The crowd fell silent as Weber State University’s Army ROTC choir and color guard performed the national anthem during the Jazz vs. Lakers game on Wednesday night. The ROTC choir and color guard have been practicing for months in preparation for the event.

The Army ROTC choir and color guard have previously performed and rendered arms at numerous sporting events including the Utah Grizzlies match.

After arriving at the Energy Solutions Arena, the color guard began practicing the walk out to the court, making sure that every step and turn was in unison. In the meantime, the choir was busy trying to hit the correct notes, rehearsing “The Star-Spangled Banner” adjacent to the Jazz dance team practicing their routine nearby.

When it was finally time for the choir and color guard to perform at this nationally televised event, members were busy in the dressing rooms assembling parts of their uniforms, double-checking that every single detail was exact and straight.

As the color guard, bayonets and flags in hand, made its way to render honors by maneuvering the counter march to center court, the crowd erupted in cheers. As the choir began to sing, all was silent throughout the stadium. The choir gave an outstanding performance; every note was sung to the best of their ability. Following the anthem, the color guard proceeded to exit the arena in unity.

For more information about Army ROTC’s choir and color guard visit their Facebook page and check out the Army ROTC website .

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Weber State’s Army ROTC color guard exits the arena following the choir’s performance. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)

 

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Weber State’s Army ROTC color guard maneuvers to center court during the Jazz vs. Lakers game Wednesday night. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)

 

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Members of Weber State’s Army ROTC choir singing the national anthem during the nationally broadcasted Jazz vs. Lakers game on Wednesday night. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
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Members of Weber State’s Army ROTC choir and color guard pose with Jazz Bear following their performance of the national anthem. (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)
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Weber State’s Army ROTC color guard stands still waiting to exit the court. (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)
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The head of Weber State’s Army ROTC choir and his team before their live performance of the national anthem. (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)
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Weber State’s Army ROTC color guard renders arms during the choir’s performance of the national anthem. (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)

 

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