E.B.F.H.S Band Wins at Pella
The Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Marching Band had a great day in Cedar Rapids and Pella Saturday as they outscored a total of 18 other bands in two marching band competitions. In the morning, the band competed at the Linn-Mar Marching Band Contest and placed 2nd in class 2A with a score of 67.1 behind the band from Hillcrest Christian High School from Mississippi. The band placed 1st that evening at the Marching Dutch Invitational with a score of 71.5.
At the Linn-Mar Festival, the E.B.F.H.S. Band outscored the bands from Alburnett, West Delaware, Davis County, Keokuk, Western Dubuque, Xavier, and Dubuque Hempstead.
That evening, the EBHS Marching Band placed 1st in class 2A at the Marching Dutch Invitational Contest in Pella. EB also won the Outstanding Drumlne and Color Guard Awards in class 2A. EBF outscored all of the 3A bands except Oskaloosa placing ahead of the bands from Don Bosco, North Mahaska, PCM, Carlisle, South Tama, Dallas Center Grimes, North Polk, Williamsburg, Ft. Madison, and Bondurant-Farrar.
The E.B.F.H.S. Marching Band has 69 members this year. The soloists for this year’s show are Hope Starr, Gage DeLaCruz, Riley Arnold, Andria VerSchuure, and Jessica Jones. The Drum Majors are Courtney Durst and Emma Haselhuhn. The band is directed by Joe Overton, Dezirae Russell, and Color Guard instructor Paige Langstraat.
This Saturday, the band travels to Bloomfield for the Davis County Festival of Bands. They perform at 7:30 in class 2A competition. The band competes at Valleyfest in West Des Moines on October 12th. On October 19th the band competes at State Marching Band Contest in Pella and then at the Mid-Iowa Band Championships in Ankeny that evening. As always, friends and supporters of the band are encouraged to attend and lend your vocal support.