Community Member Performs in ASU Halftime Show
On Saturday, October 14, more than 600 band students from local Arizona schools played alongside the Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band during the halftime performance at Sun Devil Stadium.
The group of Arizona students included a Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member.
The performance was part of Sun Devil Football’s Second Annual Junior High Band Day Extravaganza. Community member Skyler Johnson performed with his classmates, representing Stapley Junior High School. Johnson has been playing the clarinet for four years, starting in fifth grade at Hermosa Vista Elementary. The students were given musical note sheets one week in advance to prepare them for the performance.
Two songs were selected, the Echosmith song “Cool Kids” and the ASU fight song, “Maroon and Gold.”
|The Stapley Junior High band wait to perform during half-time.|
The performance also happened to fall on Skyler’s birthday. He said, “It made it better than on a different day.” One day, he hopes to play for ASU’s basketball and football teams and be in the marching band.