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Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Information subject to change.

Austin, TX is in the Central Time Zone. All times shown are local time for Austin.

Event Schedule

6:00 PM – Gates Open for Finals
7:00 PM – National Anthem

Finals Schedule

7:15 p.m. – Class AA: Burnet High School, TX
7:30 p.m. – Robert E. Hendrickson High School, TX
7:45 p.m. – Leander High School, TX
8:00 p.m. – Westwood High School, TX
8:15 p.m. – James Bowie High School, TX
8:30 p.m. – Westlake High School, TX
8:45 p.m. – Lake Travis High School, TX
9:00 p.m. – Round Rock High School, TX
9:15 p.m. – Cedar Park High School, TX
9:30 p.m. – Rouse High School, TX
9:45 p.m. – Cedar Ridge High School, TX
10:00 p.m. – Vandegrift High School, TX
10:15 p.m. – Vista Ridge High School, TX
10:30 p.m. – Class A: Manor New Tech High School, TX

10:45 PM – Finale – Presentation of Awards

Prelims Performance Schedule as of 9/20/22:
6:45 AM – Box Office Opens
7:15 AM – Stadium Gates Open

7:45 AM – Preliminary Competition Begins
9:15 AM – BREAK
9:45 AM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
12:15 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
1:45 PM – BREAK
2:15 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
4:00 PM – Preliminary Competition Ends
4:15 PM – Presentation of Awards

6:00 PM – Gates Open for Finals
7:00 PM – National Anthem
7:30 PM – First Performing Finalist Band
10:30 PM – Finals Competition Ends
10:45 PM – Finale – Presentation of Awards

Prelims Schedule & About the Bands

7:45 AM – Chaparral H.S., TX

Chaparral High School
Killeen, TX  

DIRECTOR: Bass Deese 

DRUM MAJORS: Ashley Carter and Kalia Kimble 

Musical selections include:
Music Selections from the “Chaparral High School Alma Mater”, Into the Clouds by Saucedo, A House Is Not A Home by Bacharach. 

8:00 AM – John Marshall H.S., TX

John Marshall High School
San Antonio, TX  

DIRECTOR: Kevin Tabb 

DRUM MAJORS: Kainen Guerra, Brandon Castillo, and Abigail Flores 

Musical selections include:
Phantom of the Opera, Angel of Music, Masquerade by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini.

8:15 AM – Manor New Tech H.S., TX

Manor New Tech High School
Manor, TX  

DIRECTOR: Chris Thomsen 

DRUM MAJORS: William Webb, Grace Thomas, and Garrett Melanson 

REPERTOIRE: To the Moon and Back
Musical selections include:
Fly Me To the Moon – Bart Howard
Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
Clair De Lune – Debussy
Dancing in the Moonlight – Sherman Kelly

8:30 AM – Harker Heights H.S., TX

Harker Heights High School 
Harker Heights, TX  

DIRECTOR: David Norris 

DRUM MAJORS: Jonathan Duenas, Jose Nava, and Welina LaTour 

Musical selections include:
Symphony # 7 – Beethoven
Allegro Barbaro – Bartok
My Immortal – Evanescence
Dies Irae – Mozart
Dies Irae – Verdi

8:45 AM – Tom C. Clark H.S., TX

Tom C. Clark High School 
San Antonio, TX  

DIRECTOR: Justin Murphy 

DRUM MAJORS: Rose Dunham, Alex Trevino, and Mia Trevino 

Musical selections include:

Gunship, Michael Markowski, Vienna Teng, Mason Bates, and Michael Giacchino

9:00 AM – Cedar Park H.S., TX

Cedar Park High School
Cedar Park, TX  

DIRECTOR: Kendall Santos 

DRUM MAJORS: Nicholas Doluisio, Arnav Batra, Lauren Delbridge, and Callista Kohn 

REPERTOIRE: Mirror, Mirror
Musical selections include:
When I Was Older – Billie Eilish
Valentin’s Blood Flows – Grandbrothers
Dance 1 – Oliver Davis
Allegro for Hydroponic Systems – Christopher Tin
Lament for a Frozen Flower – Secret Garden
The Bridge – Arora
XXVI: The End of Dracula – Philip Glass

