General Contest Information

A note on competition:  While we are all very excited to see the students receive accolades for their performance, let us not lose sight that the culture of our program is not rooted in competition.  Positive competitive result is only symptomatic of something much bigger at play…hard work, relationship-building, and working to inspire audiences through performance are at the core of our program philosophy.  I am SO PROUD of the students’ performances yesterday, and that pride was established well before any competitive result was announced.  If you had a chance to see the other finalist bands last night, I’m sure you all would agree that the artistry and quality that was demonstrated by all of the bands was overwhelming.  Congratulations to all of our Central Texas bands and their outstanding shows…it will be great to see every show continue to develop throughout the season.  What a special place for high school band in our State!  

– Mike

Bands of America (BOA) Super Regional – San Antonio – Nov 5, 6

Dates: Prelims – Friday evening, Nov. 5; Finals – Saturday evening, Nov. 6

  • Students will travel to San Antonio and return home on Friday.
  • Students will travel back to San Antonio on Saturday for finals. They will likely stay in San Antonio until the UIL competition is completed on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Time: Preliminary performance 7:15pm on Nov. 5; finals performance TBA after preliminary results (gates open at 6:30pm for finals shows, first band performs at 7:30pm)

Where: Alamodome, San Antonio

Tickets: Spectators are encouraged to purchase tickets online (see links below), but they will be available at the door.

  • Prelims – General Admission Tickets here
  • Finals – General Admission or Reserved Tickets here
Notes for Alamodome: Alamodome Clear Bag Policy Please note the Alamodome prohibits all poles, sticks or rods of any kind. The heart wands might be prohibited under this rule. No signs are allowed either. Please see the Alamodome Rules and Security page, under Prohibited Items for additional items that are not allowed.
  • On Friday, spectator parking is NOT available onsite due to COVID Vaccinations in Lot B. You can utilize nearby lots offsite.
  • For Saturday, there is a $10 charge for spectator parking in the Alamodome Lot B.

Online Event Streaming: This event will be live streamed on BOALIVE.TV. Viewers can choose pay-per-view to watch one event or a subscription for the entire BOA season.

UIL 6A State Marching Contest – San Antonio – Nov 8, 9

Dates: November 8 & 9 (prelims Nov. 8 and finals Nov. 9)

Time: Preliminary performance 3:00pm; finals performance TBD

Where: Alamodome, San Antonio

Tickets: $20 each for prelims or finals / $35 for a combo ticket prelims and finals; tickets available here. Tickets are general admission. Look for Nov. 8 Session 1: 6A preliminaries, Nov. 9 Session 2: 2A prelims and 6A finals or Nov. 9: 6A prelims and finals combo

You can purchase tickets onsite. The box office will open 75 minutes prior to the first performance of the day and doors will open 45 minutes prior to the first performance in each session.

Notes for Alamodome: Alamodome Clear Bag Policy Please note the Alamodome prohibits all poles, sticks or rods of any kind. The heart wands might be prohibited under this rule. No signs are allowed either. Please see the Alamodome Rules and Security page, under Prohibited Items for additional items that are not allowed.

A limited amount of onsite spectator parking will be available in Lot B. The parking fee is $15 (Card Only). There are no re-entry privileges. Spectators overflow parking will be available offsite.

Online Event Streaming: This event will be live streamed here.