Third Edition of The Legacy of Champions Raises the Bar

The sun never made it through he clouds on Saturday as the third edition of Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition unfolded on the campus of Carrollton High School but the talent sure shined all day! Saturday was the culmination of months of preparation, not only by the Legacy staff and volunteers, but also by the outstanding bands that took the field in competition at Grisham Stadium. It was evident by the end of a wonderful day of music, food, smiles, and entertainment that everyone’s hard work had paid off, with the competing bands rising as the true stars of the evening.

The event, which took place on the gorgeous 130-acre campus of the Carrollton City School system, within historic Grisham Stadium, featured 21 performances by local and regional bands. the huge crowd of supporters and marching band enthusiasts that gathered were treated to amazing performances,  a variety of vendors, concessions, and first-class facilities that helped to ensure an enjoyable day for all in attendance. The evening concluded with a greatly anticipated awards ceremony, highlighted by the presentation of our massive, one-of-a-kind, traveling Grand Championship Trophy, The Legacy Sword Trophy. At the end of the evening, the Legacy Sword Trophy was awarded to the Pope High School Marching Band of Pope High School, located in Marietta, Georgia. In addition to being named the Grand Champions, Pope also received the prestigious Don Hall Music Award. Congratulations to all of the students, staff, boosters, and supporters of the Pope High School Marching Band for their remarkable success at the Legacy of Champions Marching Band Competition.

We would also like to say a big thank you to all of the Carrollton community for your overwhelming encouragement and support. In addition, thank you for the herculean efforts of our event staff and volunteers.

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