Utah high school hopes to send band to Holiday Bowl

GRANTSVILLE, Utah –A marching band from a Utah High School has been selected to play at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, and now the students are trying to raise the funds needed for the trip.

The music department of Grantsville High School put on a concert Friday night as well as a silent auction, as their school’s band was one of 15 in the nation and the only one in Utah selected to play at the Holiday Bowl.

The cost for the trip is about $700 per student, so the band is hoping to raise about $45,000 to send their students to the big show in December.

Emilie Bertort, Band Booster President, said they have various plans for raising the money.

“We have gift cards for fireworks, glow sticks for the 4th of July parade, we have a car wash coming up, we have loads of sunshine, which is a manure for your garden, we have a silent auction that’s going on here tonight, we have a yard sale tomorrow [Saturday],” Bertot said.