Eagle Pride Prepares for New Season

Members of the Eagle Pride band and color guard have several new things to look forward to this fall - new uniforms, a new show, and a new director who is already looking ahead to the future of the program.

Luke Grieshop was announced as the new director of Eagle Pride in May. Grieshop, a graduate of the University of Dayton, will also serve as music teacher at Our Lady of the Rosary School.

"I'm very excited and eager to be here," Grieshop said. "There have been so many changes recently and it's a proud time to be a part of the marching band."

In February, Sam Rinehart '69 pledged 50 new band and color guard uniforms for Eagle Pride and up to 50 more in the coming years.

"The new uniforms and the new direction of the band, it's all exciting," Grieshop continued.

Eagle Pride will be performing to the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy this year. Members will also perform out in the community throughout the fall season.

"We're excited to provide students additional opportunities like band day at UD and give them all the experience they need to continue doing marching band in the future if they choose," Grieshop noted.

Eagle Pride will perform during Meet the Eagles on Tuesday, August 15. The first home varsity football will be Friday, September 1.

Posted August 10, 2017