9:45 AM – Vista Ridge H.S., TX

Vista Ridge High School
Cedar Park, TX  

DIRECTOR: Bryan Christian and Zach Santos 

DRUM MAJORS: Rachel Alexander, Kyleigh Gasbarro, Sophia George, and Elise Insall 

Musical selections include:
“Chaconne” by J.S. Bach
“Primacy of Numbers” by Philip Glass
Original music by Ryan George


10:00 AM – Dripping Springs H.S., TX

Dripping Springs High School 
Dripping Springs, TX  

DIRECTOR: Derek Woods 

DRUM MAJORS: James Lee, Camryn Sulser, and Jace Byrd 

REPERTOIRE: The Mandala Project
Musical selections include:
Kaval Sviri by Petar Lyondov
“Benediction” from the Prayer Cycle by Jonathan Elias
Mandala by Ben Hylton.

10:15 AM – Veterans Memorial H.S., TX

Veterans Memorial High School 
Mission, TX  

DIRECTOR: Jeremiah Brunney 

DRUM MAJORS: Bryson Nino, Deija Nunn, and Hunter Adcox 

Musical selections include:
Parkour – Samuel Hazo
I Zimba – Talking Heads

10:30 AM – Rouse H.S., TX

Rouse High School 
Leander, TX  

DIRECTOR: Ryan Johnstone 

DRUM MAJORS: Abby Boyles, Chad Johnson, and Maria Pitts 

REPERTOIRE: Luminosity
Musical selections include:
Clair de lune by Claude Debussy
Mercury from the Planets by Gustav Holst
The Night Window by Thomas Newman
Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven

10:45 AM – New Braunfels H.S., TX

New Braunfels High School
New Braunfels, TX  

DIRECTOR: David C. Eckert 

DRUM MAJORS: Frank Paredez, Gavin Remo, and Danika Rossbach 

REPERTOIRE: Seeking Sentience
Musical selections include:
“Are You a Robot” by Phillip Glass
Symphony no. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich
“What a Wonderful World” by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
“Army of Me” by Björk
“Lit” by Polyphia

11:00 AM – The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, TX

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders 
Austin, TX  

DIRECTOR: Jana Robertson 

DRUM MAJORS: Nadia Zamarripa, Sofia Peña, and Tharushi Wanniarchchi 

REPERTOIRE: Guiding Light
Musical selections include:
Lux Aeterna from Enigma
Variations by Edward Elgar Sure
On This Shining Night by Samuel Barber
Blinding Lights by The Weeknd

11:15 AM – Louis D. Brandeis H.S., TX

Louis D. Brandeis High School
San Antonio, TX  

DIRECTOR: Patrick Aguirre 

DRUM MAJORS: Alexandra Reyes, Madeline Mencio, and Nicolas Bernal 

REPERTOIRE: Reel of Suspense
Musical selections include:
Works by Bernard Herrmann

12:15 PM – Robert E. Hendrickson H.S., TX

Robert E. Hendrickson High School 
Pflugerville, TX  

DIRECTOR: James Hairston 

DRUM MAJORS: Antonio Gamez, Alaina Parent, Kathryn Boling, and Matthew Davenport 

Musical selections include:
Symphonic Movement by Nelybel
Magnolia Star by Danyew
Everything in It’s Right Place by Radiohead
Blow it Up, Start Again by Newman
Turbine by Mackey

12:30 PM – James Bowie H.S., TX

James Bowie High School 
Austin, TX  

DIRECTOR: Jennifer Hanford 

DRUM MAJORS: Preston Hatem, Cole Pennington, and Katherine Leoni 

Musical selections include:
I Remember by Deadmau5
Inferno by Oliver Davis
Grow Till Tall by Jon “Jonsi” Birgisson
Harvest Trombone Concerto by John Mackey

12:45 PM – Lake Travis H.S., TX

Lake Travis High School
Austin, TX  

DIRECTOR: Richard Hicks 

DRUM MAJORS: Quinlan Collins, Rylan Collins, McKenna Flores, and Nathan Murdock 

REPERTOIRE: The Seeds Contain the Years
Musical selections include:
“Olive Orchard” from Picture Studies
“Escape” from Symphony Number 2: Migration
“Wine” from Finding Rothko
“Pictures in Flight” from Picture Studies
All by Adam Schoenberg

1:00 PM – Burnet H.S., TX

Burnet High School 
Burnet, TX  

DIRECTORS: Joseph Cox and Caity Clinton 

DRUM MAJORS: Eileen Crist, Aeden Harrison, and Cole Myers 

Musical selections include:
Firefly by Ryan George
Rest by Frank Ticheli
Aurora Awakes by John Mackey

