Utah Best of State 2013 Awards Gala

This year, many great performers entertained the recipients of Utah’s Best of State awards. We were welcomed in the lobby of the Salt Palace Convention Center by the Vivaldi Quartet. A youth group who are 12 and 13 years old. They have performed in many locations in the USA and solos with the Utah Symphony. During the night’s event we were offered varied entertainment by performers such as Jason Hewlett – The Entertainer, Odyssey Dance Theatre, and Walt Gregory. For me, two additional performers really stood out to me, first being The American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic. This group of accomplished young musicians are all high school age from across Utah. The second group that left a lasting impression was Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band. These 25 teenagers have been hailed as the top band of their type in the world and are making their debut at Carnegie Hall on May 21, 2013. What an amazing honor, to play Carnegie Hall. Congratulations! The Voodoo Orchestra also performed for our enjoyment. below you can see them in action at the gala.

I am thankful to my friends Dave and Lori Smith for joining me and my family for the celebration of so many successful and noteworthy award recipients.

Utah Best of State 2013 Nelly Baity Brian Baity Lori Smith Dave Smith

The dinner served was surf and turf and dessert decadent. 

 

For the fifth time in as many years, the judges have honored me with the medal for carving.

My words fail to express the level of my gratitude to all the many people involved with the Utah Best of State Gala. From Shauna Lake and Mark Koelbel who MC the event to the back of house staff who often go about their duties without any any note at all. I am impressed each time I attend the gala with every aspect of the production. Congratulations to everyone, far too numerous to mention individually, who made May 11, 2013 such a special night.

 

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  1. LEW JENSEN says:

    I AM ALWAYS IMPRESSED – AND THRILLED THAT YOU HAVE FINALLY FIGURED OUT HOW TO CLIMB YOUR OWN MOUNTAINS OF SUCCESS. AND I AM PLEASED THAT IT SEEMS YOU REALLY ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME DOING IT.

    ALL YOU NEED NOW – IS FOCUS YOUR ENERGIES AND GIFTS EVEN MORE. THE WORLD NEEDS WHAT YOU HAVE TO SHARE MY FRIEND. I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU. LEW

  2. Thank you Lew, the reality is that none of this would be possible without the support and friendship of people like you. There are a few people in my life that i will never be able to return all they have done for me. you are one of those few. Again, my gratitude to you.

  3. I agree with Brian! You were a great support! Thank you Dr. Lew!

  4. Hi Brian,
    WOW! Congratulations. what a great job. I have always loved your eggs!

  5. Thank you Elena, your kind words and support are much appreciated.

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