Fall 2020 BOA schedule released

Dec. 18, 2019 at 6:53 p.m. CT

Fall 2020 BOA schedule released

By Jeremiah Wooten

Editors note: Music For All later announced cancelation of the entire 2020 championship season because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Music For All today released dates and locations for its 2020 Bands of America regional and super regional championships. The fall season will contain a record-high 24 championship events, but includes no new venues.

Hebron performs at the Grand National Championships on Nov. 16, 2019. The band finished third behind Vandegrift and Avon. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten.
Super Regionals will again be held in domed stadiums in back-to-back weekends in late October. The Dome at America’s Center will host the first super regional on Oct. 16–17 in St. Louis, followed by the Indianapolis Super Regional in Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 23–24. The Alamodome will host the San Antonio Super Regional on Oct. 30–31, leaving a free weekend between San Antonio and Grand Nationals just like last season. As previously announced, Grand Nationals will be held in Lucas Oil on Nov. 12–14.

While no new events or venues have been added in Texas, several competitions have switched weekends. The McAllen Regional will again be held opening weekend, Sept. 19, at McAllen ISD’s Veterans Memorial Stadium, followed by the always intense Austin Regional on Sept. 26 at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. Midland’s Grande Communications Stadium and Katy’s Legacy Stadium will host regionals on Oct. 3, while the Dallas Regional at Pennington Field slides back one weekend to Oct. 10. Waco will again conclude the Texas tour of regionals on Oct. 17 at Baylor University.

The Midwest will continue to host a strong lineup of events beginning on Sept. 19 at Bowling Green State University, a frequent alternative for the University of Toledo. The Muncie Regional will move back to Dayton’s Welcome Stadium on Sept. 26, followed by the Columbus Regional at Fortress Obetz on Oct. 3. The popular regional in Cedar Falls, Iowa, will also return on Oct. 3.

In the Southeast, the opening weekend regional returns to Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, on Sept. 19 after a single year in Louisville. Also returning to the schedule after a year hiatus is the regional at Jacksonville State University in Alabama on Oct. 24. There will also be competitions held at returning venues in Powder Springs, Georgia, on Sept. 26; Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10; Johnson City, Tennessee, on Oct. 10; and Orlando on Oct. 24. A venue has not yet been confirmed for the Virginia Regional on Oct. 17.

All three Western regionals return to the schedule, but only the St. George, Utah, Regional on Oct. 31 has a confirmed venue. Additional regionals are tentatively scheduled for Oct. 10 in Arizona and Nov. 7 in California.

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. 19, 2020
Bowling Green BOA Regional — Bowling Green State University; Bowling Green, Ohio
Clarksville BOA Regional — Austin Peay State University; Clarksville, Tennessee
McAllen BOA Regional — Veterans Memorial Stadium, McAllen ISD; McAllen, Texas

Sept. 26, 2020
Austin BOA Regional — Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, Round Rock ISD; Austin, Texas
Dayton BOA Regional — Welcome Stadium; Dayton, Ohio
Golden Regiment Invitational — Blue Springs High School; Blue Springs, Missouri*
Owasso Invitational Marching Contest — Owasso High School; Owasso, Oklahoma*
Powder Springs BOA Regional — McEachern High School; Powder Springs, Georgia

Oct. 3, 2020
Bentonville Marching Invitational — Bentonville High School; Bentonville, Arkansas*
Cedar Falls BOA Regional — UNI-Dome, University of Northern Iowa; Cedar Falls, Iowa
Columbus BOA Regional — Fortress Obetz; Obetz, Ohio
HEB Marching Contest — Pennington Field, HEB ISD; Bedford, Texas*
Houston BOA Regional — Legacy Stadium, Katy ISD; Katy, Texas
Midland BOA Regional — Grande Communications Stadium; Midland, Texas

Oct. 10, 2020
Dallas BOA Regional — Pennington Field, HEB ISD; Bedford, Texas
Flagstaff BOA Regional — Walkup Skydome, Northern Arizona University; Flagstaff, Arizona
Johnson City BOA Regional — ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center (Mini-Dome); Johnson City, Tennessee
Renegade Review — Union High School; Tulsa, Oklahoma*
Texas Marching Classic — Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, Round Rock ISD; Austin, Texas*
Washington D.C. BOA Regional — University of Maryland; College Park, Maryland (site tentative)

Oct. 16–17, 2020
St. Louis BOA Super Regional — The Dome at America's Center; St. Louis, Missouri

Oct. 17, 2020
Lynchburg BOA Regional — Liberty University; Lynchburg, Virginia
Tournament of Champions — Western Carolina University; Cullowhee, North Carolina*
Waco BOA Regional — Baylor University; Waco, Texas

Oct. 23–24, 2020
Indianapolis BOA Super Regional — Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Indiana

Oct. 24, 2020
Jacksonville BOA Regional — Jacksonville State University; Jacksonville, Alabama
Orlando BOA Regional — Camping World Stadium; Orlando, Florida

Oct. 30–31, 2020
San Antonio BOA Super Regional — Alamodome; San Antonio, Texas

Oct. 31, 2020
St. George BOA Regional — Dixie State University; St. George, Utah

Nov. 7, 2020
TBD California BOA Regional — Venue TBD
Director's Choice National Championships — Alamodome; San Antonio, Texas*

Nov. 12–14, 2020
BOA Grand National Championships — Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Indiana