Utah Music on the Hill

A Letter from Jared Nicholson, Roosevelt, UT

Community Members,

I would like to bring your attention to the Music on the Hill Rally that will be held in support of Music Education on Wednesday, March 4th at 12 noon. We would love to have as many parents and community members as possible there to show their support. We hear so much about having the students of today ready to compete in a 21st Century workforce, however, without the creativity and innovation that stems from the arts, these other skill sets are limited. Companies want workers who can brainstorm, problem-solve, collaborate creatively and contribute/communicate new ideas. All skill sets firmly established in music education. I invite you to share the attached flyer, to spread the good word. Music is alive in Utah and we would like to share with our State Legislators that with their support, it can remain so. Please join us in this important effort!


Jared Nicholson

Band and Choral Director Roosevelt Junior High School

View Poster Here

BYU’s International Folk Dance Ensemble in Vernal

Girls in folk dance costumes

With a beautiful array of ethnic costumes , the International Folk Dance Ensemble presents a concert program of dances from more than a dozen nations, including Ukraine, Russia, Korea, Poland, Mexico, and the United States.

Since 1964 the ensemble has represented the United States and American culture at folk dance festivals throughout the world, including the festival held in conjunction with the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the festivals in Haifa, Israel; Confolens, France; and Billingham, England. In addition, the group regularly presents its international repertoire throughout the United States and Canada. Regardless of focus–international or American–the BYU Folk Dance Ensemble is acclaimed by thousands for their skillful dancing and energy.

Friday, March 27, 2015 | 7:30 PM | VMS Auditorium

Tickets go on sale March 1, 2015 at BrownPaperTickets.com

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 Concert SOLD OUT!



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.