1:15 PM – Weiss H.S., TX

Weiss High School 
Pflugerville, TX  

DIRECTOR: Ian Young 

DRUM MAJORS: Aden Nathanson, Kamryn Moore, Sara Sloan, Silas Snailum, and Jeffrey Shiriver 

Musical selections include:
The Abyss Finale- Alan Silvestri
The Canyon- Phillip Glass
Young and Beautiful- Lana Del Rey

1:30 PM – Westlake H.S., TX

Westlake High School 
Austin, TX  

DIRECTOR: Kerry Taylor 

DRUM MAJORS: Vanessa May, Shaphía Arrieta Ávila, Ryan Giordano, and Kian Rowshan 

Featuring the music of Buddy Rich, Nancy Sinatra, Seal, Gordon Goodwin, and Bernard Herman

2:15 PM – Leander H.S., TX

Leander High School 
Leander, TX  

DIRECTOR: Ryan Sirna 

DRUM MAJORS: Ryan Vuong, Michelle Rhee, Serena Payne, and Gabe Lazcano 

REPERTOIRE: The Other Side of Light
Musical selections include:
Shadow’s and Light – Joni Mitchell
Shadow Behind the Iron Sun – by Evelyn Glennie
Darkside of the Moon – by Paul Lovatt Cooper
Hello – by Adele

2:30 PM – Anderson H.S., TX

Anderson High School 
Austin, TX  

DIRECTOR: Cheryl Lee 

DRUM MAJORS: Clara Hutchison, Maya Houston, and Laura Margo 

Musical selections include:
Aurora Awakes by John Mackey
Urban Light by James David
Afternoon on a Hill by Eric William
Barnum Run Free By Hans Zimmer

2:45 PM – Westwood H.S., TX

Westwood High School 
Austin, TX  

DIRECTORS: Thomas Turpin and Brittany Dacy 

DRUM MAJORS: Cici Kelley, Katie Forshay, Sofia Davila-Ramirez, Grace Wang, and Constantina Kyriazis 

REPERTOIRE: Beyond the Brick

3:00 PM – Round Rock H.S., TX

Round Rock High School 
Round Rock, TX  

DIRECTOR: David Mobley 

DRUM MAJORS: Kirti Ganesh, Nick Del Pozzo, Nihar Harkare, and Palak Thakkar 

REPERTOIRE: The Living Earth
Musical selections from Ravel, Debussy and Daft Punk.

3:15 PM – Cedar Ridge H.S., TX

Cedar Ridge High School 
Round Rock, TX  

DIRECTOR: Dan Musacchio 

DRUM MAJORS: Ashok Shaji, Nayla Diab, and Reece Ababao 

REPERTOIRE: In the Midnight Hour
Musical selections include:
Symphony No.10 in E minor – Dmitri Shostakovich
Rebel Yell – Billy Idol

3:30 PM – East View H.S., TX

East View High School 
Georgetown, TX  

DIRECTOR: Chase Ramsey 

DRUM MAJORS: Makayla Johnson and Annabelle Mehollin 

REPERTOIRE: Relativity
Musical selections include original music by Steve Vento.

3:45 PM – Vandegrift H.S., TX

Vandegrift High School
Austin, TX  

DIRECTOR: Katie VanDoren 

DRUM MAJORS: Koustubh Galagali, Garrett McCosky, Avani Singh, and Anthony Tang 

REPERTOIRE: Into the Grid
Musical selections include:
The Grid, from Tron Legacy – Daft Punk
Machine – Bolcom
Adagio from Tron, from Tron Legacy – Daft Punk
Masks and Machines – Paul Dooley
Hymn of Acxiom – Vienna Teng

4:15 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.


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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.

Chip Crotts, Atlanta, GA – Music
Glenn Fugett, San Antonio, TX – Music
Nola Jones, Nashville, TN – Music
Greg Williams, Acworth, GA – Music
Austin Greene, Raleigh, NC – Visual
Greg Llacer, Boxborough, MA – Visual
Deborah Torchia, Peabody, MA – Visual
Richard Saucedo, Fishers, IN – Chief

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 the McNeil High School Band for serving as host of today’s championship. McNeil High School Band students and parent volunteers are making today’s event happen!  Thank you to Jason Dimiceli and the McNeil High School Band.


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