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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Here is the 2022 KMI Online Registration. This link will close on September 11th, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

Karns Marching Invitational: FAQ


The KMI uses outstanding adjudicators and Tennessee Bandmasters Association (TBA) scoring sheets ( The KMI features six classifications to ensure fair competition and even awards distribution. Four band judges will evaluate in areas of music ensemble, music effect, visual ensemble, and visual effect. Caption judges will be in the areas of color guard, majorettes, and percussion.

Parking at KMI is free. If you are a spectator, please use the back entrance to the school to get to the spectator lot. The main entrance will be used for buses and trailers only. There will be signs and volunteers to let you know where to park. 

KMI Admission: 

Adults: $8.00

Children 4-12: $4.00

Children 3 and below: Free

The Concession Stand has a wide variety of foods and drinks available throughout the day. The concession stand also takes cash and card. 


Music Ensemble: Joe Hermann

Music Effect: Tim Paul

Visual Ensemble: Corey Thompson

Visual Effect: TBA

Percussion: Logan Ball

Color Guard: Ashley Corey Wagner

KMI will utilize the Tennessee Bandmaster's Association Marching Band Evaluation System/Sheets. 


The performance schedule will be available on September 19th, 2022.


Class 1A

1st - Oliver Springs

Class 2A

1st - Northview Academy

2nd - Lakeway Christian Academy

3rd - Knoxville Central HS

Class 3A

1st - Jefferson County HS

2nd - Campbell County HS

Class 4A

1st - Maryville HS

2nd - Heritage HS

3rd - William Blount HS

Class 5A

1st - Elizabethton HS

2nd - Farragut HS

Class 6A

1st - Hardin Valley

2nd - Bearden

Best Music Ensemble

Elizabethton High School

Best Music Effect

Elizabethton High School

Best Visual Ensemble

Hardin Valley Academy

Best Visual Effect

Hardin Valley Academy

Best Percussion

Hardin Valley Academy

Best Guard

Hardin Valley Academy

Class 1A-3A Grand Champion

Northview Academy

Class 4A-6A Grand Champion

Elizabethton High School

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