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Lights, Camera, Music! The West Jordan Concert Band's Spring Showcase




Lights, camera, music! The West Jordan Concert Band is bringing the best of movies and musicals to the stage with their Spring Showcase. From I Dreamed a Dream to La La Land, we'll take you on a musical journey with Raiders March, ET, Star Trek, Rocketeer, Princess Bride, Dancing Queen, Chicago, and Lord of the Rings.


The West Jordan Concert Band is a community-based organization that provides a way for members to become involved in music and provide a civic service for the community. The band rehearses each Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in West Jordan City Hall. The support for the Band and the Arts in West Jordan is welcome, so don't miss out on the opportunity to experience their Spring Showcase on May 12th at 7:00 PM at Viridian. Admission is free, so bring your friends and family!


The West Jordan Concert Band began in the spring of 1991, and it has been a staple of the West Jordan community ever since. Terry Holzworth and Diane Ward founded the band initially through the Adult Continuing Education System. Later, it became a part of West Jordan City and then the Cultural Arts of West Jordan. Under the direction of Julie Christopherson, who was also the band director for West Jordan High School, the band encouraged students and graduates to become involved. They joined community members of all ages and performed at various events throughout the city.


The band's initial members had to pay to be involved and bring their music stands. In the fall of 1991, Wayne Jacobson joined the band and became the librarian. A donation of music came from Bingham High School Band, and Wayne spent many hours organizing the music. The band's suit coat uniforms were donated by ERA Realty and worn with black pants or skirts with white shirts. During the summer, the group wore jeans, white golf shirts, and the West Jordan Logo ballcap.


The band's next conductor was Rex Bailey, who traveled from Kaysville for the weekly rehearsals in West Jordan. In 1998, Elaine Crane encouraged the band to start up again after a short hiatus. The city supported the group with grant money to get chairs, stands, music, and some instruments. Dellane Jessop of the West Jordan Arts Council volunteered to direct the band and led it until July 2019. Then, in the fall of 2020, Jen Worthen took over as band director. She also teaches band in the Jordan School District.


Join us for the West Jordan Concert Band's Spring Showcase on May 12th at 7:00 PM at Viridian, and enjoy a night of beautiful music. From I Dreamed a Dream to La La Land, we'll take you on a musical journey that you won't forget. Admission is free, so bring your family and friends and share the magic of live music with us!

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