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Tournament of Champions



2019 Tournament of Champions Date Announced

We are excited to announce that our 19th annual Tournament of Champions will be held on Saturday, October 19th | 2019.

The below link will go active on Monday, February 18th at 7:00pm. Our performance schedule is based on the time stamp of your digital entry form. Therfore, there will be no drawing for performance slots.
Register for our 19th annual contest

Invitation Letter

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the 18th Annual Tournament of Champions will be $15. This includes Prelims and Finals Competition! Anyone under the age of 7 will be admitted for free. Groups of 15 or more will receive a discounted ticket price of $12 per ticket. Groups will need to pay with one check made out to WCU Tournament of Champions. For question regarding tickets please email

2018 Judge Panel

Our educational mission is to provide your program a nationally renowned panel of evaluators who will offer clear, in-depth, and useful commentary. Throughout the evaluator assignment process, we consider each individual’s background as an educator, creative mind, as well as their ability to provide constructive criticism, delivered in a positive manner to high school students. These individuals are selected on their ability to comment “beyond the score sheet” and deliver educational insight to your staff and students that will assist in the growth, improvement, and motivational aspects of your marching band program. We are honored as well as excited to extend you this invitation for participation in the 18th annual “Tournament of Champions.” We promise to do everything in our power to offer your students, staff, and parents, a first-rate experience coupled with unparalleled educational feedback.


Judge bios will be posted in the coming weeks. The percussion, color guard, and drum major judges will be announced in April.

  • Dale Warren
  • Cilnicians David Starnes and Bob Buckner
  • Levi Chavis
  • Randy Greenwell
  • JD Shaw
  • Daniel "Chip" Wood
  • Shane Gwaltney
  • Michael Gaines
  • Jeff Sacktig
  • Rick Subel
  • Emily Salgado


Please feel free to contact us should you have specific questions regarding your participation. We look forward to spending Saturday, October 2oth with your fine band program!

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