The Festus High School Marching Tigers band started the new season -- one that will be like no other -- on Friday (Sept. 4) as the Tigers tamed Sullivan in their home opener. While some procedures changed, and some traditions were put on the back burner, the Marching Tigers forged ahead, and as always, were content to let their music make their statement. The drum majors, locked arm in arm, led the band across the field for the halftime show of Motown classics, demonstrating the band's commitment to stick together in an uncertain climate.

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