Black and Gold Brigade
The Black and Gold Brigade Marching Band has been busy this year. Between half-time entertainment and Parade performance, festivals and competition, their schedule has been pretty busy. On Saturday October 5th, the band traveled to Central-Methodist University where they competed against 12 other bands in their division. They scored high in music performance only four points behind the top band. This year the band competed with other bands who marched only high school students and came out number 6 with half of the band being middle school students. Looks like the future of instrumental music is looking up!
On Tuesday October 8th, Monroe City’s Black and Gold Brigade traveled to Hannibal’s Mark Twain Bandmaster’s Marching Festival. Founded by J.M. Dillinger, the festival was created to showcase marching band talent and dedication. The early event grew into a very large and well-coordinated event that featured a mass band finale that hosted over 2000 high school musicians, flag squads, twirlers and drum majors. In the mid 90’s the massed band finale was dropped. The festival has kept its current format of an afternoon parade and evening field show. The Black and Gold Brigade received high praise for their music performance from the festival adjudicators.
The band also sported an new trailer which was supplied by fundraising activities, the Monroe City Band Parents, and Mr. Mike Krigbaum of Krigbaum Trailers. The band wishes to thank all who purchased items, sold items or otherwise donated to the program.