Daviess County Library

Daviess County Library to participate in 9/11 Memorial and Education Exhibit

Daviess County Library announces its participation in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, a downloadable educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images […]

Dr. Tracy Thomas Missouri Day Marching Festival Judge

Dr. Tracy Thomas announced as Missouri Days Marching Festival judge

Dr. Tracy Thomas is the most recent judge announced for the 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival on October 16th in Trenton. Dr. Thomas is an educator/percussionist/adjudicator based out of Troy, Missouri. Since his collegiate years, Tracy has been an active clinician throughout the region. He has degrees from Missouri Western State University and the University […]

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Adam Hall announced as Missouri Day Marching Festival judge

The Missouri Day Marching Festival announces its partnership with Central States Judges Association. This year’s Marching Festival will welcome five members from the CSJA to judge various events on October 16, 2021, in Trenton. Adam Hall has been a member of the Central States Judges Association since 2005. He received his Bachelor’s in Music Education and […]

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Bands to have opportunity to win $500 cash prize at Missouri Days Marching Festival

The sounds of high school marching bands will return to Trenton for the Missouri Days Marching Festival after a year’s absence. Following a virtual competition in 2020 due to COVID, the big Missouri Day Marching Festival returns live on October 16th to Trenton, and officials expect a tremendous showing. Sharing the celebration of Missouri’s Bicentennial […]

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Plans underway for 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival

Plans are underway for the 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival in Trenton set for Saturday, October 16th. “This year will be special in many ways,” reports Phil Ray, speaking on behalf of the Marching Festival Steering Committee. “With the cancellation of last year’s festival resulting in the staging of a virtual marching festival, we fully […]

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Audio: Lawmakers to question Missouri DSS chief about boarding school abuse investigations

The head of the Missouri Department of Social Services is scheduled to appear before a panel of lawmakers Wednesday about the agency’s handling of abuse investigations within boarding schools. The Missouri House Special Committee on Government Oversight has called a Wednesday afternoon hearing to question the department’s acting director, Jennifer Tidball. The Kansas City Star has […]

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Missouri Day Marching Festival’s sweepstakes award presented to the Oak Grove Marching Band

The 24th Annual Missouri Day Marching Festival’s sweepstakes award has been presented to the Oak Grove Marching Band. Marching Festival Committee Representative Steve Maxey presented the Buddy and Karla Hannaford Sweepstakes Award to Oak Grove Director Nathan Long and members of the Panther Pride band. Oak Grove also received four Class Four awards: first in […]

High School Marching Band

Winners announced in Missouri Day Virtual Marching Festival competition

Oak Grove High School won the Buddy and Karla Hannaford sweepstakes award for overall top performance at the Missouri Days Virtual Marching Festival. Instead of the normal practice of having in-person competition in Trenton, videos submitted by the participating schools were judged in the areas of Parade, Field Show, and the indoor categories of auxiliary […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton School District participates in the Mark Twain Invitational Marching Festival

A small number of schools participated in the inaugural Mark Twain Invitational Marching Festival on Saturday in the community of Center in northeast Missouri. Trenton High School finished first in its class in parade judging and won both the visual and percussion components in its class of that event. Trenton was also first in its […]

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Missouri Days Marching Festival to hold parade competition as virtual event

Following the announcement of the 2020 Missouri Days Marching Festival going virtual, committee members have added the Parade competition to also go virtual as well due to the demand of many participating high schools. Now all areas of the Marching Festival will be virtual – indoor auxiliary, indoor percussion, field show, and now, the parade. […]

Trenton High School

Trenton High School Percussion Orchestra participates in Graceland Percussion Day

The Trenton High School Percussion Orchestra recently traveled to Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa to participate in Graceland Percussion Day. The event was free of charge and included 4 masterclasses taught by Dr. Scott Herring, Professor of Percussion at the University of South Carolina, Award-winning Irish Percussionist, Cara Wildman, Dr. Chris McWilliams, Freelance Percussionist from […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Twenty seven THS-TMS band students audition for Grand River Conference All-Conference Band

Twenty-seven Trenton High School and Middle School band students auditioned for the Grand River Conference All-Conference Band on Wednesday. Twenty-four Trenton band students received a chair placement or an alternate position, with 17 for the high school band and seven for the junior high. Doctor Nathan Gay from Missouri Western State University will be the […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton students claim spots on Northwest Missouri All-District Band

Trenton R-9 students earned several seats on the Northwest Missouri All-District Band during auditions Saturday at St. Joseph Central High School. Named to the High School Honor Band were Amanda Parrack as a second chair tenor saxophone player, and Mari Atup as eleventh chair flutist. Named to the High School Concert Band from Trenton were […]

Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University Symphony Orchestra to present military tribute November 11th

The Northwest Missouri State University Symphony Orchestra will host a Veterans Day celebration concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts building. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature a special “Armed Forces Salute” to honor the individuals who have […]

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Registration opens for Trenton Marching Festival

Registration forms are being accepted for the 22nd Annual Trenton Marching Festival. The festival, which was formerly known as the Missouri Day Marching Festival, will be held October 20th during the Missouri Day Festival weekend. The event will include four competition areas: field competition, parade competition, indoor percussion, and auxiliary and color guard. There is […]

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Percussion ensemble from Princeton takes home a one rating

A percussion ensemble from Princeton High School earned a top rating of one during district solo and small ensemble evaluations Saturday. The ensemble was comprised of Calvin Berwanger, Clayton Sweeten, Parker Howsden, Cody Kelly, Preston Thomas, and Austin Kelly. Those students advance to the state music contests in Columbia April 26th. Princeton students receiving a two […]