Bands battle weather, each other at Davis Invitational

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 16 2012 10:31 p.m. MDT

Becca Cardon, a member of Ogden High's color guard, said after her school's performance that it was one of the best they had ever done. Cardon and the other members of her guard showed off new costumes and props for the very first time at the Davis Cup, something they said can be challenging but is typical of their performances. 

"I stumbled in the fourth song," Cardon said. "I think we pulled it off pretty well for having brand new stuff." 

The 33 schools participating in Tuesday's event were separated into divisions, from 1A to 5A, based on each band's size. Music ranged from modern arrangements, like Fremont High School's performance of the music of Bruno Mars, to more classical fare, like Ogden High's music from Igor Stravinsky's "Firebird," which included a 30-foot model volcano. 

American Fork High School was named the winner in the 5A division and overall winner of the Davis Cup. Davis High School came in second, with Skyview High School finishing third.

The Davis Cup Invitational is organized by an association of parents and relies on the efforts of about 200 volunteers, Davis Cup committee chairman Lincoln Homer said. Proceeds from the event are used to offset the expenses of the Davis High School marching band program. 

Official Results

Class 1 A

First Place — Timpanogos

Second Place — Grantsville

Third Place — West Jordan

Class 2 A

First Place — Pocatello ID

Second Place — Tooele

Third Place — Ogden

Class 3A

First Place — Lone Peak

Second Place — Viewmont

Third Place — Blackfoot (ID)

Class 4A

First Place — Timpview

Second Place — Westlake

Third Place — Riverton

Class 5A

First Place — American Fork

Second Place — Davis

Third Place — Sky View

E-mail: benwood@desnews.com

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