Panther Marching Band Festival: Charleston, IL - September 29, 2018

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Grand Champion: Granite City

Links: Recap

Field 1A:

63.250 Tolono Unity (Music, Visual, GE, DM)

58.000 Casey-Westfield

57.750 Blue Ridge

55.700 Okaw Valley

55.300 LeRoy

54.550 Sullivan (Percussion, Auxiliary)

53.950 Arcola

53.050 Oblong

52.200 Maroa-Forsyth

Field 2A:

72.450 Newton (Music, Visual, GE, DM)

66.300 Paris Cooperative (Color Guard)

64.650 Carterville

64.650 Mater Dei (Percussion)

60.850 Robinson

Field 3A:

63.650 Mt. Zion (Visual, Percussion, Auxiliary)

63.200 Lincoln Community (GE)

61.000 Richland County (Music)

59.950 Centralia

54.800 Rantoul Township (DM)

Field 4A:

67.000 Effingham (Music, Visual, GE, Color Guard, DM)

60.900 Mattoon (Percussion)

Field 5A:

78.900 Granite City (Music, Visual, GE, Percussion, Color Guard, DM)

69.250 Belleville West

Notes: Small Schools Champion: Newton

Contact Information:

Dr, Benjamin Druffel
Festival Website



The Eastern Illinois University Panther Marching Band invites YOU to join us for the 42nd Annual Panther Marching Band Festival on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 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.

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Performance Schedule:

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Class 1A
10:00 AM: Maroa-Forsyth
10:15 AM: Oblong
10:30 AM: Arcola
10:45 AM: Tolono Unity
11:00 AM: Blue Ridge

11:15 AM: Break

Class 1A
11:30 AM: Casey-Westfield
11:45 AM: Okaw Valley
12:00 PM: Sullivan
12:15 PM: LeRoy

12:30 PM: Break

Class 2A
1:15 PM: Carterville
1:30 PM: Robinson
1:45 PM: Mater Dei
2:00 PM: Newton

2:15 PM: Break

Class 3A
2:30 PM: Rantoul Township
2:45 PM: Richland County
3:00 PM: Centralia
3:15 PM: Lincoln Community
3:30 PM: Mt. Zion

Class 2A
3:45 PM: Paris Cooperative

4:00 PM: Break

Class 4A
4:15 PM: Effingham
4:30 PM: Mattoon

Class 5A
4:45 PM: Belleville West
5:00 PM: Granite City

5:15 PM: EIU Panther Marching Band

5:30 PM: Awards

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

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Last Updated On: 09-23-2018