Davis High Marching Band
UNIFORM: White Shako hat with white plume. Gold blending to brown on jacket with white and black accents. White gauntlets. Black pants, black shoes. Guard uniform gold on gold with black pants.
Updated on: 12/9/2012 10:16:29 PM
BAND DESCRIPTION: 8 leaders, 4 drum majors, 101 brass, 23 percussion, 108 woodwinds, 16 banner carriers, 36 color guard.
Davis High has three separate concert bands (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble), Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band, Winter Guard, and Winter Drumline.
They participated in the Bands of America Regional from 2007 to 2011, each year placing in the top five. They were Bands of America St. George, Utah Regional Finalists from 2007 to 2011, placed third in 2011 and won the "outstanding visual" caption. They took 1st place at the 2011 BYU Invitational and placed 2nd overall in Utah competitions in 2011. During the past 10 years the band has taken first place at competitions in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and California. The Winter Drumline is the three time reigning Utah state champion.
Founded in 1914, Davis High School is one of the oldest high schools in Utah and is also one of the state's finest. Davis High regularly ranks as one of the top 500 high schools in the country. It leads the state in graduation rate.
PERSONNEL: Steven Hendricks, director; Mark Bailey, assistant director; Ashley Witherspoon, Alecia Southwick, Chase Blackwell, Justin McKeen, drum majors.
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES IN THE ROSE PARADE: The band performed in the 2003 Rose Parade.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: They are performing an original show by Key Poulan this year for their marching band. Because they are performing in December when the marching band is typically finished for the year, they chose the theme "Bells on a Winter Solstice." In June the band members completed a fundraiser called "City Canvassing." They went assigned areas and ask every resident to become a sponsor of the Davis High Marching Band. Their hope is to have virtually every home sporting a yard sign that reads "Proud Supporter of the Davis High Band, 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade."
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