It’s that time of year again! On Friday, January 17 in the Laura Speed Elliott Middle School Auditorium at 6:45 p.m. the 25th Annual World Famous Boonville Silver Pirate Band Concert and Pie Auction will be held featuring all bands from David Barton, Saints Peter & Paul, Laura Speed Elliot Middle School, the Boonville High School Silver Pirate Band and the Derendinger Auction Service.

This year’s pie auction serves as the official kickoff for the “Marching Towards a New Era” fund drive, with proceeds assisting with the purchase of new uniforms for the Silver Pirate Band. With the music of the bands and the stellar talent of the auctioneers, the goal of the Boonville Silver Pirate Band Pie Auction and Concert is to put the “fun” back in “fundraising.” Your business and individual donations are tax deductible and continue to be deeply appreciated by all of the musicians in the Boonville Band program.

The bands will perform a wide range of musical styles, including marches, overtures, popular, and swing music, with extra added entertainment by the world famous and extraordinary pie auctioneers from Cooper County. Professional and dedicated auctioneer Col. Tim Derendinger Sr. specializes in turning a pie auction into a fantastic evening of music and fun. Assisted by David Stock and Tim Derendinger Jr.,, the evening will be decorated with jokes and laughter.

Special thank you to Marcey Caldwell from Stella’s Flowers & Gifts for her assistance in ensuring that the pie auction moves smoothly.

This is a great time to get out, enjoy some great band music, and see what’s cooking in Boonville at this entertaining event. Be part of the tradition of great music and fun with the Boonville Bands performing at the World Famous Pie Auction & Concert at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, January 17.

Admission to the Pie Auction and Concert is free.