The Marching Band Festival this Saturday features over 55 high school bands visiting Trenton.
Evaluative events for the bands include the parade, indoor color guard, drum line and field show performances. Admission is free for the auxiliary events inside the Trenton high school gym.
The charge for the field show at CF Russell stadium is five dollars for adults and three dollars for students. Concession stands will be operated by the FFA and Future Business Leaders of America.
A co-manager for the Trenton marching festival is Roy Maxwell who stated entries are closed, and the competition schedule has been organized. This year, a limit was placed on the number of bands that could enter auxiliary and field show events but not for the parade.
There are 30 high school bands are expected to march in the 8:30 Saturday morning parade.
As in the past, parade bands will exit the route at Normal Street to go to Trenton high school.
Jeff Hinton and Roy Maxwell are co-managers of the 20th annual Trenton marching festival who are being assisted this year by Buddy Hannaford who is retiring from managing the band festival.
Hannaford is to be the guest speaker for Thursday night’s Missouri Day opening ceremony at 7 o’clock at the First Baptist Church in Trenton.