Event Schedule

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

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Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Information subject to change.

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Event Schedule

Finals Schedule

5:00 PM – Gates Open for Finals
5:30 PM – National Anthem

6:00 p.m. – Millennium High School, AZ
6:15 p.m. – Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Cadence, NV
6:30 p.m. – Mountain View High School, AZ
6:45 p.m. – Foothill High School, NV
7:00 p.m. – Del Valle High School, TX
7:15 p.m. – Campo Verde High School, AZ
7:30 p.m. – Fossil Ridge High School, CO
7:45 p.m. – Corona del Sol High School, AZ
8:00 p.m. – Mountain Ridge High School, AZ
8:15 p.m. – Loveland High School, CO
8:30 p.m. – Clovis High School, NM
8:45 p.m. – Desert Vista High School, AZ

9:15 PM – Finale – Presentation of Awards

Prelims Schedule

9:00 AM – Box Office Opens
9:30 AM – Stadium Gates Open

10:15 AM – Preliminary Competition Begins
12:15 PM – BREAK
1:00 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
3:15 PM – Preliminary Competition Ends
Exhibition Performance: Northern Arizona University Lumberjack Marching Band
3:30 PM – Presentation of Awards

5:00 PM – Gates Open for Finals
5:30 PM – National Anthem
6:00 PM – First Performing Finalist Band
9:00 PM – Finals Competition Ends
9:15 PM – Finale – Presentation of Awards

Prelims Schedule & About the Bands

10:15 AM – Queen Creek H.S., AZ
Queen Creek High School
Queen Creek, AZ

DIRECTOR: John Davenport
DRUM MAJORS: Nathan Binder and Lindsey Gifford

REPERTOIRE: Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky

10:30 AM – Campo Verde H.S., AZ
Campo Verde High School

Gilbert, AZ

DIRECTOR: Matt Kozacek

DRUM MAJORS: Lena Bautista, Emily Gettig, and Everett Vallerga

A Place We Call…
Musical selections include: “A House is not a Home” by Dionne Warwick; “A True Passion” by Lorne Balfe; “You Will Be Found” (Dear Evan Hansen) by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
10:45 AM – Arbor View H.S.,NV
Arbor View High School
Las Vegas, NV

Paul Beuning and Carl Baker
DRUM MAJORS: Troy Sotomayor, Morgan Rupe, and Chance Shiloh

Medal of Honor
Musical selections include: Selections from Medal of Honor and Band of Brothers: “Operation Market Garden,” “Escaping Gotha,” “Band of Brothers,” “Operation Husky,” “Dear Dad”
11:00 AM – Hamilton H.S., AZ
Hamilton High School
Gilbert, AZ

Charlie Baker
DRUM MAJORS: Jillian Barclay and Ava Bolin

Our New World
Musical selections include:
Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” by Antonín Dvorák; “Arrival of the Birds” by The Cinematic Orchestra; “Vitae Aeternum” by Paul Lovatt-Cooper
11:15 AM – Clovis H.S., NM
Clovis High School
Clovis, NM

Bill Allred
DRUM MAJORS: Kalynn Eggert, Adriana Mulgado, and Abigail Gutierrez

Points of Reflection
Musical selections include:
“Through A Looking Glass” by Jess Turner; “The Parting Glass” by Matt Conaway; “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz; “Get Out” By CHVCHES
11:30 AM – Mountain Ridge H.S., AZ
Mountain Ridge High School
Glendale, AZ

Aaron Vogel
DRUM MAJORS: Kali Kaiser, Tessa Taylor, Allyson Ritter, and Cooper Taylor

Acts of Light
Musical selections include: “The New Moon in the Old Moon’s Arms” by Michael Kamen
11:45 AM – Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Cadence H.S., NV
Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Cadence
Henderson, NV

Mac Purdy
DRUM MAJOR: Addison Spencer

Boxed In
Musical selections include: Selections from Percy Grainger and original works by Aaron Guidry
12:00 PM – Highland H.S., AZ
Highland High School
Gilbert, AZ

Jenn Bock and Kevin Bennett
DRUM MAJORS: Sean Turner, William Mitchell and Murphy Cockson

Night Circus
Musical selections include: “Entry of the Gladiators” by Julius Fucik; “Jazz Waltz No. 2” by Dmitri Shostakovich; “Caravan” by Duke Ellington; “1812 Overture” by Pytor Tchaikovsky; “El Tango de Roxanne” by The Police/Moulin Rouge
1:00 PM – Del Valle H.S., TX
Del Valle High School
El Paso, TX

