E.B.F.H.S. Marching Band Wins at Valleyfest! 23rd Year in a Row!

E.B.F.H.S. Marching Band Wins at Valleyfest! 23rd Year in a Row!

E.B.F.H.S. Marching Band Wins at Valleyfest! 23rd Year in a Row! (submitted photo)

The Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Marching Band had a very exciting day Saturday as the band placed 1st in the Valleyfest and Showdown Competitions in West Des Moines. EBF won the Valleyfest 2A competition with a score of 65.8. Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont also won the Outstanding Hornline, Marching and Maneuvering, Drumline, Color Guard, Drum Major, and Soloist of the Day Awards. Delanee Van Zante was chosen as the Outstanding Soloist of the Day in class 2A for her alto saxophone solos. Maggie Voyles was selected as the Outstanding Marcher in the EBF Marching Band.

In the evening contest, the “Showdown” of bands, the E.B.F.H.S. Marching Band placed 1st in class C with a score of 58.9. This is the 23rd consecutive year that the band has placed 1st at the “Showdown” Contest. The band also won the Outstanding Hornline, Marching, Color Guard, Drumline, Drum Major, and Soloist trophies. Maggie Voyles was honored with the Outstanding Soloist of the Day Award for her Mellophone solos.

The E.B.F.H.S. Band has 73 members this year. The band is directed by Joe Overton, assistant director Dezirae Fairchild, and color guard instructor Paige VerSteegh. The field commanders are Grace Manternach, Emma Mock, and Eric Schutt. The soloists for this year’s show are Katie Fisher, Maggie Voyles, Delanee Van Zante, Harrison Mock, Joey Voyles, Adlynn Eveland, and Hannah Koellner.

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 defend their title at the Mid-Iowa Band Championships. The band performs at 9:55 in State competition where they have earned a Division I rating for the last 31 years in a row. In the evening Mid-Iowa Band Championships competition, the band performs at 5:45 where they have placed 1st 20 times in the last 22 years. Friends and supporters of the band are encouraged to attend and lend your vocal support.



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