Welcome to the Klassic!

Make plans to join us on Saturday, September 24, 2016 for the annual Kudzu Klassic!

For over 30 years the Russellville High School Marching Hundred hosted its annual Marching Classic competition in the fall of each year.  This competition brought many high quality and competitive bands from all of the tri-state region.  Bands came from Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama to have a chance and taking home a superior rating from one for the most challenging competitions each year.

After taking a short break, that same level of excellence has returned to Russellville and the Tri-State area.  Join us this year for the Tri-State Kudzu Klassic “Festival of Bands” in a festival/competition format.  Bands from all across the area will meet on grounds of Russellville High School to perform
their best to entertain the audience and be adjudicated in many categories.

This year, we will award “Best in Class” to the band, drum major, majorette, dance line, color guard, and percussion units.  In addition, we will honor Mr. Curtis Ikard who served as Director of the “Marching Hundred” for thirty years with the “Curtis Ikard Challenge Cup” for the Grand Champion winner. 

Along with the new competition format, there will be a special exhibition performance by the Russellville High School Marching Hundred Band.  We might even have some fireworks at the end of the awards ceremony. 

Admission to the Tri-State Festival will be $5.00.  (Children ages 6 and under are free)  Ticket gate will be the Upper Gate behind Press Box.  Parking will be $5.00 and includes one (1) Kudzu Klassic “Festival of Bands” Program.  Handicapped parking and seating are also available.  Also, be sure to check out our full menu of grilled hamburgers, pizza, hot dogs, nachos, funnel cakes, etc. available at our concession stand, located behind the stands by the upper gate.  We may even have some fried kudzu.

athens  stadium

Congratulations to the 2015 Grand Champion & Curtis Ikard Challenge Cup
Heritage High School from Ringgold, Georgia


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