The Marching Dutch began their competitive season this past Saturday, October 5th at the Urbandale Marching Invitational. The event was held at the Urbandale High School Football Stadium with seventeen bands competing in four classes. The Marching Dutch placed first in class 3A and was the 2nd highest scoring band for all classes. They also took top honors in color guard and percussion. Other placing bands in class 3A were: Winterset – 2nd place, Oskaloosa – 3rd place, Clarke – 4th Place, Saydel – 5th Place, Bondurant-Farrar – 6th Place, North Polk – 7th Place, Carlisle – 8th Place
Their next competition is this Saturday, October 12th at the Valleyfest Showdown festival. The event is held at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. Their performance time is 10:15 p.m.