WELCOME to the JMU Parade of Champions!
On behalf of James Madison University and the JMU Marching Royal Dukes, we welcome you to the 37th Annual JMU Parade of Champions this fall. As we look forward to another fantastic celebration of music education and the marching arts, with outstanding bands and nationally-recognized adjudicators, we hope the information on this site will help you prepare for your visit to JMU on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
After an exciting event last year in our newly renovated Bridgeforth Stadium with a record-setting number of bands and spectators in attendance, we look forward to another great contest in October. Our new facility certainly makes the JMU Parade of Champions one of the most exciting events around. The new stadium boasts a seating capacity of almost 25,000 and includes 2 decks (perfect for viewing the performances), a state-of-the-art video board, club lounge and suites, a new press box and media complex, as well as an impressive new concessions area. When we combine these facilities with an incredible line-up of bands from the Mid-Atlantic, it can offer an exciting weekend for everybody involved!
For more information about the event, you can use the SIDEBAR NAVIGATION to the left, or click on the topics below:
INFORMATION FOR DIRECTORS - Available May 2014
INFORMATION FOR SPECTATORS: Directions, Parking, Tickets, etc. - Available May 2014
2014 EVENT SCHEDULE - Available September 2014
We hope you will be able to join us for the 2014 JMU Parade of Champions!
Scott Rikkers, Contest Director
Music Building – Room 210
JMU Band Office
Music Building – Room 214
(540) 568-3370 (FAX)