The 32 schools participating in the Trenton Marching Festival Saturday will be judged in various events.
Three judges will evaluate the 19 bands competing in the parade competition in the Missouri Day Festival Parade, which begins at Main and Crowder at 8:30 that morning.
Co-manager Roy Maxwell says the parade judges are strategically placed.
Co-manager Jeff Hinton notes the judges’ stations are marked. He says there are two judges for the color guard competition, two for the drum line, and four for the field show.
The color guard competition starts in the Trenton High School gym at 9:45 Saturday morning, drum line in the gym at 12:50 in the afternoon, and the field show at C. F. Russell Stadium at 12:30.
The parade and indoor events are free to watch.
Admission for the field competition costs $5 for adults, $3 for children, and is free for children under 12 years of age. Parade awards will be presented at C. F. Russell Stadium at 11:30 Saturday morning.
Class 1 and 2 awards for the indoor and field competitions will be presented at 4:30, and Class 3, 4, and 5 awards will be given at 5:45.
Hinton explains what awards are to be presented.
More information on the festival can be found at the Trenton Marching Festival website.