Lions' Classic

Lions' Classic

General Admission-$6.00
Children 12 and under-$4.00

You are cordially invited to participate in the inaugural Lions’ Classic High School Marching Band Competition. “The Classic” will take place on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 on the campus of Carterville High School at Lions’ Field. We hope to include many local bands in and around the Southern Illinois area, as well as those outside of the route 13 corridor. This new, exciting competition will be an early season show for directors to get feedback from well-known professionals within the music education field. Bands will also have the opportunity to perform their show using our state of the art campus facility, which includes an all-artificial turf field.

The competition will begin at approximately 4:30 PM. We will be using a traditional 7 member-judging panel. Caption awards for Music Performance, Visual Performance, Percussion, Auxiliary, and Drum Major will be given for each class, in addition to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placement awards within each class. An overall Grand Champion (regardless of class) will be crowned at the end of the competition, in addition to a “special award” that is still being determined for this inaugural show. We will strive to employ the highest quality adjudicators to evaluate your performance. Judges’ comments will be recorded digitally and given to directors via a webpage.

Please note the entry deadline for the inaugural Lions’ Classic High School Marching Band Competition is Friday, September 1st, 2017. Please mail, email, or fax the attached application as soon as possible.

Remember to complete the entry application properly and completely. In addition to the application process, we are requiring a $200.00 entry fee with application before August 1st, 2017. All entries accepted after August 1st will require an entry fee of $225.00 with the application.

Participating Bands

Carbondale Community High School Marching Terriers, Carbondale, Illinois
Kelly High School Marching Hawks, Benton, Missouri
Pinckneyville Community High School Marching Panthers, Pinckneyville, Illinois


Nicholas Williams
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