Davis Cup: One of the Most Exciting Band Competitions of the Year

dallin neilson

Every year, Davis high hosts one of the biggest Marching Band competitions of the year. Bands from all over the state compete for the Davis Cup, which is a trophy that has been around since the 70s. The competition goes all day from 11 in the morning to about 11 at night by the time it’s all said and done.

For Davis, it is arguably the most competitive day of the whole season, simply because it is our home show! Everyone wants to win at their own home, but unfortunately, this hasn’t always been the case for Davis. American Fork is our main rival when it comes to band. They have an extremely successful band program and so does Davis, so every year is a struggle to be on top. This year was no different because Davis and American Fork keep getting better year after year.

This year it was cold and windy, which aren’t the best conditions to compete in. Davis pulled through and got the color guard caption which is awesome and is still pushing to get other captions to win.

“It was really nice and relieving to see that all of our hard work is paying off!” said Hannah Nelson.

Everyone was happy that we at least took one caption because American Fork always seems to take every award, which gets old real quick and almost doesn’t seem fair. Regardless, it gives the band a goal to aspire towards and to get better everyday.