2022 Bands of America Championships, presented by Yamaha



Register by January 31, 2022 to be eligible for the initial draw for preliminary performance times.

You can still register after January 31 if space is available. Performance times available on a first-come, first-served basis.

All high school bands are eligible to enroll in Bands of America Championships. Bands may choose competitive or INPUT ONLY participation. Applications must be signed by both the director and the school principal or superintendent and must be accompanied by at least a minimum of the deposit of the Participation Cooperative Fee to be considered a complete registration.


Registration Fees for 2022
All one-day Regionals – $875
Super Regional Championship – $925
Grand National – $975.

DEPOSIT OPTION for applications submitted by 3/31 only
Deposits made after January 31 will not be eligible for the initial draw for performance times. Your school may choose to pay a deposit for your initial payment if your registration is submitted prior to March 31, 2022. All balances must be paid in full by May 15, 2022. Bands that have not paid full fees by May 15, 2022 will forfeit their performance draw. If fees are not paid by May 31, 2022, the registration will be canceled without refund. For registration forms submitted after March 31, 2022, the deposit option is not available, and the full fee must be submitted.


  • If you cancel prior to March 31, you will forfeit a $200 per show non-refundable portion of your amount paid.
  • If you cancel after March 31, but prior to May 15, you will forfeit 50% of the Deposit Option amount per show.
  • The full registration fee is due by May 15 or your spot in the show is forfeited and no refund issued.

If you cancel for any reason after May 15, all fees paid are forfeited and no refund issue. All refunds under this policy will be made by December 31, 2022. Monies cannot be “held over” for future years except in the case of event date changes made by Bands of America. Bands with balances due for prior years may not enroll in future BOA events until such balances are paid.


Register here or call Music for All at 800.848.BAND or 317.636-2263 for assistance registering.

Register by January 31, 2022 to be eligible for the initial draw for preliminary performance times. You can complete your registration online, with the option to pay online with a credit card, or offline with a check. Regardless of payment method, payment MUST be postmarked (timestamped) by the January 31 deadline for your registration to be considered complete and eligible for the initial random draw. Your administrator listed on your online registration will receive an online consent form by email immediately upon submission of your online registration. A complete registration consists of a submitted online registration, a consent form, and payment. A Purchase Order UNFULFILLED or NOT PAID by January 31 will NOT be considered a registration complete by the postmark deadline of January 31, therefore not eligible for the random draw.

Payment – either deposit option OR full amount – must be postmarked or submitted, online or by mail, with a completed registration including administrator signature, by January 31 for a band to be considered for the initial draw for performance times.


Complete registrations received on or before the designated postmark date of January 31 are eligible for the initial random draw. After January 31, performance times, if available, will be based on the postmark of application, with the earlier postmark receiving the later performance time. A complete registration consists of an application, a signed consent form, and payment.

If more applications are received by January 31 than spots in a show, a Bands of America point system is used to determine which bands are eligible for the initial draw. Points are allotted based on band participation in BOA events over the previous four years. The 2022 BOA Point System will incorporate a band’s participation from the 2017 – 2019 and 2021 fall marching band seasons. Bands can earn a maximum of 12 points, with a maximum of three points earned per year. For each year, 1 point is awarded for total Regional and Super Regional participation, and 2 points awarded for Grand Nationals participation. The point system does not affect performance times in any other way.

Regional Championships
Any 2021 Regional Champion (with complete registration submitted on or before January 31) is given its choice of prelim performance time at the equivalent event they won the previous year. The top 12 scoring bands from prelims, regardless of class, will advance to the evening Finals.

Super Regionals Championships
Enrollment at a Super Regional Championship will consist of up to eighty-four (84) bands competing in two days of preliminary competition followed by a Finals competition. The structure/procedure (in order of consideration) for Day of Performance is as follows:

  • Any 2021 Bands of America (BOA) Regional Champion, the 2021 Grand National Champion or the 2021 Grand National Class Champion enrolled in the event may choose its day of performance (Friday or Saturday).
  • Bands that request a Friday performance draw slot on their enrollment application will be assigned to perform on Friday.
  • The 30 bands that are the farthest distance from the performance venue will be given priority for a Saturday Prelim performance time. After Saturday slots have been filled, the remaining participating bands (those geographically closest to the performance venue), will have a Prelim performance time on Friday.
  • Distance is determined by using mileage information from school street address to stadium street address obtained from Google Maps.
  • In the event that performance spots remain in the show, bands that register after the postmarked date of January will be placed in the earliest prelim times on Friday.

Super Regional Championships have a capacity for 84 participating bands, with Prelims taking place over two days, 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. Fourteen bands from Prelims will advance to Saturday evening’s Finals. See the Bands of America Official Procedures and Adjudication Handbook for specifics.

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