• Mr. Garrett Stannard

September 16th

Marching Band Rehearsal Friday Sep 20 - 6:30pm-8:30pm

In preparation for our local *marching band exhibition October 5th in Bobcat Stadium at MSU: Friday's veracity football game has been rescheduled. This provides the Marching Band with a very rare opportunity to rehearse under the football field lights. Our band students have created the space in their schedule and our football players are now available I will order a bunch pizza so families are free from providing dinner.

This rehearsal is open to the public. If interested, parents are welcome to attend. Members of the Spirit of the West Marching Band will be on hand to assist.

Rehearsal: Friday 9/20 6:30pm-8:30pm (pizza at 6pm)

Uniform Fitting Help!

The week of September 23rd, I will need help sizing and fitting students in marching uniforms. This is a straight-forward process but requires help from parents. If you have helped in the past or have experience in this domain, please contact me by Friday the 20th to help! e

*students will be issued a marching uniform to use for this event. The uniform does not include the following necessary items:

  • black socks

  • black shoes

Jazz Festival Planning Committees

November 7 - 8 - 9

Jazz Band Parents and Students 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 by Friday 9/20

MSU Band Day September 21st

Who: Volunteer Students (not a required performance) Details:

MSU Showcase of Marching Bands

October 5th

Who: All Wind Ensemble & Concert Band Students (required performance)

Report Time: 12pm - 5:30pm (report to Park High) Event Link:

need: closed trailer for percussion equipment

*for a detailed schedule, email

Jazz Rehearsal Schedule

Week of September 16 *change in schedule* several students expressed conflict with last week's schedule - so I changed the to the following schedule - turns out, that creates even more conflict!

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 23 *never mind last week's proposed format. it won't work.

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

Week of September 30 *never mind last week's proposed format. it won't work.

Monday - Jazz Ensemble Tuesday - Rep Jazz Wednesday - Jazz Ensemble Thursday - Rep Jazz & Jazz Ensemble (sectionals day) Friday - Rep Jazz

Upcoming Events UPDATE!


20 - Marching Band - Football Field - 6pm call - 8:30pm est. dismissal - EDITED

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 CANCELED


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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