Open Class Marching Championship

Saturday, October 19, 2024

Francis G. Welch Stadium, Emporia State University, 1600 Morse Drive, Emporia, KS 66801

ADMISSION: Adults $10, Student, Senior and Military $5.

Credit Cards Accepted (Add 5% service fee). The admission price is good for the entire day of Prelims & Finals. 

2023 Grand Champion – Blue Valley H.S.

Award & Trophy Sponsorship by

View and purchase photos from this year’s event!


Registration Opens May 1st

  • All classifications will perform together in a similar block.
  • Class performance order will rotate each year: White, Blue, and Gold for 2024; Blue, Gold, and White for 2025; and so on.
  • Within each time block, bands who register within the first registration period (May 1 through 11:59 on July 1) will be placed in a pool to be randomly drawn for the latest performance times in each class.  
  • Bands that register between July 2 and 11:59 PM on September 1 will be placed in a separate pool to be randomly drawn for the earliest performance times in each class
  • The random drawing for preliminary performance order will take place via live stream (Zoom or some other format) on the Tuesday evening after Labor Day.
  • Drawings will be done by class.

Registration deadline is September 1st


Payment deadline is October 1st.

Payable to: Kansas Bandmasters Association

Holton High School
Attn: Jayme Malsom, KBA Marching Championship Co-Chair
901 New York Avenue
Holton, KS 66436

Please note that payments are non-refundable.


Francis G. Welch Stadium

Emporia State University, 1600 Morse Drive, Emporia, KS 66801

Jayme Malsom

Marching Championships Co-Chair

Brandon Lesando

Marching Championships Co-Chair