2017 Knight of Champions General Information
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:
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
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 Effect: David Cooksey
Music Effect: Steve Pyter
Music Individual: John Clemons
Music Ensemble: Matt Temple
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.
Grand Champion - Lake Park High School
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
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
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
Any questions about the competition should be directed to:
Sandy and Randy Fox
Knight of Champions
Director of Bands
Prospect High School