Seat Campaign

Newel & Jean Daines Concert Hall | USU's Chase Fine Arts Center

We invite you to join us in honoring our history and charting the future by naming a seat.
Chase Fine Arts Center Concept Art

50th Anniversary

On October 18, 1967, the arts in Cache Valley entered a new era with the dedication of the Daryl Chase Fine Arts Center at Utah State University. On October 18, 2017, we began a new chapter as we celebrated the renovation and enhancement of the Chase Fine Arts Center and introduced Cache Valley to the newly transformed Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall.

Auditorium seats

Your Donation Will Benefit the Students

Unlike most seat campaigns, your donation will not go toward the building project; rather, all proceeds will be used to establish an endowment to support the students and programs of the Caine College of the Arts. Utah State University is a 501(c)3 corporation, and your donation may be tax deductible (please seek the advice of your financial consultant).

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Please note that naming a seat does not imply ownership of that seat. Other than specified events, you are not guaranteed to be seated in the named seat when attending performances in the Daines Concert Hall, and purchase of event tickets is still required.

Seat name plaque example on armrest of stadium chair

Name a Seat

Name a seat for yourself or honor someone special-- a parent, child, a favorite professor, or in memory of a loved one. The name will be engraved on a plate on the arm of your selected seat.

Seat prices range from $250 to $1,500, with a special $100 section for current USU students (USU students should visit the CCA Box Office in person to purchase seats). USU employees may purchase seats through payroll deduction for up to 24 months, and seats may also be purchased on a 3- 6- or 12-month payment plan with a credit or debit card.

Auditorium layout

Gift Levels

 
Mezzanine Wings
$100 *current USU students
 
Mezzanine Back
$250
 
Mezzanine Front/Orchestra Back
$500
 
Orchestra Middle
$1,000
 
Orchestra Front
$1,500

Purchase Options

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Seat Campaign Donors

Through the generosity of these individuals who purchased seats in the Daines Concert Hall, the Caine College of the Arts is pleased to establish the CCA Daines Program Endowment Fund, which will benefit students and programs in the college in perpetuity. Listed below are the donors and the names placed on their seats.

Anonymous

  • Scott & Elizabeth Nielsen Family
  • C.J. & Kimberly Roberts Family

A.C. Woman's Club

  • A.C. Woman's Club

American Festival Chorus & Orchestra

  • In Memory of
    Matt Hillyard
    AFCO's Biggest Fan!

Blythe & Anne T. Ahlstrom

  • C. Blythe Ahlstrom
  • Anne T. Ahlstrom

Adrienne Akers

  • Celia Przydryga Lukaszewski

Weston & Cara Allen

  • Weston & Cara Allen

Chris Allison

  • Chris Allison
  • Jane Allison

Sara Allred

  • Dean & Susan Madsen

Linda Alsop

  • Carleen Gleave
    In Memory of My Sister

Doug & Kathy Anderson

  • Douglas D. & Katherine C.
    ANDERSON

Gary & Sheryl Anderson

  • Gary Anderson
  • Sheryl Anderson

Sara Anderson

  • Marvin Fifield

Gaylen & Elaine Ashcroft

  • Elaine T. Ashcroft
  • Gaylen L. Ashcroft

Karla & Bruce Axtell

  • -Bruce Axtell
  • Karla Axtell

Jeremy & Natalie Baer

  • Jeremy & Natalie Baer

Shari Badger

  • Shari Badger

Carolyn Baker

  • Marriner & LeVirl Brown
  • Honored Love & Support

Justin & Alli Barton

  • Justin & Alli Barton

Lorraine Barton

  • Wilford & Marjorie
    Gardner

Anne Francis Bayless & Brant Bayless

  • The Bayless Family
    In honor of Manon Russell
  • The Bayless Family
    In honor of Dan Russell

