The Eddyville Easter Egg Hunt, which was cancelled on Saturday, March 24, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 31 at the Eddyville Elementary School at 1:00 PM.
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The Eddyville Elementary PTO School Carnival will be held this Saturday, March 17 from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School Gym. Please enter through the front door for registration purposes and remember, all children must be accompanied by an adult at this family event. There will be fun and games for all, and a classroom silent auction. Free for all current EEAC students preschool through 6th grade. Adults get in free. All students preschool and up who do not attend EEAC must pay a fee of $3.00. Learn more by clicking here.
The Eddyville Ruritan Club will host a community blood drive from 3:00 – 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 15 at 501 Walnut Street, within the Volunteer Fire Department. To donate, please contact the blood center at 800-452-1097 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 5017 to locate the drive.
(IOWA CITY, Iowa) – The Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont (EBF) High School Jazz band was hard at work on Saturday competing in class 2A at the South East Iowa Bandmasters Association District Jazz Contest. The fruits of their labor paid off when they came home with a second-place finish just behind Mid-Prairie High School, qualifying them for the Iowa Jazz Championships at Iowa State University on April 5.
Only the first and second place finishers from the South East Iowa Bandmasters Districts were eligible to go on to the Iowa Jazz Championships. Outstandingly, this is the 32nd year in a row that the band has qualified for championships.
Under the direction of Joe Overton, the band was able to take home awards overall as well as for individual performances. Several students received an Outstanding Soloist Award for their solo performances: Kendal Durst for bass; Grace Manternach for flute; Eric Schutt for trombone; Harrison Mock for trumpet; Julia Fairchild for vibes; Cyrus Rogers for tenor sax; Elijah Hartman for drums; Maggie Voyles for piano; Tara Diephius for tenor sax; Cameron Kolthoff for trumpet; Delanee Van Zante for alto sax; and Emma Mock for clarinet. The EBF Sax Section also received an Outstanding Section Award for their superior performance.
What’s next? The EBF High School Jazz Band is off to perform in concert with the Junior High Jazz Band on Thursday, March 22 at the EBF High School at 7:00 PM. After that, it’s on to the Iowa Jazz Championships in Ames on April 5 at ISU. The band will take the stage at 9:00 AM for the 2A contest.
“Friends and supporters of the band are encouraged to attend and lend your support,” said Joe Overton, Band Director, via a media release sent on Monday, March 5.
(Fairfield, Iowa) – On Saturday, January 6, approximately 800 students from Southeast Iowa arrived at Fairfield High School in hopes of being accepted to attend the SEIBA Honor Band Festival. Each year, the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association sponsors the auditions in Fairfield. This year, there were 28 audition centers, with approximately 400 students auditioning for two junior high bands; over 300 students auditioning for the high school concert band; and about 50 students auditioning for the high school jazz band.
Delanee Van Zante of EBF High School was selected to participate in the SEIBA HS Honor band. High school students prepare two assigned etudes, chromatic and all major scales, and a solo excerpt of their choice. Competition is tough, as a small percentage of the students auditioning are accepted.
“All of the students from EBF that auditioned did an excellent job, demonstrated a commitment to music, and did an outstanding job of representing our school and communities,” said Joe Overton, EBF Band Director, in a news release.
The SEIBA Honor Band Concert will be held at Iowa City West High School on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The students will rehearse with guest conductors during the afternoon and give an evening concert. The junior high bands will present their concert at 5:00 PM followed by the high school bands at 6:00 PM.
The City of Eddyville “Christmas on the River” will be held on December 1. Activities start at 5:00 PM with the Legion having a soup supper. Many activities and open houses are being planned.
By Emery Songer
KBOE/KMZN Sports Director
(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – The basketball season is here and eight doubleheaders will be featured on Friday nights throughout the season as a part of the Game of the Week on 104.9 FM KBOE and kboeradio.com.
December 1st is when the action starts with Sigourney at English Valleys in a South Iowa Cedar League matchup.
The SICL will be featured several times throughout the season, including December 8th, when Montezuma travels to face North Mahaska.
The last doubleheader before the Christmas Break is Knoxville at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in a matchup of South Central Conference foes.
After the new year, it’ll be right back to the SICL for BGM at Sigourney on January 5th.
The following week highlights a rivalry in the South Central Conference with EBF on the road to face Davis County.
January 19th will showcase two small schools in Keokuk County as Keota hosts Tri-County.
The rematch between North Mahaska and Montezuma will be on the air on January 26th in Monte.
Finally, EBF is at Lynnville-Sully in a non-conference doubleheader on February 2nd.
All games begin at 6 PM and the pregame show will start around 5:45 PM on 104.9 FM KBOE and kboeradio.com.
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