Four Utah Superintendents to Take Stage Thursday, Carbon’s Included


Pictured: The Superintendent’s of Rock featuring Carbon School District’s Steve Carlsen (left) perform at a recent USBA Conference. Courtesy of Steve Carslen.

The summer season may seem relatively easy for superintendents. That is, unless the superintendent is one of four members in a band. The Superintendents of Rock, or sometimes called SOR, will be taking the stage this week as part of Price City’s culture connection series.

The band, made up of four superintendents from around the state of Utah, was born almost a year and a half ago after a choice encounter between two of the members.

Carbon School District’s own Steve Carlsen, who was attending meetings in Grand County School District, happened upon the office of Grand’s superintendent Scott Crane and noticed a guitar in his office. After talking for a while about music and guitars, one thing led to another and the band was born.

Besides Carlsen and Crane, Scott Rogers, the Superintendent from Tooele School District, as well as double Superintendent-band teacher Kodey Hughes from Tintic’s district make up the group that specializes in music that will appeal to all.

“We play old time rock and roll,” explained Carlsen, “a lot of Creedence Clearwater, Eagles, a little Billy Joel, a lot of stuff, a lot of fun stuff.”

The band has played for school boards and superintendents in various conferences and conventions and will bring their blend of classic tunes to Price at seven on the evening of Thursday, July 21 in the Peace Gardens. The event is free and all are welcome to come and enjoy the concert.

“We just have a fun time,” Carlsen said.


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