E.B.F.H.S. BAND WINS OVERALL TROPHY AT BLOOMFIELD
On Saturday, September 29th, the Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont High School Marching Band placed 1st in overall competition with a score of 82.3 at the Davis County Marching Band Contest in Bloomfield. In addition to placing first, the band also received the 2A Outstanding Drumline, Color Guard, and Drum Major trophies. The band also won the Overall Outstanding Drum Major and Drumline Awards. The E.B.F.H.S. Band outscored thirteen other bands including: Wapello, Putnam County, Cardinal, Pekin, Central Lee, Clark County, Missouri, Albia, Grinnell, Fairfield, Knoxville, Davis County, Washington, and Ottumwa. The band is directed by Joe Overton, Dezirae Russell, and Paige Langstraat, color guard instructor. The Drumline instructor is Paige Francis. Drum Majors are Samantha Claypool and Emma Haselhuhn. The Drumline Section Leader is Emma Tanner. Soloists for this year’s show are Anna Haselhuhn, Andrea Long, Jessica Jones, and Heath Rice.
This Saturday the band travels to West Des Moines to compete at the Valleyfest Marching Invitational and the “Showdown” Marching Contest. The E.B.F.H.S. Marching Band will compete at 8:30 in class 2A competition and then at 5:45 P.M. in the “Showdown” of bands. The band will be competing for places as well as caption awards including: Drumline, Hornline, Color Guard, Marching, Soloist, and Drum Major. The “Showdown” is one of Iowa’s top marching band contests and Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont has won the class C title the last 17 years in a row.