Quincy Senior High Octoberfest (28th Annual)

Quincy Senior High Octoberfest (28th Annual)
Location - StateIllinois

Quincy Octoberfest is a parade and field show competition. The parade marches west down historic Maine street. The streets are lined with band loving audience members and historic architecture. The Field show competition takes place at Flinn Memorial Stadium. Our stadium seats approximately 3,500 people, creating a fantastic atmosphere for marching band performances and a great vantage point for audience members. You may choose to compete in either events or both.

Date - October 19, 2024
Times - PARADE 2:00pm (Maine Street) - FIELD COMPETITION 5:00pm (Flinn Stadium)
For more information please contact Debbie Johnson or Jeff Duffy at 217-224-3774

Registration for this event is currently closed. Email duffyje@qps.org if you would like to register for the event.

At the end of the night we have a full band retreat for the awards ceremony. Awards are given by school size, best from each state represented, caption awards, grand champion, and sweepstakes.

Following the awards, a fireworks display is set off giving the students an opportunity to celebrate their hard work and achievements!
Following the awards, a fireworks display is set off giving the students an opportunity to celebrate their hard work and achievements!.

Participating Bands

Currently Registered Bands (Updated April 16th, 2024):
St. Charles High School, St. Charles MO
Heritage High School, Broadlands IL
Auburn High School, Auburn IL
Warsaw High School, Warsaw IL
Civic Memorial High School, Bethalto IL
Troy Buchanan High School, Troy MO
Pekin Community High School, Pekin IL
Bellevue Community School District, Bellevue IA
Illini West High School, Carthage IL
Dunlap High School, Dunlap IL
Tri Valley High School, Downs IL
Marion County Marching Mustangs, Philadelphia MO (Parade Only)
RIHS Marching Rockets, Rushville IL
Hannibal Pirate Pride Marching Band, Hannibal MO
Lion Pride Band, Fort Zumwalt East High School, St. Peters MO
Quincy Notre Dame, Quincy IL (Parade Only)
Western CUSD #12, Barry IL (Parade Only)
Williamsville High School, Williamsville IL
Clark County High School, Kahoka MO
Central Lee, Donnellson IA


Music Performance Ensemble - Tom Birkner
Music Performance Individual - Ryan Adamsons
Visual Performance Ensemble - William Machold
Visual Performance Individual - TBA
General Effect Music - Trent Hollinger
General Effect Visual - Brian Hildreth
Percussion - Steve Hufford
Auxiliary - TBA

Jeff Duffy
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