McKendree University Preview of Champions

McKendree University Preview of Champions
McKendree University - Lebanon

Event Tickets
$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.

The Marching Bearcat Band hosts the McKendree University Preview of Champions Marching Band Competition, one of the largest independent high school marching band competitions in the St. Louis area!

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.

Participating Bands

Participants & Performance Times Listed Below:

Richwoods High School - 1:15 pm
Orchard Farm High School - 1:30 pm
Centralia High School - 1:45 pm
Murphysboro High School - 2:00 pm

Northwest High School - 2:30 pm
Effingham High School - 2:45 pm
Richland County High School - 3:00 pm
Carbondale High School - 3:15 pm

Highland High School - 3:45 pm
Civic Memorial High School - 4:00 pm

Mehlville High School - 4:30 pm
Collinsville High School - 4:45 pm
Seckman High School - 5:00 pm

AWARDS - 5:30 pm


Gary Westbrook - Band Clinician
Jeff Fiedler - Band Clinician
LeaAnne Arata - Guard Clinician
Leah Cummins - Guard Clinician
Ken Steinsultz - Music
Joe Manfredo - Music
Doug Keiser - Music GE
Kevin Nevsimal - Visual
Will Fairbanks - Visual
Mark Donahue - Visual GE
John Tocco - Guard Adj
Chris DeBerry - Percussion Adj

John Franklin
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