Keith Morales
DRUM MAJORS: Itzel Soto and Aislynn Quezada

The Warrior Within
Musical selections include: “The Warrior Within” by Steve Vento; “Into the Storm” by Robert W. Smith
1:15 PM – Covina H.S., CA
Covina High School
Fontana, CA

Daniel Franco
DRUM MAJORS: Camila Salmeron and Madilyn Franco

Rise by Frank Sullivan
Musical selections include: Part 1- The Creation; Part 2- The Conflict; Part 3- The Balance; Part 4- The Rise of Technology
1:30 PM – Mountain View H.S., AZ
Mountain View High School
Mesa, AZ

Adam Risch
DRUM MAJORS: Boots Sandling, Mallory Olson, and Alex Garcia

Project Reef
Musical selections include: Music from Finding Nemo by Thomas Newman and original compositions from Travis Larson
1:45 PM – Desert Vista H.S., AZ
Desert Vista High School
Phoenix, AZ

Michael Krill
DRUM MAJORS: Nicole Lipari and McKinley Sydnor

Band’s Best Friend
Musical selections include: BINGO; “Already Home” by Great Big World; “Test Drive” by John Powell
2:00 PM – Millennium H.S., AZ
Millennium High School
Goodyear, AZ

Brent Godbehere
DRUM MAJORS: Alyssa Temby, Kaira Moore, and Jeremiah Allen

I. Everybody Wants to Rule the World
II. As the World Caves In
III. Requiem
2:15 PM – Foothill H.S., NV
Foothill High School
Henderson, NV

Travis Pardee, Adam Steff, David Coyner
DRUM MAJORS: Trinity Ortega and Koa Navalta

Musical selections include: “A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics,” “Diamonds are Forever,” “Palladio” from Diamond Music
2:30 PM – Corona del Sol H.S., AZ
Corona del Sol High School
Tempe, AZ

David DuPlessis
DRUM MAJORS: Blake Gonzalez, Magnus Tucker, Max Elliott, and Savian Solomon

Life on Mars
Musical selections include: “The Surface” by Michael Pote; “Forging a New Home” by Michael Pote; “Life on Mars” by David Bowie; “Utopia” by Michael Pote
2:45 PM – Loveland H.S., CO
Loveland High School
Loveland, CO

Kyle Freesen
DRUM MAJORS: Arie Dekkers, Lucy Bufton, and Sophia Pancoast

The Curious Case of Person A
Musical selections include: “Symphony No. 1” by Samuel Barber; “White Rabbit” by Jefferson; “Airplane”; “God Save the Queen;” “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen; original music by Julian Davidson, Michael Williams, and Craig Fitzpatrick .
3:00 PM – Fossil Ridge H.S., CO
Fossil Ridge High School
Fort Collins, CO

Aaron Herman
DRUM MAJORS: Alex Cowden and Mya Lynn

9 to 5
Musical selections include: “Scootin’ on Hardrock” by David Holsinger; “Bang on the Drum All Day” by Todd Rundgren; “Homesick” by Dua Lipa; “PM’s Love Theme” (from “Love Actually”) by Craig Armstrong Mackenzie; “Home” by Drew Pearson and Greg Holden
3:15 PM – Exhibition Performance: Northern Arizona University Lumberjack Marching Band

Learn more about the Lumberjack Marching Band!

3:30 PM – Presentation of Awards

We will present recognition awards; highest achievement awards in each of four classes, and first, second, and third place in each class, followed by the announcement of the evening’s twelve 12 bands. Class Champion bands not among the top 12 scoring finalist bands are invited to perform during Finals in exhibition.

The Classification used in Bands of America Regional Championship Class Awards is determined by school enrollment, grades 10 through 12.


Visit the Spectator Guide for the stadium address, parking information, to order tickets online, and more.

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.

Mike Davis, St. Louis, MO – Music
Jon Gomez, Chandler, AZ – Music
Gifford Howarth, Bloomberg, PA – Music
Travis Moddison, Grants Pass, OR – Music
Tim Pierce, Memphis, TN – Visual
Brian Wilt, Montgomery, TX – Visual
Travis Wingate, Toronto, Ontario, CA – Visual
Dean Westman, Plainfield, IN – 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 Northern Arizona University for serving as host of today’s championship. Northern Arizona University volunteers are making today’s event happen! Thank you to Stephen Meyer and Northern Arizona University.


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