Skip to main content

Weather-Related Announcement


All day and evening in-person classes in Cullowhee and at Biltmore Park instructional site are suspended for Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Learn More

Tournament of Champions



2021 Tournament of Champions

updated 10/19/21

The 2021 Tournament of Champions is Saturday October, 23rd 2021. We are excited to have bands from across the region share their pagentry with you. The gates open at 10:00am, with our first band performing at 11:00am. Finals begin at 6:45pm. Your Pride of the Mountains performs at 3:45 and 10:00pm. See you all at E.J. Whitmire Stadium on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. 

2021 Tournament of Champions Recaps


Ticketing Information

Tickets may be purchased at the stadium on the day of the event for $15. Only a single ticket purchase is required for both prelims and finals performances.

For questions regarding group tickets, please email

2021 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: Bob Buckner and Roy Holder
  • Rob Schoos
  • Cheldon Williams
  • Martin Griffin
  • John Meehan
  • Terry Sanders (Percussion)
  • Jamey Thompson
  • William Chumley
  • Joey Powell (Colorguard)
  • Maurice Burgess (Drum Major)

Director Information


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

Office of Web Services