2018 Knight of Champions General Information


The Prospect Band Boosters will host the twenty-third annual Knight of Champions Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at Prospect High School: 801 W Kensington Rd, Mt Prospect, IL 60056

Many bands; like Greendale, Glenbrook North, Lake Park, Victor J. Andrew, Oak Park & River Forest, Eureka, Harry D. Jacobs, Glenbrook South, Wheeling High School and many more have registered for Prospect High School's 23rd annual KOC. Our 2018 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 2018 schedule:

2:00 PM: Gates Open

3:00 PM: National Anthem

Participating Bands:

Class 1A
3:15 PM: Providence Catholic
3:30 PM: Harry D. Jacobs
3:45 PM: Glenbrook North
4:00 PM: Break

Class 2A
4:15 PM: Kaneland
4:30 PM: Naperville Central
4:45 PM: Alan B. Shepard
5:00 PM: Eureka

5:15 PM: Class 1A & 2A Awards

Class 3A
5:45 PM: Huntley
6:00 PM: Glenbrook South
6:15 PM: Concord Community, IN
6:30 PM: Oak Park/River Forest
6:45 PM: Break

7:00 PM: Victor J. Andrew
7:15 PM: Lake Park
7:30 PM: Greendale, WI
7:45 PM: Prospect (in Exhibition)
8:00 PM: Class 3A Awards

General admission Prices (non-band):

Adults:  $12
Students & Seniors:  $8
Family of Four:  $30
Under 4:  Free

fan guide/local parking:

> Download the guide here


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.



Music Effect: Greg Clemons

Music Effect: Barry Houser

Music Individual: Mark Ponzo

Music Ensemble: Shawn Vondran

Percussion: Derrick Shannon


Visual Effect: Sal Salas

Visual Individual: Jeff Fiedler

Visual Ensemble: Tim Guare

Color Guard: Will Frankenberger

Timing and Penalties: Frank Bischoff


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.


Register Online Here: KOC 2018 online form

Registration is open.  Early registration is $100 for any band whose registration is received by January 15th.  After that date, the registration fee will be $200.  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

2017 Results:

Grand Champion - Greendale High School

Field 2A:

1st Place - Naperville Central High School

2nd Place - Downers Grove South High School

3rd Place - Wheeling High School

Visual Effect - Naperville Central High School

General Effect - Downers Grove South High School and Naperville Central High School

Percussion - Naperville Central High School

Music - Naperville Central High School

Auxiliary - Naperville Central High School

Field 3A:

1st Place - Greendale High School

2nd Place - Lake Park High School

3rd Place - Washington Community High School

Visual Effect - Lake Park High School

General Effect - Greendale High School

Percussion - Greendale High School

Music - Greendale High School

Auxiliary - Lake Park High School

2017 competition results: http://ilmarching.com/festivals_detail.php?FestivalID=809&archive=0

2016 competition results: http://ilmarching.com/festivals_detail.php?FestivalID=746&archive=0

Program book:

- Business Advertising (Order Form) (Cover Letter)

- PMK Family & Friends Ad (Order Form)

Please note: the deadline for both advertising options is September 6, 2018


Any questions about the competition should be directed to:

Nanette Pawlowski
2018 Coordinator
Knight of Champions
C: 630.272.2433


Chris Barnum
Director of Bands
Prospect High School
847-718-5363 (office)