“Sounds of Springville”, a wonderful success
Springville’s young musicians had a chance on June 12th to showcase their talent and win over $900 prizes at the “Sounds of Springville.” The musical competition was held in conjunction with Art City Days and under the direction of the ASAP Coalition (Art City Substance Abuse Prevention). The rules were simple; anyone ages 12-20 living in Springville or Mapleton wanting to display their musical talent in 15 minutes or less was eligible.
This year’s contest was open to not only bands, but musicians of any kind. According to Shannon Acor, ASAP’s Coordinator, the goal was to get 10 competitors. “We finally had to close the event with 14 entries, our three hour time limit was more than filled!” The “Sounds of Springville” received great community support from two local youth bands. Acor said, “We are so grateful for the talent of Synergy and Black Tie Event. They provided entertainment before and after the event without any compensation. They added a special touch to the night.” She continued to explain how Springville’s Mountain Rock Music helped double the prize money by offering twice the cash prize with in-store credit.
The competition was judged by four individuals with extensive musical background. Two judges have CD’s of their own on the market. The winners of the night were 1st place Brittney Joell Snyder, 2nd place Kate Gabbitas and there was a third place tie going to The Sam’s Club Fiddle Band and Deep Reflections. The winners were honored by riding a top a fire engine in the Art City Day’s Parade and were recognized at Springville’s City Council Meeting. Acor commented, “It was truly a night to honor and allow the great youth in the community to shine. We look forward to next year!”
Brittney Joell Snyder performs at “Sounds of Springville” and later awarded first prize. Congratulations!
Austin Brings in his fish.
Trever enjoying fishing.