Championships Event Procedures Overview

Regional Championships

$875 registration fee 

Bands of America Regional Championships are complete championships and educational events. (BOA Regional Championships are not qualifying events for later shows.)

Up to 32 bands perform in preliminary competition. Class Awards are presented at the conclusion of Prelims. The top 12 scoring bands regardless of class advance to the evening Finals.

We reserve the right to cancel a Regional if the minimum required number of bands are not registered by May 15. Some Regional Championships will have a parking fee of up to $30 per bus/truck, depending on the venue. Amounts will be communicated in your Acknowledgement Mailing.

Regional participating bands receive:

  • Participating band students are admitted free to Finals 
  • 25 Field Passes* for Preliminaries, with an option to purchase more
  • 6 Director / Staff Badges good for admission to Prelims and Finals, with an option to purchase more
  • Administrator Passes (including up to four awards access passes)
  • One educational videographer pass at band check-in (ticket or field pass required for stadium entrance)

*Face Value of tickets and passes: $1,380-$2,115

Super Regional Championships

$925 registration fee  

Bands of America Super Regionals offer enhanced two-day regional events at world-class venues. Up to 84 bands can enroll in a Super Regional. Class Awards are presented at the conclusion of Prelims. 14 bands from Prelims will advance to Saturday evening’s Finals.

Super Regional participating bands receive:

  • Participating band students are admitted free to their non-performance day Prelims and Finals general admission seating (new in 2021!)
  • 25 Field Passes* for Preliminaries, with an option to purchase more
  • 6 Director/Staff Badges* good for admission to Prelims and Finals, with an option to purchase more
  • Administrator Passes (including up to four awards access passes)
  • One educational videographer pass at band check-in (ticket or field pass required for stadium entrance)

*Face value of tickets and passes: $2,500-$2,955

All Super Regional events will have a parking fee of up to $30 per bus/truck.

Super Regionals Adjudication Format
Two panels will adjudicate the two-day preliminary competition, with a maximum of 52 bands on Friday and 32 bands on Saturday. The judging responsibilities for Super Regionals will be divided into Panel 1 and Panel 2, alternating between blocks. (See BOA Official Procedures and Adjudication Handbook for specifics.) 14 bands from Prelims will advance to Saturday evening’s Finals.

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