Sandy Journal Article


“We have dedicated students who want to be here, wanting to learn and do their best.” – Bill Mattingly

Alta BandThe Sandy Journal published an article on Alta’s new marching band program! Read the whole article HERE.

Senior Mallary Andra has been the only girl in the drum line since she started high school, but she gave it up to become one of  two chosen drum majors in the inaugural year of Alta High School’s marching band.

“I am so excited,” Mallary said on the eve of the marching band’s first half-time performance. “It’s a chance to be a leader, to be a part of something awesome.”

Although the marching band performed at Sandy City’s Fourth of July parade, its first football half-time show was at Rio Tinto Stadium Sept. 14 when Alta defeated Allentown, N.J. 44-7.

“We practiced 12 hours a day during band camp in July, and since then, we’ve had three days a week of three- and four-hour practices. We don’t want to just debut and have everyone say, ‘Oh, that’s the new marching band,’ we want to come out with a bang and blow everyone away,” Mallary said.

Read the whole article HERE.

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