Saturday, October 30, 2021
Waco ISD 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.
6:30 p.m. – Stadium Gates Open
7:00 p.m. – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome
7:30 p.m. – Colleyville Heritage H.S., TX
7:45 p.m. – Rock Hill H.S., TX
8:00 p.m. – Midlothian H.S., TX
8:15 p.m. – Burleson Centennial H.S., TX
8:30 p.m. – Liberal Arts and Science Academy, TX
8:45 p.m. – Aledo H.S., TX
9:00 p.m. – Rouse H.S., TX
9:15 p.m. – Robert E. Hendrickson H.S., TX
9:30 p.m. – Cedar Park H.S., TX
9:45 p.m. – Johnson H.S., TX
10:00 p.m. – James Bowie H.S., TX
10:15 p.m. – Summit H.S., TX
9:15 a.m. – Stadium Gates Open
9:45 a.m. – Preliminary Competition Begins
4:45 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Ends
Exhibition: University of Texas at Arlington
5:00 p.m. – Presentation of Class Awards and Announcement of Finalists
Stadium Cleared for Finals Preparation
Director: Chris Kanicki
Drum Majors: Kenneth Garcia and Bryant Le
Repertoire: Ricochet, Musical selections include: “Kingfishers Catch Fire,” “Ricochet,” “Titanium” and “Vitae Aeternum”
Director: Grant McWilliams
Drum Major: Baylor McDugle
Repertoire: Imaginarium, Musical selections include: “Imaginarium,” “True Colors” and “Over the Rainbow”
Director: Larry Doran
Drum Major: Bree Adams
Repertoire: Jewels: Ballet in Four Acts, Musical selections include: “Rite of Spring” by Stravinsky, “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky, “Journey Through the Snow” by Tchaikovsky and “Firebird Suite” by Stravinsky
Director: Joey Paul
Drum Majors: Daniel Lasater, Emma Bathurst and Amy Olazaran
Repertoire: Hieroglyphics, Musical selections include: “Deliver Us” by Stephen Schwartz, “Cycle Song” by Imogen Heap, “Through
Heaven’s Eyes” by Stephen Schwartz, “When You Believe” by Babyface and Stephen Schwartz, “Walk Like An Egyptian” by Liam Sternberg and “Bacchanale” by Camille Saint-Saëns
Director: Joey Lucita
Drum Majors: Kylie Frensley, Ethan D’Amura, Rally Thomas, Jacob Carter
Repertoire: Young Person’s Guide to the Neitherworld, Features music by Benjamin Britten, Frederick Chopin, Amadeus Mozart and Danny Elfman
CEDAR PARK H.S.
Cedar Park, TX
Director: Kendall Stevenson and Chris Yee
Drum Majors: Olivia Cohen, Grace Aggen, Nicholas Doluisio, Brandon Grasty
Repertoire: Eye See, Features numerous works from the 23-year history of the Cedar Park Timberwolf Band
ROBERT E. HENDRICKSON H.S.
Director: James Hairston
Drum Majors: Ellie Smith, Tony Gamez, Alaina Parent
Repertoire: 160 BPM, Musical selections include: “160 BPM” by Hanz Zimmer, “Labyrinth” by Phillip Glass, “Band of Brothers” by Junkie XL and “In Bloom” by Nirvana
DRIPPING SPRINGS H.S.
Director: Derek Woods
Drum Majors: Hennah Hajari, Madelyn Foser, Ande Fallon and James Lee
Repertoire: So Many Possibilities, Musical selections include: “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: Cheryl Lee
Drum Majors: Molly Cash, Xander Greenway and Clara Hutchison
Repertoire: Bach in Gear, Musical selections include: “Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor,” “Fugue in G Minor, Ave Maria” by JS Bach and “Spring 1” by Max Richter
Director: Jason Nitsch
Drum Majors: Kayla Morgan, Kristen Boris and Melody Castro
Repertoire: Checkmate!, Musical selections include: “Farandole” from L’Arlesienne by Georges Bizet, “Checkmate” by Jason Nitsch, “Tales from the Loop” Main Titles by Phillip Glass and Paul Leonard-Morgan, “Adagio for Tron” by Daft Punk and “Enterprising Young Men” by Michael Giacchino
Director: Dena Laurel
Drum Majors: Joanna Garcia and Mitzy Victoria Hernandez
Repertoire: Inner Compass, Musical selections include ‘Honor‘ from ‘The Pacific’ by Hans Zimmer, Symphony No. 1 by Samuel Barber, Band of Brothers by Michael Kamen, and Symphony No. 2 by Samuel Barber
COLLEYVILLE HERITAGE H.S.
Director: Gary Barnard
Drum Majors: Tyler Lane and Andrea Uremovich
Repertoire: Spark!, Musical selections include: “Pegasus,” “Aha!,” “Pure Imagination” and “The Old 100th”
VETERANS MEMORIAL H.S.
