The Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra dedicates a performance to Buddy Hannaford
Buddy Hannaford, longtime group director of the Trenton R-9 School District, died Tuesday in Marshall. Funeral information is incomplete at this time.
Buddy and his wife Karla are credited with starting the Marching Band Festival which takes place each October during the Missouri Day Festival in Trenton.
On Sunday, April 10, musicians from the Marshall community will “Play On! as the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra presents a performance that organizers say will be dedicated to the late Buddy Hannaford – a longtime member of the Marshall Orchestra and a Marshall native.
The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Bueker Middle School’s Harold L. Lickey Auditorium. The event is free and open to all audiences.
Throughout the 59th season, the Marshall Philharmonic hosted music lovers for live performances after its 58th season due to the pandemic. Throughout the orchestra’s history, the most popular concerts with the largest audiences have been those that include Marshall’s Community Chorus and those that include the young musicians of Marshall High School’s String Program.
The Sunday concert will also honor the life of longtime orchestra member and philharmonic friend Buddy Hannaford.