Band Registration for the 2014 Knight of Champions is Now Closed

2014 Knight of Champions General Information

Tickets
General admission prices are: $10 for adult; $7 for students with IDs; $25 for an immediate family of four or more. Children under 4 are free. Wristbands will be provided which will allow audience members to enter and exit the East viewing stands.

Seating
Seating in the East - home stands is on a first come, first serve basis. Wristbands will be checked upon entering the East stands.

Band members and chaperones are to be seated in the West - visitor stands. Hand stamps will provide entry to the West stands.

Both East-home and West-visitor bleachers are wheelchair accessible.

Food Concessions
Concessions will be open throughout the evening. We will have a full menu including pizza, sub sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, Jamba Juice, Kettle corn, ice cream, snack items and beverages.

Merchandise/Concession Tables
Programs, event t-shirts, pins and Cavalier merchandise will be located between the ticket gates and the east bleachers. There will be volunteers between performances selling split-the-pot raffle tickets. If any visitor has questions or needs directions, please have them ask any volunteers wearing the Prospect High School Wear.

First Aid/Lost & Found
Nurses will be on site during the festival. The First Aid station is at the Information table outside Door 30. The information table will also serve as Lost & Found.

Parking
Parking for personal vehicles on Prospect School grounds will be very limited due to the number of bands attending the festival.  Most of the school parking lot will be used for visiting schools’ buses and equipment trucks. Please observe the parking instructions that will be given to you upon arrival.  We recommend that you carpool if possible.  There is ample parking within a short walk of the school.

General Information in Document form:KOC 2014 Info for Visitors.docx




BASICS
The Prospect Band Boosters will host the nineteenth annual Knight of Champions Marching Band Festival on Saturday October 4th, 2014 at Prospect High School.  The competition will begin approximately 2:00pm and wrap up around 10:00pm.  There are two awards ceremonies planned: the first after the Class A and AA bands compete, and the second at the end of the evening with Class AAA awards and the presentation of the Grand Champion trophy.
We will classify bands based on playing members. 
- Class A (up to 64 members) 
- Class AA (65 – 96 members) 
- Class AAA (97 or more members). 

Bands may also choose to perform in Exhibition for adjudication comments only.  A smaller band may elect to compete in a larger class. We will award First, Second, and Third place trophies in each class along with Outstanding General Effect, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Visual, Outstanding Percussion, and Outstanding Auxiliary caption awards for each class.  The Dave Morrison Grand Champion Traveling Trophy will be awarded to the highest scoring band of the day.

JUDGES
Judging will be in the BOA style.  Ties will be determined first by the highest raw score (score minus penalties), then highest General Effect total, then by highest Music total score.




PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:


REGISTRATION
Registration is Closed.
Early registration is $100 for any band registration received prior by January 31st.  After February 1st the registration fee is $175.  The timestamp on the registration form will help us determine performance order.  Payment should be made to the Prospect Band Booster Association and mailed to:
	Prospect Band Booster Assoc.
	P.O. Box 63
	Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

Any questions about the competition should be directed to:

Al Moreno - KOC Coordinator
PHSKOC@gmail.com
847-691-6530

Or

Chris Barnum
Director of Bands
Prospect High School
Chris.Barnum@D214.org
847-718-5363 (office)

Map Of KOC:
The following is an interactive map from Google with key points marked out and paths marked out to local parking lots.







































Previous KOC Results
[2013][ 2012 ][ 2011 ][ 2010 ][ 2009 ]
Midwest Marching and Illinois Marching Online also have previous results on their websites.

Questions:
Please contact Al Moreno at PHSKOC@gmail.com .

Inclement Weather Contingency

The following contingency plan will be implemented should inclement weather threaten the Festival: 

If inclement weather strikes, or is imminent, the contest will be delayed to determine the possibility of a restart.

In the event of extremely heavy rain or continuous lightning, the contest will be moved inside to the high school field house. The competing bands will be judged on Music and Music General Effect as they stand and play their show. The field house floor is large enough to accommodate the musicians as well as stationary color guard.

A judges meeting will be held to determine what captions will be awarded and the judging procedure to be used.

Full-price admissions will be charged. Concessions will be in the field house foyer. 

Band guides will relay the information to their band as it becomes available.

Warm-up will occur 45 minutes before your performance in the field house. This is a 30 minute warm-up followed by 15 minutes to stage and move to the performance area. Your band guide will direct you.KOC_-_Festival_files/KOC%202014%20Info%20for%20Visitors.docxmailto:PHSKOC@gmail.commailto:Chris.Barnum@D214.orgKOC_-_Festival_files/KOC%202013%20Recap.xlsxKOC_-_Festival_files/2012%20KOC%20Awards%20Summary%20for%20PMK%20Website-1.xlsKOC_-_Festival_files/2011%20KOC%20Awards%20Summary%20for%20Website.xlsxKOC_-_Festival_files/2010KOCRecap.xlsKOC_-_Festival_files/kocscores2009.pdfhttp://www.midwestmarching.com/pastschedules.htmhttp://www.ilmarching.com/festivals.phpmailto:PHSKOC@gmail.comshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1shapeimage_1_link_2shapeimage_1_link_3shapeimage_1_link_4shapeimage_1_link_5shapeimage_1_link_6shapeimage_1_link_7shapeimage_1_link_8shapeimage_1_link_9shapeimage_1_link_10

Downers Grove South - Class AAA winners - Photo by Rich Benson

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