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  • Mr. Garrett Stannard

'19 - Dec 16

Auditions for 2nd Semester Wind Ensemble

Monday January 13th at 3:45pm


Concert Band Students wishing to be placed in Wind Ensemble for Second Semester should prepare the following materials:

  • 5 major scales, (Concert Eb, Bb, F, C, & G) - Find these scales in your Habits of a Successful Musician text pg. 5

  • One one short selection/étude that displays your level of musicianship. (at least 30-60 seconds in length)

Private Auditions will take place Monday January 13th at 3:45pm in the PHS Band Practice Room


Winter Break Assignment

Due January 6th @ 8 & 9AM (25 points in the grade book)


Students are assigned to spend a minimum of 3:30 hours playing their instrument. Parent Approved Signature required. This is best not attempted as one chunk of time, rather several mini sessions. Practice whatever you'd like.

A quick note: I find one of the most challenging aspects of my teaching is encouraging kids to fall in love with their instruments and creating music on their own. In my personal development as a musician, it's reminiscent of any healthy relationship: Make time for each other, go on dates, allow the connection to build and rebuild by sheer proximity and passage of time. Not just at the performance or in the rehearsal space (band room), but whenever you can. There will certainly be days/seasons of life where this will be harder than others, but your perseverance will certainly be rewarded. - Mr. Stannard

19/20 Basketball Pep Band Schedule

Attention Parents, Students enrolled in Concert Band or Wind Ensemble are required to attend 4 pep band gigs over our 8-game home schedule.

Regular Season Home Games

  • 12/14 - Fergus 5:00 & 6:30

  • 12/19 - Billings Central 7:00 (theme: Ugly Sweaters)

  • 1/11 - Butte Central 4:00

  • 1/23 - Billings Central 7:00 (8th grade band night)

  • 1/25 - Hardin 4:00 & 5:30

  • 2/6 – Laurel 6:00 & 7:30

  • 2/8 - Butte Central 4:00

  • 2/13 - Manhattan 6:00 & 7:30 (Senior Night)

Post Season Games

  • 2/26-2/29 Divisional’s Tournament - Billings Metra

  • 3/11-3/14 State Tournament - Billings Metra

At the end of the season we will take a small bus load of Pep Band Students (about 30) to Billings for the Class A Divisional Basketball Tournament

Selection Process...

Students will be chosen to attend Divisionals in Billings based on the following point system:

  • 1 point, Freshman

  • 2 points, Sophomore

  • 3 points, Junior

  • 4 points, Senior

  • 1 point, for every game attended regardless of grade

The 30 students with the most points at the end of the regular season will be selected to travel. In the event of a tie between students, GPA will be the deciding factor. Students with an F or more than two D's are academically ineligible to attend.


Click the following link to track your child's attendance: HERE

Jazz Rehearsal Schedule

Week of Dec 16

Monday - Jazz Ensemble Tuesday - Rep Jazz Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble Thursday - Rep Jazz Friday - No Rehearsal


Week of Jan 6

Monday - Jazz Ensemble Tuesday - Rep Jazz Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble Thursday - Rep Jazz & Jazz Ensemble Friday - Rep Jazz

Upcoming Events

December

  • 19 // Basketball Pep Band - 7pm game (Ugly Sweaters)

January

  • 11 // Basketball Pep Band - 4:00

  • 23 // Basketball Pep Band - 7:00

  • 25 // Basketball Pep Band - 4:00 & 5:30

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