Event Schedule

Prelims Schedule and Band Info

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

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Finals Event Schedule

6:30 PM – Gates Open for Finals
7:00 PM – National Anthem

Finals Schedule

7:30 p.m. – Hamilton Southeastern High School, IN
7:45 p.m. – Reeths-Puffer High School, MI
8:00 p.m. – DeWitt High School, MI
8:15 p.m. – Lake Central High School, IN
8:30 p.m. – Archbishop Alter High School, OH
8:45 p.m. – Homestead High School, IN
9:00 p.m. – Goshen High School, IN
9:15 p.m. – Beavercreek High School, OH
9:30 p.m. – Dublin Coffman High School OH
9:45 p.m. – Rockford High School, MI
10:00 p.m. – Jenison High School, MI
10:15 p.m. – Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI

10:45 p.m. – Finale Presentation of Awards

Prelims Performance Schedule as of 9/20/22:
9:30 AM – Box Office Opens
10:00 AM – Stadium Gates Open

10:30 AM – Preliminary Competition Begins
12:15 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
1:45 PM – BREAK
2:15 PM – Preliminary Competition Resumes
4:00 PM – Preliminary Competition Ends
Exhibition: University of Toledo Rocket Marching Band
4:15 PM – Presentation of Awards

6:30 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

10:30 AM – Dixie Heights H.S., KY

Dixie Heights High School
Edgewood, KY 

DIRECTOR: Sarah Shamblin 

DRUM MAJORS: Gavin Williams and Donovan Norris 

REPERTOIRE: Stellar Evolution
Musical selections include:
S.T.A.Y. – Hans Zimmer
The Abyss – Alan Silvestri
Enterprising Young Men – Michael Giacchino
When the Lights Go Down – Faith Hill
No Time For Caution – Hans Zimmer

10:45 AM – Crestwood H.S., OH

Crestwood High School
Mantua, OH 

DIRECTOR: Angela Adkins 

DRUM MAJORS: Hannah Bainey^ and Joshua Delaney^

Musical selections include:
Fake Smile
Evil Smile
Hopeful Smile
Genuine Smile
Featuring the songs Smile by Turner, Parsons, and Charlie Chaplin, Mad World by Roland Orzabal, and the Luckiest by Ben Folds

^symbol indicates that student attended 2022 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium
11:00 AM – Rockford H.S., MI

Rockford High School
Rockford, MI

DIRECTOR: Brian Phillips 

DRUM MAJORS: Tommy McGovern^, Reagan Zainea^, Lily Harper^, and Jackson McKinney^ 

REPERTOIRE: Aurora Awakes
Musical selections include:
Sleeping Beauty – Tchaikovsky
Sleeping Beauty – Bruns
Aurora Awakes – John Mackey
Fanfare from La Peri – Dukas
Symphony No. 1 – Prokofiev

^symbol indicates that student attended 2022 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium

11:15 AM – Lake Central H.S., IN

Lake Central High School 
St. John, IN

DIRECTOR: Elliot Smith 

DRUM MAJORS: Maxton Swantko, Teddy Tsakopoulos, Marissa Pastore, and Adam Holechko 

REPERTOIRE: From the Ashes: The Fire Within

12:15 PM – Homestead H.S., IN

Homestead High School
Fort Wayne, IN 

DIRECTOR: Bryen Warfield 

DRUM MAJORS: Christopher Bay^, Nick Panozzo, Tim Rowan^, Elena Matyas^, and Cameron Elder^ 

REPERTOIRE: Wild As the Wind
Musical selections include:
Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Church Windows, mvt. 2 by Ottorino Respighi
Renewing Vows by Wynton Marsalis

^symbol indicates that student attended 2022 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium
12:30 PM – Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI

Reeths-Puffer High School
North Muskegon, MI

DIRECTOR: Sean Harris

DRUM MAJORS: Whitney Dulyea, Hayden Turnbow, and Aidan Roberson

Musical selections include:
Mad World – Gary Jules
Writing’s On The Wall – Sam Smith
Succession Theme – Nicholas Britell
Brooklyn – Youngblood Brass Band

12:45 PM – Victor H.S., NY

Victor High School
Victor, NY 

DIRECTOR: Mark Gowman 

DRUM MAJOR: Sophie Novak 

REPERTOIRE: When the Forest Calls
Musical selections include an original work composed by Ian Grom & John Mapes.

