UCM Festival of Champions

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UCM Festival of Champions

The Festival of Champions is an end of the season, Regional High School Band Championship competition that is in its 15th season, continuing the 27th year tradition of excellence established by Music Bowl Missouri. The University of Central Missouri, Meyer Music and the Ararat Shrine Temple of Kansas City host the competition that includess high school bands from across the Mid-West, with additional high schools participating in just the Drumline/Auxiliary competitions.
The average attendance has been 8,000 consisting of families of the participants, area band enthusiasts and much of the local community. The profits are used to offer scholarships to the University of Central Missouri music students, with a portion donated to the Ararat Shrine Temple Hospital Transportation Fund, which is used to fly severely burned children to their hospitals for treatment.

Participating Bands

9:15 Warsaw
9:30 Clinton
9:45 Smith-Cotton
10:00 Tipton
10:15 Raytown South
10:30 Winfield
10:45 William Chrisman
11:00 Windsor C-1
11:15 Van Horn
11:30 Staley
11:45 Warrensburg
12:00 Lee's Summit North
12:15 Shawnee Mission North

1:30 Parkway North
1:45 Lee's Summit
2:00 Shawnee Mission East
2:15 Topeka West
2:30 Platte County
2:45 Blue Valley Southwest
3:00 BREAK

3:15 Liberty
3:30 Shawnee Mission South
3:45 Olathe Northwest
4:00 Fort Zumwalt West
4:15 Olathe South
4:30 Truman
5:00 Marching Mules
5:30 Prelim Awards


Chris Church
Justin Doss
Martin Dunlap
Dennis Kerr
Dan Peterson
Chris Putnam
Steve Bell
Cichele Fields
Sara Corrigan
Rachelle Pritchard
Troy Hall
Clif Walker

Dr. Ernest Jennings
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