2017 Knight of Champions General Information

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The Prospect Band Boosters will host the twenty-second annual Knight of Champions Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at Prospect High School: 801 W Kensington Rd, Mt Prospect, IL 60056

Many bands; like Lake Park, Harry D. Jacobs, Glenbrook South,  Naperville Central, Huntley, Greendale, Joliet, Downers Grove, Wheeling, Oak Park & River Forest, Washington High School and many more have registered for Prospect High School's 22nd annual KOC. This years' competition is sure to be an exciting one! 

The competition will begin in the afternoon and run through to the evening.  There will be awards ceremonies for the Class A, Class AA and Class AAA bands that compete. At the conclusion of the evening a presentation of the Grand Champion trophy will be awarded.

We will classify bands based on playing members (not including Drum Majors and Auxiliary).

  • 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.

KOC 2017 Schedule:

KOC Program Book:

Registration

Register Online Here: KOC 2017 online form

Registration is open.  Early registration is $100 for any band whose registration is received by January 31st.  After that date, the registration fee will be $175.  The time-stamp 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

JUDGES

Judging is BOA style.  Ties are determined first by the highest raw score (score minus penalties), then highest General Effect total, then by highest Music total score.

OUR 2017 JUDGING PANEL:

Music:

Music Effect: David Cooksey

Music Effect: Steve Pyter

Music Individual: John Clemons

Music Ensemble: Matt Temple

Percussion: Matthew Black

Visual:

Visual Effect: Chris Alexander

Visual Individual: Paul Wiercioch

Visual Ensemble: Keith Baker

Color Guard: Will Frankenberger

Timing and Penalties: Frank Bischoff

Turf

Prospect High School has an artificial turf field which will be used for this competition.  Due to improved field drainage, field performance may continue in light to moderate rain.

2016 Results

Grand Champion - Lake Park High School

Field 1A:

1st Place - Sandwich High School

2nd Place - McHenry High School

Visual Effect - Sandwich High School

General Effect - Sandwich High School

Percussion - Sandwich High School

Music - McHenry High School

Auxiliary - McHenry High School

Field 2A:

1st Place - Wheeling High School

2nd Place - Naperville Central High School

3rd Place - Rolling Meadows High School

Visual Effect - Wheeling High School

General Effect - Naperville Central High School

Percussion - Naperville Central High School

Music - Wheeling High School

Auxiliary - Wheeling High School

Field 3A:

1st Place - Lake Park High School

2nd Place - Glenbrook South High School

Visual Effect - Lake Park High School

General Effect - Lake Park High School

Percussion - Lake Park High School

Music - Lake Park High School

Auxiliary - Lake Park High School

Previous competition results can be found here: http://ilmarching.com/festivals_detail.php?FestivalID=746&archive=0

Questions

Any questions about the competition should be directed to:

Sandy and Randy Fox
2017 Coordinators
Knight of Champions
PHSKOC@gmail.com
C: 847-370-1394

Or

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