Student/Parent Info for CTMB Trip to Las Cruces, NM (9/16-9/18)

Please note this post may update repeatedly. It is a good source to come back to and find information you are looking for. it is a gathering of information from Mr. Knox, the BOA organization, the Boosters, hotels and anywhere we can supply information for you. Including stadium policies and where you can find the livestream of Copper Thunder performance, as well as purchase a shirt for your student to have or photos.

-Chris Durnan, Communications Chair

First a huge Thank you to our volunteers who have devoted much time to organizing this trip and have spent hours on it and will spend hours on the bus with your favorite musician! They have given up their plans to spend the weekend with your student and we appreciate it. Thank you volunteers!

Here is the information gathered so far.


in order to get on the bus, these forms must be filled in and turned in.

Snacks for the road trip

Help us to make sure students have snacks for the trip. Please sign-up today to assist. Historically, our volunteers have often taken money out of their pocket to purchase snacks for hungry students when we travel. And they would do it again and again without hesitation, but here is your chance to help them out before we leave with a snack donation.


All students and trip chaperones will be staying at the following hotel for the night of Fri., 9/16. We will check out prior to heading to the competition on the morning of Sat., 9/17: 
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
2635 S Valley Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 527-9947

Meal Money

Meals will be provided for students thanks to our boosters and school administration during the following times:

  • Friday (9/16) Dinner
  • Saturday (9/17) Breakfast
  • Saturday (9/17) Lunch

Students are expected to bring money for dining stops made en route to Las Cruces and returning to Vail. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to purchase merchandise/apparel from vendors at the show site when not in uniform, so please plan for appropriate spending allowances.

Performance Tickets – for Parents

Tickets for both the Preliminary and Finals Competition are available through Ticketmaster. Link provided here:

Note from BOA says – Bands of America is fully-digital with ticketing for all our  Championships. Guests purchase tickets in advance online, which are delivered by email to present on their mobile device for scanning on-site or print-at-home. Tickets purchased at the ticket window on-site on the event day are a higher price. Please encourage your supporters to order in advance, skip the ticket window line, and save!

NOTE: A clear bag policy is in effect for all Bands of America Championships this fall. Please let you supporters know

Our online spectator guide includes information on parking, performance schedule, online program book, stadium bag policies, and local safety and health requirements and restrictions.

Frome the online spectator guide:


Music for All will follow local requirements for safety and policies at the time of the event for spectators. Policies and guidelines will be posted on this show page prior to the event.

New Mexico State Venue Event Guidelines website – This information has been posted in reference to the above policies and guidelines statement by BOA, but may change per BOA. Posted for reference –

Livestream Access

A high-quality live stream of both the Preliminary and Finals competitions will be available for purchase through Box5 Productions. Link provided here:

Watch the live stream at

Friends, family, and supporters who cannot attend in person can subscribe to watch the live stream online at, powered by BOX5 Media. The BOA Pro Pass offers the best value and includes the live stream of every BOA show this fall.  Single event pay-per-view is also available. Remember, these are live-as-they-happen streams only.

Sign up to watch the live stream

Schedules and Itineraries


From the BOA information sent: A full line of official Bands of America 2022 merchandise will be available on site for purchase, powered by PepWear. Championship patches, official BOA 2022 Tour and Championship t-shirts, fun apparel, and souvenir items are available. Merchandise sales help support Music for All’s educational programs and events.

Awards and Action Photos by Jolesch Enterprises

From the BOA information sent: Jolesch Enterprises is the leader in band photography and has been the official photography company of Bands of America Championships for four decades. Jolesch will be on hand for awards ceremony and action shots of your performance, available for purchase online. Photo sales help support Music for All’s educational programs and events.
View and order photos at