Abby Benninghoff

  • In memory of my mother
    Linda Trumpf Benninghoff

Cheryl Benson

  • John Warder Schoonmaker

Lars & Janet Bergeson

  • Lars Bergeson
  • Janet Radford Bergeson

Frederick & Candace Berthrong

  • Berthrong Family
  • Candace Howes Berthrong
  • Howes Family

Gail Bingham

  • Gayla M. Johnson

Jay & Leslie Black

  • Jay Black
  • Leslie Black
  • Music enlightens my soul,
    -Leslie W. Black

Janis Boettinger & Eugene Schupp

  • In Memory of
    Willford R. Gardner

Cynthia Bowers

  • Ann P. Schoonmaker

Steve & Janet Broadbent

  • -Steven R. Broadbent
  • Janet Broadbent

Leslie Brott

  • Leslie Brott
  • Theatre Arts

Brenda Brunello

  • In Memory of Wuanita Brunello
  • In Memory of Frank Brunello

Bryan & Carrie Buchanan

  • Jerry W. & Barbara Buchanan

Scott & Lisa Budge

  • Scott Ezra Budge
  • Lisa Hales Budge

Reed Bullen

  • Reed & Kathryn Bullen Family
  • Reed & Kathryn Bullen Family

Cathy Bullock

  • Aline & Carl Bullock
  • Betty & Ray Ferrand

Larry & Helen Cannon

  • Larry Cannon
  • Helen Cannon

Zoe Cardon

  • Guy N. Cardon

Joel & Claire Cardon

  • Joyce J. Cardon

Rebecca Charlton

  • Robert Charlton
  • In Memoriam
  • Linda Charlton
  • 50th Anniversary

Tim Chenette & Sara Bakker

  • Carlo Gesualdo di Venosa
  • György Ligeti
  • Rose
  • Miriam

Dee R. & Bonnie Child

  • Bonnie Glen Child

Jennifer Clark

  • Ralph Tracy "RT" Clark
  • Professor 1963-1991
  • Marilyn "Chris"
  • Christensen Clark

Angeline Clayson

  • Rodney & Patrice Pack

Noelle & John Cockett

  • Chantelle Cockett
  • Dylan Cockett

Eric & Sandy Collins

  • Eric & Sandy Collins

Debbie & James Cook

  • Julie Ann Cook
  • Julie Ann Cook
  • Neil W. & LaNae H. Morgan

David & Kathy Coppin

  • David Coppin
  • Kathy Coppin

Linda S. Daines

  • Rachel McClain Daines
  • William Peter Daines
  • Ruth May Skidmore
  • William Wallace Skidmore
  • Linda Skidmore Daines
  • Richard Frederick Daines
  • Katherine Daines Lindsay
  • Jane Harper Daines
  • Andrew George Skidmore Daines

Morgan & Anna Lisa Davidson

  • Morgan & Anna Lisa
  • Davidson Family

Kent DeHart

  • Myrtle S. DeHart
  • Beloved School Teacher
  • Dr. William A. DeHart
  • Prof. of Sociology, USU

Steven de Hart

  • Dr. Steven A. de Hart
  • USU Alumnus; Germanist
  • Dr. William B. DeHart
  • USU Alumnus; Psychologist

Cindy Dewey

  • In Honor of
    Marge Neumayer

Nova Dubovik

  • Dubovik Family

Debbie Ellis

  • Debra D. Ellis
  • Debbie Ellis
  • Dean R. Ellis
  • Evelyn H. Ellis
  • Robert G. Ellis
  • Harold W. Dance
  • Ruth B. Dance

Chris & Christa Fawson

  • Christa Fawson
  • Chris Fawson

Diane Fifield

  • Diane Fifield
  • Marvin Fifield

Marie Firth

  • Ronald D Firth

Russ & Barbara Fjeldsted

  • Russ & Barbara Fjeldsted
  • Russ & Barbara Fjeldsted

Linda Fontenot

  • George Eccles Caine
  • Linda M. Fontenot

Bronte Forsgren

  • Don & Ruey Forsgren and
  • Keith & Guelda Clayson

Robert & Nancy Funk

  • Nancy C. Funk
  • Robert B. Funk

Dennis & Rebecca Funk

  • Rebecca C. Funk
  • C. Dennis Funk

Laura Gelfand & Andrew McAllister

  • Laura Gelfand
  • Andrew McAllister

Kristen Anderson

  • Ron Godfrey
  • Marie Godfrey

Josh Gossner

  • Dana E. Gossner

James Gramoll

  • John P. Thompson Jr.
  • Gary Hansen
  • Robert Gramoll
  • Melza Beth Gramoll
  • Sean Gramoll

