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Week of September 18th


Marching Band

This week I reached out to a good friend of mine Josh Wisswell to write some drill for our band! He has written marching drill for several competitive high school bands and agreed to put something together for our performance at MSU's Band Exhibition day October 14th!

This approach creates individualized drill for every student. Each student received a "dot card" with what can be compared to a "GPS" location on the field for every formation. The student is responsible to march from "dot" to "dot" in the correct number of equally spaced steps, while performing the show music from memory. Although this is a new endeavor for us, I am confident this journey and subsequent product will be very beneficial for the students and our communities experience under the Friday Night Lights.

On Wednesday night I swung by Montana State's marching rehearsal and was proud to see Denise Benden and Kirk Mills working hard in the Spirit of the West Marching Band! Montana State's Director of Bands Nathan Stark was gracious enough to let us borrow their shakos for our marching season.

Week of September 11th

Week of September 18th

Monday - Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday - Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday - Rep Jazz

Thursday - Rep Jazz

Friday - Jazz Ensemble 9:30-11am // Rep Jazz 12 - 1:20pm: Mandatory Rehearsal with UM Director of Jazz Studies, Rob Tapper

Week of September 25th

Monday - Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday - Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday - Rep Jazz

Thursday - Rep Jazz

Friday - No School

Upcoming Events

September

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

- 22 Marching Band - Football (All Band) 6:00-9:45pm

October

- 6 Marching Band - Football (All Band) 6:00-9:45pm

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

- 20 Marching Band - Football & Volleyball (All Band) 4:45 - 9:45pm

November

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


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