Forty-eight bands will be gathering in Trenton on Saturday, October 20th to take part in the evaluative events that are being provided the participating bands in parade, auxiliary, drumline, and field show. The Missouri State High School Activities Association has sanctioned this event.
Make plans NOW to attend. The parade will start at 8:30 a.m. at Crowder and Main, continue south on Main to Ninth, then east on Ninth to Normal.
Competing bands will exit at Normal so they can proceed quickly to the high school for the remainder of the morning and early afternoon auxiliary and drumline events that are scheduled in the Trenton High School Gymnasium starting around mid-morning. There is no admission charge for any of the events held in the gym.
Scheduled to get underway around mid-day will be the field show competition at the C.F. Russell stadium in Eastside Park. There will be an admission charge of $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children sixth grade and older. Children below the sixth grade will be admitted free. Gates at the football stadium will open shortly before the first field band.
The forty-nine schools scheduled to take part in the marching festival include: Benton of St Joseph, Braymer, Brookfield, Cameron, Carrollton, Center of Kansas City, Central of St Joseph, Central Decatur of Leon Iowa, Chillicothe, DeKalb (de’ cab), East Buchanan of Gower. Excelsior Springs, Fulton, Gallatin, Grandview, Hallsville, Kirksville, Knox County of Edina, Lafayette of St Joseph, Lathrop, Lawson, Leeton, Liberty North, Linn County of Purdin, Lone Jack, Macon, Maryville, Maysville, Mid-Buchanan of Faucett, Moravia Iowa, North Kansas City, North Platte of Dearborn, Oak Grove, Oak Park of Kansas City, Pattonsburg, Polo, Princeton, Putnam County of Unionville, Richmond, Rock Port, Savannah, Smithville, South Harrison of Bethany, Southern Boone of Ashland, Southwest of Ludlow, Staley of North Kansas City, Sweet Springs, and West Platte of Weston. Seven schools are participating for the first time in the Missouri Day Marching Festival. They are Central Decatur, Fulton, Hallsville, Knox County, Mid-Buchanan, North Kansas City, North Platte. Trenton performs in exhibition.
A complete schedule of events will be announced next week.
Questions or comments regarding the Missouri Day Marching Festival may be directed to Festival Manager Buddy Hannaford at (660)359-2762.