JMU Parade of Champions
October 19, 2019
7:00 am Report to BRHS, dress into uniform and load equipment
7:30 am Depart BRHS
10:00 am Arrive JMU
10:40 am Visual Warm Up
11:09 am Music Warm Up
11:57 am Performance
12:09 am Marching Royal Dukes and Awards
1:30 pm Spend the day watching classes AAA, AAAA, and AAAAA
10:30 pm Depart JMU
12:45 am Arrive BRHS and go home
This is going to be an EXTREMELY long day due to the fact that the Parade of Champions is one of the largest competitions in the United States. Students will need to bring ample money for meals throughout the day. Chaperoned groups of students will be permitted to walk to the JMU Bookstore or to D-Hall for meals and JMU Concessions will be open in the stadium.
Students will need comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing for when we watch the other bands. Lows are expected to be in the 40s, so students should bring jackets, hoodies, sweatpants and other cold-weather attire for the evening. This will be a fantastic opportunity for our students to watch some of the best bands on the east coast perform.
Students may also wish to bring money for merchandise tables set up by JMU Music Student Organizations which offer Parade of Champions and music-related items for sale.
Please be aware that JMU’s Bridgeforth Stadium now has a clear bag policy; however, it’s unclear at this time whether it will be enforced for JMU Parade of Champions. I have an email in to the staff at JMU and will update once I learn more. Information about the clear bag policy may be found here. The JMU Bookstore sells appropriately sized clear bags and is located behind the stadium, adjacent to Godwin Hall.
Portable seat cushions and seat backs are permitted provided they are no wider than 18 inches in width and do not have armrests. Any cushion not meeting this standard may not be used in Bridgeforth Stadium.
No outside food or beverages are permitted in the stadium.
D-Hall Dining Services Hours:
Brunch: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dinner: 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Brunch and Dinner both cost $13.00
JMU Bookstore Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
A SignUpGenius for chaperone volunteer will be sent out soon.
Information for spectators traveling to the event:
James Madison University
251 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
TICKETS & ADMISSION ARE SOLD THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
ADULTS – $18
STUDENTS/SENIORS – $12
Credit Cards are usually accepted
Additional information about JMU Parade of Champions, including information regarding photography and videography, may be found online at:
Please RSVP on our Facebook Event page to show your support of our Marching Spartans!