Success at a Small School. When Jeff Neavor’s marching band at Morton High School just outside Peoria finished next-to-last at the St. Louis super-regional competition for Bands of America on Oct. 12, 2002, he and his assistant directors made a five- to eight-year plan to build a top-class marching program at the high school. Our snapshot of how that’s going came in the form of an interview with the band’s three drum majors, the student leaders on the marching field. Their words were recorded and published on these pages on Oct. 23, 2008. We welcome your comments to this article (link).