The Prospect High School Band Boosters will host the twenty-fourth annual Knight of Champions Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at Prospect High School.  The competition will begin in the afternoon and run through to the evening.  

We will award First, Second, and Third place trophies for the Class A, Class AA and Class AAA bands that compete 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.

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.


Please register at:


Early registration is $100 for any band whose registration is received by January 15, 2019.  After that date, the registration fee will be $200.  The timestamp on the registration form will help us determine performance order.  

Registration payments can be made by check or credit card, please indicate your preference when you register.  Credit card payments can be processed immediately. When paying by check, please make your check payable to the Prospect Band Booster Association and mailed to:

    Prospect Band Booster Assoc.

    P.O. Box 63

    Mt. Prospect, IL 60056


Judging will be 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 esteemed judging panel will include:

Music Effect: Ryan Adamsons

Music Effect: Dave Fodor

Visual Effect: Keith Baker

Music Individual: Jeremy Stevens

Music Ensemble: Kevin Jensen

Visual Individual: Maria Yorton

Visual Ensemble: Scott Seal

Percussion: Joe Roach

Color Guard: Jennifer Leseth

Timing and Penalties: Vince Genualdi


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.


Adults:  $12

Students & Seniors:  $8

Family of Four:  $30

Under 4:  Free

Cash and Credit Cards Accepted

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All orders are due in by Saturday, August 31, 2019

Please email any questions to: Thank for your support!


Any questions about the competition should be directed to:

Nanette Pawlowski

2019 Coordinator

Knight of Champions



Chris Barnum

Director of Bands

Prospect High School

847-718-5363 (office)

2018 Results:

Grand Champion - Concord Community High School

Field 1A:

1st Place - Harry D. Jacobs High School

2nd Place - Glenbrook North High School

3rd Place - Providence Catholic High School

Visual Effect - Harry D. Jacobs High School

General Effect - Glenbrook North High School

Percussion - Providence Catholic High School

Music - Harry D. Jacobs High School

Auxiliary - Glenbrook North High School

Field 2A:

1st Place - Eurkea High School

2nd Place - Alan B. Shepard High School

3rd Place - Kaneland High School

Visual Effect - Alan B. Shepard High School

General Effect - Alan B. Shepard High School

Percussion - Alan B. Shepard High School

Music - Eureka High School

Auxiliary - Eureka High School

Field 3A:

1st Place - Concord Community High School

2nd Place - Greendale High School

3rd Place - Victor J. Andrew High School

Visual Effect - Concord Community High School

General Effect - Greendale High School

Percussion - Victor J Andrew High School

Music - Concord Community High School

Auxiliary - Greendale High School

2018 competition results:

2017 competition results:

> 2018 Photo Gallery

> Watch the video: “A day in the life of Knight of Champions