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Easton Red Rovers Marching Band headed to Fiesta Bowl

Band to compete against some of best in nation.

EASTON, Pa. - For more than a year, the Easton Area High School marching band has been preparing to perform at the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona.

"Everyone is getting more excited. In the band we are putting up these little cactuses all over the place everyone is just really hyped," said Kyle Homschek, the president of the marching band.

The band made up of around 300 members will depart from the Philadelphia airport Thursday morning.

"I'm just excited to see all the work pay off," said Homschek.

Members of the band loaded up this truck last week and all their equipment and instruments are en route.

“I know we are ready and we are just going to go out have some fun," said Homschek.

Once in Phoenix the band will compete against other bands from across the country.

"Honestly, being able to go down there and compete against those amazing, phenomenal bands is a really great opportunity for us," explained Tyler Diehl, the vice president of the marching band.

The Red Rover's will also get to march in the Fiesta Bowl Parade, not far behind Penn State's Blue Band.

"I feel so incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to say that I am a part of this band I am a part of this organization and I am able to take all of the hard work from the past couple decades and bring it to a brand new audience and really exhibit that Easton tradition, that Easton pride," said Andrew Gifford, one of the band's drum majors.


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