The Trojan Warrior Helmet
Grand Champion Trophy
Past Grand Champions
2019 - Cleveland High School, Cleveland, TN
2021 - Cleveland High School, Cleveland, TN
2022 - Cleveland High School, Cleveland, TN
Let’s face it, at the end of the day, everyone wants to walk away with plenty of quality hardware in recognition of a great day on the field. The Trojan Marching Invitational has contest awards that are presented based on Classes and Divisions. Our Large Division consists of AAAA bands and larger, and the Small Division consists of AAA bands and smaller. A champion and 2nd place will be awarded in each class as well as a Best Overall Percussion and Color Guard in each class. In an effort to further recognize the excellence achieved by bands in each division, a Division Champion will be awarded for the Highest Scoring Band in each division.
The highlight of our award ceremony is our awe-inspiring, custom designed traveling Grand Championship Trophy that we believe will become one of the most coveted marching band trophies in the state. The Trojan Warrior Helmet will be presented to the overall highest scoring band of the day at the Trojan Marching Invitational. This authentic war helmet, can be removed from the base and worn by all the victors of the winning ensemble. This impressive head protector is made of solid 18 gauge steel with a bronze alloy coating and fastens with a chin strap. The mighty crest made of real horsehair is fit for a king. The genuine leather lining make this helmet comfortable to wear. The helmet represents the honor and valor that are displayed every time one of our Trojan teams takes the field in competition.
This one-of-a-kind traveling trophy is presented annually to the best overall judged band, across both divisions, at our competition to adorn their band room until the following summer, when it will be reclaimed by the Trojan Nation and placed back in the arena to await its next victor. An engraved plaque with the previous year’s winner will be added to the trophy annually as a testimony of each Grand Champion’s accomplishment!