The 22nd annual Octoberfest Invitational Parade and Field Competition will be held on Saturday, October 21st. Sponsored by the Quincy Senior High Music Department, WGEM and the QPS Friends of the Performing Arts, marching bands from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa will travel down Quincy’s colorful Maine Street beginning at 2:00 p.m. The parade will begin at 30th and Maine streets and continue west until Quincy Junior High at 14th and Maine. Area and traveling marching bands will present their competition selections for the judge’s stand located at 25TH and Maine Streets. After the parade, the bands will travel to FLINN MEMORIAL STADIUM at 44th and Maine streets where the field competition will begin at 5:00 p.m. after an opening ceremony presented by the Quincy Senior High Marching Blue Devil Band, QHS Colorguard and Q-City Pommers. During the field competition, marching bands will present their half-time presentations for adjudication by a panel of distinguished panel of judges. Awards will be presented for musicianship and overall enrollment at the conclusion of the competition. Memorial Awards will be presented during the evening event including the Ragan Knapheide Award for Outstanding Percussion, the James Burns Award for Outstanding Brass, the Charles Heidbreder Memorial Drum Major Award, the Todd Slater Memorial Spirit Award, the Randy Hoover Outstanding Soloist Award and the Paul Duker Memorial Award.
Event Chairperson is Kathleen Dooley and more ore information is available by calling the Quincy Senior High Music Department at 224-3774.
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