McKendree University Tri-State Small Band Competition
McKendree University - Lebanon, Illinois

McKendree University Athletic Bands is pleased to announce our third year of hosting The McKendree University Small Band Marching Band Championship! Bands will be classified based upon musician size. For the 2019 season, bands are limited to 65 total musicians to be able to participate. Bands will then be broken into classifications based upon musician size. It will either be a prelims / finals show or just a single performance show based on the number of participating bands.

Information for Participating Directors:

We offer following amenities for attending bands:

*Lighted Game Day Turf Field
*Bands perform based on number of instrumentalists
*Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each class and Grand Champion Award
*Caption awards to include: Outstanding Percussion, Color Guard, Visual Presentation, and Music Performance
*Video review immediately after each bands' performance
*Clinician comments immediately after each band's performance
*Indoor Director and Staff hospitality room overlooking the field
*Concessions will be available for purchase

To Participate:

Step #1 – Complete the registration found HERE

Step #2 – Turn in a payment request to your Business Office or Principal

NOTE: An Entry Fee of $200 is due by August 31, 2019. Please mail your payment after submitting your registration. After August 31, 2019, the Entry Fee will raise to $250. Please mail in your check after after submitting your registration.

Make checks payable to: McKendree University Bands

Mail to:
McKendree University
Attn. Director of Athletic Bands - POC 2019
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254

Step #3 - Please contact your principal or business office to secure a Certificate of Insurance listing McKendree University as an additional insured for the 2019-2020 academic year. This process is required for you to complete due to the policy of our institution. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation in this process. Thanks!

Step #4 – Verify your final numbers in the marching band (this information will be e-mailed to you approximately one month prior to the show).

Step #5 - Following your final show information confirmation email with McKendree, please return the attached "Clinician Information Form" at some point during the week before show.


$8 – Adults 14 and up (includes program)
$6 – Children ages 7-13 (does not include program)
Free – Children 6 and under
*All tickets will be sold at the main entrance to Leemon Field.


Bruce Carter - Band Clinician
John Bell - Band Clinician
Cammie Carter - Guard Clinician
LeaAnne Arata - Guard Clinician
Marty Reynolds - Music
Doug Keiser - Music
Nolan Jones - Music GE
Mark Donahue - Visual
Jeff Fiedler - Visual
Marvin Battle - Visual GE
John Tocco - Color Guard Adj
Peter Hussey – Percussion Adj

Participating Bands

Class 1A:
Best Music: Hillsboro High School
Best Visual: Hillsboro High School
Best General Effect: Carlyle High School
Best Percussion: Mount Vernon High School
Best Color Guard: ROWVA CUSD
5th Place: Carlyle High School
4th Place: Vandalia High School
3rd Place: ROWVA CUSD
2nd Place: Mount Vernon High School
1st Place: Hillsboro High School

Class 2A:
Best Music: Hermann High School
Best Visual: Hermann High School
Best General Effect: Hermann High School
Best Percussion: Hermann High School
Best Color Guard: Hermann High School
4th Place: Rockford High School
3rd Place: Pana High School
2nd Place: McCluer North High School
1st Place: Hermann High School

Class 3A:
Best Music: Murphysboro High School
Best Visual: Murphysboro High School
Best General Effect: Murphysboro High School
Best Percussion: Murphysboro High School
Best Color Guard: Murphysboro High School
3rd Place: St. Charles High School
2nd Place: Wesclin High School
1st Place: Murphysboro High School

Class 4A:
Best Music: St. Joseph-Ogden High School
Best Visual: St. Francis Borgia High School
Best General Effect: St. Francis Borgia High School
Best Percussion: St. Francis Borgia High School
Best Color Guard: St. Francis Borgia High School
3rd Place: Coal City High School
2nd Place: St. Joseph-Ogden High School
1st Place: St. Francis Borgia High School

Class 5A:
Best Music: Salem High School
Best Visual: Northwest High School
Best General Effect: Salem High School
Best Percussion: Salem High School
Best Color Guard: Salem High School
3rd Place: Freeburg High School
2nd Place: Northwest High School
1st Place: Salem High School

Class 1A, 2A, & 3A Grand Champion: Murphysboro High School

Class 4A and 5A Grand Champion: Salem High School

Overall Grand Champion: Murphysboro High School


John Franklin

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