E.B.F.H.S. Marching Band Earns Honors at Valleyfest

EBF Marching Band at Valleyfest. (photo provided)

The Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Marching Band had a very exciting day Saturday as the band had two performances at the Valleyfest and Showdown Competitions in West Des Moines. EBF won the Valleyfest 2A competition with a score of 55.6. The band also won the Outstanding Hornline, Color Guard, Soloist, and Drum Major Awards. Shanna Fellows was selected as the Outstanding Marcher in the EBF Marching Band. The EBF Color Guard performed so well that they had the 3rd highest score of all 22 bands at the contest. Lucas Van Blaricon was honored as the Outstanding Soloist of the day in the 2A competition. Drum Majors Eric Schutt, Emma Mock, and Lizzy VanUtrecht were awarded the Outstanding Drum Major Trophy.

In the evening contest, the “Showdown” of bands, the E.B.F.H.S. Marching Band placed 3rd in class C with a score of 56. The band won the Outstanding Color Guard, Drum Majors, and Soloist trophies. Lucas Van Blaricon was once again honored with the Outstanding Soloist of the Day Award for his Alto Saxophone solo.

The E.B.F.H.S. Band has 60 members this year. The band is directed by Joe Overton, assistant director Dezirae Fairchild, and color guard instructor Paige VerSteegh. The soloists for this year’s show are Tara Diephuis, Eric Schutt, Natalie Nemitz, Addisyn McCrea, Lucas VanBlaricon, Makayla Rodwell, Cameron Kolthoff, Zach Edgren, Shanna Fellows, Andrea Burger, and Emily Glosser.

This Saturday, the E.B.F.H.S. Marching Band will compete at the State Marching Band Contest in Pella and then travel to Ankeny that evening to compete at the Mid-Iowa Band Championship. The band will perform at 9:40 at State Marching Band Contest in Pella and then at 6:00 that evening at the Mid-Iowa Band Championships in Ankeny. As always, friends and supporters of the band are encouraged to attend and lend your vocal support.

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