E.B.F.H.S. Band Places 2nd at Urbandale Invitational

The EBF Marching Band in action at Urbandale.

The EBF Marching Band in action at Urbandale.

On September 29th, the Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont High School Marching Band placed 2nd in class 2A competition at the Urbandale Marching Invitational with a score of 70.8. EBF won the Outstanding Color Guard and Drumline awards in 2A. The E.B.F.H.S. Band outscored nine other bands including PCM, Des Moines Christian, Ogden, Perry, Carlisle, Knoxville, Bondurant-Farrar, Clarke, and Marshalltown. The band is directed by Joe Overton, Dezirae Fairchild, and Paige Ver Steegh, color guard instructor. The Drum Majors are Grace Manternach, Emma Mock, and Eric Schutt. The soloists for this year’s show are Eric Schutt, Cameron Kolthoff, Marissa McAlister, Delanee Van Zante, Grace Manternach, and Hannah Koellner.

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 8:15 in class 2A competition and then at 4:45 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 22 years in a row.

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