Finally! SFHS Marching Band places 3rd, Twice
October 11, 2014, BYU Rocky Mountain Marching Band Invitational, it took everything Drum Major Bobby McConnell had to keep from smiling like a Cheshire cat as he slowly walked forward to collect the 3rd Place trophy. He nodded at the presenter and carefully grasped the trophy, pivoted, walked back to his bands placement, set the Trophy down next to the Spanish Fork High School sign and then went back to resting position next to his fellow Drum Major Tanner Stone. Then he whispered excitedly “Tanner! We just won a Trophy!” Tanner whispered back, “I know!” Next to them, the Color Guard Captain, Jada Kent was giggling on the inside. Up in the stands the rest of the SFHS band was going crazy, and the band boosters were no different, even a few tears were shed. This was the first time the SFHS band has placed in a tournament in over five years and the first Trophy that the seniors had ever been awarded. “It was a long time coming and I couldn’t be more happy or proud!” said Senior Bobby McConnell. “I wasn’t sure if we’d ever see one of these!”
Fast forward to October 21st at the Davis Cup competition hosted by Davis High School. The Spanish Fork band played their hearts out and performed an awesome show to the Tower of Power routine. Then again they held their breath as the awards were announced. It was a repeat! SFHS was awarded 3rd Place again! “Your turn!” Bobby whispered to Tanner after they executed their salute with Color Guard Co-Captain Seryn Martin. So the Junior stepped forward to accept the trophy.
Now with two awards under their belt, they went to the Red Rocks Competition in St George on Halloween Day. “I am so proud of them, they did great! And I am excited for Red Rocks!” said Clint Roberts, the Spanish Fork Band Director. The Band Boosters are giving Clint full credit for making this band what it is. They know he has turned around an almost nonexistent program and he’s got the kids excited and the band is growing again. They are looking forward to see where this band will go over the next few years!
Congratulations Spanish Fork High School Marching Band!”
Davis Cup Invitational SFHS places 3rd.