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.
Music Calendar 2017 & 18
If you downloaded this prior to Sept 11, 2017 it has a mistake on it. This link is accurate as of 9-11-17.
Going to the BKX and Corps Encore next week? You must fill out the google form on this page. Don’t try and pay anything, just fill out the form ASAP. It’s like 4 pages I think. Make sure hit the final submit button.
BKXperience-Perform! Clinic (Ogden, UT)
From now on I will just be posting itineraries in the news feed. This will show them in the current post links and make it more consistent. You can always search by the name of the event to find them.
Go shopping here and help the kids earn their MB Fees for 2017.
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!
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.
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.
It is time to register for Marching Band. If you want to be part of the Uintah Ute Marching Band for the summer and fall 2017 go to the MB page and get registered.
If you are interested in joining the summer parade band or shadow band that information can be found here. Go get signed up for that too.
Got this email last night:
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.
Students are asked to RSVP by January 17th using the following link:
Thank you again for your support and we look forward to a GREAT musical experience at the University of Utah!
Scott A. Hagen
Director of Bands
University of Utah, School of Music
Music Director, Utah Wind Symphony