245-member Oregon Ducks marching band to perform at halftime of MTHS football game

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By Doug Petrowski

In addition to lots of red and black, fans at Friday night’s Mountlake Terrace High School football game vs. Everett will be seeing plenty of yellow and green as the University of Oregon marching band will be in attendance and performing during the game.

The 245-member marching band will play with the MTHS band from the stands during the first half of the game, then take the field during halftime to perform.

The Ducks band is in Western Washington to perform at Saturday night’s Oregon-WSU football game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

The appearance by the band at Friday’s MTHS home football game was arranged by Mountlake Terrace High School alum Nathan Irby, a graduate teaching fellow for the Oregon Athletic Bands. Irby is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Music Education from the University of Oregon.

The Oregon band will end their appearance following halftime due in part to a City of Edmonds law restricting noise levels after 10 p.m. “They are going to play the first half and halftime because there is a noise ordinance in Edmonds and it’s going to be pretty loud,” explained MTHS Principal Greg Schwab.

The Mountlake Terrace-Everett football game is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium, 7600-212th St. S.W.

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