Digital Program Book

Bands of America
West Houston Regional Championship
presented by Yamaha

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Katy, TX
Legacy 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.

Schedule of the Day

7:30 a.m. –  Stadium Gates Open
8:00 a.m. – Gates Open
7:45 a.m. – Preliminary Competition Begin


5:15 p.m.  – Presentation of Class Awards and Announcement of Finalists
Stadium Cleared for Finals Preparation

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

7:45 p.m. – Class A: Odem H.S., TX
8:00 p.m. – Cy-Fair H.S., TX
8:15 p.m. – Stephen F. Austin H.S., TX
8:30 p.m. – Oak Ridge H.S., TX
8:45 p.m. – Dawson H.S., TX
9:00 p.m. – Friendswood H.S., TX
9:15 p.m. – James E. Taylor H.S., TX
9:30 p.m. – Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
9:45 p.m. – Pearland H.S., TX
10:00 p.m. – Seven Lakes H.S., TX
10:15 p.m. – Westlake H.S., TX
10:30 p.m. – Lake Travis H.S., TX
10:45 p.m. – Cedar Ridge H.S., TX
11:00 p.m. – Finals Competition Conclude
11:15 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards

THE BANDS – PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE TIMES UPDATED 2:20 p.m. CT 10/2 – Click band name to see band info
8:00 a.m. – MORTON RANCH H.S.

Katy, TX

Director: Christopher Brown
Drum Majors: Logan Greenland, Trevor McCarver, Francesca Obi

Repertoire: Frame of Mind, Musical selections include: “The Opening” from Glassworks by Philip Glass, “A Gathering of Atoms” by Joseph Curiale, “Heart-Shaped Box” by Nirvana, and “Kingfishers Catch Fire” by John Mackey

8:15 a.m. – CLEAR SPRINGS H.S.

League City, TX

Director: Lester Williams, Emmy Johnston
Drum Majors: Aaron Scott, Nicholas Schwartz, Annabelle Fontanilla, Alexa Lipsky

Repertoire: Underground Kingdom, Musical selections include: “Shofukan,” “The Writing’s on the Wall,” “Rule Brittania,” and “London Bridge”

8:30 a.m. – KATY H.S.

Katy, TX
Director: Terence Gorton
Drum Majors: Benjamin Smith, Trevor Black, Isabella Nass, Katherine Sand

Repertoire: Back to ’41, Musical selections include: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” God Bless the Child,” “Danny Boy” and “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire.”

8:45 a.m. – STEPHEN F. AUSTIN H.S.

Sugar Land, TX

Director: Ryan Demkovich
Drum Majors: Elizabeth Donnelly, Ethan Hoover, Kate Johnson

Repertoire: Odyssey, Musical selections include: “Mont Blanc” by Otto Schwartz, “Dance: Movement 1 and Spiral for Violin, Piano and Strings: Movement 1” by Oliver Davis, “Surfing Dolphins” by Hans Zimmer, and original compositions by Don Hill


Fulshear, TX
Director: Andrew Lee
Drum Majors: Gabe Ramos, Jenna Garcia, Teji Gboboh

Repertoire: Linked, Musical selections include: “Symphonie Fantastique” by Berlioz, “Piano Concerto No. 2” by Rachmaninoff and “Song of Aeolus” by Jenkins


9:15 a.m. – FOSTER H.S.

Richmond, TX
Director: Erich Sonnier
Drum Majors: Jocelyn Garcia, Francina Lulgjuraj, Trayniece Parker

Repertoire: Hypnotic, Musical selections include: “Pure Imagination,” “Symphony No. 10” by Shostakovich, “Hymn” from Ccxiom and Remembering the Future”

9:30 a.m. – BRIDGELAND H.S.

Cypress, TX

Director: Shawn McAnear
Drum Majors: Maggie Chvatal, Bailey Hughes, Grant Johnson, Danny Patino

Repertoire: Project No. Five, Musical selections include: “Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky, “Carless Whisper” by George Michael & Andrew Ridgeley and original music by Aaron Guidry

9:45 a.m. – CEDAR RIDGE H.S.

Round Rock, TX

Director: Daniel Musacchio
Drum Majors: Jacob Otchis, Ashok Shaji, Zach Brown

Repertoire: Superstition, Musical selections include: “Medea’s Dance of Vengeance” by Samuel Barber, “Symphony Fantastique” by Hector Berlioz and “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder

10:30 a.m. – WESTLAKE H.S.

Austin, TX
Director: Kerry Taylor
Drum Majors: Quentin Schaefer, Charlotte Ho, Ingrid McDuffee, Carter Wiese

Repertoire: Adrift, Musical selections include: “The Four Seasons Recomposed Spring 1” by Max Richter, “Without Warning” by Stephen Melillo, “Down to the River to Pray (Spiritual)” and “Kingfishers Catch Fire” by John Mackey

10:45 a.m. – CLEAR BROOK H.S.

Friendswood, TX
Director: Brad Hughes
Drum Majors: Jacob Garcia, Hailey Sanford, Samantha Yardley

Repertoire: The King, Musical selections include: “Salvation is Created” by Pavel Tchesnokov, “Symphony No. 5” by Dmitri Shostakovich, “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-saëns, “Jupiter”” by Gustav Holst and “Symphony No. 10” by Dmitri Shostakovich

11:00 a.m. – PAETOW H.S.

Brookshire, TX

Director: Greg Redner
Drum Majors: Kalaya Lieu, Molly Okwo, Jonathan Arredondo

Repertoire: Together, Musical selections include: “Come Together,” “Swan Lake,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Canon in D, 1812 Overture.”

11:15 a.m. – CINCO RANCH H.S.

Katy, TX

Director: Ray Jones, Holly Trotchie-Whitehead
Drum Majors: Truett Smith, Bea Lunardini, Jack Kimble, Cade Mandel

Repertoire: Bright and Beautiful, Musical selections include: “Bright and Beautiful” by Fiona and Ben, “Hunting Wabbits” by Gordon Goodwin, “Forrest Gump Suite” by Alan Silvestri, and “Ballet Sacra” by David Holsinger


11:30 a.m. – MAGNOLIA H.S.

Magnolia, TX

Director: Robert Medina
Drum Majors: Victoria Kowalczyk, Katelyn Kuehn, Connor Horacek

Repertoire: Finding Home, Musical selections include: “Fur Elise,” “Symphony No. 5,” “Symphony No. 9,” “Moonlight Sonata,” “Rondo A Capriccio” by Ludwig Van Beethoven, “Home Sweet Home” by Mötley Crüe and “Flight” by Aaron Guidry

11:45 a.m. – CYPRESS PARK H.S.

Cypress, TX

Director: Bob Barfield
Drum Majors: Andy Menendez, Amanda Rocio, Angie Castro

Repertoire: Out of Left Field, Musical selections include: “Concerto for Orchestra,” “Sabre Dance,” “Young at Heart” and “Symphonic Metamorphosis”


12:00 p.m. – TERRY H.S.

Rosenberg, TX

Director: Tim Taylor
Drum Majors: Victoria Sauceda, Lesley Hernandez, Emiliano Hernandez

Repertoire: The Garden, Musical selections include: “Morning Mood” by Edvard Grieg, “The Colony” by Harry D. Gregson-Williams and John Powell, “Flower Duet” by Léo Delibes,” “Flight of the Bumble Bee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov and “Iron Will Main Title” by Joel McNeely

12:15 p.m. – OBRA D. TOMPKINS H.S.

Katy, TX

Director: Stephen Bond
Drum Majors: Diego Gonzalez, Zuzanna Belka, Kaitlyn Harrison, Rowan Wilson

Repertoire: The Legend of the Weretiger, Musical selections include: “Serenada Schizophrana” by Danny Elfman, “The Legend of Ashitaka” from Princess Mononoke by Joe Hisaishi, “Jake Enters His Avatar World” by James Horner and original music by James Wunderlich


12:30 p.m. – CLEAR CREEK H.S.

League City, TX

Director: Tate Fincher
Drum Majors: Sandy Llanes Chavez, Maddison Murray, Thomas Spencer, John Stambaugh

Repertoire: Seeing Red, Musical selections include: “Red Machine,” “La Vie en Rose” and “El Tango de Roxanne” from Moulin Rouge

2:24 p.m. – FRIENDSWOOD H.S.

Friendswood, TX

Director: Brett Nelson
Drum Majors: Brandon Medearis, Nickie Hansen, Connor Gibson, Ariana Lopez, Mohamad Moussaoui

Repertoire: Winter’s Promise, Musical selections include:”The Sun’s Gone Dim” by Johannson, “Alexander Nevsky” by Prokofiev, “Hurt” by Reznor and “Butterfly” by Diaz


2:36 p.m. – DAWSON H.S.

Pearland, TX

Director: Aaron Brown
Drum Majors: Brayden Bland, Benjamin Cummings, Natalia Monroy, Emma Balsamo

Repertoire: Acceleration Z, Musical selections include: “Flying Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade Rescript I,” “Battle at Tuileries,” “Baba to Hut” and “Passing Through the Great Gate”

2:48 p.m. – OAK RIDGE H.S.

