Payson High School is pleased to announce the induction of Orson Pratt Huish into the PHS Sports Hall of Fame as a Special Contributor to our deep athletics legacy. Mr. Huish is the musician who composed our school song.
Though he was born out east, he and his family moved to the Utah Territory in 1861 while he was still a child, and they settled in Payson. Here, he worked in farming and ranching as a youth. In 1880, Orson formed the Huish Band with his brothers Edward, Joseph, Frank, James, and Frederick, and their sister Florette. They traveled throughout the Utah Territory, performing for dances.
Orson Huish wrote over 300 songs, including several that are found in the hymnbook of the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We honor him at Payson High School for composing our school song, “The Silver and the Green.” For over 100 years, tens of thousands of PHS youth have sung his inspiring words. We invite everyone to “Come and join us, come and join us” because “We are marching on to victory everyday!”
See the complete lyrics and sheet music at the PHS website. We recognized Mr. Huish's contributions at last Friday's football game. Receiving the Hall of Fame certificate on behalf of the Huish family was Dawna Stewart, Orson's great grand niece. To see and read the complete Hall of Fame profile of Mr. Huish, click here.