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Panther Marching Band Festival: Charleston, IL - September 24, 2022

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Grand Champion: Belleville East

Links: Recap

Field 1A:

476.000 Oblong (Visual, Color Guard)

473.000 Carlyle (Music, GE, Percussion)

Field 2A:

560.000 Herscher (Music, Visual, Color Guard)

525.000 Hoopeston Area

517.000 Maroa-Forsyth

515.000 Casey-Westfield (GE)

505.000 Anna-Jonesboro (Percussion)

487.000 LeRoy

480.000 Blue Ridge

Field 3A:

592.000 Richland County (Music, Percussion, Color Guard, Best Soloist)

581.000 Lincoln Community (Visual, GE)

560.000 Wesclin

529.000 Jacksonville

488.000 Rantoul Township


Field 4A:

693.000 Paris Cooperative (Music, Visual, GE, Color Guard)

650.000 Newton (Percussion)

647.000 Tolono Unity

585.000 Carbondale

578.000 Danville

549.000 Mattoon

532.000 Robinson

Field 5A:

728.000 East Peoria (Music, Visual, GE)

671.000 University

665.000 Effingham (Percussion, Color Guard)

Field 6A:

778.000 Belleville East (Visual, GE, Percussion, Color Guard)

749.000 Granite City (Music)

731.000 Edwardsville

691.000 Belleville West

664.000 Alton

Notes: Small Schools Champion: Richland County

Contact Information:

Dr, David Boggs
Festival Website



The Eastern Illinois University Panther Marching Band invites YOU to join us for the 45th Annual Panther Marching Band Festival on Saturday, September 24th, 2021 in O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.

The event will be capped at 35 participating bands. Classification is based on a hybrid of school enrollment (official IHSA data) and band size. Breaks in classification vary from year to year and are based on the natural gaps that occur when school enrollment and band size are placed in order from smallest to largest. The official start time is 10am. Bands will perform in the order of classification with awards for Class 1A, 2A and 3A following the 3A bands. Awards for 4A and 5A will follow the 5A bands. Performance order within each class will be decided by the date the registration fee is received at EIU. (Exceptions have been made on occasion in order to provide the most participation possible.) A draft schedule will be sent in late August. The final schedule will be sent and published two weeks prior to the festival. Scoring for the Panther Marching Band Festival is 60% music, 40% visual. The music score will be comprised of 20% of each music performance and effect caption. The visual score will be 10% of each performance caption and 20% from effect. Awards will be presented in each competitive class for Participation, Best Music, Best Visual, Best General Effect, Best Percussion, Best Auxiliary, Best Drum Major, and the Top 3 Places. Grand Champion trophies and Outstanding Soloist Awards will presented for Small Class (1A, 2A, and 3A combined) and Large Class (4A and 5A combined) divisions. Spectator Tickets and Parking: $10 for adults $5 for students/senior citizens Children ages 5 and under are FREE Festival Programs will be available for $5 Tickets available on the day of the event. Cash or check accepted. Parking for the festival is FREE. Spectators can park in the stadium lot to the west of the stadium or the J lot to the north.

Blank Score Sheet

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

Judging Panel

Music Performance: Joseph Manfredo & Bob Medworth
Music General Effect: Mark Ponzo
Visual Performance: Kevin McNulty Sr.
Visual General Effect: Randy Isoda
Drum Majors: Gary Smith
Percussion: Terence Mayhue
Color Guard: Brandon Fink

Festival Address: 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920

Performance Schedule:

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Class 1A
11:00 AM: Oblong
11:15 AM: Carlyle

Class 2A
11:30 AM: Hoopeston Area
11:45 AM: Maroa-Forsyth
12:00 PM: Blue Ridge

12:15 PM: Break

Class 2A
12:30 PM: Herscher
12:45 PM: Anna-Jonesboro
1:00 PM: LeRoy
1:15 PM: Casey-Westfield

1:30 PM: Break

Class 3A
1:45 PM: Charleston
2:00 PM: Wesclin
2:15 PM: Jacksonville
2:30 PM: Rantoul Township
2:45 PM: Richland County
3:00 PM: Lincoln Community

3:15 PM: EIU Panther Marching Band

3:30 PM: Awards

Class 4A
4:00 PM: Paris Cooperative
4:15 PM: Carbondale
4:30 PM: Danville
4:45 PM: Mattoon
5:00 PM: Robinson
5:15 PM: Tolono Unity
5:30 PM: Newton

5:45 PM: Break

Class 5A
6:15 PM: University
6:30 PM: Effingham
6:45 PM: East Peoria

7:00 PM: Break

Class 6A
7:15 PM: Belleville West
7:30 PM: Belleville East
7:45 PM: Alton
8:00 PM: Edwardsville
8:15 PM: Granite City

8:30 PM: EIU Panther Marching Band

8:50 PM: Awards

Last Updated On: 09-21-2022