November 11, 2011
John Buskirk (center), drum major for the Payson High School Marching Band, directs Sierra McMartin (left) and Hannah Anderson in a trombone warm-up before their performance.
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Band competes Saturday in finals in Glendale
The Payson High School marching band drummed and danced its way to fourth place against 31 other Division 3 bands at the state semi-finals on Saturday, Nov. 5. “I’m proud of them, but now I’m preparing for the finals,” said Daria Mason, the high school band director the day after the semi-finals. Payson ranked sixth among Division 3 bands going into the competition, but came out of the semi-finals fourth. This Saturday, Nov. 12 the band will travel to the state finals in Glendale.