• Mr. Garrett Stannard

September 9th

Jazz Festival Planning Committees

Attention Parents: Call to Action

Several years ago, we started the Livingston Jazz Festival. One of a kind, the Livingston Jazz Festival brings internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, and lifelong learners together. Each year, over 500 participants enjoy featured artist concerts, after-hours jam sessions, daytime performances, and many educational workshops.

With all of this talent in one place we offer local schools the opportunity to work with our guest artists. Free of charge; college, high school, and middle school jazz bands are encouraged to perform for our guest clinicians, receiving feedback in a nurturing non-competitive environment.

Each day, several free educational workshops on topics ranging from improvisation and arranging to vocal and instrumental techniques are offered by our guest artists - free of charge!


Jazz Band Parents, Listed are the following committees needing your assistance:

Marketing and Media (min. 1-2 Parents)

- Copywriter and Marketing

- Poster, Website, T-Shirt Design, etc. - Social Media Management

Hospitality (min. 3-4 Parents)

- Guest Artist Experience

- Festival Attendee Experience - Evening Concert Experience - Festival Worker Experience

Facilities and Equipment Management (min. 3-4 Parents)

- Lighting and Stage Directing - Stage Rhythm Section Equipment Management

- Live Stream/Record Performances

- Facilities: Holbrook Church & Park High School

​*Each committee will work closely with me and have a sufficient number of student helpers assigned. **A budget exists for each committee, exact amounts to be determined.

To sign up, please contact

The Gateway City Big Band Calling All Past and Present Players!

Continuing Livingston’s rich history as a hub for the Performing Arts, I am initiating our own community jazz band! Instructed by myself, this not-for-profit/volunteer big band is open to our community members. Parents, those of you who have hung up your horn, I would love to have you! Rehearsals:Tuesday Nights 7-9pm // October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dress Rehearsal: November 5th Performance: November 7th Where: Park High School Band Room Cost: There is no cost to participate

The ensemble will comprise the following instrumentation:

Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Bari) Trumpet Trombone Piano Guitar Bass Drum Set & Percussion

If you are interested, please contact me at

Looking Forward, Garrett Stannard Director

Livingston Jazz Festival Website

November 7,8,9

Pep Band/Marching Band - Fall 2019 Athletic Bands

September & October

Our marching band experience will culminate in a local marching band competition the afternoon of October 5th in Bobcat Stadium at MSU. Parents are encouraged to attend. Scroll down for the "Upcoming Events" to see all performance dates and times

Marching band performances are required

Students will be issued a marching uniform to borrow for the fall season. The uniform does not include the following necessary items

  • black socks

  • black shoes

Jazz Rehearsal Schedule

Week of September 9

Monday - Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal

Tuesday - Repertory Jazz Band Rehearsal

Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble & Rep Jazz Sectionals

Thursday - No Rehearsal - Stannard out of town

Friday - No Rehearsal - Stannard out of town

Week of September 16 (note the change in schedule, several studnets have expressed conflicts, siting this schedule would better accommodate their situation. contact me if this creates new conflicts in your schedule)

Monday - Rep Jazz

Tuesday - Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday - Rep Jazz

Thursday - Jazz Ensemble

Friday - No Rehearsal "Purple Ranger Friday" (football game performance that evening)

Week of September 22

Monday - Rep Jazz Tuesday - Jazz Ensemble Wednesday - Rep Jazz Thursday - Jazz Ensemble Friday - No School

Upcoming Events *volleyball pep band dates to be added shortly


20 - Marching Band - Football - 6pm call - 9:30pm est. dismissal

24 - Volleyball - Pep Band - 6:40pm Call - 8:30pm est. dismissal


4 - Marching Band - Homecoming Parade and Football Game - 3:30pm call - parade 8:30pm est. dismissal

5 - Marching Band - MSU Showcase of Bands - 12pm call - competition 3pm, return 5:30pm

25 - Pep Band - Football - 3:15pm call - 6:30pm est. dismissal


7 - Liv Jazz Fest, Gateway City Big Band Performance 7pm

8 - Liv Jazz Fest, Herbie Hancock Institute Ensemble (Jazz Students)

9 - Liv Jazz Fest, Jeff Hamilton Trio (Jazz Students)

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