Full fall 2019 schedule released

Jan. 3, 2019 at 1:05 p.m. CT

Full fall 2019 schedule released

By Jeremiah Wooten

Bands of America will return to Johnson City for the first time in twenty years and hold regionals in Iowa and Virginia for the first time ever, the organization uncovered when announcing their 2019 fall competition schedule. Other regional-caliber events in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas are expected to return to their usual dates and venues.

Missing from the schedule is the Jacksonville Regional and the popular North or South Carolina, which appears to have been replaced by the Johnson City Regional.

Avon performs at the Grand National Championships on Nov. 10, 2018. The three-time national champion finished second this year behind Indianapolis neighbor Carmel. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten.
After several seasons of declining enrollment at the regional in Northern California, BOA has shifted the regional a couple hours southeast to Buchanan High School in Fresno, California. It will be held Oct. 19, earlier than California regionals are typically held. The regional in Southern California will be held two weeks later on Nov. 2, followed by the St. George Regional, which returns to Dixie State University on Nov. 9. This scheduling will allow groups to easily attend two or even all three western regionals if desired.

BOA also confirmed the previously released dates for the St. Louis (Oct. 18–19), Indianapolis (Oct. 25–26), and San Antonio (Nov. 1–2) super regionals and the Grand National Championships (Nov. 14–16). These premiere events take place in professional domed venues and provide a superior performer and fan experience.

The following schedule contains dates for many fall events, including those operated by BOA and independently-organized regional-quality events. As other events and dates are announced and confirmed, they will be added to the schedule below. If you have any contest information you think we should add, shoot us an email at tips@hornrank.com or fill out this brief form.

*Italics indicate a regional-quality competition that is not affiliated with Music for All or Bands of America but consistently features nationally-renowned participants and adjudicators.

Sept. 21, 2019
Louisville BOA Regional — Cardinal Stadium, University of Louisville; Louisville, Kentucky
McAllen BOA Regional — Veterans Memorial Stadium; McAllen, Texas
Toledo BOA Regional — University of Toledo; Toledo, Ohio (tentative)

Sept. 28, 2019
Austin BOA Regional — Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex; Austin, Texas
Cedar Falls BOA Regional — UNI-Dome, University of Northern Iowa; Cedar Falls, Iowa
Columbus BOA Regional — Fortress Obetz; Obetz, Ohio
Flagstaff BOA Regional — Walkup Skydome, Northern Arizona University; Flagstaff, Arizona
HEB Marching Contest — Pennington Field; Bedford, Texas*
Owasso Invitational — Owasso High School; Owasso, Oklahoma*

Oct. 5, 2019
Bedford BOA Regional — Pennington Field; Bedford, Texas
Bentonville Marching Invitational — Bentonville High School; Bentonville, Arkansas*
Golden Regiment Invitational — Blue Springs High School; Blue Springs, Missouri*
Houston BOA Regional — Legacy Stadium; Katy, Texas
Muncie BOA Regional — Ball State University; Muncie, Indiana
Washington D.C. BOA Regional — University of Maryland; College Park, Maryland

Oct. 12, 2019
Johnson City BOA Regional — ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center (Mini-Dome); Johnson City, Tennessee
Midland BOA Regional — Grande Communications Stadium; Midland, Texas
Orlando BOA Regional — Camping World Stadium; Orlando, Florida
Renegade Review — Union High School; Tulsa, Oklahoma*
Texas Marching Classic — Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex; Austin, Texas*

Oct. 18–19, 2019
St. Louis BOA Super Regional — The Dome at America's Center; St. Louis, Missouri

Oct. 19, 2019
Tournament of Champions — Western Carolina University; Cullowhee, North Carolina*
Waco BOA Regional — Baylor University; Waco, Texas

Oct. 25–26, 2019
Indianapolis BOA Super Regional — Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Indiana

Oct. 26, 2019
Lynchburg BOA Regional — Liberty University; Lynchburg, Virginia
Powder Springs BOA Regional — McEachern High School; Powder Springs, Georgia

Nov. 1–2, 2019
San Antonio BOA Super Regional — Alamodome; San Antonio, Texas

Nov. 2, 2019
Bakersfield BOA Regional — Bakersfield College; Bakersfield, California

Nov. 9, 2019
St. George BOA Regional — Dixie State University; St. George, Utah

Nov. 14–16, 2019
BOA Grand National Championships — Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Indiana