Panther Marching Band Has Four Appearances This Week
August 27, 2013Mt Pleasant High School
The 2013 Mt. Pleasant High School Panther Marching Band will take to the streets Wednesday to lead the Old Threshers Harvest Parade and begin their marching season.
The band, under the direction of Jim DePriest in his 22nd year, will march in the Harvest Parade down Washington Street tomorrow at 3:30 pm to kick off the Old Threshers Reunion.
Thurday the band will perform a standup concert in front of the grandstand prior to the Cavalcade of Power at Old Threshers. Featured will be music from Miss Saigon, the theme for this year's competition show.
Saturday the group will travel to Salem to march in the Old Settlers Parade. They will then perform again at the Old Threshers Reunion on Monday.
Both of the Old Threshers performances begin around 11:40 am, while the parade in Salem starts at 10:30 around the town's square.
The 195-member Panther Marching Band will perform at halftime of home football games, the homecoming parade, plus compete in field show competitions at Linn-Mar, Fayette, MO., Kahoka, MO., and the state music festival at Muscatine.
They will also host their own marching invitational for the 15th year at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex in the evening on September 21. www.mpmusic.org