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Am.F. High's band sweeps annual Bridgerland Invitational

American Fork High School's marching band swept the Bridgerland Band Invitational on Saturday night, taking the first place open class award.

The Cavemen also won the outstanding auxiliary, percussion, music, visual and general effect trophies.In the third annual competition that marks the beginning of the 1997 band field show competition season, 27 bands competed in three categories in preliminaries Saturday at Utah State University's Romney Stadium. Twelve select bands competed in the finals that evening.

Mountain Crest High School from Hyrum, Cache County, took second place and Davis High School, Kaysville, took third in the open class division.

In the Class A competition, the Roy High Royal Marching Band snagged third place and won honors for outstanding percussion and music. Idaho's Blackfoot Bronco High School band won first place, along with the outstanding visual and general effect awards. Meridian High School, also from Idaho, took second place and outstanding auxiliary honors.

In the Class B division, Springville High's Red Devil Marching Band took the first place award and also the outstanding auxiliary, music, visual and general effect awards.

Spanish Fork High took second place and outstanding percussion honors. Tooele High School's band took third place.

Most of the regional bands meet again this week in the Nebo Competition at Payson on Monday starting at 5:15 p.m. and in the Brigham Young University Rocky Mountain Invitational on Tuesday at Cougar Stadium beginning at 3:30 p.m.

The Bridgerland competition included bands from Magrath, Canada, and Elko, Nev.