Bands of America Super Regionals offer enhanced two-day regional events at world-class venues, second only to the Grand Nationals experience. Bands of America will offer three Super Regional events in 2018:
- Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium – October 19-20, 2018
- St. Louis, MO – The Dome at the America's Center – October 26-27, 2018
- San Antonio, TX – Alamodome – November 2-3, 2018
NEW IN 2018! Expanded Prelim and Judging Format Change for Super Regionals
For the last several years, Music for All has experienced an increased demand for participation in our Super Regional Championships, particularly the San Antonio Super Regional. We have a responsibility to provide access for as many bands as possible to our Bands of America Championships.
In order to provide the opportunity for more bands to participate, an updated format for 2018 will allow for an increased maximum of 80 bands at the Super Regionals, utilizing two judging panels for preliminary competition. Prelims will take place over two days, with a maximum of 50 bands on Friday, 30 bands on Saturday, and Finals Saturday evening.
The judging responsibilities for Super Regionals will be divided into A and B panels, alternating between blocks. (See BOA Official Procedures and Adjudication Handbook for specifics. The 2018 Handbook will be released by May 2018.) If there are 45 or more bands enrolled at a Super Regional, 14 bands regardless of classification will advance to finals. If there are less than 45 bands, 12 bands regardless of classification will advance to finals.
All Super Regional events will have a parking fee of up to $30 per bus/truck. With your enrollment in a BOA Super Regional Championship, your participation includes:
- 25 Field Passes* for Preliminaries, with an option to purchase more
- 20 Combo Tickets* (Combo ticket includes general admission to each session – Friday Prelims, Saturday Prelims and Saturday Finals.)
- All bands will receive an educational videographer pass at band check-in
- 6 Director / Staff Badges* good for admission to Prelims and Finals, with an option to purchase more
- *Face value of tickets and passes: at least $2,198