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Marching Competition Schedules

The 2019 marching band competition schedules will be updated as we receive more information.
Last year's schedules are shared below to give you an idea of what you might expect.

2019 - Saturday, October 5: Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL

2019 - Saturday, October 12: Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL

2019 - Saturday, October 19: St. Louis Bands of America Super-Regional
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO

2019 - Saturday, October 26: University of Illinois Marching Band Championships
Champaign, IL



2018 Marching Band Competition Schedules (from last year)

(Click on the location name to see festival information posted in ILMarching.com.)

2018 - Saturday, October 6: Limestone Competition
Limestone Community High School
4201 S Airport Rd
Bartonville, IL 61607

LIMESTONE COMPETITION – October 6
2:15pm – Meet at HS for rehearsal
3:15pm – Load Equipment
3:45pm – Depart for Limestone Community High School
5:00pm – Arrive and unload
5:20pm – Eat dinner (Bring Money)
6:00pm - Return to buses to prepare for performance
7:05pm – Transit to Warm-up
7:15pm – Warm-up
7:45pm – Transit to Field
8:00pm – Competition Performance
8:15pm – Back to buses to put away equipment
8:45pm – Return for awards ceremony
9:15pm – Load buses
9:30pm – Depart for Mahomet
10:50pm – Approximate return time


2018- Saturday, October 13: Lincoln-Way West Competition

Lincoln-Way West High School
21701 S. Gougar Road
New Lenox, IL 60451

2:15pm – Meet at HS for rehearsal
3:15pm – Load Equipment
3:45pm – Depart for Lincoln-Way West High School

5:45pm – Arrive and unload
6:00pm – Eat Dinner (Bring Money)
6:45pm - Return to buses to prepare for performance

7:30pm – Pit Warm-up
7:45pm – Band Warm-up
8:00pm – Pit travel to gate
8:15pm – Band travel to gate
8:30pm – Competition Performance
8:45pm – Back to buses to put away equipment

9:45pm – Return for awards ceremony
10:20pm – Load Buses
10:30pm – Depart for Mahomet
12:30am – Approximate return time

2018- Saturday, October 20: University of Illinois

The University of Illinois - Memorial Stadium

1402 South 1st St.
Champaign, IL 61820

9:30am – Meet at HS for rehearsal
10:30am – Load equipment
11:00pm – Depart for University of Illinois

11:30pm – Arrive and unload (Bring food for lunch)

1:00pm - Warm-up begins
1:45pm – Pit at gate
2:00pm – Band at gate
2:15pm – Competition Performance

2:30pm – Watch Marching Illini

3:00pm – Awards Ceremony

3:20pm – Return to buses and load

3:45pm – Return to Mahomet

4:15pm – Approximate return time


2018 - Saturday, October 27: BANDS OF AMERICA COMPETITION
-4:45am – Meet at school and load
-5:15am – Depart for St. Louis
-8:00am – Arrive at Stadium
-8:25am – Unload and Dress
-9:25am – Physical warm-up
-9:45am – Musical Warm-up
-10:30am – Performance Time
-10:45am – Change and load equipment
-11:30am – Eat Lunch in Stadium (Bring Money)
-12:30pm – Watch Bands
-3:45pm – Prelim Awards Ceremony
-4:15pm – Load Buses
-5:15pm – Dinner (Bring Money)
-8:15pm – Approximate return time

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