West Johnston Compass Classic

Marching Band competition returned to West Johnston in 2019 with the inaugural Compass Classic. Congratulations again to the schools that performed that day.  


The 2021 Compass Classic will be a NCBA sanctioned marching band competition hosted early in the season (October 9) and will follow a prelims/finals format in an effort to better serve participating schools by giving them more chances to receive feedback from the judges. Finals participants will be comprised of the top two schools from each class. 


Awards will be given during both prelims and finals however the day will culminate with the presentation of the New Direction Award, an award given to  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.


Registration opens April 1st, 2021.


West Johnston High School

5935 Raleigh Road

Benson, NC 27504


Luke Meade, Director of Bands



Jessica Brown, Compass Classic Chair


UPDATE as of 8/20:

  ***Registration for Compass Classic has reached capacity.***

  If you would like to be placed on our Waiting List, please complete the Registration Form and we will contact you if space becomes available.

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