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Collinsville Crimson Cadets
OBA Grand Champions
Nov. 9, 2003
"Drag Parade" Challange Payoff
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Back on October 24, with the OBA championship still much in doubt, Mayor Michael Sirmon met with band as the sun came up (during their normal 7am practice). He challenged them to give that extra effort to win again and extend their record of consecutive OBA wins. If they met that challenge, the Mayor and a few other brave band boosters offered to march down Main Street in drag carrying a banner proclaiming the accomplishment.

The Band met the challenge! (See OBA Nov. 1) ...

... and these "lovely" Band Boosters met their end of the deal Sunday, November 9th at about 3:15pm. They marched from 7th & Main back to the band room on 14th Street with the band cheering them on.
Band members volunteered to help the Boosters with their makeup before they donned their dresses.
The boosters also honored the championship band with a special cake following a burger and hotdog luncheon at the bandroom Sunday afternoon (Nov. 9th)
A sample of the trophies won by this year's Collinsville Crimson Cadet Band.
Former Band Booster President Doug Wakefield (left) and current President Tim Nelson, grill the burgers while pondering their pending "parade".