2018 Basin Honor Band

You should all register for this opportunity.  It is not required, but you would be foolish to not do it.  Seniors it is a last chance to play some new music before you leave us.  Don’t miss the chance.

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 nafme.org/ANHE.

Here is the flyer:


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.


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:


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