Saturday, October 2, 2021
Grade Communications 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.
8:30 a.m. – Stadium Gates Open
9:00 a.m. – Preliminary Competition Begin
4:30 p.m. – Preliminary Competition Conclude
4:45 p.m. – Presentation of Class Awards and Announcement of Finalists
Stadium Cleared for Finals Preparation
6:30 p.m. – Gates Open for Finals
7:00 p.m. – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome
7:30 PM — Del Rio H.S., TX
7:45 PM — Azle H.S., TX
8:00 PM — D’Evelyn H.S., CO
8:15 PM — Braswell H.S., TX
8:30 PM — Granbury H.S., TX
8:45 PM — Birdville H.S., TX
9:00 PM — Summit H.S., TX
9:15 PM — Robert E. Hendrickson H.S., TX
9:30 PM — Winston Churchill H.S., TX
9:45 PM — Johnson H.S., TX
10:00 PM — Jack C. Hays H.S., TX
10:15 PM — Permian H.S., TX
Finals Competition Conclude
10:30 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards
Director: Jennifer Condon
Drum Majors: Abbigayle Keesee, Marcus Padron, Shea Witte
Repertoire: American Band, Features: the music of the United States Armed Forces and The American Revolutionary War, John Mellencamp and Grand Funk Railroad
Director: Aaron Martin
Drum Majors: Natalie Cain, Kayla Cockerline
Repertoire: The Road Not Taken, Musical selections include: “String Quartet No. 3” from Mishima by Philip Glass, “Liquid” by Jay Bocook, “Yellow” by Coldplay and “Windsprints” by Richard Saucedo
Director Aaron Snipes
Drum Majors Harrison Biggers, Amelia Phillips, Kenia Zetino
Repertoire: Invictus, Musical selections include: “Mozart Requiem in D Minor Introduction and Variation on Dies Irae” by Jan De Haan, “Red Cape Tango” by Michael Daugherty and “March to the Scaffold” from Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz
Director: Richard Cole
Drum Majors: Avi Serrano, Jennifer Cala
Repertoire: Beyond The Reeds, Musical selections include: “New World Symphony,” “Central Park,” “Night On Bald Mountain” and “Swan Lake”
Director: Ryan Smith
Drum Majors: Ansley Iversen, Austin Poe, Ava Monico, Halli Segrist
Repertoire: Icon, Musical selections include: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Addis Ababa” by Guillermo Lago and “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
Director: Melanie Settle
Drum Majors: Andreas Elder, Kazmin Ramirez, Tristan Wright, Lyndsi McMillin
Repertoire: BachXed In, Musical selections include: “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desire,” “Partita in Bb, Sleepers Wake,” and “Fugue in G Minor” by J.S. Bach
Director: Steven Dojahn
Drum Majors: Trinity Anderson, Jaycee Dockrey, Adamaris Fuentes
Repertoire: The Longest Night, Musical selections include: “Give Us This Day” and “Symphony No. 4” by David Maslanka, “Ordinary World” by Duran Duran and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears
Director: Jon Kraemer
Drum Majors: Karissa Ward, Brooke Garduno, Gustavo Marquez
Repertoire: The Elements
Director: Ginger Denney
Drum Majors: Julia Frank, Kaylee Loya, Noah Taylor
Repertoire: The End is a Beginning, Musical selections include: “Finale-Firebird” by Stravinsky, “Finale-Symphony No. 5” by Shostakovich, “One Day More” from Les Miserable and “Time to Say Goodbye”
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
Director: Mark Eastin
Drum Majors: Maddie Purvis, Alex Call, Katelyn Sukampo, Saphyre Sneed
Repertoire: What the World Needs…, Musical selections include: “Mad World” by Orzabal, “Paint it Black” by The Rolling Stones, “Requiem, Dies Irae” by Verdi, “Pure Imagination” by Anthony Newley, “What the World Needs Now is Love” by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, “Knights of Cydonia” by Muse and “Come Together” by The Beatles
Director: Joshua Shaw
Drum Majors: Timothy Burke, Darcy Ryan, Caden Williams
Repertoire: Dead of Night, Musical selections include: “The Walking Dead,” “Mad World,” “Tales From the Crypt,” “Thriller,” “Lux Aterna (From Requiem for a Dream),” “Zombie” and “The Beautiful People”
San Angelo, TX
Director: Jason Jones
Drum Majors: Hannah Richardson, Laura Johnson, Carlos Piña, Lauren Ochoa
Repertoire: A Night at the Opera, Features music by: Mozart, Rossini, Offenbach, Bizet, Puccini, Saint-Saëns, Leoncavallo and Grieg
DEL RIO H.S.
