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Awards presented at Trenton High School Band concert

Several awards were presented at the Trenton High School Band concert Thursday night. Band Director Tim Gilham reports freshman Alondra Fernandez was named most improved, Trager Leeper was named outstanding freshman, Amanda Parrack outstanding sophomore, Emily Kosse outstanding junior, and Karissa Brock outstanding senior. The John Phillip Sousa Award went to Nicole Rodriguez. Jonathan Schlared […]

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THS Band students perform at festival in Columbia

Six soloists from the Trenton High School band performed at the State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival in Columbia on Friday. Instrumental Music Instructor Tim Gilham reports freshman Caleb Johnson received gold on a tuba solo. Students receiving silver on solos included freshman Mari Atup on flute, junior Mackenzie Klinginsmith clarinet, sophomore Amanda Parrack sax, […]

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Trenton Brass to offer Musical Christmas Cards

The Trenton Brass, under the leadership of retired Trenton High School Band Director Buddy Hannaford, will again present Musical Christmas Cards this Holiday season.  The musical cards will be offered the evenings of December 5th and 6th from 6:30 until 8:00. The group will go to an individual’s house and play several Christmas carols. Members of the brass group […]

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Trenton High School Band places last at competition in southwest Missouri

The Trenton High School Band placed last in its class during events in southwest Missouri on Saturday. Trenton Band Director Tim Gilham indicated Trenton faced stiff competition some of which was forced indoors because of rain. Gilham said there were some amazing bands in Trenton’s class. Results from the Branson Marching Invitational found Mountain Home, […]

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Trenton places 4th at Smith-Cotton Marching Band Festival

The Trenton High School Band placed fourth in its class Saturday at the Smith-Cotton Invitational Marching Band Festival in Sedalia, involving only field show competition. Classes were determined by band size rather than school enrollment and in Trenton’s class, Harrisonville placed first. There was somewhat of a drop-off in points before the next four bands […]

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Audio: Trenton Golden Bulldogs Marching Band field show titled “Internal Combustion”

The theme for the Trenton Golden Bulldog Marching Band’s field show this year is “Internal Combustion” but, Director Tim Gilham says the piece of music was originally entitled “Engines.”     The color guard also performs during the field shows which is made up of nine high schoolers and two middle school understudies, and Gilham […]

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Connie Olmstead selected as Teacher of the Year in Trenton R-IX district

The Trenton R-9 school district announced its first-ever Teacher of the Year recipient. From four individuals nominated, the Trenton R-9 Board of Education selected Connie Olmstead as the Teacher of the Year at Trenton. She was nominated on behalf of the pre-school special services departments. Mrs. Olmstead recently retired as a special education instructor. Her […]

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THS recognizes students at awards ceremony on Friday

Trenton High School recognized underclassmen with awards Friday for various academic and athletic achievements. Eighth through 10th-grade counselor Brooklyn Stevens presented several of the awards. Among awards presented, Jadan Whitney and Ainsley Tolson received the “I Dare You” Award. Weston Otto was named as a delegate for Missouri Boys State. Werthen Gass was named as […]

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THS band students participate in activities in Columbia

Three instrumental entries from Trenton High School participated in the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival in Columbia Thursday. Instrumental music instructor Tim Gilham reports senior Claire Utley received a silver ranking on her violin solo. He says the saxophone sextet also received a silver. Members of the sextet […]

Audio: Trenton High School Band heads to Columbia for weekend competition

The Trenton High School Band, this Saturday, concludes the competitive portion of their marching band schedule of events which is the fourth Saturday in a row for travel to another venue. On Saturday, the Trenton “Golden Bulldog” band competes on the football field of the University of Missouri in Columbia. Band Instructor Tim Gilham talks about […]