Outgoing seniors from the Emery Spartan Band performed for the last time with fellow band members Monday evening and did so at a unique location.
It was the first time the band has played at an outside venue. Band members performed for the public at the park by the rodeo grounds in Castle Dale.
“I have wanted to try this for a long time,” said EHS Band Director Ben Carroll. “Because it went so well, I have decided to try it again next year and maybe even a little bit in the summer for the marching band.”
The band played musical selections from “Jurassic Park,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Rocky,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Harry Potter,” “Indiana Jones,” and “Star Wars.”
After the performance, band and audience were treated to refreshments. Awards were then issued to students who not only lettered this year, but to “Students of the Year” in all three grades. Olivia Burton was awarded theВ prestigious John Philip Sousa Award, which is given to a student who has shown superior musicianship and outstanding dedication. Burton was this year’s band president and music Sterling Scholar runner-up. She received a trophy, plaque, and certificate.
Though the evening was a huge success, for some it was the last time they would ever play for the Spartan Band.
“I am actually pretty sad that this was the last time I would be in this class,” said senior French horn player Nathan Thompson. “It has been a great three years with lots of memories.”