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SATURDAY: UW-L Screaming Eagles marching band adds 450 from surrounding high schools



Combined bands will play pregame and halftime shows at Memorial Field 

It’s going to be a packed house Saturday on Veterans Memorial Field, and not because of fans or players.

About 450 students from 10 surrounding high schools in the tri-state area will take the field at halftime to perform with the UWL Screamin’ Eagles marching band. The combined bands will play a pregame and halftime show.

“We have two-hour rehearsal designated Saturday morning,” UW-L band director Tammy Fischer said. “During that time we’ll rehearse five songs.”

Fans can expect to hear a wide range of music from Pitbull to Daft Punk to Metallica.

The Eagles (2-0) host Carroll (1-1) beginning at 3 p.m.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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