This year, it's a record 55 bands coming to Trenton for the annual high school marching band Festival. Not all bands participate in the Saturday morning parade.
The high schools can choose which evaluative events they want to take part in. Buddy Hannaford is marching band festival manager. He spoke with KTTN's Open Line Moderator John Anthony.
The 8:30 parade will have 30 bands. The auxiliary competition begins at 9:45 in the THS gym. It has 29 entries. The drum fest, also in the THS gym starts at 2:20. It has 30 percussion entries. The field show at C-F Russell stadium begins at 11:45 with the gates open one hour earlier at 10:45. There are 33 bands signed up for field shows. The awards ceremony is scheduled for about 9:15 Saturday night.
Admission to the field show is five dollars for adults; three dollars for children in 6th grade and older; free for children below 6th grade. NO charge for events at T-H-S. Trenton F-F-A and F-B-L-A Chapters operate concession stands at both locations.
Trenton high school band leads the Missouri Day parade. Other times listed for Trenton are the auxiliary at 11:37; 2:30 for the field show; and 6:50 pm for the drum line. Trenton, as it has in the past, performs only in exhibition during Missouri Day.