Love was in the air during the University of Iowa’s football game on Oct. 28.
Grace Schebler got the surprise of a lifetime during her marching band performance when her Army boyfriend, who is currently stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia, showed up.
Isaac Anderson, 23, got on his knee to pop the question while the Hawkeyes’ marching band was playing Bruce Channel’s “Hey Baby” to set the mood, which was music to her ears once she realized what was happening.
“It was a complete surprise,” Schebler, 20, told ABC News. “He told me he had to work on Saturday and so I didn’t even know he was in Iowa until he tapped me on the shoulder and I turned around. I wasn’t prepared for it at all. But once I saw him and heard ‘Hey Baby,’ I kind of put it together.”
Schebler and Anderson have been dating for nearly six years, falling in love after meeting in marching band. They both played trombone before he became the drum major.
“I am still shocked that he kept that secret for so long,” said the excited bride-to-be. “It’s so exciting now, especially with him being away it gives us something to connect with over the phone.”
The happy couple plan to wed in 2020 after Schebler graduates.