Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

Tournament of Champions



18th Annual Tournament of Champions date announced

We are excited to hold our 18th annual Tournament of Champions on Saturday, October 20th. Stay tuned for registration details.


2017 Competition Schedule Announced

Online Registration Process - Entry Form

Online registration will come open in the very near future. Stay tuned for more updates

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the 18th Annual Tournament of Champions will be $15. This includes Prelims and Finals Competition! Anyone under the age of 7 will be admitted for free. Groups of 15 or more will receive a discounted ticket price of $12 per ticket. Groups will need to pay with one check made out to WCU Tournament of Champions. For question regarding tickets please email:

2017 Judge Panel

Our educational mission is to provide your program a nationally renowned panel of evaluators who will offer clear, in-depth, and useful commentary. Throughout the evaluator assignment process, we consider each individual’s background as an educator, creative mind, as well as their ability to provide constructive criticism, delivered in a positive manner to high school students. These individuals are selected on their ability to comment “beyond the score sheet” and deliver educational insight to your staff and students that will assist in the growth, improvement, and motivational aspects of your marching band program. We are honored as well as excited to extend you this invitation for participation in the 17th annual “Tournament of Champions.” We promise to do everything in our power to offer your students, staff, and parents, a first-rate experience coupled with unparalleled educational feedback.


Judge bios will be posted  in the coming weeks. The percussion, color guard, and drum major judges will be announced in April.

  • Dale Warren
  • Chip Crotts
  • Joel Denton
  • John Phillips
  • Mike Rubino
  • Mike Jackson
  • Tom Rarick
  • Mike Anderson
  • Jamey Thompson
  • Linda Harvey
  • Scott Beck


Please feel free to contact us should you have specific questions regarding your participation. We look forward to spending Saturday, October 21st with your fine band program!

  • David Starnes, Director of Athletic Bands/Assistant Professor of Music:
  • Matt Henley, Assistant Director of Athletic Bands:
  • Jon Henson, Assistant Director of Athletic Bands: 
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