2018 Knight of Champions General Information
The Prospect Band Boosters will host the twenty-second 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 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 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 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: 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.
Grand Champion - Greendale High School
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
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:
Knight of Champions
Director of Bands
Prospect High School