E.B.F.H.S Marching Band Wins Championships!! 

      On Saturday, Oct. 13th, the Eddyville-Blakesburg High School Marching Band placed 1st in class 2A at the Mid-Iowa Marching Band Championship in Ankeny for the 21st time in the last 24 years. EBF earned a score of 65.3.  The band also won the Outstanding Color Guard Trophy.  West Marshall won the Outstanding Drumline Award.  Earlier in the day, the E.B.F.H.S. Marching Band competed at the State Marching Band Contest in Pella where they earned their 33rd consecutive Division I rating with a score of 81.9.

     On Saturday September 22nd, the EBF Marching Band placed 2nd at the Marching Dutch Invitational Contest in Pella.  The band earned a score of 69.2, only 1.6 points behind West Marshall in class 2A.  EBF won the Outstanding Color Guard Award.       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. 

.    On Saturday October 6th the band placed 1st in the Valleyfest and Showdown Competitions in West Des Moines.  EBF won the Valleyfest 2A competition with a score of 55.2.  Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont also won the Outstanding Marching and Maneuvering, Drumline, Color Guard, and Drum Major trophies.  Jenny Faybik 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 56.8.   This is the 24th consecutive year that the band has placed 1st at the “Showdown” Contest.  The band also won the Outstanding Hornline, Drumline, Color Guard, Drum Major, and Soloist trophies.  Delanee Van Zante was honored with the Outstanding Soloist of the Day Award for her Alto Saxophone solo.


     The E.B.F.H.S. Band has 66 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 Cameron Kolthoff, Eric Schutt, Marissa McAlister, Delanee Van Zante, Jenny Faybik, Grace Manternach, and Hannah Koellner. 

     Director Joe Overton was overheard making these comments:  The West Marshall band really pushed us hard this season and made us better for it.   We kept getting better each week and the hard work paid off.  I think our last day of competition was excellent.  Thank you chaperones, bus drivers, music boosters, parents, friends, family, custodians, teachers, and administrators for all of your support!!



Basketball is a game of hustle, desire, dedication, commitment, and skill.  All of these ingredients are essential to successful play.  Too often athletes that want to become good basketball players neglect to properly prepare themselves for the upcoming season.  This clinic is designed to improve practice habits and introduce the core values of teamwork in a fun and enjoyable environment. 

7th & 8th Boys & Girls

Oct. 19 3:30-5pm HS Back Gym

Oct. 22 3:30-5pm HS Back Gym

Oct. 23 3:30-5pm HS Back Gym – parents meeting to follow at 5pm

5th & 6th Boys & Girls

Oct. 29 3:30-5pm HS Back Gym

Oct. 30  3:30-5pm HS Back Gym

Nov. 1   3:30-5pm HS Back Gym – parents meeting to follow at 5pm 

3rd & 4th Grade Boys & Girls

Oct. 24  3:30-5pm HS Back Gym

Oct. 25  3:30-5pm HS Back Gym

Oct. 26  3:30-5pm HS Back Gym – parents meeting to follow at 5pm


Admission Prices 2018-2019 School Year

Varsity Football Games - $5 - all students/adults
JV Football Games - $3 all students/adults
All other varsity contests will be $5 adults and $3 students
JH/9th/JV contests - $4 adults and $2 students
HS Band/Choir Concerts - $3 adults & $2 students
JH Band/Choir Concerts - $2 adults & $1 students
**We encourage those individuals that will be attending several events to purchase an activity card.  Activity Cards can be purchased at the following rates:
Elementary Student - $30
JH/HS Student - $40
Single Adult - $90
Adult Couple - $150
A 50% discount on 4th child activity card purchased
Seniors - age 60 and over can receive a free activity pass - please notify the HS office and a Golden Age Pass will be made for those individuals.


Check out the Calendar of Events (located at the top of website)



These behaviors are NOT acceptable at activities:  

Disrespectful conduct, including profanity, obscene gestures or comments, offensive remarks of a sexual nature, or other actions that demean individuals or the event.  Penalty – EJECTION  

Throwing articles onto the contest area.  Penalty – EJECTION  

Entering the contest area in protest or celebration.  Penalty – EJECTION  

Physical confrontation involving contest officials, coaches/directors, contestants or spectators.  Penalty – EJECTION 

Spectator interference with the event. Penalty – EJECTION 

Jumping up and down on the bleachers.  Penalty - Warning/EJECTION 

Use of artificial noisemakers, signs, or banners. Penalty - Warning/EJECTION 

Chants or cheers directed at opponents. Penalty - Warning/EJECTION