by Bethany Spencer
Band director Shannon Dykstra is excited to have an impressive 77 musicians in the 2017-2018 Eagle Marching Band. The Marching Eagles are led by drum majors senior Abbi Gosselink and junior Abby Te Grotenhuis.
The band has been working hard before school and during first period every day in preparation for home football games. This year’s show theme is Motown Magic, and the full production will be showcased during halftime on October 13. A portion of the show, including “My Girl ” by The Temptations and “R-E-S-P-E-C-T ” by Aretha Franklin, will be performed at halftime on September 22.
Members of the band are looking forward to the moment when all the practice and dedication pays off. “When the music finally comes together, and we know all the notes and steps, the flow we get into is exhilarating ,” said senior Andrea Freeman.