Heat, fatigue don't dampen Utahns' spirits during Macy's Parade march
.....we gonna love you til we die" gave me chills to hear that played on
National TV....PROUD TO BE A CAVEMAN !!!! Great job, way to represent !
I love marching bands! Congratulations American Fork - the pictures of your
debut at the parade are amazing. Looks like you did Utah proud!
it's very obvious that utah was well represented in the big apple.my hat is off
to all the band members.
I was able to make the trip up to NYC for the parade. The band looked
absolutely awesome. It was so good to see a piece of home, and the band was
everything that I could have imagined. I loved every minute of the time that I
taught at AF, and seeing the band brought back many memories. Congratulations
for representing the way you should.
We watched the parade and cheered when American Fork's band came marching down
the street. I thought they sounded VERY professional and were glad they
represented our state so well!
Way to go Caveman Band - you were awesome! I'm sorry you were hot and
uncomfortable - but glad that you had such a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
It great to see that the HS marching band hasn't died away completely. I grow
up in a family of band teachers back when the Big Bands were so exciting. Cache
Valley used to be the home for such big bands as the AF band. SV and MC, LHS
even had a marching band. There is so much work that goes into these programs.
To take that many young, disciplined, musicians and pull them together on a
level no sporting event could even begin to imagine and come together as one
sound has got to be the greatest exhibition of talent that can happen at the
high school level. I applaud your Administration for supporting you director
and program. AF Band, way to represent Utah!!!
I was actually up and awake to see the parade, and got to see the band! They
looked and sounded awesome, and I liked how the commentators told how they
raised all the money themselves to go.Good job!!!!
A perfect moment on a perfect day. Seeing the AF Band proudly marching into
Herald Square was so thrilling -- especially for us few AF transplants now
living on the east coast. We were so proud to tell anyone and everyone around
us, "that's our band!!!" Terrific performance, Cavemen. Thanks for a perfect
Just one question -- Who paid for the band to go? If it came from private
pockets great, keep going. If it came from my Tax dollars going to public
education - never go again.
I work with a gentleman that has a son play in the band. Their whole family went
with the band on this once in a lifetime trip. His work with me is a 2nd job
that was used to finance the trip. My understanding is that it was all paid from
fundraisers, donations, and individual contributions.However, I am
at a loss as to why you feel tax dollars shouldn't be used to pay the students
and teachers way for such a once in a life time opportunity. The opportunity for
real learning from the experience would be worth every dollar to the students in
Congratulations to Mr. Miller and the American Fork High School Marching Band!
You made us proud! It was a nice touch to play the fight song at the end of your
routine on tv. "...we'll always bring the honors back...." Thanks for carrying
on the tradition!
My heart is pounding with PRIDE!! You did it!! You were able to march in the
parade of all parades!! What an honor it is to associate with such great kids
that represented our state and our values in such a dignified way!! I'm so
grateful for these wonderful young people who have worked sooooooo hard and for
our fearsome leader John Miller and the countless hours they have all spent
practicing. This program has changed not only our son's life but ours as well.
What an example of pride, determination and excellence!! Go Cavemen!! We love
you and are so proud of you!
the students of the band (which i am one of them) paid for it, with some help of
fundraisers the students did, and by some local companies/groups donating money,
and a special thanks to the AF bank for the 43 grand! :) that helped us a lot!
thank you! it cost each of us apprx. $2100 to go. marching band a lone is $400
and the trip was the $1700, so thanks everybody for the love and support!
Af marching band rox i am so proud of them and all of there willingness to work
hard I am a sister to one of the band members and i am so proud of her and every
one who every one who ever particiapated in the band Also GO BAND MOMS AND
DADS!!!!! AF rox again I am proud of you all
Go CAVEMEN You guys were awesome OH GO BAND MOMS AND DADS. You guys did really
well in represteing UTAH you guys rocked the streets Go AFMB