Registration for the 2014 Knight of Champions is Now Open
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 BOA style judging.  Ties will be determined first by the highest raw score (score minus penalties), then highest General Effect total, then by highest Music total score.

Music Effect – Dave Morrison
Music Effect – Dallas Niermeyer
Music Individual – Mark Ponzo  
Music Ensemble – Dr. Mark Heidel

Visual Effect – Marie Czapinski
Visual Individual – Scott Seal
Visual Ensemble – Rich Kemp
	
Percussion – Mike Chiodo
	
Color Guard – Sal Salas
 
Timing and Penalties – Frank Bischoff  


TURF
Prospect High School has an artificial turf field which will be used for this competition.

PERFORMING BANDS
Harry D. Jacobs High School-Golden Eagle Marching Band
Downers Grove South HS-Marching Mustangs
Morton High School-The Morton High School Marching Band
Naperville North High School-Marching Huskies
John Hersey High School-Marching Huskies
Lake Park High School-Lancers
Elk Grove High School-Marching Grenadiers
William Fremd High School-Viking Marching Band
Naperville Central High School-Marching Redhawks
Oak Park & River Forest High School-Marching Huskies
Wheeling High School-"Wildcat" Marching Band
Waubonsie Valley High School-Marching Warriors
Sandwich High School-Renegade Regiment
Rochelle Township High School-Rochelle "Hub" Marching Band
Glenbard West High School-Hilltopper Marching Band
Joliet West High School-Marching Tigers
Prospect High School-Marching Knights(in exhibition)

REGISTRATION
Registration is open now and the registration form can be found here:  LINK.
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.















































2013 Results:
The Eighteenth Knight of Champions is in the books and we would like to congratulate all bands that joined us this year.  We would especially like to thank the kids, parents, and band directors that maintained their good humor and flexibility as we dealt some very challenging weather at this year’s competition.  The Grand Champion Trophy was not given this year due to the AA performances being held indoors and the AAA performances being held outdoors.

Results:
Class AA
	1st    Naperville North -	Music, GE
	2nd  Munster
	3rd   Batavia - Percussion, Auxiliary 

Class AAA
	1st   Downer’s Grove South - GE
	2nd   Lake Park – Music, Percussion
	3rd    Plainfield North – Visual, Auxiliary


We hope to see you in Mt. Prospect next year.


Photos of KOC 2013 (Thanks to Rich Benson)
Batavia
Downers Grove South
Fremd
Jacobs
Lake Park
Munster
Naperville North
Plainfield North
PMK

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 .

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

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