The Chillicothe High School Marching Hornets and Chillicothe Middle School’s 8th Grade Band took second place in their respective divisions at Carrollton Band Day in Carrollton on Saturday.

The Chillicothe High School Marching Hornets and Chillicothe Middle School’s 8th Grade Band took second place in their respective divisions at Carrollton Band Day in Carrollton on Saturday. Under the direction of Sarah Cavanah and Joe Hull, the Marching Hornets Band was among 11 bands competing in Class 3. Other top finishers in Chillicothe’s division were Macon (first place), Knob Noster (third), and Lafayette County – Higginsville (fourth). Maryville placed seventh and Richmond placed 10th. There are 83 members in the Marching Hornets Band, a slight increase over last year. The Marching Hornets played “Sweet Caroline” for its competition selection. The 8th Grade Band, also under the direction of Cavanah and Hull, was among three bands competing in the Class 3 middle school division. The 8th Grade Band is comprised of 59 members, which is significantly more than recent years. The eighth grade band played “Gallant Entry” for its competition selection. This was the 48th annual Carrollton Band Day, and more than 50 bands competed throughout the day. School sizes ranged from Class 1A through Class 5A, based upon the Missouri State High School Activities Association classifications. The parade had three separate judges and bands were judged for the music selection, marching and maneuvering, and overall general effect. This year’s event was unusually warm, with temperatures reaching into the low 90s. Organizers in the afternoon announced that competitors did not need to march in full uniform as the judges were aware of the heat.