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About the Band:

The Potosi Trojan Bands consist of 104 students, grades 9-12 and 95 students, grades 7th and 8th.  For the past 22 years, the Potosi Trojan Band has been under the direction of Mr. Jeff Singer. While under his direction, the band has competed in numerous marching band, symphonic/concert band, and jazz band festivals. The Potosi Band Program has established a reputation of success throughout the years and has become a rival to many other bands. In the fall, the Potosi Trojan Marching Band regularly competes in competitions in both Illinois and Missouri. During the spring semester, the band switches to symphonic music and performs at state large ensemble festivals. The band has had several in both their marching shows and symphonic performances. The Potosi Trojan Band program has performed in band festivals all over the United States including performances at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida and the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida. They have performed at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and 2 performances in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington DC.  The Potosi Trojan Band has participated in several Bands of America Regional and Super Regional competitions in St. Louis, MO; Atlanta, Georgia; Oxford, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; and at the 2015 Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Potosi Trojan Band program continues to be a tradition and staple for the community. The program constantly strives to educate and inspire the future leaders of tomorrow.

 

Championships:

Congratulations to the Grand Champions of the Pinckneyville Mardi Gras Band Festival.  On Saturday the Potosi Trojan Marching Band captured the award at the 96th Mardi Gras Festival in Pinckneyville, Illinois.  The Trojan Band earned 1st place and the Outstanding Drum Major and Color Guard in the field show and 2nd place in the parade competition to win their first ever Grand Championship Trophy in Pinckneyville.  The award is given to the band that has the overall highest field show and parade scores combined.  There were 11 field band and 12 parade bands at the festival from both Missouri and Illinois.  This was a great way to end the season.  Earlier in the day the band performed at Ste Genevieve placing 3rd out of 8 in their class and 3rd overall out of 16 in the class 1/2/3 field show.  Murphysboro, Illinois and St. Charles West outscored the Trojans by a margin of 3 points.  Potosi scored a 71.425 from the first spot of the day.  Great job on Saturday and all year!

 

 

Charms School Code: PR3Band

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