More than 750 area high-school band students took the field for a special halftime show during the annual Mass Band Day event on Saturday, Sept. 8.

This year’s event included students from Joplin, Webb City, Diamond, Jasper, Seneca, Exeter, Miller, East Newton, Aurora, Pleasant Hope, Frontenac and Galena. They arrived at Fred Hughes Stadium in the early afternoon for a clinic and rehearsal with the MSSU Lion Pride Marching Band, followed by games and activities.

The halftime show was inspired by the 2017 musical “The Greatest Showman,” and included performances of “This is Me,” “The Other Side” and “The Greatest Show.”