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Tournament of Champions



2023 Tournament of Champions

The 2023 Tournament of Champions is Saturday October, 14th, 2023. We are excited to have bands from across the region share their pagentry with you. The format of the competition is prelims/finals, with your Pride of the Mountains performing exhibitions at the end of each session. See you all at E.J. Whitmire Stadium on Saturday, October 14th, 2023.

Tournament of Champions 2023 Schedule

The schedule may be accessed here.

Ticketing Information

Tickets may be purchased at the stadium on the day of the event for $20. Only a single ticket purchase is required for both prelims and finals performances.

For questions regarding group tickets, please email

2023 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.


  • Dale Warren
  • Cilnicians: David Enloe and Nicholas Williams
  • Errick Prince
  • Jay Sconyers
  • JD Shaw
  • Alfred Watkins
  • Thomas Claesen (Percussion)
  • Jeff Sacktig
  • Cliff Croomes
  • Ira Jenkins (Colorguard)
  • Maurice Burgess (Drum Major)

Director Information

***This information will be updated at the beginning of the Fall Semester.***

Tournament of Champions Recaps



Please feel free to contact us should you have specific questions regarding your participation.

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