The Missouri State Homecoming Parade took place on Saturday, October 26th. New Haven attends this parade once every two to three years. The Shamrocks marched around a mile through the rain. After the parade, some of the band members attended the awards ceremony, which took place at halftime of the MO State Homecoming Football game.
A Google form was sent out to marching band participants in the Missouri State Homecoming Parade, asking for their opinions on the parade.
When asked how they thought the parade went overall, Morgan Branson, senior, replied, “I think the parade went well for how cold it was.”
Casey Baker, junior, stated, “It went really [well] in my opinion.”
Grace Allgaier, senior, responded, “I think we did great considering it was really cold and [rainy].”
When asked how they felt about the marching band season ending, Ellie Westermeyer, junior, replied, “I feel like we improved a lot.”
Grace Allgaier responded, “I’m a little upset, knowing that it was my last year, but I am relieved because I don’t have to get up as early in the morning.”
Finally, the students were asked if they planned to participate in marching band next year. All of those who answered the survey said they did plan to participate next year.
Good job this season to the marching band, and good luck next year!