• Mr. Garrett Stannard

October 29th

Livingston Jazz Festival


I have extra posters available for anyone that would like to hang them up in a high traffic area!

Uniform's Dry-Cleaned and Returned


It sounds like Persnickety has a lot of inventory to process so the return date will now be Thursday November 8th. - In the interest of keeping a productive clutter-free classroom, please keep your uniforms home until November 8th.

"The issued uniform (shako, jacket, sash, flag, wristbands, gloves, and gauntlets) will need to be returned in dry-cleaned condition (with plastic bag and receipt attached) on Thursday November 8th.

Persnickety Cleaners is located at the intersection of 7th and Park St in Livingston.

On Nov. 8th - It would be very helpful to have 2 additional parents checking in uniforms. If you are available, please shoot me an email. "

Jazz Ensemble to All-Northwest, Portland OR

February 14th - 17th

As many of you know, our Jazz Ensemble was invited to perform at the Bi-Annual All Northwest Music Conference in Portland. In the intrest of brevity, this is a TREMENDOUS HONOR! This conference is designed to provide professional development for music educators from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.

Families: this is the point at which I would begin saving for this experience. I estimate this trip (Flying, 4 days & 3 nights of hotels, transportation, food, special experiences) should cost around $500 a student - assuming we receive no financial support. My hope is the Jazz Festival will function as a way to inspire a private donor! Regardless, we should still save $125 a month in anticipation of shouldering the full cost.

Booking flights will occur next month which means personnel (participating Jazz Ensemble members and chaperones) must be confirmed/committed.

Parents: I anticipate 2 chaperones (besides myself) will sufficiently supervise this band of 14 musicians. Chaperones will not be selected on a "first come - first serve" basis; objective merit and close council from Park High Administration will guide the decision process. Any chaperones that wish to be considered should email me communicating such.

Students: Check your February obligations now, especially Winter sports. Those with conflicts must have their families notify me immediately so a capable replacement can be trained and begin saving for this experience.

Jazz Rehearsal Schedule

Week of October 29th

Monday - Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday - Rep Jazz

Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble

Thursday - Rep Jazz

Friday - No School

Week of November 5th

Monday - Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday - Rep Jazz

Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble

Thursday - Rep Jazz & Jazz Ensemble (Sectionals)

Friday - Rep Jazz

Week of November 12th

Monday - Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday - Rep Jazz

Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble

Thursday - Rep Jazz (Jazz Fest Set Up Party 7:00pm)



Week of November 19th

Monday - No Rehearsal

Tuesday - No Rehearsal

Wednesday - No School

Thursday -No School

Friday - No School

Upcoming Events


16 - Livingston Jazz Festival (see Jazz Fest tab for more info)

17 - Livingston Jazz Festival (see Jazz Fest tab for more info)


7 - Jazz Ensemble opens for MSU Jazz Concert (Noon: depart for MSU, 7:30pm Concert) 17 - Winter Concert - Confirmed (7:00pm - Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Rep Jazz, & Jazz Ensemble)

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