Panther Marching Band Festival
Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:00 AM
O’Brien Stadium, Eastern Illinois University
The Eastern Illinois University Panther Marching Band invites YOU to join us for the 37th Annual Panther Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 26, 2013 in O’Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.
This annual event is a field competition will be a great way for high school bands to close an amazing season! Placement and caption awards in each class in the areas of music, visual, general effect, percussion, guard, and drum major will be awarded. Grand Champion and Spirit trophies will be awarded for Small Class (1A and 2A combined) and Large Class (3A and 4A) divisions.
The event will be capped at 40 participating bands. A new system of classification is being implemented for 2013. It is a hybrid of school enrollment and band size. Here is a tentative sample of the new system:
Class 1A: School Enrollment 1-800, Band Size of 1-45 students
Class 2A: School Enrollment 1-800, Band Size of 46-80
Class 3A: School Enrollment of 1-800, Band Size of 81+
Class 4A: School Enrollment of 801+, Band Size of 60-100
Class 5A: School Enrollment of 801+, Band Size of 101+
Why the Panther Marching Band Festival?
- New turf and track create a fantastic field for performance.
- Well organized festival with a welcoming and helpful staff.
- Panther Marching Band performances!
- Energetic environment that focuses on student success.
- Judges from DCI, BOA, WGI, and the best marching directors in the nation.
- High Quality video provided by Box5 Media.
- Lifetouch Photography on hand to take amazing pictures of the event.
- Did I mention the PANTHER MARCHING BAND!!!
$200 Registration Fee should be made out and sent to:
Panther Marching Band Festival Eastern Illinois University 600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920
We hope you will join us for the exciting and spectacular pageantry of Illinois high school marching bands in O’Brien Stadium. The Panther Marching Band will be performing in exhibition after all bands and just before the awards ceremony.
2013 Judging Panel
Music Performance: Dr. Amy Knopps
Music Performance: Robert Boedges
Visual Performance: Gary Czapinski
Visual Performance: Keith Baker
General Effect Music: Dr. Dave Knowlton
General Effect Visual: Marie Czapinski
Percussion: Jim Bailey
Drum Major: Brian Bond
DVD's are available for purchase directly from the Box 5 Productions. DVD contains the a single band's performance or an entire division's performance, along with the Panther Marching Band's Exhibition Performance. Orders may be placed on the day of the competition.
Tickets$8 for adults
$5 for students/senior citizens
Children ages 5 and under are FREE
Tickets available on the day of the event. Cash or check accepted.
J. Corey Francis, Assistant Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands