Illinois Marching Band Championships


The University of Illinois Bands is proud to present the 49th annual 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 IHSA school enrollment.

2020 IMBC Registration Opens March 2 at 9:00 am


  • DATE: Saturday, October 31, 2020 - TENTATIVE

  • Where: Historic Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Illinois

  • Application and Fee: $450.00 — can be paid via credit card or electronic check only

  • The application form accepts credit card and electronic check payments — please have you card or your check in hand before you begin, for the most timely registration

  • NOTE: APPLICATIONS ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN COMPLETED. All applications are automatically time-stamped and are accepted in order of payment completion.

To pay by check, choose one of the following options:

1. Use the electronic check option (if you have a check in hand, this is the preferred option) — paper check does not need to be received by Illinois Bands, if the info is entered into the payment form online

2. Or, mail/drop off the check to:

Illinois Bands
Harding Band Building
1103 S. Sixth St., Room 140
Champaign, Illinois 61820

ACCEPTANCE POLICY: In order for your application to be complete, the application, along with payment via credit card or check, must be received no earlier than March 2 at 9:00 AM.