Jackson Band Festival Parade held in uptown

79th annual Jackson Band Festival
Published: Sep. 26, 2023 at 3:25 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2023 at 10:51 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Mo. (KFVS) - The Jackson Band Festival Parade rolled through uptown Jackson on Tuesday, October 3.

According to the city, a dozen marching bands from all over southeast Missouri led the way before the Jackson Marching Chiefs wrapped up the show.

The parade started at 4 p.m.

It moved through the uptown Jackson area along High, Main and Russell Streets.

According to the Jackson R-2 School District, the Jackson Band Festival Field Show will start at 6 p.m. at the JHS Pit. Tickets will be $2 for adults and $1 for students. Children 5 and under are free.

The festival started in 1945 when Jackson Band director LeRoy Mason wanted a noncompetitive marching event for southeast Missouri area bands, according to the school district. It has been held in Jackson on the first Tuesday in October ever since, and has grown to include schools from all over the region.