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The University of Illinois Bands is proud to present the Illinois Marching Band Championships! The Illinois Marching Band Championships provides participating marching bands with feedback from the activity’s finest adjudicators, relevant and educational evaluation rubrics, and the thrill of performing in historic Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Illinois! Participation is open to the first 42 Illinois high school marching bands that are divided into six classifications based on school enrollment.
Local bands confirmed to participate in 2021 include Champaign Central High School, Unity High School, and Monticello High School.
Tickets are $10.00 for all-day General Admission ($5.00 if contest is moved indoors), $5.00 for Students and Senior Citizens, and children 5 and under are admitted free. No advance ticket sales will take place. Tickets can be purchased outside of Memorial Stadium in the ticket booths located along Kirby Avenue (near the South Tunnel of Memorial Stadium). Ticket sales and gates to the stadium open at 7:30 AM
Spectators can park in the north side of Lot E-14. Parking is free on the day of the event.
Reminders: All spectators and participants are required to mask while inside the Great West Hall where entering the stadium, purchasing concessions and merchandise, etc.; and concessions in Memorial Stadium do not accept cash.
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