The Golden Griffon Marching Band of Missouri Western State University will host the 32nd annual Tournament of Champions marching band competition on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Spratt Memorial Stadium.

Marching bands from 27 area high schools will compete beginning at noon. The Golden Griffon Marching Band will conclude the competition with a performance and the awards ceremony at approximately 9 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults and students age 13 and up, $5 for seniors and free for children 12 and under.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit