Event Schedule

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Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Information subject to change.

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Event Schedule



7:00 PM – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome

7:30 PM — Walton High School, GA
7:45 PM — Collierville High School, TN
8:00 PM — Pope High School, GA
8:15 PM — Lambert High School, GA
8:30 PM — Harrison Central High School, MS
8:45 PM — Hardin Valley Academy, TN
9:00 PM — Kennesaw Mountain High School, GA
9:15 PM — Hernando High School, MS
9:30 PM — Bartlett High School, TN
9:45 PM — Harrison High School, GA
10:00 PM — James F. Byrnes High School, SC
10:15 PM — Dobyns-Bennett High School, TN
10:30 PM — Class A: Signal Mountain High School, TN



7:45 AM – Box Office Opens


8:45 AM – Preliminary Competition Begins

10:00 AM – BREAK

10:30 AM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

1:00 PM – LUNCH

1:45 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes

4:45 PM – Preliminary Competition Ends
Ex. Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners

All Competing Band Drum Majors

5:00 PM – Finalist Directors Meeting
Stadium Cleared
Dinner Break

Prelims Schedule & About the Bands

8:45 AM – Oak Grove H.S., AL
Oak Grove High School
Bessemer, AL
DIRECTOR: Josh Meyer
DRUM MAJORS:Kayla Parrish and Devin Watts 


REPERTOIRE: Warrior’s Heart

Musical selections include: “Deliver Us” by Stephen Schwartz; “Honor” by Hans Zimmer; “Plagues” by Stephen Schwartz
9:00 AM – Harrison H.S., GA
Harrison High School
Kennesaw, GA
DRUM MAJORS: Lawson Brooks^, Ainsley Collier^, and Ellie Newton^


REPERTOIRE: Midnight in Gotham 

^indicates participation in the 2022 Music for All Summer Symposium Drum Major Institute 

9:15 AM – Bartlett H.S., TN
Bartlett High School
Bartlett, TN
DIRECTOR: Trevor Rundell
DRUM MAJORS: Molly Young and Daleigh Brandon

Winds of Change

Musical selections include: “Colors of the Wind” by Alan Menken; “Millenium Celebration” by Gavin Greenaway; “Joy” by Joseph Curiale; “Gently Blows the Summer Wind” by Randall Standridge; “Slalom” by Carter Pann; Original Music by Trevor Rundell and Jeremy Smith
9:30 AM – Hoover H.S., AL
Hoover High School
Hoover, AL
Ryan Fitchpatrick
DRUM MAJORS: Dalton Dismukes, Kathryn Baker, Amber Ford, Kennedi Houston
REPERTOIRE: Metallic Treasures 
Musical selections include:Symphony 5, Mvt. 4 (Machine) by William Bolcom; In Bloom by Nirvana; Tempered Steel by Charles Young
9:45 AM – Lambert H.S., GA
Lambert High School
Suwanee, GA
DIRECTORS: Tonya Mashburn and Kevin Morrison
DRUM MAJORS: Nathan Kim, Stephanie Sun, and Ashan Galhena

Giant Steps

Musical selections include: “Giant Steps” by John Coltrane and Other Original Works
10:30 AM – Mill Creek H.S., GA
Mill Creek High School
Hoschton, GA

DIRECTOR: Dean Patterson

DRUM MAJORS: Alex Kahiga, Ava Oldman, and Courtney Ellis


Musical selections include: “Trilogy” by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer; “Feel this Moment” by Pitbull; “Tomorrow” from Annie; “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
10:45 AM – River Ridge H.S., GA
River Ridge High School
Woodstock, GA
Ross Amend
Bela Pechi, Jacob Spring, Mason Stokes, Heidi Woods
REPERTOIRE: Your Worst Nightmare 
Musical selections include: “with Heart and Voice” by David Gillingham, “Four Sea Interludes” by Benjamin Britten, “Sleep” by Eric Whitacre, “Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon, “Concerto for Wind Ensemble” by Steven Bryant
11:00 AM – Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
Kennesaw Mountain High School
Kennesaw, GA
DIRECTORS: Michael Huebner and Corey Futrell
DRUM MAJORS: Lane McKenna, Gabi Salinas, Lily Tow, and KJ Williams

