West Johnston Compass Classic

As you make plans for next fall, we hope you will consider competing at West Johnston on October 5, 2019. As a competitor at the Compass Classic your students and staff will experience the excitement and hospitality that West has always been known for as well as the ease of being a guest at a well-run competition.


The Compass Classic is an independent marching band competition hosted early in the season and will showcase smaller bands in our surrounding areas by having them perform at the end of the competition day under the stadium lights. We encourage marching bands of all sizes to register and attend, using the feedback they receive to help build their skills as they move on to larger, regional competitions.


In addition to the traditional trophies for visual, musicianship and general effect, we are adding our own special award for the marching band that the judges feel is taking this sport in a whole new direction. If your band has decided to try something new this fall, this competition is a great place to showcase your students.


The cost to register for the Compass Classic is $100 and registration materials are due no later than September 1. For convenience, you may choose to send your registration payment online via PayPal.

Cost to Attend the event: 

Adults: $10 

Students, Military and Johnston County Schools Employees (ID required for all):  $5

Children 5 & Under: free


Please contact us with any questions and we look forward to seeing you on October 5 at West Johnston High School!


Luke Meade, Director of Bands


Samantha Caudill and Mary Lahr Cain, Compass Classic Chairs