2023 Band Competition Application
We are currently taking applications for the 2023 Parade. All applications are due by June 15, 2023. Please complete the below application for consideration.
Congratulations to the 2022 Liberty Drum Challenge winners, who were awarded a total of $10,000.
1st Place $5,000 O'Fallon Township High School Band
2nd Place $3,000 Collinsville High School Band
3rd Place $1,000 Mascoutah High School Band
4th Place $500 Belleville East High School Band
5th Place $500 Northwest High School Band
All participating bands received up to $1,200 for travel expenses.
University Herald Brass
The University Herald Brass is the signature music ensemble for AMERICA'S BIRTHDAY PARADE - one of the largest and oldest Independence Day celebrations in the country and viewed by 25% of the U.S. on national TV last year.
Any current university brass or saxophone student including incoming high school seniors.
Apply using the online application on this page.
No audition required.
One rehearsal on Monday, July 3, 2023, 3:30 to 8:00 PM
Parkway Central High School, 369 Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO, 63017 - Dinner Provided.
"You're a Grand Old Flag" to be memorized.
Provided prior to rehearsal on Monday, July 3, 2023.
Provided on parade day, Tuesday, July 4, 2023, to and from Parkway Central High School. Departs at 7:30 AM.
IMPORTANT - Email is our ONLY form of communication. Keep your email account current and check your email for updates and important information.
Please contact the Band Coordinator, C. Herbert Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 University Herald Brass Application
We are currently taking applications for the 2023 University Herald Brass. Please complete the application and submit it no later than June 15, 2023.