The History of Champions

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    History of Festival of Champions

    FOC
  • The Beginning of Excellence

    In 1976, the Murray State University Festival of Champions was started under David Wells, the director of the Marching Thoroughbreads
  • Results of the first contest

    Grand Champion: Murray High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Hopinsville High School
  • Anything can happen

    Grand Champion: Murray High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Christian County High School
  • A name change makes all the difference

    Before the 1978 season, the Marching Thoroughbreads became the Racer Band.
  • Third time isn't a charm

    Grand Champion: Lafayette High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Murray High School
  • The beat goes on

    Grand Champion: Christian County High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Murray High School
  • Another year another champion

    Grand Champion: George Rogers Clark High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Christian County High School
  • A winner is crowned

    Grand Champion: Columbia High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: George Rogers Clark High School
  • Here we go again

    Grand Champion: Center Grove
    Reserved Grand Champion: Christian County High School
  • Champions demand excellence

    Grand Champion: North Hardin High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Lone Oak High School
  • It happens again

    Grand Champion: Center Grove
    Reserved Grand Champion: North Hardin High School
  • Third time is a charm for some

    Grand Champion: Center Grove
    Reserved Grand Champion: Cicero-North Syracuse
  • Happy 10th Birthday FOC

    Grand Champion: Glasgow High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Madisonville-North Hopkins
  • Another year with excellence

    Grand Champion: Oldham County High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Madisonville-North Hopkins
  • Hall of Fame

    Grand Champion: Henderson County High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Muhlenburg Central
  • The Regin of Lafayettte

    Grand Champion: Lafayette High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Muhlenberg Central
  • The continuing regin of Lafayette

    Grand Champion: Lafayette High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Greenwood High School
  • The rise of Lafayette

    Grand Champion: Lafayette High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Muhlenberg North High School
  • Lafayette gets another win

    Grand Champion: Lafayette High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Muhlenberg North High School
  • The last year for Lafayette?

    Grand Champion: Lafayette High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Elizabethtown High School
  • The fall of Lafayette

    Grand Champion: Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Daviess County High School
  • Still keeping the beat

    Grand Champion: Calloway County High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Christian County High School
  • Happy 20th Birthday FOC

    Grand Champion: Daviess County High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Union City High School
  • Another school becomes a champion

    Grand Champion: Elizabethtown High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Central Hardin High School
  • Another year of marching excellence comes and goes

    Grand Champion: Daviess County High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Boone County High School
  • A new year comes

    Grand Champion: Boone County High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Elizabethtown High School
  • Marching into a new millenium

    Grand Champion: Daviess County High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Muhlenberg North High School
  • A new reginning champion?

    Grand Champion: Madisonville-North Hopkins
    Reserved Grand Champion: Christian County High School
  • The regin of Madisonville-North

    Grand Champion: Madisonville-North Hopkins
    Reserved Grand Champion: Murray High School
  • A new band is king of the FOC

    Grand Champion: Madisonville-North Hopkins
    Reserved Grand Champion: Daviess County High School
  • How long can one band be on top?

    Grand Champion: Madisonville-North Hopkins
    Reserved Grand Champion: Muhlenberg North High School
  • Is the end near?

    Grand Champion: Madisonville-North Hopkins
    Reserved Grand Champion: Murray High School
  • Happy 30th Birthday FOC

    Grand Champion: Daviess County High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Madisonville-North Hopkins
  • A new regin starting?

    Grand Champion: Daviess County High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Marshall County High School
  • A local win

    Grand Champion: Calloway County High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Madisonville-North Hopkins
  • A new school wins

    Grand Champion: Marshall County High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Calloway County High School
  • History repeating?

    Grand Champion: Madisonville-North Hopkins
    Reserved Grand Champion: Muhlenberg North High School
  • A new scchool gets crowned champion

    Grand Champion: Eastern High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Murray High School
  • Another local win

    Grand Champion: Murray High School
    Reserved Grand Champion: Madisonville-North Hopkins
  • The tradition will live on...

    Grand Champion: Madisonville North Hopkins
    Reserved Grand Champion: Daviess County