Wednesday, November 28, 2018

College Auditions


Did you know some colleges give music scholarship money even to those not majoring in music?  Did you know that playing in a music group in college helps you do better in your studies?  

Colleges will be starting their auditions soon after the New Year!  Audition dates are usually posted on each college's music department web site.  Audition requirements are usually posted there, as well.  Look up the college(s) you're interested in today!

Go for it!  It doesn't hurt to earn a little extra money for college.  AND you get to keep playing music even if you're not majoring in music.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Booster Meeting Minutes--11/6/18

We had a fantastic turn out for our parent meeting on Tuesday.  Thanks to everyone who came.  For those who couldn't make it, here is what was discussed:

  1. The 2018 Fall Marching Band season.
    1. The general consensus was that things went well.  Communication was good.  There were more volunteers than ever.  The band is stronger and improving.
    2. Some things that could be fixed:
      1. Feeding the kids.  The concern was that the kids would eat a big meal before boarding the bus and then not be hungry a couple of hours later to eat the meal the parent provide.  They also seem to lose focus during that time.  They also always seemed to be rushed.  Some ideas were to feed them before they board buses, giving them a box lunch to eat on the way, or not feeding them a whole meal but providing snacks for after performing.
      2. Disorganization of equipment.  It was pointed out that since we are in the upper classes, there is less room to park and spread out.  It was suggested that the kids be trained to put their cases in a certain spot away from the back of the trailers so they can be unloaded and things aren't so messy.  We just have to work with the limited space that we are given.
      3. Working in the dark.  It seemed more items were lost this year.  This could be due to the fact that we weren't completely prepared for what it's like to pack up in the dark.  A suggestion was made to acquire lights that belong to the band.  Reorganizing the way the kids leave their instrument cases could also help with this.
    3. Saturday work day to clean pod and store marching band equipment.  
      1. November 10th at 9:00 am
  2. Fundraising
    1. Eric Burns introduced the sponsor program that he and Lindsay Godwin started.  Several parent took letter with them to get the ball rolling.
    2. Eric also talked about upcoming fundraisers
    3. We will be asking for help sorting the Lehi Roller Mills order once it comes in.
    4. Larry Webb talked about U of U concessions.  He is going to look at the calendar and sign us up for more opportunities.  He is going to decide to sign up for 12 or 24 positions.  Filling 24 positions during football/marching band season was difficult, but maybe during the winter/spring sports we will have an easier time filling positions.  
  3. Winter Competition Season
    1. Carrie Black and Sara Leach talked about needing help during the season and also when we host competitions in March/April.  Sign-ups will be going up for volunteers.  Color Guard dates will also be going on the calendar.
  4. Band Dinner/Dance (May 18, 2019)
    1. Janice Bringhurst asked for parents to join the planning committee.  If you are interested, please email the boosters ( with your name and number.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Pep Band Assignments

Here are the assignments for the 2019 Pep Bands!  The dates are also listed with each pep band.  Please look ahead for any conflicts.  If you will be gone from one of your games, you are responsible to find a sub!

PiccoloClarinetAlto Sax
Liza PayneFrewin, ZachJensen, Brogen
Hess, AlexSmith, Ryker
FluteLondelius, UafeStones, Cameron
Allen, KaitlinPark, Sydney Thompson, Malcom
Allen, KenzieSmith, CanyonWright, Josh
Applegate, LizStroman, Carter
Crowther, EmmaViveros-Ramos, LesleyTenor Sax
Derbyshire, KadenCordova-Espinosa, Rudy
Figueroa, RebekahBass ClarinetLopez-Goins, Nydia
Jacobson, KaitlynFlint, Cheyenne
Lance, NatalieMichaelis, KadenBari Sax
McNiece, DempseyBodily, Nick
Anderson, SydneyAnderson, MichaelAlvarez, Marco
Decker, LoganFarnsworth, CalebHoward, Hunter
Greer, LoganLyon, Taylor
Hendricksen, DavidMcCall, Charlie
BaritoneOlson, Ethan
Orfanos, AaronWickham, Adam
Perry, Hannah
Drum MajorGames
TubaAubrey BrempongJan. 2
Allen, RachelJan. 11
Beal, GeorgiaJan. 17
Jessup, JoshuaJan. 25
Jan. 31
Feb. 12
Feb. 19

PiccoloClarinetAlto Sax
Natalie ArnesenBrempong, AubreyManivong, Kyle
Burns, CameronMoulton, Myka
FluteDanielson, JaceRowley, Tate
Ferguson, BrynneGerichs, MelanieSchafer, Sydney
Hutchinson, MadiLeach, Kasja
Jones, AbbyLillie, SaraTenor Sax
Lewis, BreannaShelley, AndrewCruz-Vargas, Diego
Schafer, RachaelTraina, SamanthaSadler, Logan
Terry, Kamryn
Bass ClarinetBari Sax
Leach, JosephBodero, Sebastian
Swartz, Danielle
Nugent, JusticeBrown, CameronBassett, Cole
Santa Maria, Emma RoseHilman, EmilyCriddle, Kaylee
Wallace, HaydenJosephson, PaytonCummings, Kade
Neilsen, CoryMacey, Kayden
BaritoneSmith, Caleb
Brady, AidanUnutoa, Dain
Bringhurst, MichaelWilliams Paige
TubaDrum MajorGames
Bricker, DevinMalcom ThompsonJan. 2
Bruse, RobbyJan. 4
Kitchen, CalebJan. 11
Jan. 22
Jan. 29
Jan. 31
Feb. 15

2019 Winter Percussion

Good luck to our 2019 Winter Percussion members!  Have a fantastic season!

Snare 1:Diego Cruz-Vargas*
Snare 2:Marshal McIff
Snare 3:Jarik McGee
Snare 4:Drew Walker
Snare alternate:Kasja Leach
Tenor 1:Josh Black*
Tenor 2:Eli Larson
Bass 1:Cody Dodge
Bass 2:Liza Payne*
Bass 3:Cooper Hutchinson
Bass 4:Ben Carlson
Bass 5:Malcom Thompson
Cymbal 1:Arie Parra
Cymbal 2:Robby Bruse
Cymbal 3:Mckeon Madlung
Cymbal 4:Remick LaFleur
Cymbal 5:Aubrey Brempong
Marimba 1:Zak Kolva*
Marimba 2:"Peaches" Arnesen
Marimba 3:"Blue" Brady
Vibes 1:Madi Hutchinson
Vibes 2:Becca Mecham
Vibes 3:Ella Hawkins
Xylo:Cameron Burns
Bells:Amanda Baisch
Mallet alternate:Hayden Wallace
Mallet alternateHannah Perry
Synth 1:Abby Jones
Synth 2:Steffan Perez-Velez
Drum set:Andrew Ferguson
Bass guitar:Paeton Scholes*
Electric guitar:Ethan Conrad
Aux percussion 1:Ethan Olson
Aux percussion 2:Mike Bringhurst
Visual Performer:Nydia Lopez-Goins
Horn 1/vocals:Justice Nugent
Horn 2/vocals:Emma Rose Santa Maria
Horn 3/mallet alternateHayden Wallace