Welcome to the 2016 JMU Parade of Champions!
Saturday, October 22, 2016
We invite you to join us for one of the largest one-day marching band contest on the East Coast, the 39th Annual JMU Parade of Champions!
Last year we were proud to welcome bands from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New York. We welcome you to visit our campus, enjoy the state-of-the-art 25,000-seat Bridgeforth Stadium, perform for a team of nationally-recognized adjudicators, and enjoy the JMU Marching Royal Dukes perform in exhibition twice during the event.
If you have any questions about the event, please call the JMU Band Office at (540) 568-6656.
Event Information (updated August 2016)
Admission & Seating
TICKETS & ADMISSION ARE SOLD THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
ADULTS - $15 (admission good all day)
STUDENTS/SENIORS - $10 (admission good all day)
FOR GROUP SALES - Contact the JMU Band Office (540) 568-6656.
CLICK HERE for a downloadable seating map of Bridgeforth Stadium.
CONCESSIONS AND MERCHANDISE
As always, our music student organizations will be providing POC merchandise for purchase during the event. We will have several merchandise tables set up around the stadium for you, your students, and their families to browse. In addition, JMU Concessions and Domino’s Pizza will be open during the event to sell food and beverages to participants and spectators. You may also choose to bring your group off campus to one of the many restaurants or shopping centers within a few miles of campus.
TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATIONS
In preparation for your visit to Harrisonburg, please consider visiting the following website to help with your planning:
JMU Dining Services (on-campus food options) – www.jmu.edu/dining
JMU Campus Map – www.jmu.edu/map
Harrisonburg Accommodations (hotels) – http://www.jmu.edu/parents/Hburgaccom.shtml
Harrisonburg Restaurants – http://www.jmu.edu/parents/Hburgrestaurants.shtml
CLICK HERE to visit the POC Schedules and Results page.
ORDER CONTEST PICTURES & VIDEO