Europe Trip Update

I have had a couple people ask me about the France trip in June 2019.  You may have noticed that they page about it is gone from the web site.  After spending countless hours in discussions with administrators, and the school board we have all come to the conclusion that the trip is really not feasible for us.

We all agree that it would be an amazing opportunity, but there are a ton of factors that make it difficult for us to pull off.  I too am sad that we will not get the opportunity to go, but we are now looking for a new trip idea that will be possible in about the same time frame.

Stay tuned for more information as we get it.  I was planning to let people down when I had an alternative plan, but since a couple have asked recently I figured I better fill everyone in .

If you have been saving to go, keep saving so that whatever else we come up with you will be all set to go.

I think we are good to go / Sweat Week Info

The new site has finally been migrated to the new server.  We should be over the humps now and good to go.  If you find anything missing that you would like access to let me know and I’ll add it.

Sweat Week starts Monday.  Remember that practice is from 7am to 2pm Monday through Saturday.  After 2pm I ask that the kids not make any other plans.  If we need the extra time to finish stuff or have sectionals I need the kids there.

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There is no acceptable excuse for missing Sweat Week!  If a student misses any of this week they will be removed from the band.  It is that important.  If there is a once in a lifetime conflict that you really think warrants missing some of this week the student must meet with Mr. Gibson in person prior to the conflict.  The more notice the better.  Only if Mr. Gibson says it is approved will it be ok to miss.  Do not plan on Mr. Gibson approving anything.

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We will have a short parent preview Saturday about Noon.  Feel free to come see what we have done.  We will even give you a chance to try what they are doing.  Wear some comfy shoes and something easy to move in.

Help Kids with MB Fees

Go shopping here and help the kids earn their MB Fees for 2017.

http://goo.gl/3vprsJ

A fundraiser to help kids pay for Marching Band. Support one of our students by typing there name in as you check out, or just buy for the general fund. All products are sent directly to you and the kids get the profits. Yay for shopping!

Audition Results

Here are the band assignments for the 2017-18 school year.

Congratulations to all for a great audition.  It was really hard to place people this year.

2017_18 Assignments

Audition Time

It is that time of year again to audition for next year’s ensembles.  At least time to start preparing.  Please read the audition info sheet and start preparing.  I will complete all auditions prior to Spring Break and will announce positions when we return to school.

The jazz audition music can be found here.

U of U honor Band

Got this email last night:

Dear Directors:

Greetings from the University of Utah Wind Band Program!! This letter is in regard to this year’s 2017 Honors Workshop. We have had an overwhelming response for this year’s workshop with over 250 nominations! Thank YOU as directors for supporting the University of Utah and this year’s workshop. Once again we have decided to form two honor bands to include as many students as possible to join us on campus for this great opportunity. The students in these honor bands will have a short (no pressure) audition and seated in one of the two equally talented ensembles. We are in the process of hiring an out of state clinician to assist with the workshop. Each conductor will conduct 2 or 3 pieces with each ensemble – making it a rewarding musical experience! Please encourage to have 100% attendance from your school! If you have any more students interested, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please forward or print the following letter and materials to the students. Students are asked to prepare 2 scales of their choice as well as an excerpt from their band music for seating placement auditions.

ACCEPTED STUDENTS:

Mark Putnam

Hadley Frost

Zach Carelton

Erik Billings

Brock Sterr

Jake Plant

Quinten Bingham

Raymond Hackett

Christopher Larson

Students are asked to RSVP by January 17th using the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/RKaQemRoHGcKGXJ42

Thank you again for your support and we look forward to a GREAT musical experience at the University of Utah!

Go Utes!

Scott Hagen

Scott A. Hagen 

Director of Bands

Associate Professor
University of Utah, School of Music
Ph. 801/581.7323
Music Director, Utah Wind Symphony