|Monday, November 2nd, 2009
Dixie State College's Hansen Stadium will serve as the host site for all the sounds and pageantry associated with high school marching bands as DSC's Music Department is sponsoring a pair of championship band events this weekend.
The festivities kick off Friday, Nov. 6, with the annual DSC/Utah Music Educators Association (UMEA) "Red Rocks" Marching Band Competition. The event will feature 2,100 of the state's best high school musicians in the final competition in the Utah marching band season, which has been deemed as the "state championship" by UMEA.
The competition begins at 1 p.m., with continuous band performances all afternoon and evening. The event is organized by combined efforts of the American Fork High School, Kaysville's Davis HS, and Hyrum's Mountain Crest HS band booster organizations.
Tickets for the DSC/UMEA "Red Rocks" competition will be available Friday at the gate for $3 for children under 12, $5 for general admission, and $20 for a family pass.
On Saturday, Nov. 7, DSC will host the Bands of America Western Regional Championship at Hansen Stadium, sponsored by the Music For All Corporation from Indianapolis, Ind. Superior band from this event will be eligible for the Grand National Championship in Indianapolis.
In all 21 bands from Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Idaho, and Washington will compete.
The preliminary competition begins at 9:30 a.m., with the top-10 scoring bands advancing to the finals that evening. Tickets for the regional championship will be available at the gate for $26 for an all-day pass, while student and senior all-day passes may be purchased for $15.
For more information, please contact DSC Music Department Chair Glenn Webb at 435-652-7969, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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