The Van-Far Chiefs Marching Band won the Elsberry Fall Festival last Saturday for the second year in a row.
The Van-Far Chiefs Marching Band traveled to the Elsberry Fall Festival where the Van-Far marching band was joined at the festival by bands from Wellsville-Middletown, Paris, South Shelby, Louisiana, Clopton, Elsberry, and Mark Twain. In two separate competitive events, the Van-Far Band took first place. Also at the Elsberry Fall Festival, Van-Far took first in the “Battle of the Bands” event, where bands played two music selections from their field show for a panel of judges.
“The band really rallied together as a team; They gave their all, played and marched very well, and had a nice mature full sound,”Van-Far Band director Zach Keller said.