McKendree Preview of Champions: Lebanon, IL - September 25, 2021

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The Marching Bearcat Band hosts and is the featured performing ensemble at McKendree University's Preview of Champions Marching Band Competition, one of the largest independent high school marching band competitions in the St. Louis area! We offer the 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 Wind 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. Register your band today at

Event Ticket Information $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. Event Concessions A concession vendor stands will be available for the entire show. Drinks, snacks and a variety of foods will be available for a very reasonable price. All proceeds will help fund the McKendree University Athletic Bands Department "Music In Our Schools" Educational Series, in which the Preview of Champions is a part of. We thank you for your support!

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Want to try to score the bands for this festival yourself?
Click here to download a blank score sheet!

Festival Address: 701 College Road, Lebanon, IL 62254

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Last Updated On: 03-01-2021