Del Rio, TX
Directors: Ricardo Rios, Aldo Morales
Drum Majors: Cristina Fernandez, Roselyn Sanchez, Marion Moynihan
Repertoire: El Dia de los Muertos
WINSTON CHURCHILL H.S.
San Antonio, TX
Director: Amanda Stevenson
Drum Majors: Hannah Speights, Madison Bookman, David Ruiz
Repertoire: El Dia de los Muertos, Musical selections include: “It’s a Hard Knock Life” from Annie, “Overture to The Wasps,” “Red Cape Tango,” “Come In from the Rain” and “Ritual Fire Dance”
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
Director: John Mayo
Drum Majors: Aaron Ramirez, Annalisa Baca, Ethan Rodriguez
Repertoire: Believe, Musical selections include: “Ascension” by Robert W. Smith’s, “Have You Got It In You” by Imogen Heap, “Let It Be” by The Beatles, “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey and “Believe” by Carol Brittin Chambers
Director: Chris Kanicki
Drum Majors: Kenneth Garcia, Bryant Le
Repertoire: Ricochet, Musical selections include: “Kingfishers Catch Fire,” “Ricochet,” “Titanium” and “Vitae Aeternum”
Director: Brian Collins
Drum Majors: Skylar Crawford, Ryleigh Kitch, Olivia Pester
Repertoire: Catch Me if You Can, Musical selections include:”Now You See Me” by Brian Tyler, “Break on Through to the Other Side” by The Doors, “Aha!” by Imogen Heap, “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap and “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid
Director: Jeff Whitaker
Drum Majors: Madison Houston, Brooklyn Proffitt, Hannah Douglas, Elloralinda Ortega
Repertoire: Desert Fire Dance, Musical selections include: “The Ecstasy of Gold” by Ennio Morricone, “Sensemaya” by Silvestre Revueltas, “Gabirel’s Oboe” by Ennio Morricone, “Ritual Fire Dance” by Manuel de Falla and “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele
Director: Nicole Baxter
Drum Majors: Logan Ferris, Olivia Bonner, Noah Morales, Zachary Zalman
Repertoire: Perspective, Musical selections include: “Bent” by Aaron Guidry and “Aquarium” by Saint Saëns
JACK C. HAYS H.S.
Director: John Rauschuber
Drum Majors: Adrian Campa, Julia Hall, Kassidy Ethridge
Repertoire: Construction, Musical selections include: “Soprano Concerto” by John Mackey, “Storm” from Four Sea Interludes by Benjamin Britten, “Gabriel’s Oboe” by Ennio Morricone, “Naru, Embracing the Light” from Ori and “The Blind Forest” by Gareth Coker
North Richland Hills, TX
Director: Mike Cheripka
Drum Majors: Mikayla Hayes, Sonya Demaree, Brooke Isbell
Repertoire: The Ruins
Director: Becky Paschke
Drum Majors: Rayna Hylden, Jordan Kyler, Makai Lord, Mia Schmetter
Repertoire: Sueños Salvajes, Musical selections include: “Long, Long Time Ago” from Pan’s Labyrinth by Javier Navarette and “Danzón No. 2.” Arturo Márquez
|Chief Judge||Ken Turner||Ken Turner|
|Music Performance Individual||Kyle Weirich||Ryan Johnstone|
|Music Performance Ensemble||Glenn Fugett||Ken Turner|
|Music General Effect||Ryan Johnstone||Glenn Fugett|
|Music General Effect||Ken Turner||Kyle Weirich|
|Visual Performance Individual||Sal Adamo||John Turner|
|Visual Performance Ensemble||Mickey Kelly||Sal Adamo|
|Visual General Effect||John Turner||Mickey Kelly|
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 West Texas Regional
Midland Legacy H.S.
|Barry Morgan||Tim Lautzenheiser|
|Ken Turner||Bill Prout|
|Haley Sparks||Alex Quintero|
|Stephanie Bates||Conrad Moore|
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