Monday, March 8, 2021

Rocky Mountain Marching Band Invitational draft photos


PROVO, Utah (Oct 8)Congratulations to all the Utah public high school marching bands that competed Tuesday at the 35th annual Rocky Mountain Marching Band Invitational at LaVell Edwards Stadium. We extend our sincere thanks to Brigham Young University and the Rocky Mountain Marching Band Invitational for their hospitality.

In some cases, additional photos are available and will be released upon request to directors of the bands photographed. Do not write to us for the names of students in the photographs. First, although the event itself is newsworthy, the participation of individual students is not. Second, we don’t even know the names. And third, it is strictly against our policies to publish names of photographed students. Even if you know the names, our copyright prohibits you from tagging them on Facebook or using our images in a way that is not related to the newsworthy event for which they were taken.

Directors who would like all the photos we took can email us (see About). Photos are published under a Creative Commons license, which means you’re free to copy them and put them in your own content, including school newspapers and yearbooks, but in every case, we have higher resolution copies than those published. Additional photos are available for almost all bands, which we would be glad to provide.

Class 5A

American Fork, 1st Place, Outstanding Music, Visual, Percussion, Color Guard

Davis HS in Kaysville, 2nd Place

Sky View HS in Smithfield, 3rd Place

Class 4A

Timpview HS in Provo, 1st Place, Outstanding Music

Westlake HS in Saratoga Springs, 2nd Place, Outstanding Visual, Color Guard

Pleasant Grove, 3rd Place, Outstanding Percussion

Class 3A

Riverton, 1st Place, Outstanding Music, Visual, Color Guard

Provo, 2nd Place, Outstanding Percussion

Copper Hills HS in West Jordan, 3rd Place

Class 2A

Tooele, 1st Place, Outstanding Music, Visual, Color Guard

Fremont HS in Plain City, 2nd Place

West Jordan, 3rd Place, Outstanding Percussion

Class 1A

Salem Hills HS in Salem, 1st Place, Outstanding Percussion, Color Guard

Timpanogos HS in Orem, 2nd Place, Outstanding Music, Visual

Uintah HS in Vernal, 3rd Place

Rough guidelines to scoring

Bands are classified by the size of the band, excluding auxiliary and drum majors. On the score sheet, each category counts for one-sixth of the total, and within each category, the three subcategories receive equal weighting. No judges were on the field during the performances.

  • Visual Effect: Program Effect, Performance Effect, Coordination
  • Visual Ensemble: Composition, Excellence, Vocabulary
  • Music Effect: Program Effect, Performance Effect, Coordination
  • Music Ensemble: Balance and Timing, Tone and Intonation Quality, Musicianship
  • Color Guard: Composition, Excellence, Effect
  • Percussion: Repertoire, Performance, Effect
Paul Katula
Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

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