San Antonio, TX
Director: Jeremiah Brunney
Drum Majors: Gavin Rice and Ana Valdez
Repertoire: Star Struck, Musical selections include: “City of Angels,” “Too Hip to Retire,” “Quando Quando Quando” and “Woodchoppers Ball”
ROCK HILL H.S.
Director: Nathaniel Neugent
Drum Majors: Alyssa Dickens, Sarah Hennen, Sophia Kelley and Isabella Trevino
Repertoire: Dream of Icarus, Musical selections include: “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics, “Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine” by Whitacre, “1,000 Airplanes on the Roof” by Phillip Glass, “Heat of the Day” by Pat Metheny, “Who Wants to Live Forever” by Queen Daedalus and “Icarus” by Christopher Tin
W.E. BOSWELL H.S.
Director: Kevin Fallon
Drum Majors: Nate Backus, Rainey Jones, Andrew Smith and Carly Torres
Repertoire: The Color of Fire, Musical selections include: “Ainadamar” by Osvaldo Golijov, “Legend of Alcobaca” by James Sochinski and ‘Malagueña” by Ernesto Lecuona
JOHN B. CONNALLY H.S.
Director: DaJuan Brooks
Drum Majors: Joshua Devera, Arianna Rivera, Rodrigo Ordaz and Ray Agundis
Repertoire: Doppelganger, Musical selections include: “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky, “My Future” by Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish and original music by Rob Stein, Rudy Arzaga, DaJuan Brooks and Bryan Nungaray
Director: Brandon Day
Drum Majors: Macy Thiebaud, Ryan Ondich and Megan Moore
Repertoire: Queen Bee, Musical selections include: “Run the World” by Beyonce, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Korsakoff, “Let it Be” by Beatles, “Imma Be” by Black Eyed Peas and “Crown Imperial” by William Walton
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE ACADEMY
Director: Brian Mayer
Drum Majors: Amanda Li, Zack Dislera and Tony Lin
Repertoire: …The Forest for the Trees, Musical selections include: “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev, “Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi, “All By Myself” by Eric Carmen and “Songs from the Wood” by Jethro Tull
Director: Alan Lang
Drum Majors: Alex Jimenez and Genesis Cruz
Repertoire: Together in Harmony, Musical selections include: “The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace,” “Benedictus,” “Palladio Band of Brothers Suite” and “Two Vivaldi: The Seasons”
Director: Arturo Denis
Drum Majors: Samuel Shin, Faizan Noorani and Jeannine Paredes
Repertoire: TROUBLED WATERS, Musical selections include: “St. Michael the Archangel” by Ottorino Respighi, “This Cruel Moon” by John Mackey and “Stained Glass” by David Gillingham
Director: Ryan Johnston
Drum Majors: Areg Vartanian, Faustina Beltran and Abigail Boyles
Repertoire: Papyrus: A Crumpled Paper Fantasy, Musical selections include: “Enigma Variations” by Edgar Elgar, “Air Waltz” by Oliver Davis, “Quintet No. 2 for Winds” by David Maslanka, and “Symphony No. 8” by Anton Bruckner
BURLESON CENTENNIAL H.S.
Director: Brent Smith
Drum Majors: Baylor Cain, Alisa Johnson, Connor Miller and Azariah Tower
Repertoire: Hood, Musical selections include: “Mr. Rogers‚ Neighborhood” by Johnny Costa, “Suggestion Diabolique” by Sergei Prokofiev, “Everything I Do” by Brian Adams, “Show Yourself” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Overture” by John Williams and original music by Bryan Harmsen
JAMES BOWIE H.S.
Director: Garth Gundersen
Drum Majors: Preston Hatem and Ben Thollander
Repertoire: Intersection 34, Musical selections include: “Cello Suite No. 1 in G” by J.S. Bach, “A Glimpse of the Eternal” by Aaron Perrine, “Cityscape” by Scott Boerman, “Only Light” by Aaron Perrine and “Article 99” Main Title by Danny Elfman
|Chief Judge||W. Dale Warren||W. Dale Warren|
|Music Performance Individual||Dave Morrison||Mike Back|
|Music Performance Ensemble||Allan Kristensen||Greg Williams|
|Music General Effect||Mike Back||Allan Kristensen|
|Music General Effect||Greg Williams||Dave Morrison|
|Visual Performance Individual||Michael Stone||John Fisher|
|Visual Performance Ensemble||John Fisher||Mickey Kelly|
|Visual General Effect||Mickey Kelly||Michael Stone|
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 Waco Regional
University of Texas at Arlington
|Susan Smith||Chris Babashka|
|Cecily Yoakam||Rachel McFadden|
|Haley Sparks||Tim Lautzenheiser|
|Brad Bell||Christina Garvey|
|Amber Russell||Jon Shaw|
|Lyndee Stisher||Kyle Courtney|
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