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    Marlo Birkmann found her passion early. She started practicing with a team when she was 5 and, “by the time I was 6 or 7 I was getting better and needed better teachers. Mom and I found a coach, and that coach pushed me hard to practice every day.” Now, at BSU’s halftime shows, Marlo Birkmann and the BSU Marching Band light up the field.

Marlo Birkmann found her passion early. She started practicing with a team when she was 5 and, “by the time I was 6 or 7 I was getting better and needed better teachers. Mom and I found a coach, and that coach pushed me hard to practice every day.” Now, at BSU’s halftime shows, Marlo Birkmann and the BSU Marching Band light up the field. Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com
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