La Vie En Rose

Musical selections include:
I. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
II. Stop and Smell the Roses
III. This Love Becomes the Rose
11:15 AM – Hillgrove H.S., GA
Hillgrove High School
Powder Springs, GA
DIRECTOR: Jeremy Lumpkin
DRUM MAJORS: Lily Hurn, Brenna Sexton, Luke Williams, and Maddie Williams

Maybe Something Beautiful

Musical selections include: “Times Like These” by Foo Fighters; “Put On” by Young Jeezy; “It Hurts” by Dirty Loops; “Show Me Something Beautiful” by Trombone Shorty; “Heal the World” by Michael Jackson
11:30 AM – River Bluff H.S., SC
River Bluff High School
Lexington, SC
DIRECTOR: Kevin Hebert
DRUM MAJORS: Rebecca Yu and Ethan Lauth

Go the Distance

Musical selections include: “Olympiada” by Samuel R. Hazo; “Stairway to Heaven” by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant; “Symphony No. 10, Mvt. 2” by Dmitiri Shostakovich; “Go the Distance” (from Hercules) by Alan Menken and David Zippel
11:45 AM – Wesleyan School, GA
Wesleyan School
Peachtree Corners, GA
 DIRECTOR: Jeff Foster
DRUM MAJORS: Brady O’Shields and Claire Wyatt

Blue Dot

Musical selections include: music by Debussy, Whitacre, Holst, Stamp Tranquility, and Elton John
12:00 PM – Hernando H.S., MS
Hernando High School
Hernando, MS 
DIRECTOR: Len Killough
DRUM MAJORS: Addison Delo and Arlena Riley-Ferrell


REPERTOIRE: Gates of Byzantium

Musical selections include: Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers Mina” from Bram Stoker’s Dracula; “Blue Rondo A La Turk” by Dave Brubeck; Original Music from Dustin White
12:15 PM – Hardin Valley Academy, TN
Hardin Valley Academy
Knoxville, TN
DIRECTOR: Alex Rector
DRUM MAJORS: Channing Clarke, Brody Johnston, and Josie Wade

“Catching Fireflies”

Musical selections include: “Near Light” by Olafur Arnalds; “A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture” by Felix Mendelssohn; “Firefly” by Ryan George; “Stars” by Eriks Esenvalds; “Fireflies” by Owl City
12:30 PM – Collierville H.S., TN
Collierville High School
Collierville, TN
DIRECTOR: Thomas Richardson
DRUM MAJORS: Dylan Colston, Ava Chambers, Gabriel Pryor, and Anna Lim

Ghost Train

Musical selections include: Ghost Train by Eric Whitacre
12:45 PM – Walton H.S., GA
Walton High School
Marietta, GA
DIRECTOR: John Palmer
DRUM MAJORS: Hunter Creasman^, Adam Cornell^, Liza Walker^, and Simon Beltran


Musical selections include: “Ordinary World” by Duran Duran; “Cambridge, 1963” by Johann Johannsson; “Machiavelli’s Conscience” by Michael Markowski; “Stroke of Genius: Picasso” by Lorne Balfe; “Extraordinary” by Brandon Smith
^indicates participation in the 2022 Music for All Summer Symposium Drum Major Institute 
1:45 PM – James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
James F. Byrnes High School
Duncan, SC
DIRECTOR: Bryan R Bone
DRUM MAJORS: Anabelle Ly, Whitney Durham, Jakira Wright, and Ben Hart

Scarlet: Confidential

Musical selections include: Music by Alain Debaisieux, Peter Gabriel, Astor Piazolla and Billie Eilish
2:00 PM – Pope H.S., GA
Pope High School
Marietta, GA
DIRECTOR: Bo Sodders
DRUM MAJORS: Savannah Barasoain^, Regan Hannafey^, and David O’Dell^

Oodles of Doodles

Musical selections include: “Land of Make Believe” by Chuck Mangione; “The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini; “Sabre Dance” by Aram Khachaturian; “Can-Can” by Jacques Offenbach; “Piano Concerto No. 2” by George Gershwin; “Ride of the Valkyries” by Richard Wagner; “William Tell Overture” by Gioachino Rossini; “1812 Overture” by Peter Tchaikovsky
^indicates participation in the 2022 Music for All Summer Symposium Drum Major Institute 
2:15 PM – Sparkman H.S., AL
Sparkman High School
Harvest, AL
DIRECTOR: Brenton Nash
DRUM MAJORS: Lauren Tillman and David Renfrow

