• The band is under the direction of David Roth

  • On October 12, the band travelled to Odessa for another band competition. Of the 5 bands in our class, Butler got 1st place! For context, two years ago the band placed last at all our competitions. I’m so happy to see the amount of growth these kids have shown in such a short time.  

    Here are the scores for each band: 

    1 Butler 58.17

    2 North Harrison 57.33

    3 Northern Heights 57.25

    4 Cole Camp 55.17

    5 South Calloway 54.75 

    Thank you all for the support you give to the band. It means a lot to us!


     Picture by Sarah Anne

  • September 28

    The high school band traveled to Mount Vernon Saturday to compete against 3 other marching bands. We placed 2nd out of the 4! Here are the rankings and scores:

    1. Aurora 63.00

    2. Butler 48.77

    3. Strafford 45.65

    4. Warsaw 43.23 

    The bands were given scores in categories of Music, Visuals, General Effect, Percussion, and Color Guard. Each category had one judge, and the judges scores were combined to result the ranking we were given. 

    We battled against the weather a little bit... we were rained on during our warm-up. Fortunately, after the last home football game the band boosters invested in some plastic rain ponchos to protect the kids and their uniforms! The rain eased up though, and we were able to perform after a short rain delay. During the performance, some large gusts of wind blew some sheet music away, so some kids weren't able to play our last song. They powered through it regardless! 

    23 bands performed, divided into size-appropriate classes (which is why we only competed against 3 others). It was great for the kids to see some really strong bands from schools like Harrisonville, Cassville, and Mount Vernon. Missouri Southern State even brought their band to perform before the awards were announced