Area high school marching bands squared off against bands from across the region Saturday during the 53rd annual Gene Hunt Washington Band Festival. Sullivan High School was deemed grand champion of the field competition. As for the parade, New Haven High School won awards for outstanding music, outstanding marching and outstanding percussion in class 1A. Maries R-I won outstanding auxiliary. Cuba High School swept class 2A winning all four categories. St. Francis Borgia Regional High School won an award for outstanding auxiliary in class 3A. Petosi High School won outstanding percussion and Sullivan High School won outstanding music and marching.