• Mr. Garrett Stannard

Week of September 4th

2017-2018 Band Handbook

The 5th edition of the band handbook has been published under the "About" section of our website. There, you will find our performance calendar, operating producers, and grading policy.

The last page is to be signed and retuned by Friday of next week. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me @

Jazz Festival Updates

Things are starting to heat up with the 2nd Annual Livingston Jazz Festival. I spoke with Emma Dayhuff (New York Bassist for the Liv Jazz Fest) and she has been feverishly writing, transcribing, and arranging charts specifically for the sextet we will have for the night concert on November 3rd: how exciting!

I also spoke with Ryan Metzinger, Director of Jazz Studies at Montana State. It sounds like he is going to bring the University's Jazz Ensemble to the education portion of the Jazz Festival: also, exciting! I am in contact with several other area universities to see if they would like to participate. I mean, why not? Having a high school host a jazz festival creates a sort of "neutral zone" where area universities can come play for one another and, in the process, expose students to the post-secondary jazz education offered in our area.

Currently I am booking flights, hotels, and arranging transportation for the guest artists. Setting up online ticket sales is the next item of business - so be on the lookout!

"0" Hour Jazz Rehearsal Schedule

Week of September 4th

Monday - No Rehearsal

Tuesday - Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble

Thursday - Rep Jazz

Friday - Rep Jazz

Week of September 11th

Monday - Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday - Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday - Rep Jazz

Thursday - Rep Jazz & Jazz Ensemble

Friday - Rep Jazz

Upcoming Events

September - 1 Pep Band - Volleyball (All Band) 3:50 call - 7:15 Est. Dismissal

- 8 Marching Band - Football (All Band) 6:30-9:30pm

- 12 Pep Band - Volleyball (All Band) 6:30 - 8:30pm

- 21 Pep Band - Volleyball (All Band) 6:30 - 8:30pm

- 22 Marching Band - Football (All Band) 6:30-9:30pm


- 6 Marching Band - Football (All Band) 6:30-9:30pm

- 14 MSU Marching Band Exhibition (All Band) 10:00-3:00pm

- 20 Marching Band - Football & Volleyball (All Band)


- 3 Livingston Jazz Festival (Jazz Ensemble and Rep Jazz)