The Alta High Marching Band marched to victory at the State Marching Band Championships. The newly created marching band the first in Canyons District won Best Percussion, Best Music, and Second Place overall in the Nov. 1, 2013 State Championships in St. George. The win represents a feather in the cap for the new marching band, which competed against schools boasting seasoned, longstanding programs.
The marching band competed in the 2A division at the contest. The competition separates bands into divisions based on band size, rather than school enrollment.
The marching band has racked up a series of wins in its premier season, including Second Place overall and First Place in Drumline at the Oct. 15 Davis Cup Marching Band Competition; Outstanding Percussion and third-place awards at the Nebo Invitational; and a Third Place trophy at the Mt. Timpanogos Invitational. It is under the direction of Bill Mattingly and assistant director Caleb Shabestari.