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Marching Band Championships

Event Details

  • Event Information

    DATE: Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Gates open at 6:30 a.m.

    LOCATION: Hancock Stadium on the campus of Illinois State University

    TICKETS: Tickets are $15.00 for all day admission including both prelims and finals. Children 5 and under are admitted free. No advance ticket sales. Tickets can only be purchased at the Hancock Stadium ticket windows.

    CLEAR BAG POLICY: ISMBC will adhere to the Hancock Stadium clear bag policy from Illinois State University Athletics.

    NO TRIPOD POLICY: No tripods will be allowed in Hancock Stadium. Performance video can be purchased through BOX5-TV or at the Box 5 booth in the concourse.

  • Event Registration

    Registration occurs annually on April 1 via online registration survey and opens at 6 a.m. The event registration is typically filled in short time, and participating directors are encouraged to enroll when registration opens.

    Event schedule coming Fall 2022.

    2021 Participating Bands

    2021 Prelims Schedule

    2021 Spectator Guide

Official Merchandise

The official Illinois State Marching Band Championships tshirts, hoodies, and participant patches can be purchased on the day of the event in the concourse of Hancock Stadium. Band booster organizations and individual participants are highly encouraged to pre-order these items for pick up at the event. Apparel and participant patch pre-order is available in mid-September and closes in mid-October.