Let’s face it, at the end of the day, everyone wants to walk away with plenty of quality hardware in recognition of a great day on the field. The Legacy of Champions has rating awards for superior and excellent ratings in both festival and contest. The contest awards are presented based on divisions. Contest awards are decided by divisions. Our Gold Division consists of AAAA bands and larger, and the Silver Division consists of AAA bands and smaller. A champion, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded in each division as well as a divisional 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Percussion, Drum Major, and Color Guard captions. In an effort to further recognize the excellence achieved by bands in each class, a best of class will be awarded for the Band, Percussion, Drum Major, and Color Guard captions.
The highlight of our award ceremony is our awe-inspiring, custom designed traveling Grand Championship Trophy that we believe will become the most coveted marching band trophy in the state. This amazing, massive bronze trophy was designed and created by University of West Georgia alum, Daniel McMillian, exclusively for the Carrollton High School Band Boosters and The Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition. It features his rendition of the legendary Sword of Troy and a traditional Greek shield that represents the honor and valor that are displayed every time one of our Trojan teams takes the field in competition.
This one-of-a-kind traveling trophy is presented annually to the best overall judged band, across both divisions, at our competition to adorn their band room until the following summer, when it will be reclaimed by the Trojan Nation and placed back in the arena to await its next victor. An engraved plaque with the previous year’s winner will be added to the trophy annually as a testimony of each Grand Champion’s accomplishment. Each defending Grand Champion will then be presented an equally symbolic and impressive commemorative “Defending Grand Champion Shield” to keep and inspire their students as they hopefully defend their title and try to reclaim the Legacy Sword!
Legacy of Champions Grand Champions
- 2015: Whitewater Wildcat Marching Band, Whitewater High School, Fayetteville, Georgia
- 2016: Woodland Wildcat Marching Band, Woodland High School, Cartersville, Georgia.
- 2017: Pope High School Marching Band, Pope High School, Marietta, Georgia.
- 2018: Milton High School Marching Band, Milton High School, Milton, Georgia.
- 2019: Walton Marching Raider Band, Walton High School, Marietta, Georgia.