Band is a sport. It's time to be recognized.

Marching Band has been your passion. Remember how your parents became huge fans when you got involved? They have loved you and taken great pride in your accomplishments. You have worked your whole life for this. Long hours practicing marching technique and music in the hot summer sun resulted in brilliant shows for your school’s fans. Now it is your time to shine.

The City of Columbia, South Carolina and The National Collegiate Marching Band Championships & Festival Advisory Committee are delighted to announce the inaugural championships & festival to be held in Columbia, S.C., with a target date of December 2017. Competitive winners will be selected in the categories of Show Band, Corps-Style (under 200 winds) and Corps-Style (over 200 winds). Bands are also welcome to march in Exhibition!


our mission

Find out about our organization and why we decided to start the National Collegiate Marching Band Championships & Festival in Columbia, S.C.

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We need your help to choose the best dates and concepts for this new, annual competition & festival. Get on the ground floor and be a part of something huge.

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