The 36th C. Phillip McIntyre Tournament of Bands took place on October 7, 2017 at Nixon Field at James F. Byrnes High School, hosted by the Rebel Regiment. Twenty-five high school marching bands competed for top honors before a nationally-credentialed adjudication panel. In the end, Wade Hampton High School was crowned the Silver Division Champion and York High School was crowned the Gold Division Champion.
The twenty-five marching bands, all from South Carolina, competed in seven classes, with top honors in each class as follows:
- Class A Champion – Southside High School
- Class I Champion – Woodruff High School
- Class II Champion – Seneca High School
- Class III Champion – Wade Hampton High School
- Class IV Champion – Ninety-Six High School
- Class V Champion – Blue Ridge High School
- Class VI Champion – York High School
In addition to the competing high school marching bands, the North Greenville University Marching Crusaders wowed the audience with an exhibition performance of its 2017 show “The Wizard”. At the conclusion of competition and before awards were announced, the James F. Byrnes High School Rebel Regiment electrified the crowd with an exhibition performance of its 2017 show “Lightning In A Bottle”.
The Rebel Regiment congratulates all the competing marching bands and extends its sincere thanks to the judges, vendors and over one hundred volunteers who made the tournament possible.