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Published on Tuesday, October 3, 2022. Information subject to change.

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

Event Schedule

Finals Schedule

7:00 PM – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome
7:15 PM — Class A: Krum H.S., TX
7:30 PM — Waxahachie H.S., TX
7:45 PM — James Martin H.S., TX
8:00 PM — Rock Hill H.S., TX
8:15 PM — Keller H.S., TX
8:30 PM — Lone Star H.S., TX
8:45 PM — Timber Creek H.S., TX
9:00 PM — L.D. Bell H.S., TX
9:15 PM — Wakeland H.S., TX
9:30 PM — Marcus H.S., TX
9:45 PM — Coppell H.S., TX
10:00 PM — Flower Mound H.S., TX
10:15 PM — Hebron H.S., TX
10:30 PM — Class AA: China Spring H.S., TX

Prelims Schedule

7:15 AM – Box Office Opens
8:15 AM – Preliminary Competition Begins
9:30 AM – BREAK
10:00 AM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
11:30 AM – LUNCH
12:15 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
2:00 PM – BREAK
2:30 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
4:00 PM – Preliminary Competition Ends
Ex. Univ. of North Texas Green Brigade Marching Band
4:45 PM – Finalist Directors Meeting
Stadium Cleared
Dinner Break

7:00 PM – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome
7:15 PM – Class Exhibition (If Needed)
7:30 PM – First Performing Finalist Band
10:30 PM – Finals Competition Ends
Class Exhibition (If Needed)

