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: TBD

KOC 2018 Program Book: Coming Soon


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



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: David Cooksey

Music Effect: Matt Temple

Music Individual: John Clemons

Music Ensemble: Scott Edgar

Percussion: Matthew Black


Visual Effect: Chris Alexander

Visual Individual: Paul Wiercioch

Visual Ensemble: Keith Baker

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.

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


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)