Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Information subject to change.
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6:30 PM – GATES OPEN
7:00 PM – National Anthem
Special On-Field Welcome
7:30 p.m. – Cary High School, NC
7:45 p.m. – University High School, FL
8:00 p.m. – Oakleaf High Schoool, FL
8:15 p.m. – Cass High School, GA
8:30 p.m. – Dorman High School, SC
8:45 p.m. – Seminole High School, FL
9:00 p.m. – Tarpon Springs High School, FL
9:15 p.m. – James Bowie High School, TX
9:30 p.m. – Timber Creek High School, FL
9:45 p.m. – Wando High School, SC
10:00 p.m. – Stoneman Douglas High School, FL
10:15 p.m. – Windermere High School, FL
10:30 p.m. – EXHIBITION: PK Yonge Developmental Research School, FL
10:45 PM – FINALE – PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
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
11:45 AM – LUNCH
12:30 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
2:30 PM – BREAK
3:00 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
4:30 PM – Preliminary Competition Ends
4:45 PM – PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
All Competing Band Drum Majors
5:15 PM – Finalist Directors Meeting
REPERTOIRE: Simulation Theory: The Music of Muse
Musical selections include: Algorithm/Pressure, The Dark Side/The Void, Thought Contagion/Blockades
Musical selections include: “Lost Boy” by Ruth B; “The Hand of Fate” by James Newton Howard; “You’ll Never Walk Alone” by Richard Rodgers; “You Will Be Found” by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul; “Evolutions, Dawn In the Forest” by Amin Bhatia; “Going Home” by Antonin Dvorak
Musical selections include: “The Lark Ascending” by Ralph Vaughan Williams; “Spring from The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi; “Arrival of the Birds” by The Cinematic Orchestra
REPERTOIRE: To The Edge
Musical selections include: “Meetings Along the Edge” by Philip Glass; “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap; “Aha!” by Imogen Heap
Musical selections include: The Crown, The Queens Gambit, Light of the Seven, Give Us This Day
Musical selections include: Original music by Seth Cox
REPERTOIRE: Mother Earth
Musical selections include: Strange Humors, Earth Song, The Jungle, Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band
Musical selections include: “Merchant of Death,” Theme from “The Book of Boba Fett,” and original music by Jon Brown, Jeff Willis, and John Marsden
REPERTOIRE: The Age of Opulence
Musical selections include: “Grand Choeur Dialogue” by Eugene Gigout; “Like a Prayer” by Madonna; “Royals” by Lorde; “Queen of the Night” by Whitney Houston; “Queen of the Night” from “the Magic Flute” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
DIRECTOR: James Dykes
DRUM MAJOR: Adela Wiercioch
Musical selections include: “Feeling Good” by Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley; “Moanin'” by Charles Mingus; Original Music by Michael Miller
Musical selections include: “Mirage” by Ian Grom and John Mapes
REPERTOIRE: Once Upon a Dream
Musical selections include: “Spring Round Dances” from the “Rite of Spring,” “The Attentions of Souls” from “Wine Dark Sea,” “Ice Dance” from “Edward Scissorhands” and “Main Theme” from “Article 99”
REPERTOIRE: Hollow’s End
Musical selections include: “Sensemaya,” “Dies Irae,” “Night on Bald Mountain,” “Adagio for Strings,” “Hand of Fate” from Signs
REPERTOIRE: Dia de los Muertos “Day of the Dead”
Musical selections include: Musical compositions inspired and arranged by Andrew Markworth
Musical selections include: “I Remember” by Deadmau5; “Inferno” by Oliver Davis; “Grow Till Tall” by Jon “Jonsi” Birgisson; “Harvest trombone concerto” by John Mackey
Musical selections include: Magnificent Seven, Roundtable Rival, I Will Always Love You, Wanted Dead or Alive, and Silverado
Musical selections include: Dies Irae, “Sounds of Silence” by Paul Simon, “Great Gate of Kiev” by Modest Mussorsky
REPERTOIRE: “Cuts” by Samuel Barber
Musical selections include: Adagio for Strings, Medea’s Dance of Vengeance, Overture to the School for Scandal, Overture to the Barber of Seville
REPERTOIRE: I AM
Musical selections include: “The First Circle” by Pat Metheny; “Saudade, Saudade” by MARO; “Bucimis” by The Swingles; “I Do, I See, I Understand” by Matt Albano and Zac Chowning
Musical selections include: “The Canyon” by Phillip Glass; “Rest” by Frank Ticheli; “Survivor” by Beyonce
^indicates participation in the 2022 Music for All Summer Symposium Drum Major Institute
REPERTOIRE: What a Wonderful World
Musical selections include: “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong, “Foreign Contaminant” by Thomas Newman, “Earthsong” by Michael Jackson; “Hymn to the Sun,” “With the Beat of Mother Earth” by Satoshi Yagisawa, “New World” by Bjork, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)” by R.E.M.
REPERTOIRE: The Living Seas
Musical selections include: “Lux Arumque” by Eric Whitacre, “Savannah River Holiday” by Ron Nelson, “The Abyss” by Alan Silvestri, “Kingfishers Catch Fire Mvt 2” by John Mackey, and “Surfing Dolphins” by Hans Zimmer.
REPERTOIRE: URBN LGND
Musical selections include: Musical selections are inspired by composers, Don Sebesky, Don Ellis, Duke Ellington, Alicia Keys, John Coltrane, Bela Bartok, Eminem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Frank Sullivan.
REPERTOIRE: Kokopelli Dances
Musical selections include: “Prepix Montage/Main Title” by Joel McNeely; “Hymn to the Sun with the Beat of Mother Earth” by Satoshi Yagisawa; “Urban Dances” by Erik Morales
Musical selections include: “Rocket Man” by Elton John; “Space Oddity” by David Bowie; “Caves” by Cody Fry; “Interstellar” by Hans Zimmer; “The Planets” by Gustav Holst
REPERTOIRE: The Art of Time
Musical selections include: “Chronometry” by Key Poulan and “Time is an Illusion” by Jerbrel Bowens
REPERTOIRE: Wicked Witch Hunt
Musical selections include: “Scythian Suite” by Sergei Prokofiev; “The Christening” by James Newton Howard; “Once Upon A Dream” by James Newton Howard; “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones; Original Music by Brandon Smith
Musical selections include: “Requiem” by Mozart; “Sally’s Song” by Elfman; “Psycho Theme” by Herrmann; “Harrison’s Dream” by Graham; “Symphony No. 5” by Prokofiev
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.
Matthew Jordan, Jacksonville, AL – Music
Mike Leitzke, Franklin, TN – Music
John Meehan, Martinez, CA – Music
W L Whaley, Arvada, CO – Music
Mike Anderson, Eagle, ID – Visual
Kim Kuhn, Westland, MI – Visual
Tim Ochran, Grayton Beach, FL – Visual
Dean Westman, Plainfield, IN – Chief Judge
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:
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.
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 Lake Buena Vista High School Band for serving as host of today’s championship. Lake Buena Vista High School Band volunteers are making today’s event happen! Thank you to Bill Cunningham and Lake Buena Vista High School Band.
Including Honor Band of America, Honor Orchestra of America, Jazz Band of America