Mountain Grove Marching Festival

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Mountain Grove Marching Festival
Mountain Grove
Location - StateMissouri

$10.00 - adults
$5.00 - students 5-17 and seniors 65+
Free - Children under 5

*Edit* We are going to "soft cap" our competition at 15 bands which means we only have 3 guaranteed spots left. Any band registered after we hit 15 will only be added if parking allows. Thanks!

Hello Directors:

The Mountain Grove Panther Pride Band would like to invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Mountain Grove Marching Festival on October 12th, 2024. We have a fantastic facility with a state of the art turf field. This field show only festival will be a "one and done" format (no 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 the judges to use for future performances. We plan to offer lots of awards in 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 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 per band with September 10th being the deadline to register. Invoices will be sent out to you at a later time. If you would like to join us, please fill out the registration 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!

Registration Form:

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

Participating Bands

Cabool High School
Ava High School
Kennett High School
Clever High School
Thayer High School
Salem High School
Monett High School
St. James High School
Hillcrest High School
Marshfield High School
Poplar Bluff High School
Parkview High School
Mountain Grove High School (Exhibition)

Stever Warner - Director of Bands Jonesboro High School (retired)
Brady Massey - Director of Bands Pocahontas/Williams Baptist College (retired)
Michael Oglesby - Assistant Director at Missouri Southern State University
Lara Stamper - Color Guard instructor at Missouri Southern State University
Theresa Dixon - Director at Hartville/Lebanon (retired)
Zane Johnson - West Plains High School
Travis Slaughter - Current Drum Major for Arkansas State University

Daniel Van Aalsburg
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