During the New Years Weekend, the Pella Marching Dutch traded the cold Iowa winter for a trip to Tampa, Florida to perform in the 2011 Outback Bowl. Pella Band Director Dick Redman tells KNIA/KRLS News that last year Pella High School submitted an application and were eventually accepted to perform at halftime in the bowl game. Redman says that the band performed on New Years Eve during a parade and then joined the other 14 bands to perform together during halftime of the Outback Bowl. Redman adds that they all had a wonderful time and received a lot of compliments. The Marching Dutch took home 2nd place in its class, 3rd overall and were selected as the top color guard.