Nancy Griffin

  • Jessica Roderer

Nathan & Ashley Gunnell

  • Ashley & Nathan Gunnell
  • Class of 2018

Bruce & Casey Gunnell

  • Bruce & Casey Gunnell

Marilyn Gutke

  • Marilyn Gutke
  • Jones Family
  • Jones Family

Patricia & Willie Halaufia

  • Patty Halaufia
  • Willie Halaufia

Arlen Hansen

  • Ted L. Hansen
  • Lenis C. Hansen

Emily Harris

  • Judy Worthen Lloyd

Gary & Jolene Harris

  • Gary & Jolene Harris
  • Gary & Jolene Harris
  • Gary & Jolene Harris

Lee & Barbara Hawkes

  • E. Lee & Barbara B. Hawkes

Maureen Hearns

  • Sparky, Moe, & Dr. Hearns
  • USU Music Therapy Program

Mary & Art Heers

  • Mary Heers
  • Art Heers

Mary Jo Helmeke

  • In Honor of Dr. Craig Jessop
  • From Sun Valley Opera

Marshall Hill

  • Marshall A. Hill for
  • Michael and Lyn Bankhead
  • Marshall A. Hill
  • Music Student 1966-1969
  • Marshall A. Hill for
  • Bill & Phyllis Ramsey
  • Marshall A. Hill
  • Music Faculty 1978-1983

Lyle & Alice Hillyard

  • Lyle & Alice Hillyard

Dennis & Brooke Hirst

  • R. Dennis Hirst
  • Brooke Hirst

Noel & Patricia Holmgren

  • Arthur Holmgren
  • Doris Holmgren
  • - Dennis A. Holmgren

Larry Houtz

  • In Memory of
  • Robert & Helen Houtz

Lynda Howes

  • Professor Cathy Bullock
  • Westminster Bell Choir

Kelly & Nina Hubbard

  • Kelly W. Hubbard
  • Nina Jorgensen Hubbard
  • Hayden Garff Hubbard
  • Erika Hubbard
  • Ellie Hubbard
  • Jane Hubbard

Chris & Nathan Hult

  • Nathan Hult
  • Christine Hult

Fred & Sharon Hunsaker

  • Sharon W. Hunsaker
  • Fred R. Hunsaker

Joyce Kinkead & David Lancy

  • Joyce Kinkead
  • David Lancy

Paul Jakus & Flora Shrode

  • Deadheads
  • Phish Phans

Von & Elaine Jarrett

  • Von Jarrett Family

Miles & Janet Jensen

  • Jeff C. Jensen
  • Kevin S. Jensen
  • Miles P. Jensen
  • Benajmin P. Jensen
  • Janet K. Jensen

Craig & RaNae Jessop

  • Don Jessop
  • Dortha Jessop

Mont & Yvonne Jessop

  • Mont & Yvonne Jessop
  • Mont & Yvonne Jessop

Ann & Bruce Johns

  • Ann N. Johns
  • Bruce R. Johns

Bailee Jones

  • Darren & Heather Jones

Richard Jones, William & Lila C. Jones

  • Remembering-- Wm. L. Jones
  • Musician and Teacher

Andrea Jorgensen

  • Andi Jorgensen
  • AFC Member Since 2008

Alfred W. & Karen Koch

  • Walter & Marie Koch
  • Alfred & Karen Koch
  • Stephen & Vivian Bower

Ben LeVere

  • Ben LeVere
  • Ben LeVere
  • Adrienne Larson
  • Adriene Larson

Jim & Carol Laub

  • Jim Laub
  • Jim Laub
  • Carol Laub
  • Carol Laub

Douglas & Alice Lemon

  • Francis Heber Baugh III
  • Bernice Ann C. Baugh
  • Alice Mae Baugh Lemon
  • Douglas Karl Lemon

Aaron Lichfield

  • Lew May

Jeff & Noelle Loosli

  • Jay R. Baugh
  • Kathleen M. Baugh
  • Noelle B. Loosli
  • Jeffrey D. Loosli

Jared Luther

  • Tia Bay Luther

Carl & Jeri Malouf

  • Jerolyn Malouf '62
  • Carl E. Malouf '61
  • In Memory of
  • Robert F. Malouf '75

Kristen Maughan

  • Allen and Kay Kartchner

Cindy Maw

  • Glen and Cindy Maw

Bernice McCowin

  • Ty & Bernice McCowin
  •  
  •  

Melanie McGregor

  • Melanie N. McGregor-- 1982
  • Ali - Paige - Wil McGregor
  • - Melanie N. McGregor-- 1982
  • Ali - Paige - Wil McGregor

Lynne McNeill & Steven VanGeem

  • Lynne S. McNeill
  • Stephen G. VanGeem

Rebecca Mikkelsen

  • Rebecca, Lilly & Fiona

Dale & Kathy Mildenberger

  • Kathy Mildenberger
  • Dale Mildenberger

Kathryn Monson

  • Kathryn A. Monson
  • Since I can't fly-- I sing!

