The Hellgate Wind Ensemble performed at the 2013 Chicago International Music Festival and were awarded the top "Gold Rating" for their performance of Percy Grainger's "Children's March" and Frank Ticheli's "Angels in the Architecture"!
Pictured above: The 2013 Hellgate Wind Ensemble during their sound check rehearsal prior to performing at the 2013 Chicago International Music Festival.
Pictured below: The 2013 Hellgate Wind Ensemble on stage of the Chicago Symphony Hall.
Recent press coverage:
Article about our performance at the Chicago Festival - Missoulian Article - March 28, 2013
Article about our Jazz Ensemble trip to All-Northwest - Missoulian Article - Missoulian Article - January 31, 2013
Article about our successful audition into the Chicago Festival - Missoulian Article - June 6, 2012
The Hellgate Jazz Ensemble was selected as a featured ensemble for the 2013 National Association for Music Education All-Northwest Conference. The band will gave a performance at the NAfME Convention in Portland, OR February 16-18, 2013. We also performed at the Portland Jazz Festival - Lincoln Hall on Portland State University Campus.
Congrats to these hard working students!
2012 Hellgate Jazz Ensemble
Trumpets: (L to R) Peyton McElroy, Libbie Anderson, Justin Dawson and Erich Trickel
Saxes: (L to R) David Pick, Daniel Haniszewski, Garrett Leach, Dan Hawthorne, Matt Rossmiller
Rhythm Section: L : Guitar - Wes Douglass, Piano - Brice Todd and Solomon Nichols, R: Bass - Dillon Johns, Drums - Jared Clos and Austin Graef
Trombones: (L to R) Paul Dalenberg, Abbey Gilcrest, Ben Dahlberg, Mark Shaw
The Hellgate High School Band has a proud tradition of marching, concert and jazz band performance.
In 2008, the Hellgate Band traveled to Orlando, Florida to perform at Festival Disney. The Symphonic Band earned a Superior Rating from the judges. The Jazz Band was selected as the Outstanding Band of the Festival.
In Fall 2008 the Hellgate Symphonic Winds were selected to perform at the MENC All-Northwest Conference. They commissioned and performed the World Premier of Montana Visions by composer John O'Reilly.
In March 2011 the Hellgate Bands traveled to Honolulu, HI to participate in the Honolulu Festival. The Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band gave public performances, participated in clinics at the University of Hawaii, participated in the Concert Band portion of the festival and then joined forces to march downtown Honolulu in the Parade of Bands. We received second place
The Hellgate Bands have marched the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1978, 1984, 1987, 1990 and 2005. We have performed in the Fiesta Bowl Parade in 1992, 1995 and 1999. We have also performed in the Holiday Bowl Parade of 2001 where we were selected at the Holiday Bowl Festival Sweepstakes winner taking 1st Place in Concert Band and Jazz Band performances.
The Hellgate Jazz Bands have been active in festivals all over the west including the Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and the Eastern Washington University jazz dialogue festival. They most recently have been invited to perform at the 2013 National Association for Music Education All-Northwest convention in Portland, Oregon.