During halftime of the Mizzou vs. South Dakota State football game, all of the bands took the field to perform the halftime show and played “Marry You” by Bruno Mars with the Mizzou marching band. The flags and color guard were positioned in the back. In front of the flags was the drumline, then the Mizzou marching band. In front of Marching Mizzou were the poms and baton twirlers. To the left of Marching Mizzou were all of the brass and woodwinds.
The New Haven colorguard got to rehearse with the Mizzou color guard for an hour. There was a mix up with the New Haven Shamrockettes; they did not have a routine made for them. While every other part of the band was practicing, the Shamrockettes were trying to make up something to perform. Before the game started, the Shamrockettes managed to come up with a routine.
The majority of the band members agreed that this event should have been planned a little bit better. The Mizzou members were altering the schedule of the day and the placement of the schools during that day. All of the Shamrockettes unanimously agreed that they should have been given a routine to do during the halftime show. They are hoping to get that figured out and ready to go for next time!
Mrs. Koch said, “We will do Mizzou Band Day every four years. We are a parade band, not a field band. It is a good experience, but not a competition where we get judged.”
This game was on opening day for Mizzou. There were 60,589 people present watching the game and supporting the team. After every touchdown the Mizzou football team scored, they shot fireworks off, and the fans went wild. After a long day, it ended up being successful with Mizzou winning the game 38-18 against South Dakota State University. While it was successful for Mizzou, it was also successful for the New Haven Marching Band. This was the first year New Haven went to Mizzou Band Day. New Haven performed well on the field with Marching Mizzou and the other bands. -by Kathleen Jasper