Mountain Grove Marching Festival

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Mountain Grove Marching Festival
Mountain Grove
Location - StateMissouri

$10 - Adults
$5 - Children 6 and up/Seniors (65 and up)
Children 5 or younger - FREE

*Edit 8/25/23 - We have now reached our "soft cap" for this festival! If you are interested in joining us still, we can probably fit you in, but please send me an email first to to double check. I want to avoid a bunch of bands signing up all at once so that I can make sure we still have enough parking (unlikely scenario, but you never know)! Thank you!*

The Mountain Grove Panther Pride Band would like to invite you to attend the 1st Inaugural Mountain Grove Marching Festival on October 7th, 2023. We have a fantastic facility with a 2 year old state of the art turf field. This field show only festival will be a "one and done" format (no prelims/finals) and will be based on band size. Located in South Central Missouri, we hope to showcase bands from Missouri and Arkansas specifically, but all bands are welcome!

We want this festival to be a friendly learning experience for your students with lots of opportunities for "hardware". Every group will be given a video copy of their performance as well as feedback from judges to use for future performances. Awards will be given for 1st-3rd place by class in most captions including Music, Visual, General Effect, Percussion, Color Guard. There will also be awards for Outstanding Drum Major, outstanding soloist, rating awards for those who score a 1 or a 2 overall, and a Grand Champion award.

Classification will be based on wind/percussion numbers as follows:
Class A 1-25
Class AA 26-50
Class AAA 51-75
Class AAAA 76-100
Class AAAAA 101+
If any class has a huge group of entries, we will split the class in two by band size.

The entry fee to register is $250 before September 1st. Any registrations after this date will be $300. Invoices will be sent out to you at a later time. If you would like to join us, please fill out a registration form below so you may be added to the festival roster. If there is some information you don't know yet, give your best estimate and we'll send out a follow up form closer to festival time. Otherwise, if you have any questions please contact Daniel Van Aalsburg (Director of Bands) at or Brad Dietz (Assistant Director) at We hope to see you at this year's Mountain Grove Marching Festival this fall!

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Daniel Van Aalsburg
Director of Bands
Mountain Grove R-III Schools

Participating Bands

Participating Bands
Red Regiment Marching Band (St. James High School, MO)
Band of Pirates (St. Charles High School, MO)
Salem Marching Blue (Salem High School, MO)
Bobcat Pride Band (Thayer High School, MO)
Pride of the Tribe (Strafford High School, MO)
Kennett Marching Indian Band (Kennett High School, MO)
Bear Pride Band (Willow Springs High School, MO)
Tiger Pride Marching Band (Houston High School, MO)
Marching Bluejay Band (Marshfield High School, MO)
Ava Pride Band (Ava High School, MO)
Highland High School Band (Highland High School, AR)
Cabool High School Marching Band (Cabool High School, MO)
Panther Pride Band (Mountain Grove High School, MO)(Exhibition)

Adjudicator Panel
Music 1 - Linda Huck, Music Coordinator @ Lindbergh Schools
Music 2 - Keith Ruether, Lebanon High School, Lebanon, MO (retired)
Visual - Brady Massey, Williams Baptist College
General Effect - Danny Davis, Greene County Tech High School, Paragould, AR (retired)
Percussion - Teresa Dixon, Hartville School, Hartville, MO (retired)
Color Guard - Linda Davis, Greene County Tech High School, Paragould, AR (retired)
Drum Major - Zane Johnson, Liberty High School, Mt. View, MO

Daniel Van Aalsburg
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