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BOLIVAR, Mo. — The Southwest Baptist University department of music hosted a band competition as part of the annual Homecoming parade on Oct. 1, 2016, through downtown Bolivar and the SBU campus.
Parade bands were judged on music, marching, auxiliary groups, drumline and drum major. At the conclusion of the parade, the SBU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jeffery Waters, presented a mini-concert for the band participants during the awards ceremony in Pike Auditorium.
Award winners included:
Class 1 – first place – Bradleyville High School – Chris Sprague, director
Class 2 – first place – Mansfield High School – Autumn Bennett, director
Class 2 – second place – Fordland High School, Stephanie Taber, director
Class 2 – third place – Marion C. Early (Morrisville) High School – Tyler Curtis, director
Class 3 – first place – Strafford High School – Russell Lee, director
Best Auxiliary Group – Strafford High School
Best Drum Major – Mansfield High School
Best Drumline – Mansfield High School
Outstanding Band of the Day – Mansfield High School
The Bolivar High School Liberator Pride Marching Band, directed by Steve McClard and John Trew, also marched in the parade and as the hometown host band, did not participate in the competition.
For more information, contact Waters, dean of the College of Music, Arts & Letters, at (417) 328-1632 or jwaters@SBUniv.edu.