1:00 PM – DeWitt H.S., MI

DeWitt High School
DeWitt, MI

DIRECTOR: Mike Norman 

DRUM MAJORS: Brooklynn Balsis, Gigi Metevier, and Brennan McKone 

REPERTOIRE: 15 Minutes of Fame
Musical selections include:
15 Inspired By The Art of Andy Warhol – Michael Daugherty
Fame – Michael Gore & Dean Pitchford
Candle In The Wind – Elton John, Bernard JP Taupin
Fame – Carlos Alomar, David Bowie, John Lennon

1:15 PM – Beavercreek H.S., OH

Beavercreek High School 
Beavercreek, OH

DIRECTOR: Matt Frost 

DRUM MAJORS: Ethan Fauber, Olivia Hooten, Alexis McAninch, and Izzy Soliz 

REPERTOIRE: Nightmare of Horrors
Musical selections include:
“Sweet Dreams” – Lennox, Stewart
“Sonata in the Darkness” – Giacchino
“Uninvited” – Morissette
“Halloween Theme” – Carpenter, Davies

1:30 PM – Kings H.S., OH

Kings High School 
Mason, OH 

DIRECTORS: Brian McDonough and Mike Maegly 

DRUM MAJOR: Alana Subramanium 

REPERTOIRE: The Forbidden Forest
Musical selections include:
The Pines of Rome – Ottorino Respighi
Symphony no. 2 – John Barnes Chance
In the Hall of the Mountain King – Edvard Grieg
Sabre Dance – Aram Khachaturian
Night on Bald Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky
Firebird – Igor Stravinsky

2:15 PM – Hamilton Southeastern H.S., IN

Hamilton Southeastern High School
Fishers, IN 

DIRECTOR: Audrey Torres 

DRUM MAJORS: Emma Huser^ and Jackson Muller^ 

Musical selections include:
Paint It Black
Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven
This Little Light of Mine

^symbol indicates that student attended 2022 Bands of America Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium
2:30 PM – Archbishop Alter H.S., OH

Archbishop Alter High School 
Kettering, OH 

DIRECTOR: Todd Tucker 

Musical selections include The Music of Stevie Wonder

2:45 PM – Plymouth-Canton Educational Park H.S., MI

Plymouth-Canton Educational Park
Canton, MI

DIRECTOR: Mike Wells

DRUM MAJORS: Arianna Peterson and Evan Dietrich 

REPERTOIRE: Band to the Future
Musical selections include:
Back to the Future Main Theme – Alan Silvestri
Mr. Sandman – The Chordettes
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Barry
The Power of Love – Huey Lewis and the News
Clocktower – Alan Silvestri

3:00 PM – Goshen H.S., IN

Goshen High School 
Goshen, IN

DIRECTOR: Tom Cox and Josh Kaufman 

DRUM MAJORS: Jonathan Beas, Jordyn Miller, and Dulce Sanchez-Perez

Musical selections include:
Sensemaya by Silvestre Revueltas
Red Cape Tango by Michael Daugherty
Urban Dancers by Richard Danielpour

3:15 PM – Dublin Coffman H.S., OH

Dublin Coffman High School 
Dublin, OH

DIRECTOR: Jeremy Bradstreet 

DRUM MAJORS: Lexi Shaffer and Luke Allen 

REPERTOIRE: The Marionette Machine
Musical selections include:
Funeral March of a Marionette – Gounod
The Electric Slide Telephone – Bryce Newton
Theme from the Days of Our Lives
Machine from Symphony #5 – William Bolcom.

3:30 PM – Parkersburg South H.S., WV

Parkersburg South High School
Huntington, WV

DIRECTOR: Gregory Myers 

DRUM MAJORS: Felix Ozanick, Breece Chaddock and Chloe Robinson 

REPERTOIRE: Reflections on the Appalachian Spirit
Musical selections include:
From the Ashes We Rose by Christophe Beck
Sixteen Tons by Merle Travis
Scenes of Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland

3:45 PM – Jenison H.S., MI

Jenison High School
Jenison, MI 

DIRECTOR: Dave Zamborsky 

DRUM MAJORS: Brendon McKinley, Nadia Ujlaky, Izzy Botbyl, and Johnny Ngo  

REPERTOIRE: Heart of the Jungle

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.

Steve Bentley, Salt Lake City, UT – Music
Daivd Lesser, Clovis, CA – Music
Tanner Smith, Frisco, TX – Music
Todd Zimbelman, Salem, OR – Music
J.R. Carlisle, Point Pleasant, WV – Visual
Doug Casteen, Moseley, VA – Visual
Marie Czapinski, Des Plaines, IL – Visual
John Phillips, Cape Coral, FL – 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.


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