Crossing Over

Musical selections include: “Ghost Train” by Eric Whitacre; “Cycle Song” by Imogen Heap; “That Next Place” by Thomas Newman
2:30 PM – Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
Dobyns-Bennett High School
Kingsport, TN
DRUM MAJORS: Ella Halliburton, Ryan True, and Kaden Powers


Musical selections include: Auto Da Fe, Make Our Garden Grow, and Overture
2:45 PM – Paragould H.S., AR
Paragould High School
Paragould, AR
DIRECTOR: Richie Williams
DRUM MAJOR: Trinity Hayden^


Musical selections include: the music of Paul Lovatt-Cooper, Camille Saint-Saens, Florence and the Machine, Stephen Sondheim, and Igor Stravinsky
^indicates participation in the 2022 Music for All Summer Symposium Drum Major Institute 
3:00 PM – Seymour H.S., TN
Seymour High School
Seymour, TN
DIRECTOR: Joseph Cole
DRUM MAJORS: Courtney McHan, Elle Wlas, and Tyler Santel


Musical selections include: “Aurora in Faerieland,” “Aurora and the Fawn” and “Main Title” (Fantastic Beasts) by James Newton Howard; “The Avatar’s Love” (Avatar: The Last Airbender) by Jerry Zuckerman; “We Are the Designers” by Jacob Shea, Jasha Alain Klebe, Bruce Fingers, and Billie Ray Fingers
3:15 PM – James Clemens H.S., AL
James Clemens High School
Madison, AL
DIRECTOR: Keith Anderson
DRUM MAJORS: Aiyana Milligan, Bryan Preer, and Logan Thomason

Subjects of Time

Musical selections include: Right Now, Time in a Bottle, Give Us This Day, A Thousand Years, Time Is On My Side
3:30 PM – McEachern H.S., GA
McEachern High School
Powder Springs, GA
DIRECTOR: Keith Clupper
DRUM MAJORS: Elizabeth Shyman and Jasmine Trammell

All the World’s a Stage

Musical selections include: “All the World’s a Stage” by Ian Grom & John Mapes
3:45 PM – Signal Mountain H.S., TN
Signal Mountain High School
Chattanooga, TN
DIRECTOR: Drew Buckner
DRUM MAJORS: Luke Robertson and Brooke Waye

The Ballad of Billy the Kid

Musical selections include: “The Ballad of Billy the Kid” by Billy Joel; “Wayfaring Stranger” Folk Song; “Hoedown” from Rodeo by Aaron Copland
4:00 PM – Harrison Central H.S., MS
Harrison Central High School
Gulfport, MS
DIRECTOR: Dell Trotter
DRUM MAJORS: Kennedy Wilson, Jayden Alfatah, and Anariah Howell


Musical selections include: “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M.; “Watershed” by Indigo Girls; Original Music by Justin Williams
4:15 PM – Gulfport H.S., MS
Gulfport High School
Gulfport, MS
DIRECTORS: Wes Morehead, Dee Dee Pitts, Nathan Ball, and Robyn Ball
DRUM MAJORS: Kayla Singleterry, Aidan Peckinpaugh, and Kaine Lucky


Musical selections include: “Ecstatic Waters” by Steven Bryant; “Flight” for Leonardo’s Dream by Eric Whitacre, “Fields of Gold” by Gordon Sumner, and “Call of the Mountain” by Joseph Curiale
4:30 PM – Fred J. Page H.S., TN
Fred J. Page High School
Franklin, TN

DIRECTOR: Taylor Kollmeier

DRUM MAJORS: Anica Meyerhoff^ and Evan Ingmire^

Remote Control

Musical selections include: “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles; “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
^indicates participation in the 2022 Music for All Summer Symposium Drum Major Institute 
4:45 PM – Ex. Jacksonville State Univ. Marching Southerners
Jacksonville, AL
DIRECTOR: Dr. Kenneth Bodiford
REPERTOIRE: One Giant Leap


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Adjudication Panel

Bands of America Championships are designed to be an educational experience for the participating bands, as well as exciting musical events for spectators. Our panel of respected adjudicators evaluates and offers constructive comments on every performance, to be used by the band directors as a guide for future improvement.

