Jay band wins awards at contest

The Jay Marching Band finished its competition season with a big win at the Quincy Octoberfest Marching Festival last weekend.

Among the honors, the band was recognized as the champion in the 2013 Artistry Division for large schools. The band’s members also won first place in the field competition and grand champion in the field show competition.

Other awards included:

• The Ragan Knapheide Memorial Award for Outstanding Percussion.

• The James Burns Memorial Award for Outstanding Brass.

• Outstanding Color Guard.

• The State Award for the Missouri Bands in a contest where three states — Missouri, Illinois and Iowa — competed.

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