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Oct. 29 Bandmasters Championship Will Be Largest in Event's History

For release: October 29, 2011
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The 2011 Bandmasters Championship high school marching band contest on Saturday, Oct. 29, will be the largest in the event’s history. Some 37 bands will compete beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Gates will open at 10:00 a.m.  The University of Memphis marching band, “The Mighty Sound of the South,”  will perform at 10:00 p.m.

Hosted by the U of M Band Alumni Chapter, proceeds from the event will go toward scholarships for the U of M band.

Originally known as The Mid-South Invitational, The Bandmasters Championship began in 1963. In the 1990’s the Band Alumni Chapter took responsibility for the event, which has hosted marching bands from Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, Florida, and Alabama.

More information is available online at or from Jeremy Stinson at 901-870-4629.

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