|The 33rd annual running of this contest
features a great stadium for marching bands, and
excellent well-rounded panel of adjudicators, and
wonderful festival atmosphere throughout the day. The
competition is one of the largest and oldest, continuous
running, high school-sponsored competition in the state
of Illinois. Attendees are usually drawn from Illinois,
eastern Iowa, and western Indiana.
Gary Smith, the
former University of Illinois marching director will
provide a complete overview of each band's performance.
Bands receive a DVD of their performance along with
adjudicator tapes. Judging sheets are similar to BOA.