Conroe, TX

Director: Jerriald Dillard
Drum Majors: Jennifer Flores, Aldo Villanueva, Peyton Tabor, Maia Stern

Repertoire: Tis the Season, Musical selections include: “Dashing Through the Snow,” “The Christmas Song,” “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” “Greensleeves” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

3:00 p.m. – BRAZOSWOOD H.S.

Clute, TX
Director: Martin Montoya
Drum Majors: Drew Denton, Shawn Macgregor, Matthew Pulido

Repertoire: Avant Blue, Features music by: Michael Daugherty, Michael Torke, Sam Stept, and Daniel Montoya Jr.

3:12 p.m. – CY-FAIR H.S.

Cypress, TX
Director: John Nelson
Drum Majors: Trina Goetz, Catherine Sabotta, JJ Song, Ethan To

Repertoire: Liquid 


3:24 p.m. – ODEM H.S.

Odem, TX
Director: Steven Rash
Drum Majors: Martin Doria, Samarra Medina, Emma Doria

Repertoire: Sweet!, Musical selections include: Gustav Holst’s First and Second Suites, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics and “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


3:36 p.m. – CYPRESS FALLS H.S.

Houston, TX

Director: Ryan Mohney
Drum Majors: Phuong Tran, Hannah Clegg, Kevin Nguyen, Benjamin Roberts

Repertoire: Sound Garden, Musical selections include: “Ah Ha!” and Wand Dance” by Imogen Heap, Prelude from Fahrenheit 451, “Psycho Suite for Strings” by Bernard Herman

3:48 p.m. – LAKE TRAVIS H.S.

Austin, TX

Director: Richard Hicks
Drum Majors: Arthur Blake, Sheridan Dorsey, Nathan Murdock, Siena Remlinger

Repertoire: Please, Be Seated, Musical selections include: “Running with the Wolves” by Aurora, “Après Moi” by Peter Gabriel, “Hope” from the Prayer Cycle by Jonathan Elias and Alanis Morissette and “Aurora Awakes” by John Mackey


4:00 p.m. – SEVEN LAKES H.S.

Katy, TX

Director: John Mays
Drum Majors: Maithili Padhye, Gaurav Gupte, Maddy Heintz, Sumith Kishore, Seth Roberts

Repertoire: Resurrection of Hope, Features music by: Ryan George, Phillipe Rombi, Pietro Mascagni and Gustav Mahler



Orange, TX

Director: Jose Ochoa
Drum Majors: Matalyn Hill, Kaylee Potter, Michael Vu

Repertoire: Flight or Flight, Musical selections include: “Scramble” by Todd Stalter, “Rise Up” by Andra Day, “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky-Korsakov, and “Symphony No. 10 Mvt. 2” by Shostakovich

4:24 p.m. – JAMES E. TAYLOR H.S.

Katy, TX

Director: Mike Ary
Drum Majors: Ana Tigner, Nia Adeogun, Timothy Minor, Isabella Villarreal, Kendall Reese

Repertoire: Bloom, Musical selections include: “Masks and Machines” by Paul Dooley, “November Rain” by Guns-N-Roses and “Kingfishers Catch Fire” by John Mackey

4:36 p.m. – PEARLAND H.S.

Pearland, TX

Director: Kenneth Brown
Drum Majors: Aurora Devlin, Katelyn Nguyen, Vinh Pham, Ryan Secrest, Jamie Yanga

Repertoire: Marionette Madness, Musical selections include: “La Valse de Amili” by Teirsen, “Lieutenant Keygee” by Prokofiev, “Petrushka” by Stravinski, “Little Wooden Head” by Harline, “Chorale in A Minor” by Franck and “Scythian Suite Mvt. I” by Prokofiev

4:48 p.m. – RONALD REAGAN H.S.

San Antonio, TX

Director: Greg White
Drum Majors: Gabi Ganser, Alexis Ponseti, Anna Tumanova, Aidan Veith

Repertoire: The Path, Features music by: Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Aaron Guidry and Ray Ulibarri

Today’s Adjudicators


Prelims Finals
Chief Judge Richard Saucedo Richard Saucedo
Music Performance Individual Marty Griffin Matt McCready
Music Performance Ensemble Richard Saucedo Dale Warren
Music General Effect Matt McCready Marty Griffin
Music General Effect Dale Warren Richard Saucedo
Visual Performance Individual John Fisher Bob Elliott
Visual Performance Ensemble Ken Giese John Fisher
Visual General Effect Bob Elliot Ken Giese

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 West Houston Regional
Katy H.S.

Exhibition Band
University of Houston

Event Staff

Thomas Haney Bailey Peycha
Gary Markham Brandon Gray
Christian Howes Josh Henson
Sandie Tomlinson James Hougensen
Dan Potter Luis Garcia
Scott Tomlinson

Meredith Anderson

Phil Tanner


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