To carry out the difficult task of rating and ranking each band according to the Bands of America adjudication system, we have selected established experts in music education and the marching specialty.

Tim Allshouse, Blue Springs, MO – Music
Brent Levine, Flagstaff, AZ – Music
Clif Walker, Kansas City, MO – Music
Kyle Young, Carmel, IN – Music
Phil Madden, Portland, OR – Visual
Tim Pierce, Memphis, TN – Visual
Robert Solomon, Los Angeles, CA – Visual

Dale Warren, Fayetteville, AR – Chief Judge

What are the judges 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
  • 40% on visual
  • 60% on general effect
  • 40% on performance

Each judge is assigned a specific area on which they focus: 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. 


Who can enroll in Bands of America events?
Enrollment is open to all high school bands on a first-come, first-served basis.

How is performance order determined?
Preliminary performance times are scheduled based on a random draw. Applications received and paid for on or before January 31, 2022 were eligible for the initial draw, after which performance times are based on postmark of application, with earlier postmarks receiving the later performance times. The previous year’s Regional Champion has the option to choose its Prelims performance time. Finals performances are scheduled by a random draw on site.

How is classification determined?
Bands of America has a four-class system. Bands are assigned to classes based on the following enrollment levels (grades 10-12):
• Class A – 600 or fewer
• Class AA – 601 -1325
• Class AAA – 1326 -1850
• Class AAAA – 1851 or more

Per our commitment to re-evaluate the classification system, classification numbers are examined and reset every three (3) years by a procedure that considers the composition of Bands of America Championship participation using three years of data. The maximum enrollment number for Class A remains constant, while the enrollment levels for Classes AA, AAA, and AAAA are adjusted to levels (for the next three years) that would have established equal, cumulative numbers of participants in each class over the prior three (3) years. The current classification is set to begin with the Fall 2022 season, and the next reclassification will occur effective Fall 2025. For purposes of determining enrollment, your principal must certify enrollment and consider all those students in the grades 10-12 population as reported on fall State and/or FTE funding reports.

Why aren’t the classifications announced?
By nature, appreciation of arts requires subjective reactions. We do not announce or publish band classifications, before or during events. Our intention is to not draw attention to classification, to eliminate expectations of a band’s performance based on class, including those of the judges.

How are finalist bands selected?
The top 12 scoring bands, regardless of class, are invited to compete in the evening’s Regional Finals. For Indianapolis and St. Louis Super Regionals, the top 14 scoring bands, regardless of class, will advance to Finals. For the San Antonio Super Regional, the five highest scoring bands in each of the two Prelims judging panels, regardless of class, plus the next four highest scoring bands from both of the two Prelims, regardless of class, will advance to Finals. If a Class Champion is not among the highest scoring bands advancing to Finals, they will be invited to perform at Finals in exhibition.

Is electronic recording allowed in the stadium?
No video or audio recording is permitted in the stadium without the express written permission of Music for All, in advance of the event.

Camera Policy:
Any still camera (making film or digital still pictures) is allowed into and may be used from the spectator seating area of any venue, as long as it does not interfere with or disrupt the viewing experience of any other spectator. Family, friends, and fans may take still photos of BOA events for personal use only. The images may not be sold or otherwise distributed without the written permission of Music for All. Cameras (of any kind) may not be used on the field. People with field passes or name badges must go into the stands to take digital or film pictures. Tripods or other similar equipment that obstruct the view or path of travel of others in seating areas are not allowed.

Clear Bag Policy
Music for All encourages spectators to not bring bags into venues. Only clear bags and emergency bags will be permitted. Bag policies are effective to expedite entry into venues and provide additional safety. Spectators will be allowed to bring items such as cameras, provided they are not in cases that would violate the bag policy at that venue.





Thank you to JSU Band for serving as host of today’s championship. JSU Band volunteers are making today’s event happen! Thank you to Ken Bodiford and JSU Band.


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