PELLA — On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont marching band placed second at the Marching Dutch Invitational Contest in Pella. The band earned a score of 66.35, 3 points behind West Marshall in class 2A. EBF won the Outstanding Color Guard Award.

West Marshall won the Outstanding Drumline Award in class 2A. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont outscored the bands from Bedford Community, Belle Plaine, PCM, Williamsburg, and South Tama.

The EBF High School marching band has 60 members this year. 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. The Drum Majors are Eric Schutt, Emma Mock, and Lizzy VanUtrecht. The band is directed by Joe Overton, Dezirae Fairchild, and Color Guard instructor Paige Ver Steegh.

Saturday, the band traveled to Urbandale for the Urbandale Marching Invitational Contest. They performed in class 2A competition. The band competes at Valleyfest in West Des Moines on Oct. 12. On Oct. 19, 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.

This news release was sent to the Herald

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