Marine Band Concert SOLD OUT!

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Band on stage with lettering in frontTickets are all gone for the President’s Own United States Marine Band concert in Vernal on Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 7:30 PM. There will be an opportunity for non-ticket holders to wait in a stand-by line for seats not occupied by the 7:15 PM deadline.

As of 7:15 PM, all unseated tickets become void and non-ticket holders will be seated in those empty seats before the concert begins promptly at 7:30. Those hopeful folks that are in the stand-by line will be the first ones to be seated.

The auditorium doors will be opened at 6:45 to allow ticket-holders in to find seats and settle in before we start seating stand-by patrons after 7:15 in any seats that are empty. There will be no saving of seats and every seat will be filled when the concert starts.

Thank you so much for your support… we know you will enjoy this show and it’s one that you will always remember.

Please vote “FOR” the ZAP tax renewal on Nov. 4th

http://vote.utah.gov/vote/profile/viewPDF.html?id=236240839

Follow the above link to learn about the proposition to renew Uintah County’s ZAP (Zoo, Arts & Parks Tax). This sales tax rate of 1/10 of 1 % has existed since 1996 and mainly keeps the Western Park complex in operation.

It must be renewed every ten years and will be on the ballot on Nov. 4, 2014

As a big part of that, to us (the Uintah Arts Council & Outlaw Trail Theater), it provides a venue for performances, rehearsal space, costume storage, dressing rooms and storage space for the Outlaw Trail Theater. If the ZAP tax is not renewed, the Outlaw Trail Theater could be essentially out of business.

Of course there is also the Ice Skating Arena, the Uintah County Fair, the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo, bull riding, many equestrian events and facilities, etc.. No, the new conference center that is under construction will not take over and replace everything that happens at Western Park… it will definitely provide some community benefits, but we still need Western Park for many, many activities.

Please vote “FOR” the proposition on November 4, 2014.

To put it in perspective, if you buy $300.00 worth of groceries at the grocery store, $.30 (30 cents) will go to the ZAP tax.

Please pass this on and encourage everyone to understand what the ZAP tax is and what it’s used for.

Celebration of the President’s Own U.S. Marine Band

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We finally took a little time to post some photos from our magnificent concert last week, featuring The President’s Own United States Marine Band. The sold-out crowd was extremely responsive and all were thrilled with the selection of music, the ultimate musicianship and the pride that was felt that this great band would come to Vernal.

This band is at the top, the pinnacle, of all military bands. There are lots of Army, Navy, Air Force & Marine bands. But, there is only one “President’s Own” Marine Band. The others are good… sometimes great… but this one is the best. It doesn’t matter who the President is… but this band is for the President and the White House and the Capital… and for us, the citizens of this great nation.

Thank you to all of the folks who came out to the concert. I think it’s an event that you will always remember. I’m not sure if it’s a chance that will ever come our way again. I hope so.

Most of you won’t be aware that they went to Uintah High School on Friday morning, after the concert Thursday night, and spent some time with the high school band. A big “Thank You” to them for their outreach and the opportunity to learn from them.

The brass and percussion sections then appeared with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the Music & the Spoken Word television broadcast on Sunday morning following their visit to Vernal, Orem and Sandy on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We enjoyed keeping them hopping in Utah.

Don’t Forget – Marine Band – Thursday

Band on stage with lettering in front

Things have been a little quiet since we announced that the President’s Own U.S. Marine Band concert is completely sold out for Thursday, September 18th. Not so quiet, though, that we want you to forget to go… since you went to the trouble of getting your tickets.

Excitement is mounting as the day is almost here. It’s going to be an experience that we will always remember.

The building will open at about 6:15 and the auditorium doors will open at 6:45. There will be no large bags or purses allowed in the building. There also will be no seat-saving. ALL ticket holders must be seated by 7:15. After 7:15, all tickets are void and non-ticket holders will be seated in the remaining seats… from a “stand-by” line which will be designated.

Please don’t forget to come to the concert… remind everyone you know who has a ticket.

Marine Band – John Williams

The President’s Own United States Marine Band will be performing a John Williams composition when they visit Vernal… not the one in this clip, but a Suite from Lincoln. Enjoy!… and “Share” to spread the word!

 

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:30 PM, Vernal Middle School Auditorium