Band Day Brings Huge Crowds To Fayette

Street And Field Competitions Fill Town With Instrumental Music

October 15, 2018

By MAGGIE GEBHARDT / mgebhardt@centralmethodist.edu

CMU Marching Eagles

There’s only one day a year when thousands of talented high school musicians gather in Fayette, excited to prove how hard they’ve worked and battle it out for a win – Central Methodist University’s Band Day.

Sponsored by CMU’s Swinney Conservatory of Music, the 54th annual competition took place on Saturday, October 13, in downtown Fayette and on CMU’s main campus.

Led by the CMU Marching Eagles Band, the day started off with a street competition toward and around Fayette’s downtown Courthouse Square. There were also drum line and color guard competitions, as well as field competitions.

First Place Awards by Category:

Street Competition:
Class 1: Orrick
Class 2: Fayette
Class 3: Macon
Class 4: Oak Grove
Class 5:Waynesville

Field Competition:
Class 1: Glasgow
Class 2: Fayette
Class 3: Macon
Class 4: Hannibal
Class 5: Waynesville

Street Auxiliary Winners:
Class 1: Canton
Class 2: Scotland County
Class 3: Boonville
Class 4: Oak Grove
Class 5: Waynesville

Field Auxiliary Winners:
Class 1: Albany
Class 2: Sherwood
Class 3: Southern Boone Co.
Class 4: Oak Grove
Class 5: Troy-Buchanan

Indoor Drumline Competition:
Class 1: Orrick
Class 2: Scotland Co.
Class 3: School of the Osage
Class 4: Oak Grove
Class 5: Waynesville

Indoor Color Guard Competition:

Class 1: Leeton
Class 2: Mid-Buchanan
Class 3: Knob Noster
Class 4: Kirksville
Class 5: Troy-Buchanan

Outstanding Drum Major:
Scotland County

Sweepstakes Award:
Waynesville