Officials of the Missouri Days Marching Festival said they are continuing to plan for the annual Marching Band Festival.

“2020 has proven difficult to plan anything. While there are many unknowns, we are continually planning for the 2020 Missouri Days Marching Festival,” Steve Maxey said in a press release. “This festival has always put students first. 2020 is nothing different. We fully intend to work with local officials, and participating schools to ensure a meaningful educational experience for students, directors, and band families.”

The Trenton R-IX School District has once again offered the use of their facilities to host the festival.

“We fully understand that no one holds a crystal ball, however, we remain optimistic that

circumstances will allow us to host the Missouri Days Marching Festival as close to business as usual while maintaining a safe, conducive learning environment,” Maxey said.

Event organizers have already received confirmation from several participating school and are waiting for confirmation from others for the Oct. 17 event,

“Should we need to cancel this year’s festival due to COVID- 19, we will notify participating schools and issue refunds for those schools that have paid their registration fees,” Maxey said.