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Screaming Eagles, with new announcer, start their new season with Moon Tunes concert



This year’s version of the UWL marching band has kicked off its season by putting on a Moon Tunes show at Riverside Park. 

And that show marked the official debut for the band’s new announcer, Andrew Jones, who used to be the Eagles drum major just two years ago.

Andrew Jones announces Thursday’s Moon Tunes show

Jones succeeds Terry Wirkus, who retired last fall after 25 years as the announcer for Screaming Eagles performances.  Jones led the now works for the Holmen School District, where he’s an assistant band director.

The marching band has been practicing long hours this week on campus, at the start of a new school year. 

There’s one more Moon Tunes concert for this summer–the Woodstock anniversary show on Saturday, September 10th.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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