Prelims Schedule & About the Bands

8:15 AM – Highland Park H.S., TX
Highland Park High School
Dallas, TX
Director: Daren Jordan
Drum Majors: Ava Mitchell, Jake Wood, abd Natalie Koch
REPERTOIRE: New Frontier
Musical selections include: “The Ludlows” (From “Legends of the Fall”), “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Water is Wide,” and “Southern Harmony”
8:30 AM – Whitesboro H.S., TX
Whitesboro High School
Whitesboro, TX
Director: Charles Gardner
Drum Majors: Jeremiah Velten, and Olivia Hildebrand
Musical selections include: “Benedictus” by Karl Jenkins; “Windsprints” by Richard Saucedo; “Earth Song” by Frank Ticheli; “For Good” by Stephen Schwartz; and “Defying Gravity” by Stephen Schwartz
8:45 AM – Wakeland H.S., TX
Wakeland High School
Frisco, TX
Director: Tanner Smith
Drum Majors: Sadie Bridge, Paul Toomey, Ella Park, and Cooper Tomlin
REPERTOIRE: Spices, Perfumes, Toxins
Musical selections include: “Kaval Sviri” by Petar Lyondev; “Spices” from “Spices, Perfumes, Toxins” by Avner Dorman; “Wayfaring Stranger” by Christopher Nelson; “Symphony No 2, Allegro Risoluto” by Aram Khachaturian
9:00 AM – Aledo H.S., TX
Aledo High School
Aledo, TX
Director: Joey Paul
Drum Majors: Jane Claire Anderson, Hannah Clark, and Sam Elston
Musical selections include: “Welcome to New York” by Taylor Swift; “Theme from New York, New York” by Fredd Ebb, John Kander; “Slaughter on 10th Avenue” by Richard Rodgers; “Concerto in F (for piano and orchestra)” by George Gershwin; “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel; “America the Beautiful;” “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gerswhin; and “Empire State of Mind” by Alicia Keys
9:15 AM – China Spring H.S., TX
China Spring High School
China Spring, TX
Director: Marc Nichelson
Drum Majors: Kaitlynn Dickerson, Allison Martin, Thomas Sepeda, and Kennedy Tucker
Musical selections include: “The Planets” by Gustav Holst, “For Good” by Stephen Schwartz, and music from Avatar and Star Trek.
10:00 AM – Marcus H.S., TX
Marcus High School
Flower Mound, TX
Director: Jeffrey D. Jones
Drum Majors: Matthew Bailey, Trinity Beach, Patton Morgan, and Tate Searcy
Musical selections include: “Piano Sonata No. 21” by Beethoven; “Piano Trio in c minor” by Beethoven; “Arrows of the Gods” by Goldenthal Glow by Whitacre; “Sogno di Volare” by Tin
10:15 AM – Waller H.S., TX
Waller High School
Waller, TX
Director: Grant McWilliams
Drum Majors: Bryton Castle and Dalia Zamora
REPERTOIRE: Metallicized
Musical selections include: The music of Samuel Barber, David Gillingham, Frank Ticheli, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Metallica
10:30 AM – Hebron H.S., TX
Hebron High School
Carrollton, TX
Director: Andy Sealy
Drum Majors: Suhani Rana, Kaitlyn Lutz, Chan-hee Kim, Charlotte Kimball, and Steven Solis-Welch
Musical selections include: The music of The Weeknd, 7lions, Thomas Bergersen, David Foster, Jay Graydon, Bill Champlin, Antonio Vivaldi, Dennis DeYoung, Michael Martin, and Dave Gylde.
10:45 AM – Trinity H.S., TX
Trinity High School
Euless, TX
Director: Chris Kanicki
Drum Majors: Zoe Vignali, Edward Fonseca, Chloe Bilger, and Khadija Moosajee
Musical selections include: “Lady in the Water (End Titles)” by Howard; “Symphony No. 1” by Prokofiev; “Blue Planet” by Fenton
11:00 AM – Lone Star H.S., TX
Lone Star High School
Frisco, TX
Director: Mark Poole
Drum Majors: River Aquino, Hannah Berryman, Jeremiah Saguil, and Evan Sosbee
Musical selections include: “Natural” by Imagine Dragons; “Pianos” from “Serenada Schizophrana” by Danny Elfman; “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins; “Fraternity” by Thierry Deleruyelle
11:15 AM – James Martin H.S., TX
James Martin High School
Arlington, TX
Director: Brad McCann
Drum Majors: Jayton Skari, Judah Gibbs, Kiley Monroe, Corbin Thomas, and Layla Westmoreland
REPERTOIRE: Sit Down, Stand Up
Musical selections include: “Sit Down, Stand Up” by Radiohead; “We May Rise” by Preston Hazzard; “Winds of Change” by Randall Standridge; and “Choreography” by Robert Sheldon
12:15 PM – Waxahachie H.S., TX
Waxahachie High School
Waxahachie, TX
Director: Rich Armstrong
Drum Majors: Leah Gonzalez, Owen Bartosh, and Brianna Padron
REPERTOIRE: Building Paris
Musical selections include: “Gymnopédie No. 1” and “A New Satiesfaction” by Eric Satie, “Ratatouille Main Theme” by Michael Giacchino, and “Paris Sketches” by Martin Ellerby
12:30 PM – Rick Reedy H.S., TX
Rick Reedy High School
Frisco, TX
Director: Gavin Smith
Drum Majors: Priya Ramotar, Ryan Wallace, and Ethan Seibert-Venable
REPERTOIRE: Unity through Colors and Numbers
Musical selections include: “ONE is the Loneliest Number,” “Holst’s SECOND Suite,” “THREE Times a Lady,” “Tchaikovsky’s FOURTH Symphony,” and “Mambo Number FIVE”
12:45 PM – Keller H.S., TX
Keller High School
Keller, TX
Director: Mark McGahey
Drum Majors: Audrey Loeffler, Bianca Miller, and Ellie Skaarer
REPERTOIRE: Wildest Dreams
Musical selections include: Mendelsohn’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Dreams” by Bertrand Moren, “Bicycle Race” by Queen, “Dream State” by Son Lux, “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics, “Wild Nights” by John Adams and original material by Carol Brittin Chambers
1:00 PM – Southlake Carroll H.S., TX
Southlake Carroll High School
Southlake, TX
Director: Ken Johnson
Drum Majors: Carson Crays, Carson Forkner, Garrett Nelson, Anika Sinha, and Elizabeth Wu
REPERTOIRE: House of Glass
Musical selections include: “Ojos Asi” by Shakira; “Spices, Perfumes, and Toxins” by Avner Dorman; “Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia” by Aram Khachaturian; “Folk Feast” from “Gadfly Suite” by Dmitri Shostakovich
1:15 PM – Rock Hill H.S., TX
Rock Hill High School
Frisco, TX
Director: Nathaniel Neugent
Drum Majors: Alyssa Dickens, Manvi Srivastava, and Andy Warren
Musical selections include: “The Fly” by Oscar Navarro; “The Unbirthday Song” from Alice in Wonderland; “Mad World” by Roland Orzabal; “Piano Concerto No.1” by Bela Bartok; and original material by Vince Oliver and Chris Retschulte
1:30 PM – Timber Creek H.S., TX
Timber Creek High School
Fort Worth, TX
Director: Rylon Guidry
Drum Majors: Alyssa Rogers, Jaylen Dobelbower, Jacob Joyce, and Tatum Lamberth
Musical selections include: “One Two Tip Toe” by Jo Blankenburg; “Enchanted Kingdom” by Paul L Copper; “More Than the Day Before” by Cody Fry; “Red” by Thomas Bergerson
1:45 PM – L.D. Bell H.S., TX
L.D. Bell High School
Hurst, TX
Director: Suzanne Dell
Drum Majors: Elizabeth Bushey, Josh Odiorne, Knox Stroman, and Zech Zewdie
Musical selections include: Re(new)al, Symphonic Metamorphosis, One Day I’ll Fly Away, New Beginnings
2:30 PM – Lebanon Trail H.S., TX
Lebanon Trail High School
Frisco, TX
Director: Kelly Wykoff
Drum Majors: Olivia Thomas, Bridgette Thomas, Asher Thomas, and Pari Deshpande
REPERTOIRE: Tapestries
Musical selections include: “La Peri Fanfare” by Dukas; “Dumbarton Oaks Concerto” by Stravinsky; “Jazz Suite No. 2, Mvt. 3” by Shostakovich; “Rondine al Nido” by De Crescenzo; “Prime Minister’s Love Theme” by Armstrong
2:45 PM – Coppell H.S., TX
Coppell High School
Coppell, TX
Director: Kim Shuttlesworth
Drum Majors: Troy Angulo, Trey Bass, Lindsey Won, and Ananya Balaji
Musical selections include: Dario Marianelli’s “Briony from Atonement,” Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, Peter Graham’s “Journey to the End of the Earth,” Elton John’s “Your Song,” and Horsley’s “Beethoven in Havana”
3:00 PM – Iowa Park H.S., TX
Iowa Park High School
Iowa Park, TX
Director: Charlie Bradberry
Drum Majors: Emily McQuerry, Abigail Spruiell, and Gracelyn Meyer
Musical selections include: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” “1000 Airplanes on the Roof” and “Meteor Shower”
3:15 PM – Brock H.S., TX
Brock High School
Brock, TX
Director: Matt Daily
Drum Majors: Ben Lindley, Abs Nash, and Jana Golightly
REPERTOIRE: American Dream
Musical selections include: An original composition by Luke McMillan featuring works from “American Dream” by Thomas Bergerson, John Denver’s “Country Road,” and “My Country Tis of Thee” by Samuel Francis Smith.
3:30 PM – Krum H.S., TX
Krum High School
Krum, TX
Director: Brandon Huff
Drum Major: William Henderson
REPERTOIRE: Essential Bach
Musical selections include: “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” BWV 140; ”Little’ Fugue in g minor”, BMV 578; “Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major”, BWV 1046; “Cello Suite no. 1 in G major” BWV 1007; “Fugue à la gigue”, BWV 577
3:45 PM – Flower Mound H.S., TX
Flower Mound High School
Flower Mound, TX
Director: Brent Biskup
Drum Majors: Kathir Seralaathan, Lindsay Kim, Hannah Merrill, and Nicole Varghese
REPERTOIRE: The Adventures of Superband
Musical selections include: “Ignition” by Todd Stalter, “Red Cape Tango” by Michael Daugherty, “The Fight” by Wayne Downey, and “Victory” by Alan Silvestri and Wayne Downey.
4:00 PM – Ex. Univ. of North Texas Green Brigade Marching Band

