Music for All announces 2023 BOA schedule

December 19, 2022 at 11:55 a.m. CT

Music for All announces 2023 BOA schedule

By Jeremiah Wooten

Music for All today announced tentative dates and locations for a record 26 Bands of America marching band contests to be held Fall 2023.

Tarpon Springs performs at the Grand National Championships on Nov. 12, 2022.
Photo by Jeremiah Wooten for HornRank
The organization's marquee super regional and national championships will be held at the typical venues, with a slight change in the order. This year, Indianapolis will hold the first super regional, Oct. 20–21, followed by St. Louis Oct. 27–28, San Antonio Nov. 3–4, and the Grand National Championships Nov. 9–11. Holding St. Louis later in October could help attract a larger pool of participants, including some 6A Texas bands who might have an easier job making finals there versus San Antonio.

Despite no new events in Texas this year, the Lone Star state continues to be a huge focus for BOA. Returning events will be held in Austin (Sept. 23), McAllen (Sept. 30) Midland (Sept. 30), Shenandoah (Sept. 30), Bedford (Oct. 7), Katy (Oct. 7), Prosper (Oct. 14), Waco (Oct. 28) in addition to the previously mentioned San Antonio Super Regional (Nov. 3-4). With UIL considering holding the state contest for all classes this year, we'll be paying close attention to how that affects participation at BOA's San Antonio championship.

Outside of Texas, the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater will host a first-weekend regional on Sept. 16. Whitewater was the site of the first Grand National Championships in June 1976, and continued to host the relaunched Summer Nationals until 1989 after Grand Nationals was moved to November beginning in 1980.

A new Chattanooga Regional will be held Sept. 23 in southeastern Tennessee. Without a regional in Clarksville, Jacksonville, Power Springs, or Winston-Salem, this event should be able to draw a huge crowd from across the Southeast.

Sept. 16, 2023
Louisville BOA Regional — L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium, University of Louisville; Louisville, Kentucky
Whitewater BOA Regional — Perkins Stadium, UW Whitewater; Whitewater, Wisconsin

Sept. 23, 2023
Austin BOA Regional — Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, Round Rock ISD; Austin, Texas
Chattanooga BOA Regional — Finley Stadium, UT Chattanooga; Chattanooga, Tennessee
Columbus BOA Regional — Fortress Obetz; Obetz, Ohio
Las Cruces BOA Regional — Aggie Stadium, New Mexico State University; Las Cruces, New Mexico

Sept. 30, 2023
Des Moines BOA Regional — Northwest High School; Waukee, Iowa
McAllen BOA Regional — Veterans Memorial Stadium; McAllen, Texas
Midland BOA Regional — Astound Broadband Stadium; Midland, Texas
Shenandoah (Houston I) BOA Regional — Woodforest Bank Stadium, Conroe ISD; Shenandoah, Texas

Oct. 7, 2023
Bedford (Dallas I) BOA Regional — Pennington Field, HEB ISD; Bedford, Texas
Flagstaff BOA Regional — Walkup Skydome, Northern Arizona University; Flagstaff, Arizona
Katy (Houston II) BOA Regional — Legacy Stadium, Katy ISD; Katy, Texas
Memphis BOA Regional — Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium; Memphis, Tennessee
Toledo BOA Regional — Glass Bowl Stadium, University of Toledo; Toledo, Ohio

Oct. 14, 2023
Myrtle Beach BOA Regional — Brooks Stadium, Coastal Carolina University; Conway, South Carolina
Prosper (Dallas II) BOA Regional — Children's Health Stadium, Prosper ISD; Prosper, Texas

Oct. 20–21, 2023
Indianapolis BOA Super Regional — Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Indiana

Oct. 21, 2023
Johnson City BOA Regional — Ballad Health Athletic Center (Mini-Dome), ETSU; Johnson City, Tennessee
Orlando BOA Regional — Camping World Stadium; Orlando, Florida
Washington DC BOA Regional — SECU Stadium, University of Maryland; College Park, Maryland

Oct. 27–28, 2023
St. Louis BOA Super Regional — Dome at America's Center; St. Louis, Missouri

Oct. 28, 2023
New Brunswick BOA Regional — SHI Stadium, Rutgers University; Piscataway, New Jersey
Riverside BOA Regional — Ramona High School; Riverside, California
Waco BOA Regional — Panther-Hewitt Stadium, Midway High School; Hewitt, Texas

Nov. 3–4, 2023
San Antonio BOA Super Regional — Alamodome; San Antonio, Texas

Nov. 4, 2023
St. George BOA Regional — Greater Zion Stadium, Utah Tech University; St. George, Utah
Troy BOA Regional — Veterans Memorial Stadium, Troy University; Troy, Alabama

Nov. 9–11, 2023
BOA Grand National Championships — Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Indiana