Our rival was the nearby town's Wildcats who specialized in hum-drum music, mainly Phantom of the Opera. Now, I like that musical but what would you rather listen to during a parade? Also, the band wore these scary looking masks. The picture below is one of them that was featured in a St. Louis journal. I had a couple of cousins who were in the band around the same time I was and I love them dearly but their whole get-up gave me the creeps. If I was a small child they would have made me cry.
A nearby town's marching band back in the 90's.