Director: Dr. Daniel Cook
 “Our House”

This production is a celebration of the UNT community, intended to be as inviting as possible and overtly connect emotionally to audience members of all constituencies. Each movement (‘act’) serves as a sort of ‘window’ to look into our experience in different ways (celebrating 1) the band, 2) the UNT community, 3) our entire fan base or show audience)

Visual motifs should be rich in ‘house’ paraphernalia, shape evolutions of construction and deconstruction, and whenever possible, literal shapes that represent UNT.

The opening hit introduces the ‘house’ idea via the repertoire titles/content (they are pieces that most will know) and is reinforced by ‘house-style’ electronic music in the front ensemble. The battery will layer in and should mostly be kept in a similar vicinity. The loud impact toward the end of this introductory cell should fire everyone up. Snippets of school songs (alma mater / fight song) are scattered throughout this, and throughout the show in general.

Act 1 celebrates the band with references to “Our House” being the football stadium, us ‘owning’ our turf, etc. The music itself is the most technically challenging of the show, with the intended ‘audience’ being the band itself.

Act 2 celebrates the UNT community by incorporating significant repertoire from UNT artists. This is arranged as somewhat of a medley, with voiceover narrations placed between musical cells from those artists talking about the great experiences they had at North Texas. This is designed to have wide appeal to those with a soft spot for UNT.

There are currently two versions of this – one that starts with Desperado and one that ends with it. We are looking into rights to Hotel California, since we think this could fit better, but if we do not receive them, Desperado was the next best choice. Which arrangement/setting do you think functions better?

Act 3 celebrates our entire audience/fan base and intends to illicit strong crowd participation and feature ‘hype’ moments to purposefully engage a crowd. These moments should be clear and draw a big reaction by being as clear of intent as possible. The music itself is uplifting and a recap of all of the previous themes of the show.

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.

Don Hill, Ventura, CA – Music
Michael Miller, Nashville, TN – Music
Dave Orser, Kingston, Ontario, Canada – Music
Kyle Weirich, Elkhart, IN – Music
Marie Czapinski, Des Planes, IL – Visual
Ryan Demkovich, Houston, TX – Visual
Bruce Jones, Dayton, OH – 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 L.D. Bell High School and Trinity High School for serving as host of today’s championship. L.D. Bell High School and Trinity High School volunteers are making today’s event happen! Thank you to Mark Chandler, United States Marines and L.D. Bell High School and Trinity High School.


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