Ben Johnson, Cole Spackman and Charlotte Lindeman
Repertoire: Through The Trees
SALEM HILLS H.S.
Directors: Ryan Adair
Drum Majors: Brayden Johnson and Brinlee Evensen
Repertoire: FireForged: The Renewal of a Soul, Musical selections include: “Song of the Blacksmith” by Gustav Holst, “Foundry” by John Mackey and “Nimrod from Enigma Variations” by Edward Elgar
Stansbury Park, UT
Director: Brian Kim
Drum Majors: Sofie Tobler and Bryan Morris
Cottonwood Heights, UT
Director: Mikala Mortensen
Drum Majors: Yvonne Sun and Noah Ripplinger
Repertoire: Shine!, Musical selections include: “Symphonic Metamorphosis” by Paul Hindemith, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” by Pink Floyd and “Diamonds” by Rihanna
Director: Andrew Wilson
Drum Majors: Tayven Sudweeks and Tristan Pinkerton
Repertoire: Shine, Musical selections include: “Dies Irae” by Giuseppe Verdi, “This Little Light of Mine” and “Tom Sawyer” by Rush
COPPER HILLS H.S.
West Jordan, UT
Director: Tyler Whittaker
Drum Majors: Esther Ojo and Milena Pereira
Repertoire: Breaking Barriers, Features “One” by Ian Grom and John Mapes
Director: Brian Parker
Drum Majors: Alyssa Grace, Marissa Mallory and Ululani Condie
Repertoire: Play Ball!, Musical selections include: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” “What a Wonderful World” and “The Final Game” from A League of Their Own
Director: Howard Summers
Drum Majors:Brayden Holdaway, Abdon Figueroa-Ruiz, Jenna Christensen and Ayden Kirk
Director: Jeremy Wells
Drum Majors: Ryan Nisbet and Kalvin Munk
Repertoire: Persistent Variability, Features themes from the “Peer Gynt Suite” by Edvard Grieg
LAKOTA WEST H.S.
West Chester, OH
Director: Andrew Carr and Colin Celek
Drum Majors: Corbin Jones, Tharini Peiris, Lucy Jeong and Katelyn Penney
Repertoire: Figments of Reality, Musical selections include: “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
Director: Stan Renda
Drum Major: Madi Palmer
Repertoire: MetalMorphosis, Musical selections include: “Master of Puppets,” “November Rain” and “Asphalt Cocktail”
Saratoga Springs, UT
Director: Randy Brady
Drum Majors: Abby Draper, Haydon Balzotti and Nick Molinari
Repertoire: Another Time, Musical selections include: “Symphonic Metamorphosis: Scherzo” by Paul Hindemith, “Red Machine” by Peter Graham, “Take Five” by Dave Brubeck, “Yesterday” by The Beatles, “Once Upon Another Time” by Sara Bareilles and “Pin-Ultimate Experience” by Michael Giacchino
Director: Brek Mangelson
Drum Majors: Hailey Wolf, Beth Johnson and Crimsyn Peery
Repertoire: Level Up!, Musical selections include: “Pyschopomp” by Thomas A. Monda, “Skyfall” by Adele and “Asphalt Cocktail” by John Mackey
SKY VIEW H.S.
Director: Bryan Carpenter
Drum Major: Aspen Moore
Repertoire: The World Tree, Features “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky
Director: Matthew Kinney
Drum Majors: Adrienne Horlacher and Kort Collett
Repertoire: The Jolly Roger, Musical selections include: “Sloop John B,” “Drunken Sailor,” “15 Men on a Dead Man’s Chest” and “I Am a Pirate King”
CEDAR VALLEY H.S.
Eagle Mountain, UT
Director: Mitch Hall
Drum Majors: Megan Bennion, Rakel Garcia and Rachel Johnson
Repertoire: Up and Away, Features the music of Michael Giacchino, Bradley Sampson, Eric Kruse and Eric Whitacre’s “Fly to Paradise”
PINECREST ACADEMY OF NEVADA CADENCE
Director: Mac Purdy
Drum Major: Isabella Coviello
Repertoire: Icarus, Musical selections include: “Fly to Paradise” by Eric Whitacare and “When the Party’s Over” by Billie Eilish
Director: Brian Gibson
Drum Major: Mac Christensen
Repertoire: The Samurai and the Maiden
GREEN CANYON H.S.
North Logan, UT
Director: Jacob Andersen
Drum Majors: Luke Blake and McKay Burris
Repertoire: Caravan of the Desert, Features the music of Ra, The Treat Slick Road
LA CUEVA H.S.
Director: John Converse
Drum Majors: Lance Hendrickson, Aaron Morad-McCoy and Ashley Wilson
Repertoire: The Big Bad Bear Band Holiday Spectacular, Musical selections include: “Auld Lang Syne” Traditional Scottish Song, “Bugler’s Holiday” by Leroy Anderson, “Rocky Point Holiday” by Ron Nelson, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley, “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” by Dropkick Murphy’s, “Born In The USA” bt Bruce Springsteen, “Firework” by Katy Perry, “Halloween” (Motion Picture Soundtrack) by John Carpenter, Thriller by Michael Jackson, Jingle Bells by James Lord Pierpont, “The Dreidel Song” Jewish Traditional Song and “Deck The Halls” Welsh Traditional Song
MOUNTAIN RIDGE H.S.
Director: James Densley
Drum Majors: Hannah Woolfenden, Connor Cieslinski and Logan Williams
Repertoire: Circulus, Musical selections include: “Heroes Lost and Fallen” by David Gillingham, “Fly To Paradise” by Eric Whitacre and “End of Love” by Florence and the Machine
AMERICAN FORK H.S.
American Fork, UT
Director: Orien Landis
Drum Majors: Sydney Stephens, Tyler Whittington, Anna Seamons and Audrey Clarke
Repertoire: The Making of a Captain, Musical selections include: “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift, “Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who, “Hoist the Colors” by Hans Zimmer and original music by John Meehan
|Chief Judge||Dale Warren||Dale Warren|
|Music Performance Individual||J.R. Trimpe||Scott Koter|
|Music Performance Ensemble||Kyle Weirich||Greg Williams|
|Music General Effect||Scott Koter||J.R. Trimpe|
|Music General Effect||Greg Williams||Kyle Weirich|
|Visual Performance Individual||Bob Thomas||Michael Turner|
|Visual Performance Ensemble||Michael Turner||John Fisher|
|Visual General Effect||John Fisher||Bob Thomas|
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.
Our Host for the Utah Regional
American Fork High School & Utah Music Educators Association
|Barry Morgan||Conlon Griesmer|
|Jason Petrovich||Alex Quintero|
|John Miller||Ayatey Shabazz|
|Mike Winslow||Chris Drake|
|Emily Ambriz||Utah Parents|
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