About Utah: He's Utah's Music Man

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  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 15, 2016 2:32 p.m.

    Sounds like he was much more like Mr Holland (from Mr Holland's Opus)... not the music man.

    The Harold Hill was a scammer (trying to scam the town out of their money, until his heart was snared by the lovely librarian and her son and he changed his mind). But he was really out to scam the town out of their money and then run (at first).

    This is much more like the story in Mr Holland's Opus. It's good we have good people like this around. We could use a few more of them.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    March 14, 2016 10:04 a.m.

    Jack was the orchestra teacher at Bountiful High when I was a kid.

    He was a kind, understanding, and loving mentor. And an excellent music teacher.

    God bless Jack Ashton. He hasn't made a fortune, maybe, but he has left a legacy of wealth that can't be measured.

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    March 14, 2016 3:10 a.m.

    Great story on a great legacy.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    March 14, 2016 1:28 a.m.

    Jack Ashton has touched the lives of most our eleven children and many of our grandchildren, most of which have studied with him at Olympus High. He is like family to us. What a beloved man.