National Honors Ensemble Auditions

Students may now apply to be in a National Honors Ensemble.

We are excited to announce that applications are NOW OPEN for the 2018 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles. This year’s event will take place November 25-28, 2018 at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. The 2018 program will also include our first-ever All-National Honor Guitar Ensemble! Attached please find the 2018 promotional flyer, and ensemble selection procedure. You can find all current information about the 2018 ANHE program at

Here is the flyer:


2016 – 2017 Band Placements

Thanks to everyone for auditioning.  It was great to listen to you all.  There are some great musicians in Vernal.  I can’t wait to work with you all next year.  These results will be posted at all three schools in the band rooms.  Please initial your acceptance of the spot.  If you can not or don’t want a spot let me know ASAP, please.  So here are the lists:

If for some reason I accidentally left your name off a list please let me know.
I think I have everyone listed, but I have made mistakes before.




Region Band

Is the week after Spring Break.  You can find the itinerary here.

There is a lot happening that week.  Here is what’s up:

Tuesday March 29 Band Concert at the HS 7pm start time 6:30 pm call time.

Wednesday March 30 Region Band at Springville High School.  Both bands and the percussionists are attending this.  It is part of the grade.

Thursday March 31 5th grade recruiting concert.  This is during the school day and involves everyone.

Region Band and Orchestra Tomorrow

We will be hosting Region Band and Orchestra tomorrow at Uintah High School.  The schedule starts at 9:30am with Union’s Band and we are on second at 10:00am.

If you can show up and support us that would be a big boost to the kids.  We would love to have a full house for our kids.  Be there by 9:55 if you are coming as there will be no seating while the band is performing.

Thanks and hope to see you there.

Concert Band Concert Black

So I have been thinking for years now that I want to change the concert band uniform at the high School.  In fact I would love to move the whole program to a more traditional look.  The look I want to move towards is called “Concert Black.”  Traditionally this means that the ladies are in a black long dress.  (Alternately ladies could wear an all black pant suit.)  The men are in black tuxedos.

Now since I am trying to be money conscious for the people, who like me, have little here are the options:

1.  If you have what we have been wearing you may continue to do so.

2.  If you want to get your own concert black outfit, you may do so.  (Check out YouTube videos of professional and college bands and orchestras to see what I mean.)

3.  You may order from our new DeMoulin store.

If you order from DeMoulin shipping has been included in your cost and all the items will be shipped to the school.  The deadline for orders is Mar 12.  If you order the vest gentlemen you don’t need the cummerbund.  

It is my intention to phase out option number 1 and encourage members to move to option number 3.  If you will be in the band for a few more years you should just do option number 3 now to avoid the cost in a year or two.

Annual Christmas Raffle

It’s that time again.  If you want tickets for the drawing contact a band student or Mr. Gibson.  If you want you can just send a check to the High School and include a phone number and name for the tickets.  Checks should be masse out to Uintah High School and will need to be received by Dec 19th the day of the drawing.  We will ship a prize anywhere in the U.S. if you win.  Great prizes this year and the PS3 was donated by EZ Furniture.  So a great big thanks to them.  Remember tickets are $1 each.  You can’t win if you don’t enter.  Good Luck!

Raffle Flyer 13





Raffle Flyer 13


Recital Concert at VMS Mar 15 7pm.

Prelude in Db Major “The Raindrop Prelude”, by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Piano—Erin Brown

Nella Fantasia by Chiara Ferrau and Ennio Morricone (1928-Present)
I Have Dreamt from the opera Wuthering Heights by Bernard Hermann (1911-1975)
Tamra Ratieta—Vocalist
Accompanist—Karen Ady

Flute Concerto in G Major, Adagio, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Flute—Anna Nakai
Accompanist —Cheryl Langley

Elegie Op. 24 by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Cello –Dante Zubel
Accompanist—Kirsten Anderson

Sonata for Trombone, 3. Allegro Giocoso, by Eric Ewazen (1954- Present)
Trombone—Kirk Jones
Accompanist—Gretchen Johns

Menuet by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Adagio by Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)
Gavotte by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
String Duet
Cello –Dante Zubel
Bass- McKenzi Bigler

Sad Birds, by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Piano—Nicolette Sam

Ballade No. 2 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Piano—Mariah Sam

O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
The Jewel Song from Faust by Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Soprano—Hannah Lovato
Accompanist—Kirsten Anderson

Concerto in A minor, No. 1, by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Christian Peterson—Piano
Accompanied by Jacqueline King

Carmen Fantasy for flute and piano (on themes from Bizet’s Carmen), by Francois Borne (1862-1929)
Flute—Katrina Jones
Accompanist —Karen Johnson

Sonata K.283, I, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano—Hannah Jones

Trio op. 49, no. 1 – Molto allegro agitato F. Mendelssohn (1778-1862)
Boyd Edwards, violin
Annaliese White, cello
Gretchen Johns, piano