Fall Athletic Band Performance Schedule
Jazz Ensemble invited to All-Northwest
After submitting our audition last Spring, it is my pleasure to announce the Park High School Jazz Ensemble has been invited to perform at the All-Northwest Music Education Conference this February in Portland Oregon.
This is an incredibly huge honor for our program. Congratulations, students! Hard work pays off. A very special thank you to Michael Boise and Cameron Reichert of Soundcolor Studios for helping us along in this experiment!
Once Jazz Ensemble auditions are completed, and band personal are set - more details will be made available.
UM All-Star Wind Ensemble
A message from James Smart, Director of Band University of Montana...
Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2018 UM High School All-Star Wind Ensembles weekend on November 9-11, 2018. In just five years the event attracted quality participants from over 100 different high schools in AK, ID, MT, ND OR, SD, WA, WY plus Canada. This year features guest composer/conductor Johan de Meij (Maroon Wind Ensemble), myself (Silver Wind Ensemble), trombone soloist Rob Tapper, and the faculty of the University of Montana School of Music.
Students are nominated by you, the directors, based on specified criteria; there are no recordings. If instrumentation allows, every school who nominates students will have at least two students selected. Selected students will rehearse and perform in one of two 75-piece ensembles in the 1,100-seat Dennison Theatre, work with Mr. de Meij in rehearsal, have sectionals and master classes with UM faculty, and hear the UM Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra. The ONLINE NOMINATION deadline is Friday, September 28. Give your students a lasting musical and social experience that will jump start your concert season
Click HERE for more information.
If you are interested in this opportunity, email Garrett.Stannard@livingston.k12.mt.us - expressing a desire to attend.
All-Northwest Band, Wind Symphony, & Jazz Auditions
(Due Oct. 1st)
Individual student auditions for the All-Northwest Band Festival are due to garrett.stannard@livingston,k12,mt,us
by October 1st.
Auditions materials can be found here: http://nafmenw.org/subcontent.aspx?SecID=925
At Park High by far, your best opportunity to be accepted into the biennial All-Northwest Conference is through auditioning for the "All-NW HS Wind Symphony". This ensemble is exclusively made up of students from schools with a population of 500 or fewer. Past students, Cameron Reichert (Spokane '15, Seattle '17), Hailey Hallstead (Seattle '17) Christian Garcia (Spokane '15), and Lexi Klawitter (Spokane '15) have participated. Go for it! "You miss all the shots you don't take."
Jazz Ensemble Auditions
Jazz Ensemble Auditions are Due Monday September 3rd by 11:59pm.
Audition materials can be found here: Jazz Program
Recordings can be sent to Garrett.Stannard@livingston.k12.mt.us
I am in need of 2-3 volunteers to help size and fit our students in their Marching Band Uniforms!
This will need to take place during 1st and 2nd period the week of September 11th (70 students in total split evenly between both classes). We have a software program that allows you to imput their measurement and it recomends the appropriate uniform size for them. No prior seamstress knowledge is needed!
If you are available to help, please shoot me an email and I will bring you up to speed.
Bozeman Instrument Swap