The Trenton High School band was sixth among seven entries in its class in field show competition Saturday at Springfield.
Blue valley Southwest of Overland Park, Kansas was first in the class, Raymore-Peculiar second, and Neosho was third. Then came Carthage, Logan-Rogersville, Trenton, and Owensville.
Bands from 28 high schools were divided into four classes based on the number of band members.
The format for the Vanhalla Marching Festival at Springfield called for the top band from each class and the next eight highest scoring bands are to perform again in the finals.
Trenton Band Director Tim Gilham said Trenton performed its best show of the year but did not place. He called the festival a nice break in the normal routine of competitions and allowed the band to see some new groups and hear from new judges. Gilham said the critiques were informative and should help the band improve its show.
Trenton competes this coming Saturday in the Central Methodist University Field Day at Fayette which includes a field show, parade, indoor drum line, and indoor color guard.