2024 Tri-State Marching Championships

The Tri-State Marching Championships!


The West Virginia, Ohio, & Kentucky premier marching band competition!

Tri-State Regional Marching Championship Competition is being held on October 26th, 2024.

All marching band fans…come out and join us for an all day event on October 26th, 2024 in the Joan C. Edwards Stadium! We understand this is in conflict with another show, but this was our best option. We hope that you will choose to join us. You are promised to have a well run show that will provide excellent feedback from our highly qualified adjudicators using quality judges sheets. This is truly a contest of champions across the Tri-State Region!

We hope to see you there.
Register today!


Registration for the Tri-State Marching Championships is now OPEN! Click here to register. Please register no later than October 12th.

Directors – The 2024 Tri-State director packet of information will be posted here and email at a later date.

Additional Information

We will continue to partner with CompetitionSuite to offer you a more streamlined approach to scoring and judges commentary. CompetitionSuite is an online program used by DCI, WGI, Bands of America, and many other competitions that puts all of your information in one place. You will be able to access your judge’s commentary within minutes of your performance, and all scoring tabulation will be handled directly through the software, eliminating any chance for human error. This information will stay online and only accessible by you, so you don’t have to worry about keeping up with a CD, SD card, or losing your score sheets. We will send out more information about how to create your profile closer to the event.

Registration Fee – In an effort to continue giving you the experience that you and your students expect, the registration fee is $150 per band. This helps us provide the quality adjudication that your used to, the great facilities we need, and the hospitality worthy of champions.

We want this show to be the pinnacle of your season. Let us know how we can help.

Adjudication Panel

Music GE 1 –
Music GE 2 –
Visual GE –
Music Ensemble –
Visual Ensemble –
Color Guard –
Majorettes/Dancers –
Percussion –
Drum Majors –

Chief Judge –


We are excited to continue the State Champion awards (for those bands representing)! The award goes to the highest scorer from their state. We will also continue with Grand Champions and Runners-up for each class group, Top 3 in each class, and Best in each class for each of the following captions: Music, Visual, Effect, Color Guard, Percussion, and Drum Major/Field Commander. In addition, we will have over all awards for Majorettes, Feature Twirler, and dance.

Performances begin: TBD

Food: No outside food or drink is allowed in the stadium. Concession stands will be open on the west side of the stadium. The east side of the stadium will not be accessible.

Bags: Marshall University’s clear-bag policy will be in effect. Please take the necessary measures.

Entry Fee: There is a $12 entry fee, while children under 5 are free. Programs are available for $3.

Performance Schedule: Drum Major Retreat and Awards Ceremony will conclude the event.

Registered Ensemble:


The 2024 performance schedule will be posted here.

The Tri-State Marching Championship is one of the biggest and best marching contests in the Tri-State area! Students get to perform in the 30,000 seat Joan C. Edwards stadium for a panel of expert adjudicators.  Don’t miss out on this great performance opportunity for your students.

We will continue to have four competitive classes and we may have two sets awards during the award ceremonies (1A/2A and 3A/4A) depending on the number of bands. We are also excited to continue to bring in world-class judges from around the country to provide you with feedback on your students’ performance.


Support the Marching Thunder

Upcoming Wind Band Performances

April 18th – Final Wind Band concert of the year. Guest ensemble includes Cabell-Midland High School. Features the Marshall U. Symphonic Band & Wind Symphony.

All concerts can be found on our YouTube Channel here.


Marching Thunder Events

Fall 2024 Performance Schedule
Next season’s game and performance schedule will be determined in the spring. Please stay tuned.

31st – Home vs. Stoney Brook

7th – Possible Exhibition
21st – Possible OSU Game
28th – Home vs. W. Michigan

5th – Home vs. App State
17th (Thurs) – Home vs. GA St.
26th – Tri-State Marching Championships

2nd – Home vs. ULM
16th – Home vs. CCU

7th – Possible SBC Championships
Possible Post-season Bowl Game