Panther Marching Band Festival: Charleston, IL - October 05, 2019

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Grand Champion: Belleville East

Links: Recap

Field B:

67.750 Herscher (GE, Perc)

65.900 Robinson (Visual, Aux)

61.050 Wesclin (Music, DM)

60.600 Tolono Unity

59.450 Olympia

58.400 Maroa-Forsyth

Field 1A:

53.650 Ridgeview (Music, Visual)

53.600 Arcola (Perc)

53.150 Oblong (GE)

52.200 Blue Ridge (Aux)

52.000 Okaw Valley (DM)

Field 2A:

76.400 Monticello (Music, Visual, GE, Perc, DM)

72.350 Newton (Aux)

67.950 Paris Cooperative

62.800 Paxton-Buckley-Loda

60.750 Nashville Community

Field 3A:

67.350 Effingham (Music, Visual, GE, Aux, DM)

64.050 Mt. Zion (Perc)

59.830 Richland County

51.950 Rantoul Township

Field 4A:

71.300 University (Music, Visual, GE, Aux, DM)

64.250 Mattoon (Perc)

59.450 Charleston

57.650 MacArthur

Field 5A:

81.400 Mahomet-Seymour (GE, Aux, DM)

79.050 Washington Community (Music, Visual, Perc)

77.450 Champaign Central

71.500 Urbana

Field 6A:

86.450 Belleville East (Music, GE, Aux, Perc)

85.550 Granite City (Visual, DM)

85.200 Normal

84.730 Edwardsville

Contact Information:

Dr, Benjamin Druffel
Festival Website



The Eastern Illinois University Panther Marching Band invites YOU to join us for the 43rd Annual Panther Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 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.

Blank Score Sheet

Want to try to score the bands for this festival yourself?
Click here to download a blank score sheet!

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

Performance Schedule:

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Class 1A
9:30 AM: Blue Ridge
9:45 AM: Oblong
10:00 AM: Okaw Valley
10:15 AM: Arcola
10:30 AM: Ridgeview

Class 3A
10:45 AM: Effingham

11:00 AM: Break

Class 1A
11:15 AM: Robinson
11:30 AM: Herscher
11:45 AM: Maroa-Forsyth
12:00 PM: Olympia
12:15 PM: Wesclin
12:30 PM: Watseka Community
12:45 PM: Tolono Unity

1:00 PM: Break

Class 2A
1:15 PM: Paris Cooperative
1:30 PM: University
1:45 PM: Nashville Community
2:00 PM: Monticello
2:15 PM: Newton
2:30 PM: Paxton-Buckley-Loda

2:45 PM: Break

Class 3A
3:00 PM: Mt. Zion
3:15 PM: Rantoul Township
3:30 PM: Richland County

3:45 PM: EIU Marching Band

4:00 PM: Awards

Class 4A
6:00 PM: MacArthur
6:15 PM: Charleston
6:30 PM: Mattoon

Class 5A
6:45 PM: Urbana
7:00 PM: Mahomet-Seymour
7:15 PM: Champaign Central
7:30 PM: Washington Community

7:45 PM: Break

Class 6A
8:00 PM: Belleville East
8:15 PM: Edwardsville
8:30 PM: Normal
8:45 PM: Granite City

9:00 PM: EIU Marching Band

9:15 PM: Awards

Last Updated On: 10-04-2019