2017 Friendship Cup – Englewood Information

ENGLEWOOD, CO – The first Friendship Cup Scholastic Marching Band Competition for the fall 2017 season kicks off at Englewood High School on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Schedule and details are listed below for those units participating for this marching band contest. The Englewood show is sponsored by Ascend Performing Arts and the Englewood High School Band Boosters. Bands are classified by band size and will compete against bands their own size. Results for this show will be posted on this page when confirmed by contest officials.

Band Clinic

In addition to the marching band contest, there will be a band clinic for all participating bands in the morning and afternoon before the show (8:00am-3:30pm). Each clinic will have five clinicians and will be 45 minutes long under the supervision of Chief Judge, Dr. Ed Cannava. Bands are encouraged to arrive 30-45 minutes early for parking, check-in, and warm-up. Please be at the gate and ready to go at least 5 minutes before your start time. Bands will be encouraged to perform their entire show at the beginning of the clinic, and then the clinicians will work with the band in sections and as a whole.

Blue Knights Leadership Xperience

During the day, there will be a Blue Knights Leadership Xperience (BKLX) hosted by Alex Factor and CJ Garcia, Blue Knights Alumni, during the lunch break (12:00pm-1:15pm) for drum majors and student leaders of all the participating bands. Participants should plan to bring their own dinner meal with them to the BKLX session. Alex and CJ are recent age-outs of the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and have been instrumental in assisting Ascend Performing Arts with educational opportunities during the past three years, having also hosted a student leadership clinic for participants during the recent BKXperience-Perform! Clinic held at Drums Along the Rockies.

BK Marketplace

BKMarketplaceGroupPic-2015Check out the BK Marketplace merchandise booth at the Friendship Cup that will have Blue Knights merchandise, band-related t-shirts, and promoting of the upcoming BKXperience-Audition! Clinics. Funds raised will go into the Ascend Performing arts general operating fund to be used for all Blue Knights ensembles and Ascend Events such as Drums Along the RockiesCorps Encore, and future Friendship Cup shows. Check out this job opening: BK Marketplace Booth Team Member!


Chief Judge – Dr. Ed Cannava
Music Individual – Steve Martin
Music Ensemble – Dr. Ed Cannava
Music General Effect #1 – Rick Shaw
Music General Effect #2 – Gary Hall
Visual Individual – Nick Peterson
Visual Ensemble – Paul Auster (CA)
Visual General Effect – William Chumley
Percussion Clinician – Ward Durrett
Color Guard Clinician – Dee Hanes


Admission to the Band Clinic and BKLX Student Leader Clinic is FREE. Show admission is $10 (available at the spectator gate for General Admission which starts at 4:30pm). Student ID’s, Military ID’s and Seniors (65 and older) get $2 off advertised price. Children 5 and under are FREE. Cash, Visa or Master Card will be accepted at ticket sales outlet at stadium.

 Gates open at 4:30pm.

               2017 FRIENDSHIP CUP – ENGLEWOOD

Time Stadium Lower Field
1 8:00 – 8:45 Skyview (A)
2 8:45 – 9:30 Elizabeth (AA) Rangeview (AA)
3 9:30 – 10:15 Thornton (AA)
4 10:15 – 10:30 *Break* *Break*
5 10:30 – 11:15 Rock Canyon (AA) Thompson Valley (AA)
6 11:15 – 12:00 Highlands Ranch (AAA) Douglas County (AA)
12:00 – 1:15 *Lunch Break/BKLX Clinic*
7 1:15 – 2:00 Prairie View (AAA) Heritage (AAA)
8 2:00 – 2:45 Standley Lake (AAA) Windsor (AAA)
9 2:45 – 3:30 Englewood (AA)  Broomfield (AA)
 3:30 – 5:00  *Dinner Break*
Gates Open 4:30
1 5:00 – 5:15 Skyview A
2 5:15 – 5:30
3 5:30 – 5:45 Broomfield AA
4 5:45 – 6:00 Douglas County AA
5 6:00 – 6:15 Elizabeth AA
6 6:15 – 6:30 Rangeview AA
6:30 – 6:45  *Break*
7 6:45 – 7:00 Rock Canyon AA 
8 7:00 – 7:15 Thompson Valley AA
9 7:15 – 7:30 Thornton AA
10 7:30 – 7:45 Heritage AAA
11 7:45 – 8:00 Highlands Ranch AAA
12 8:00 – 8:15 Prairie View AAA
13 8:15 – 8:30 Standley Lake AAA
14 8:30 – 8:45 Windsor AAA
15 8:45 – 9:00 Englewood AA
9:10 – 9:30 *Retreat DM Only* 

*NOTE: Results for this show will be posted on this page when confirmed by contest officials.


» Operations Director: Doug.Kelley@AscendPerformingArts.org / 720.308.7169

» Host: Englewood High School website


Englewood High School
3800 S Logan St
Englewood, CO 80113