McKendree Preview of Champions: Lebanon, IL - September 23, 2017

Select a year:

Grand Champion: Granite City

Links: Recap

Field 2A:

67.700 Murphysboro (Music, GE, Percussion)

60.300 Northwest, MO (Visual)

57.800 Mater Dei (Color Guard)

48.550 Orchard Farm, MO

Field 3A:

67.350 Marquette, MO (Music, Visual, GE, Percussion, Color Guard)

61.450 Carterville

59.650 Centralia

53.050 Jacksonville

46.750 Mt. Vernon

Field 4A:

73.350 Salem (Music, Visual, GE, Percussion)

67.850 Effingham

67.800 Wentzville Liberty, MO (Color Guard)

Field 5A:

78.400 Collinsville (Music, Visual, GE, Percussion)

70.500 Mascoutah (Color Guard)

Field 6A:

83.650 Granite City (Music, GE, Percussion)

81.100 Edwardsville (Visual, Color Guard)

73.550 Marion

Contact Information:

Shannon Streif
Festival Website



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!

Blank Score Sheet

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

Performance Schedule:

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Class 2A
1:30 PM: Orchard Farm, MO
1:45 PM: Mater Dei
2:00 PM: Murphysboro
2:15 PM: Northwest, MO

2:30 PM: Break

Class 3A
2:45 PM: Mt. Vernon
3:00 PM: Jacksonville
3:15 PM: Marquette, MO
3:30 PM: Carterville
3:45 PM: Centralia

4:00 PM: Break

4:15 PM: McKendree University

4:30 PM: Awards

Class 4A
6:00 PM: Effingham
6:15 PM: Wentzville Liberty, MO
6:30 PM: Salem

Class 5A
6:45 PM: Mascoutah
7:00 PM: Collinsville

7:15 PM: Break

Class 6A
7:30 PM: Granite City
7:45 PM: Edwardsville
8:00 PM: Marion

8:15 PM: Break

8:30 PM: McKendree University

8:45 PM: Awards

Last Updated On: 09-20-2017