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High school students perform with Screaming Eagles

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LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—Local high school students got a chance to see what it's like to be in UW-La Crosse's Screaming Eagle Marching Band during High School band day UW-L's homecoming football game on Saturday.

A chance  Two hundred and sixty high school students, from eight area high schools, had two hours to learn to play and dance four different songs like the screaming eagles.

"These kids, they know the music," Tammy Fisher, Screaming Eagles Director said.  "I mean it's Party Rock Anthem, it's Cupid Shuffle so its music that they know and they're familiar with."

"Well we already played them before," Xochitl Riley, La Crescent Sophomore said. "We just were doing it together so it wasn't that bad. It was just really cold."

Screaming Eagle Clarinetist Kirsten Berg braved the cold to help the students learn the dance.

She said that was the best part of the day.

"They all kind of looked a little scared at first but I could tell they really were enjoying it," Berg said.

Fisher said their reward for all of their hard work is performing in front of hundreds of people at UW-L's homecoming game.

"I know our audience really appreciates the efforts that they've put into the day," Fisher said.

This was the second year UW-L hosted High School Band Day. Fisher hopes to do it again next year because its a great way to inspire the students to continue playing music after high school.

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