Adrianne & Marty Moore

  • Marty Moore
  • Adrianne Moore

Nicholas Morrison & Leslie Timmons

  • Mark A. Frink
  • Harriet A. Frink
  • Jerry Gilbert Morrison, Jr.
  • Yvonne Dacovich Morrison
  • In Memory of Marjorie C. Gardner

Thomas Morse

  • Tommy Morse

Eliza Nelson

  • MaryAnn Warren Nelson

Rebecca Nelson

  • Max and Betty Dalby
  • USU Music Education 1957-2004

Elizabeth Nielson

  • Elizabeth Nielson

Jeanette Nielsen

  • Adam Reed Nielsen

Heather Oar

  • Phil Kesler
  • Heidi Kesler

Jill Ochsenbein

  • Savanna Kaye Petersen
  • Beloved Niece

David & Michelle Oliver

  • David S. and M. Michelle Oliver

Herm & Norma Olsen

  • Norma Olsen

Elaine & Scott Olson

  • Elaine and Scott Olson

Kevin Olson

  • Dr. Kevin Olson

Grayson & Janet Osborne

  • Janet & Grayson Osborne
  • Lisa & Stephen Osborne

Ann Papworth

  • Ann Schoonmaker Papworth

Ronald Payne

  • Ron & Mary Payne
  • Ron & Mary Payne

David & Terry Peak

  • Terry Peak
  • David Peak

Ross & M. Kay Peterson

  • Mary Kay Peterson
  • F. Ross Peterson

Spence & Melanie Raymond

  • A. Spencer Raymond
  • Melanie P. Raymond

Gary & Fran Richardson

  • Gary H. Richardson
  • Frances S. Richardson

Ryan & Emily Rigby

  • Dr. Ryan & Emily Rigby

Danny & Sally Russell

  • Addy Russell
  • Ian Russell

Sarah Salzberg

  • Rebecca Salzberg

Matt & Keri Shoemaker

  • Matthew C. Shoemaker
  • Matthew C. Shoemaker
  • Keri L. Shoemaker
  • Keri L. Shoemaker

Janis Siggard

  • Derral L. Siggard

Bonnie & Larry Slade

  • Bonnie Horrigan Slade
  • Larry M. Slade

Braden Smart

  • Jeff & Stacy Smart Family
  • In Memory of Janis Smart

Kenneth & Geraldine Sorensen

  • Geraldine Sorensen
  • Kenneth O. Sorensen

John Sparano & Anne Mooney

  • Sparano+Mooney Architects

KC & Emily Smurthwaite

  • KC & Emily Smurthwaite

Jason Spelbring

  • Jason Michael Spelbring
  • Department of Theatre Arts

Gary Straquadine

  • -Anthony Straquadine
  • -Mary E. Straquadine

Randall & Julianne Stockham

  • Randall Stockham, M.D.
  • Julianne Stockham

Carol & William Strong

  • Carol Strong
  • William Strong

Brady Stuart

  • Brady and Madison Stuart
  • E. Marvin Olsen

Paula Stucki

  • In Memory of Leon G. & Faye Sonne Stucki
  • In Memory of Leon G. & Faye Sonne Stucki
  • In Memory of Alma Sonne
  • In Memory of Alma Sonne

Jason Swasey

  • Lana Hillman Swasey

Elizabeth Taggart

  • Trisha Elaine Taggart
  • William Glen Taggart

Jessica & Morgan Talbot

  • Jessica and Morgan Talbot

Jeneile Tams

  • Jeneile Tams
  • Dr. Alvin and Beth Wardle

Julie & Jesse Terrill

  • Julie Hollist Terrill
  • Jesse J. Terrill

Chris & Diane Terry

  • Diane G. Terry
  • Diane G. Terry
  • Christopher T. Terry
  • Christopher T. Terry

Melissa Thomas

  • Ali Grace Thomas
  • Never give up on your Art

Peggy Tueller

  • Remembering Carolyn Tueller Lewis

USU Interior Design

  • USU Interior Design Students
  • Martha Jenkins Rose

Shon Vella

  • Cheryl Kellene Vella
  • Shon Vella
  • Darsie Lynn Vella

David Wall

  • Fr. Dougal McGuire
  • F. Ted Crilly

Walker Children

  • Dave and Dixie Walker

Ryan Warburton

  • Megan Warburton

Ned & Gail Bird Weinshenker

  • Ned M. Weinshenker
  • Gail Bird Weinshenker

Randy Wellbaum

  • Randy Wellbaum
  • Music: Choral Education
  • Cait Salinas Wellbaum
  • Fore Dad

Letha Winger

  • In honor of
  • Gloria & B Vadier Mumford

Roy & Beverly Wise

  • Beverly G. Wise
  • Roy L. Wise

Ardeshir Zahedi

  • Ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi