United Way’s Day of Caring – Donates Service to Nebo School District’s Students

Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

United Way’s annual Day of Caring showed how local volunteers can unite and impact their community in a large way on Wednesday, September 8. Thirty-six service projects were performed across Utah County with more than 40,500 hours of completed service estimated.

The Adobe Corporation sent a team of individuals to partner with Nebo School District and give service to Nebo’s summer camp facility, Shadow Mountain.

Adobe Corporation helped with painting decks, cleaning of the archery unit, and making a suitable staircase on the trail at Shadow Mountain.

Nebo School District’s Captains' Fall Academy

Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

On September 20, 2011, Nebo School District held its first Fall Academy of the quarterly Captains’ Academy for the 2011-2012 season. The purpose of the Captains’ Academy is to promote leadership and sportsmanship between Nebo School District’s five high schools. These Academies have proven to promote better relations through student leaders and athletes.

This Fall Captains’ Academy included leaders from girls’ soccer, football, cheer, boys’ golf, student council, volleyball, girls’ tennis, and girls’ and boys’ cross country.

35th Annual Nebo Tournament of the Bands

Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

Saturday, September 24, 2011, marked the 35th Nebo Tournament of Bands held at Payson High School.  The event is co-hosted by Payson High School and their band boosters as well as the Utah Music Educators Association. Twenty-six high school marching bands from throughout the state of Utah participated in this year's annual event.  All high schools in Nebo School District participated.  Thousands turned out throughout the day to support their favorite bands!

Marine Jazz Combo Band Rocks Payson High School

Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, a Marine Jazz Combo stationed in San Diego paid a visit to Payson High to perform and put on a clinic for approximately 150 students.  Music students from Payson High and Payson Junior High attended the hour-long program.  The combo demonstrated improvisation techniques and performed jazz standard tunes for the students. 

The purpose of the tour is to let students know that a Marine Band might be an option after high school. The band discussed a variety of music careers available to musicians and answered students' questions.