Marching Band


4/23/18: Marching Band Sign Up’s

Sign-up’s for Marching Band is officially open for 2018 year.  Please visit this link to SIGN UP today!

Marching band is a co-curricular activity. In order to be a member of the marching band, it is required to be enrolled in an instrumental music class during the school year. (Exceptions are made for members of the Color Guard.) Band and Color Guard members will be working together to realize personal growth through the exploration of musical expression.

Our 2018 show is titled Sounds of Silence and features the music of Beethoven

For full details, please see: Marching Knights Marching Band 2018

Dues need to be paid by June 11, 2018 through the school online payment system Champe Payment

Come to one of our trial days to meet you section leader and work with them on basics of marching band:

  • May 24th:  4:15 – 6:15PM at John Champe Band Room
  • May 31st:  4:15 – 6:15PM at John Champe Band Room
  • June 7th:  4:15 – 6:15PM at John Champe Band Room

Band Camp Starts:

  • July 30th: for Percussion and Leadership
  • July 31st: for Percussion / Leadership / New Marchers / and Color Guard
  • August 2nd: for full band!

4/23/18: Marching Knights Leadership Sign Up’s

Are you interested in joining the Leadership Team for the Marching Knights? Have you ever thought of becoming a Drum Major, Captain, Section Leader, Librarian/ Attendance Leader, or Historian – If so, visit this link to sign up today!

For complete list of Leadership responsibilities, please see: 2018 Official Leadership Opportunities

Forms must be turned into Mr. Phillip by May 6th, 2018

Make sure you are signed up for marching band (details above) before your leadership interview!


JCHS's first state championship at the Virginia Beach competition.

JCHS’s first state championship at the Virginia Beach competition.

In 2014, the John Champe High School Marching Knights won the school’s first state championship at the US Bands competition in Virginia Beach, winning the 5-A classification and gaining the event’s top score across all classes. They also earned a superior rating at state assessments, reaching the first half of the Virginia Honor Band award for 2014-2015.