Bill Mattingly, Alta High School's Band Director, has been working on getting a marching band at his school for years.
Now, he is seeing his work turn into a reality.
Mattingly said, "This area needs something like this. People from the neighborhood are already proud and so happy to see this in the community."
Starting a marching band is no easy task. While his students know how to play their instruments, playing them and marching is a totally different task.
Stormy Burrows is a Senior at Alta playing in the band, she explained, "We have to learn to walk and play at the same time and get to a certain spot. It's a bit more difficult than it sounds."
Difficult work they are determined to get right. So they have practiced hundreds of hours this summer, in the sun, making sure they know exactly what to do. They want to excel from the very beginning of this new endeavor.
Mattingly said, "Our lofty goals are state championship - but we just want to be competitive."
Besides being competitive, they want to have fun and really love the music they are performing.
Burrows said, "When something is in tune and in balance and sounds great and you are where you are supposed to be it's awesome."
The Alta Marching Band performed in the Sandy Parade this summer, but will make their real debut this fall during home football games.