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February 2018:)

Uniform CHECK - Wednesday, February 21
AA Dinner Hosts needed for Tuesday, March 6
On Tuesday, March 6 we need 25 families to take care of Helena Capital students for the dinner hour.
WHOA!!  Quarter 3 already!! - thanks for a great 1st Semester:)
5th Annual Jazz Collaboration Concert - Tomorrow Night!! - 7:00 PM! (double Musicianship points)
We will be hosting Sentinel HS, Big Sky HS and the All-City Jazz Combo for a concert tomorrow night!  We would love to have a big turnout of Hellgate band family:)  Please come join us!!
Pep Band - Activity CHANGES
In an effort to get the Hellgate Pep Band to the State Tournament, the Hellgate Administration has made the decision to have the Pep Band function as an "official MHSA activity".  All students involved in Pep Band need to pay the schools $60 activity fee, purchase an activities card and follow the MCPS Activities guildelines. Grade Eligibility will be followed closely for participation.  Please submit all paperwork and fees to the activities secretary in the office.
All Pep Band members in good standing need to plan on traveling to the State tournament March 8-10 in Billings, MT (if you have a conflict please let me know ASAP)!
Quarter 3 performances:
Saturday, February 24 - SWING FOR A KNIGHT! - Both Jazz Bands (ticket info. and volunteer info. SOON)!
Tuesday, February 27 - UM Concert Band Festival - Symphonic Band and Concert Band combined
Monday, March 5 and 6 - AA Band Festival - Wind Ensemble -  hosted at Hellgate
Friday, March 16 - UM Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival -  both Jazz Bands
Quarter 4 performances are just around the corner - please double check the EVENTS page for details!
Quarter 3 LIVE listening opportunities!! - Musicianship (expand your world) Points!!
FREE TICKETS available!! February 2nd, 2018 – UM SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTS “FUSION”
Come this Friday and experience a seamless array of every type of music imaginable in one compact powerful concert! Big band, choir, steel drums, piano, wind ensemble, cabaret, strings, students, percussion, faculty, chamber, soloists, and more.  Patterned after Eastman’s “Prism” Concert, each musical act transitions into the next.  It has quickly become one of the most popular UM School of Music concerts of the year.
Griz Tix  Buy tickets<>

February 14th, 2018 - The UM JAZZ ARTIST SERIES
Presents “Jazz for Lovers” with Vocalist Greta Matassa w/Clipper Anderson & Friends
Join us for an incredible evening of jazz standards. Take your Valentine to dinner and then come hear one of the best vocalists in the Northwest alongside a stellar group of musicians including Clipper Anderson (b), Mark Ivester (dr), Darin Clendenin (p) and Alexey Nikolaev (sax).

7:30pm | Music Recital Hall
$25 General/$15 Seniors/$10 Students

March 15-16, 2018- The 38th Annual UM Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival
Featuring Artists and Educators from around the nation including:
Steve Owen - saxophone (University of Oregon)
Tanya Darby – trumpet (University of North Texas)
Mike Conrad – trombone (Greeley, CO)
Erik Applegate – bass (University of Northern Colorado),
Allison Miller –drum set (New York)
Reggie Thomas – piano (Chicago)

Join us for two days of incredible jazz education and performances with over 50 bands in attendance. This year we will honor Trombonist and UM Alum, Larry Gookin along with Pat & Don Simmons.

7:30pm | Music Recital Hall
$25 General/$15 Seniors/$10 Students