General Information

SCHEDULE – A copy of the schedule and bands performing will be emailed to the director at least five days before the event.

ARRIVAL – Please proceed to the band registration area, which will be highly visible as you proceed towards Carrollton High School on Ben Scott Blvd. from the Carrollton bypass.  Please try to arrive in plenty of time to dress, warm-up, etc., to insure a quality performance experience. Upon arrival you will be assigned a guide(s) to help show you around campus and assist you in any way.

CHAPERONES – Chaperones will be admitted at the rate of 1 for each group of 10 students.

PARKING – Your buses & equipment vehicles will be guided to their designated parking areas.  All other vehicles should park in any of the designated spectator parking areas. We offer both paid and free spectator parking areas. Paid parking will be provided for $2.00 per vehicle, while free parking will be available on the Carrollton City Schools campus, which will within easy walking distance to the stadium. To assist with traffic flow and safety, no one will be permitted to park on or along the sidewalk or curb areas of Ben Scott Blvd. or Trojan Dr. Accessibility parking will be available near the stadium and spectator entry gate(s).

DRESSING FACILITIES – Dressing facilities are available.  For our planning purposes, please let us know if you wish to use these facilities when completing your initial application.

HOSPITALITY AREA – All band directors, director’s spouses, staff, and bus drivers are invited to our large hospitality area at any time during the day. This will be located in the Trojan Hall of Fame, which is on the second floor of the Whitley Morris Athletic Complex, overlooking the stadium. (See campus map for location.) There will be an additional, scaled-back hospitality room for directors/assistant directors only, located in the Superintendent’s Suite of our Press Box, overlooking the field of competition.

WARM-UP – Each group is allotted a 40 minute warm-up – the last 7-10 minutes will be used for travel to the field.  Please help us adhere to this schedule.  Our desire is that NO band be kept waiting at the gate unless their director holds them there while staging equipment. Please have your bands face away from the stadium while warming up in the warm-up areas.

INSTRUMENT REPAIR – Instrument repair will be available in close proximity to the equipment unloading area, near the stadium.  

ANNOUNCING OF BANDS All competing bands will be announced by the competition announcer. Drum majors should not begin their show until the announcer has given the band the field for competition.

FIREWORKS & CONFETTI CANNONS – Use of any pyrotechnics (fireworks, rockets, flares, smoke bombs, fire batons, etc.) and/or confetti cannons is strictly forbidden.

UTILITY VEHICLES – Due to restrictions from our High School Administrators, no motorized vehicles, oversize trailers or structures are allowed on field or track without prior approval from LoC officials. Any vehicle or structure that could damage the turf or track will not be allowed on field. We will be providing approved utility vehicles and drivers to assist you in transporting your larger equipment and/or props. So if you normally utilize motorized utility vehicles in staging for your show, please plan on leaving those behind and utilizing our approved vehicles and drivers, or obtaining prior approval from LoC officials.

BAND SEATING – There will be designated seating for all bands. No bands will be assigned seating in the existing reserved seating sections on the home side of the stadium as they are reserved for paying patrons.

RATINGS & AWARDS – Rating awards will be given 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.

Our custom, one-of-a-kind  grand championship trophy is a traveling trophy. This grand championship trophy will be presented annually to the best overall judged band, across both divisions, at our competition, regardless of classification. The winning band will keep the trophy at their band room until the following summer, when it will be retrieved by the Legacy Of Champions competition committee to be place back in contention at that year’s competition. An engraved plate with the previous year’s winner will be added annually and each defending grand champion will be presented an equally symbolic and impressive commemorative “Defending Grand Champion Shield” to keep in perpetuity.

JUDGES COMMENTS – Comment sheets and audio recordings can be picked up on the front sideline immediately after the awards ceremony.

FIRST AID – A first aid tent and ambulance will be available throughout the day.

EMERGENCIES – In case of an emergency during the event, please contact: (770) 834-0550 or report to the Don Hall Band Room, located near the stadium.

ADMISSION FEE – All tickets are $8, children 10 and under admitted free.

CONCESSIONS Concessions will also be open throughout the entire day and include a variety of options and price points. Your support of our contest through our concession stand is most graciously appreciated. Due to fire marshal regulations, bands are not permitted to bring grills on campus, so grilling out anywhere on Carrollton City School Campus is strictly prohibited.

SOUVENIRS We will have official Legacy of Champions T-shirts and other related souvenirs available for purchase.

The Carrollton High School Campus is a “TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS”

Please e-mail or call (770) 834-0550  if you have any specific questions regarding our General Information.