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Norwalk Marching Band Takes the Field

Norwalk Warrior Marching Band competes in two upcoming events
Brayden Plourde
The Norwalk Warrior Marching Band performs its show “Kings of Keys” on Friday, Sept. 1, in Warrior Stadium.

Norwalk to Compete at Linn-Mar Marching Festival

The Norwalk Warrior Marching Band will perform at 2:25 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Linn-Mar High School stadium in Marion, Iowa. Marching bands from all over the state gather to compete at this all-day event.

The band will perform their 2023 show, “Kings of Keys,” featuring music by Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Billy Joel in a four-movement show.

For Norwalk fans, this event is 2 hours and 16 minutes away. Tickets can be purchased at the door and range from $10 for adults to $5 for both students K-12 and seniors 60+. See below for information on their next competition at Valley High School.

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Norwalk Warrior Marching Band to Perform at Valleyfest XLIV

The Norwalk Warrior Marching Band will take the field at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 7 at Valley High School to present their show “Kings of Keys.”

The show includes music from pianist Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and formations that coincide. Norwalk will be performing at the day show, Valleyfest; however, there is a night show, The Showdown, where bands can also choose to perform.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students (K-12) for the day show and can be purchased at the door.

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Taylor Stanley
Taylor Stanley, Editor
Taylor Stanley is a senior at NHS and editor for The Spear. Stanley is a second-year journalism student, and has been published in other publications such as the Warren Town and County News. Outside of the newsroom, Stanley is involved in marching, concert, and jazz band. “Something interesting about me is I have been to six countries outside of the U.S.,” she said. After high school, Stanley said she will attend the University of Northern Iowa majoring in business.
Keegan Johnson
Keegan Johnson, Staff Writer
Keegan Johnson is a junior at Norwalk High School and Staff Writer for The Spear. This is Keegan's first semester in journalism class, and he joined because of a friend's recommendation who had good experiences in the class the year prior. Keegan says he enjoys playing video games, and participates in jazz band, marching band, and rugby. “Something interesting about me is that the rugby team I play for was started by my brother in his sophomore year of highschool," he said. "It is also a unique and fun experience having my dad as the coach of the team even though it can be challenging at times," he said. Johnson said he is also entertaining the idea of playing in college.
Brayden Plourde
Brayden Plourde, Staff Writer
Brayden Plourde is a sophomore at NHS taking his first semester of journalism this year. Brayden is involved in multiple sports such as football, swimming, and track. One of his favorite things to do is watch movies, and one of his top picks is Ace Ventura Pet Detective. Something interesting about Brayden is that he was born in Rhode Island and has lived in 4 different states. “I want to be a sports journalist so it's a great opportunity to see if this is something I want to do when I'm older," he said.
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