Fi­nally! SFHS March­ing Band places 3rd, Twice

Serve Daily - - NEWS - Re­becca Mccon­nell

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!”

Rm­c­connell

Davis Cup In­vi­ta­tional SFHS places 3rd.

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