• Mr. Garrett Stannard

October 1st

Homecoming Week

A huge "Thank You!" to Sherri Nohl and all that volunteered to provide dinner Friday for our students! These student serve this community quiet a lot and it is wonderful showing our appreciation for their efforts through a hot meal. I know it made my day possible.

All-Northwest Band, Wind Symphony, & Jazz Auditions

Due October 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:

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 Combo Rehearsals to Continues

Monday & Thursday - October 1st & 4th

For those new to the program, we offer an incredible after-hours jazz combo program. Directed by Bozeman Educator and Guitarist Craig Hall, this project is designed for students who are interested in exploring the jazz language at a greater depth than we are able to accomplish during Zero Hour. Participants do not need to be enrolled in Jazz Band or have Jazz Experience to participate. Last year we had two bands of 5-8 players. One of which had a paid weekly gig lasting several months at Uncorked, right here in Livingston!

If you are interested in participating, please communicate with Mr. Stannard

- We would love to have you!

"Hi guys, time to get organized for this years' intensive jazz studies. Let's presume we'll meet like last year, on Mondays and Thursdays over there in Livingston at the school. (That might become amended slightly as playing opportunities for you guys are appearing on Thursday nights over here in Bozeman, more soon.)

We could have a similar format to last year, except I need to collect tuition on a quarterly basis instead of a monthly basis. Let's start next week, meaning tuition through the end of the year would be $160, due any time before Oct 15, say. Scholarships are a possibility. Scholarship receivers will be expected to practice 25 minutes a day minimum. Others must practice 15 minutes/day minimum. You must respond to this email so I know how many folks to expect. thanks, guys. See you this Thursday night, Sept 27th. at the school, times to be announced.

- Craig Hall

(406) 551-3496 (cell)"

Show Ideas - Calling all creative minds

Week of October 1st

There are a lot of "Park and Bark" opportunities in our drill that I would love to fill up with some imaginative movement. If you have an idea for one or more of these sections, please bring your ideas to the table at the beginning of next week. With all of your collective creativity harnessed, we will have an incredible show!

MSU Staff to Join Rehearsal

Wednesday, October 3rd

In preparation for the Showcase of Bands at MSU, the director Spirit of the West Marching Band Dr. Nathan Stark will be joining our rehearsal. Dr. Stark has a fantastic grasp of marching music so he will be offering up his wisdom to make our performance as strong as possible!

MSU Marching Band Showcase

Saturday, October 6th

Saturday's Schedule

12:00 Report to PHS Football Field in half uniform for combined marching rehearsal

12:50 Pack, load equipment, and change into full uniform

1:20 Depart for MSU's Bobcat Stadium

2:00 Arrive, Unload, and Warmup

3:00 Belgrade High School

3:15 Park High School

3:30 Flathead High School

3:45 Bozeman High School

4:15 MSU Spirit of the West Band

4:30 Awards and Recognitions

4:45 Pack all Equipment

5:00 Load Busses to Return

5:40 Arrive and Unload

6:00 Dismissal

Parent Support Opportunities

Pictures - Sharon Eastman, possibly one more?...

Transportation of Gear - Nohl Family

Gear Logistics - Derrick Nohl

*I could use 2 more parents here to help the band load/unload/stage on and off field, essentially Schlepping Pit Gear.

Student Logistics - Sherri Nohl

*I could use 2 more parents here to help with corralling kids, wardrobe malfunctions, and boo-boo mitigation.

Seraph Brass Residency at MSU

As participants of the Showcase of Bands, our musicians are automatically admitted FOR FREEE!! to the Seraph Brass performance Saturday, October 6th, 7:30pm at Hope Lutheran Church in Bozeman. In addition to this performance, they are doing several workshops throughout the weekend. *see below

Jazz Rehearsal Schedule

Week of October 1st

Monday - Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday - Rep Jazz

Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble

Thursday - Rep Jazz & Jazz Ensemble

Friday - Rep Jazz

NOTE: Yes, the week of October 1st is correct. I would like to flip Tuesday and Wednesday's rehearsal moving forward.

- This allows for a more realistic amount of time for students to prepare for rehearsal.

- Students will not have two or three early mornings in a row.

- There will be less time between instruction, therefore increasing retention.

Of course, if this causes issue with transportation/scheduling, please let me know!

Week of October 8th

Monday - Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday - Rep Jazz

Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble

Thursday - Rep Jazz

Friday - No Rehearsal: 9 – 12 Academic Help Session (Gold Ranger Friday)

Week of October 15th

Monday - Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday - Rep Jazz

Wednesday - No Rehearsal

Thursday - No School (All-State Music/MMEA Conferences)

Friday - No School (All-State Music/MMEA Conferences)

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