Mt. Zion Marching Music Games: Mt. Zion, IL - September 30, 2023

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Grand Champion: Mahomet-Seymour

Links: Recap

Field 1A:

579.000 Okaw Valley (Music, Visual)

567.000 Arcola (Percussion, Auxiliary, DM)

Field 2A:

694.000 Lincoln Community (Music (tie), Visual, Percussion, Auxiliary)

681.000 Maroa-Forsyth (Music (tie))

675.000 Taylorville (DM)

638.000 Hoopeston Area

Field 3A:

758.000 Salem (Music, Visual, Percussion, Auxiliary, DM)

714.000 MacArthur

706.000 Jacksonville

676.000 Auburn

Field 4A:

868.000 Mahomet-Seymour (Music, Visual, Percussion, Auxiliary, DM)

787.000 Champaign Centennial

Contact Information:

Patrick Ward
Festival Website



The Mt. Zion Marching Music Games 2023 will be on Saturday, September 30th, 2023. Highlights of the contest include excellent judges and feedback, a field show competition beginning in the late afternoon on our beautiful turf football field, conveniently located warm-up fields, and competition based on band size. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies in each class will be awarded, as well as best in class trophies in each class. MMG Grand Champion will be awarded regardless of class. In addition to our Field Show competition, we are hosting a Percussion Competition where your percussion students can perform and receive additional feedback. Your percussion can play all or parts of your show, cadences, etc. You will receive valuable comments both in person and on tape. The Percussion Competition will take place in our beautiful state-of-the-art auditorium just beside the football field. Registration for the field show competition is $200 and $75 for the Percussion Competition. Please use this form to pre-register and save your group a spot! I will be in contact with you in the fall to gather more information. If you have questions, you can email Patrick Ward, Director of Instrumental Music, at

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Festival Address: 305 S. Henderson, Mt. Zion, IL 62549

Performance Schedule:

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Class 2A
3:00 PM: Hoopeston Area

Class 1A
3:15 PM: Okaw Valley
3:30 PM: Arcola

Class 2A
3:45 PM: Lincoln Community
4:00 PM: Maroa-Forsyth
4:15 PM: Taylorville

Class 3A
4:30 PM: Jacksonville
4:45 PM: Salem
5:00 PM: Auburn
5:15 PM: MacArthur

Class 4A
5:30 PM: Champaign Centennial
5:45 PM: Mahomet-Seymour

6:00 PM: Mt. Zion

6:20 PM: Awards

Last Updated On: 09-25-2023