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CONROE, September 26, 2013— Outstanding high school marching bands from throughout Texas will compete in one of the nation’s most prominent championships, Music for All’s Texas Dairy Queen® Bands of America (BOA) Regional Championship, presented by Yamaha, at Woodforest Bank Stadium (19115 David Memorial Dr.) in Conroe, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 5.
The championship event, hosted by the Woodlands College Park High School, will feature 27 high school marching bands in the preliminary competition, all of which will be evaluated by a panel of nationally recognized music educators and marching band experts. The top 10 bands will advance to the evening finals competition, which will ultimately name the Regional Champion.
“Bands of America Championships are a program of Music for All, which has a mission to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all,” according to Eric L. Martin, President and CEO of Music for All. “Active participation in music and arts is a vital part of a meaningful educational experience. The thousands of students who will perform at this championship showcase the dedication, teamwork and mastery required and fostered through music and arts education.”
The preliminary competition begins at 8 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 4:30 p.m. Gates will open for the finals at 6:45 p.m. with performances beginning at 7:45 p.m. All times are tentative pending the final schedule of performing bands. Current times will be listed at musicforall.org.
Ticketing and schedule information is available online at musicforall.org or by calling 800.828.2263. Tickets will also be available at the gate. Standard general admission is $17 for preliminaries or finals, or $26 for a day pass to both. Children ages 10 and under are free for general admission seats. Discounts will be available at the gate for college students and spectators 11-18 years of age for $7 off any general admission ticket including individual preliminaries, finals or full day passes. Military members and spouses (military ID required) as well as spectators age 62 and over can receive $3 off the applicable adult ticket price.
Bands of America Championships
In addition to the Woodforest Bank Stadium event, two additional Texas Dairy Queen®Bands of America Championships, presented by Yamaha, will be held in Texas this fall. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex will present the next event on October 12, followed by a two day Super Regional at the Alamodome in San Antonio November 1-2. A championship was also previously held in Austin on September 28. Music for All’s Bands of America Super Regional Championships attract bands from across the nation and make each venue a destination for these world-class high school band events. Up to 60 bands will perform in a two-day preliminary competition with approximately 12-14 bands advancing to finals.
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