The Clark County High School Marching Band from Kahoka, Mo. took overall top honors at the Davis County Marching Band Festival Saturday night with a score of 63.5. Clark County competed in the Class 2A division.
Washington High School placed first in Class 3A with 55.7 points and second overall.
Schuyler County, Mo., scored 51.2 points to win Class 1A and third overall.
Ottumwa’s Marching Band was the only Class 4A band competing and took home honors in that class with 50.9 points. Ottumwa placed fourth overall.
Fairfield High School placed second in Class 3A with a score of 45.8 and placed fifth overall.
Pekin placed second in Class 2A with a score of 44.7 and sixth overall.
Davis County performed in exhibition only, but did receive 54.4 points, which would have placed them third overall if they had been competing.
The Best Overall Color Guard award went to Clark County; Best Overall Winds, Washington; Best Overall Drum Line, Clark County; Best Overall Drum Major, Pekin. The People’s Choice Award went to Ottumwa.
Davis County Director Jeff Cook praised the DCHS Marching Band for making a lot of improvement in the past week.
“The judges had a lot of positive comments for us and several tips on improvement,” he said. “One of our strengths is our percussion section. While not in competition, our percussion section did receive the most points for the evening.”
Cook said the band is looking forward to performing for the home crowd at Friday night’s football game and at Kahoka, Mo. this Saturday.
The DCHS and DCMS Marching Bands will travel to Kahoka, Mo. Oct. 9 for the 30th Annual Parade of Champions Marching Band and Field Show.
A total of 23 middle and high school marching bands will march in the 2 p.m. parade through downtown Kahoka.
High schools competing in the field show beginning at 5 p.m. at the Clark County High School Activity Field include Davis County, Central Lee, Illini West, Highland, Mount Pleasant, Keokuk, South Shelby, Wright City, Scotland County, Schuyler County, Quincy Notre Dame, Warsaw, Hannibal, Van Far and Quincy.