For release: October 18, 2010
For press information, contact Greg Nelson, 901-233-1844
The University of Memphis Band Alumni Chapter will host its annual high school marching
band contest, the Bandmasters Championship, Saturday, Oct. 23. The contest will be
held at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, the home of the University of Memphis
Tiger football team. Gates open at 11 a.m.
The competition will run from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.; the University of Memphis Band will
march in exhibition at 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from the contest benefit scholarships for
“The Mighty Sound of the South” at the U of M.
Originally known as The Mid-South Invitational, The Bandmasters Championship began
in 1963. In the 1990s, the Band Alumni Chapter took on the responsibility for the
event, which has hosted marching bands from Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and
Missouri. This year’s competition will feature 28 high school bands, including 2009
Grand Champion Munford High School from Munford, Tenn.
General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children aged 6
and under are admitted free.
More information is available online at www.bandmasterschampionship.com