ALGONA | The West Hancock Middle School Band placed first among the Class 1A middle school bands participating in the parade competition during Algona Band Day on Sept. 30.

"This was very exciting as it was the first time in 11 years that the band had taken first place," said Jennifer Rosen, West Hancock instrumental music teacher for grades 5-12.

The Eagles had 43 students performing. They marched to the song, "This Is My Country."

-- Mary Pieper