E.B.F.H.S. Band at Bloomfield (submitted photo)

E.B.F.H.S. Band at Bloomfield (submitted photo)

On October 5th, the Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont High School Marching Band placed 1st in overall competition with a score of 79.9 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 Color Guard was 2 points away from the overall title. The E.B.F.H.S. Band outscored twelve other bands including: Cardinal, Pekin, Central Lee, Highland, Wapello, Clark County, Missouri, Ft. Madison, Fairfield, Knoxville, Davis County, Washington, and Ottumwa. The band is directed by Joe Overton, Dezirae Russell, and Paige Langstraat, color guard instructor. The Drum Majors are Courtney Durst and Emma Haselhuhn. Soloists for this year’s show are Gage Delacruz, Riley Arnold, Jessica Jones, Andria VerSchuure, and Hope Starr.

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 8:00 in class 2A competition and then at 5:00 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 18 years in a row.



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