We proudly welcome you to the 23rd annual Trenton Marching Festival! Formerly known as the Missouri Day Marching Festival, this competition is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in October. This years event will take place on October 19th. Renowned for a fun filled day of music, events, and numerous food and craft vendors, this event is one that you and your students will look forward to for years to come. Schools will be competing in classes according to MSHSAA guidelines (same for out-of-state bands).
The morning begins with a one mile parade starting at the newly renovated campus of North Central Missouri College. The parade then passes through the heart of our beautiful historic downtown before ending just two blocks from the main festival site and Trenton High School campus.
Field show competition follows the morning parade at C.F. Russell Stadium. Bands will be judged on music, marching and maneuvering, general effect and field auxiliary. The stadium seating is covered, offering a comfortable viewing experience for our guests.
Indoor Drumline and Auxiliary competition will take place in the afternoon on the campus of Trenton High School. There is a scheduled warm-up gym available just prior to each competition. Both gymnasiums are full-size and connected by a corridor for the ease of moving ensembles from practice to performance area.
The festival will wrap up with an awards ceremony under the lights at C.F. Russell Stadium. Awards will be given to the top three of each class in their respective event. We hope you will join us for a fun filled, learning and rewarding experience. If you have been to the Trenton Marching Festival before, we welcome you back, and if it is your first time, we look forward to hosting you!