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November and December 2019 - news and updates

UPDATE 12/17/2019
 
UM PEP BAND OPPORTUNITY
Last year we offered the chance for local high school students to join us for the basketball games that our pep band does during the semester break.  Many of my students have gone home for the holiday and are not around to help with the performances.  I think the students who joined us last season had a good time and would like to make that opportunity available to them again this year.  Here are the games that will be played during the break.
 
Fri., December 20 (6:30pm call time)
Sat., December 28 (6:30pm call time)
Mon., December 30 (6:30pm call time)
Thu., January 2 (6:30pm call time)
Sat., January 4 (1:30pm call time)
Thu., January 9 (6:30pm call time)
 
If there are any students who might be interested, please have them contact me at kevin.griggs@umontana.edu so I can get them on the pass list for the games.  It is ok if they can’t do every game.  Also, the instrumentation of our pep band is Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Sousa, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Drumset.
 
I hope this will be of interest for some of your amazing students.  We really appreciate those that helped us out last year and hope to work with some of them this season as well,
 
Kevin Griggs
 
 
UPDATE 12/6/2019
Citrus Delivery! - Monday!!!!
If all goes as planned, the Hellgate citrus order will be arriving in Missoula early Monday morning. Period 3 will be doing the honors of unloading the truck!  PLEASE dress warm (coat, hat and GLOVES) and be ready to work out, baby!! (Period 4 kiddos -  be prepared in case we don't get it all done).  We have several parents volunteering their time on Monday  - THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!!
All band families need to make plans to get their fruit delivered on Monday afternoon/evening.  We need ALL fruit orders out of the building by 6:00 PM on
 
Monday, December 9
If we have extra fruit, it will be available for sale on a first come first served basis.
Citrus Sale pick-up process:
  • Come to the band hallway. Find the BAND fruit. There will also be Orchestra fruit and Choir fruit. You must take your order from the BAND stacks.
  • Check-in with the parent volunteers at the table and get your order form.
  • Go to the BAND stacks and pull out the number of boxes you need.
  • After you've pulled aside your order, inventory your order for any damaged fruit. Replace as necessary from the boxes set aside for that purpose.
  • When you've collected and inventoried your order, find a CHECKOUT person (band parent) and CHECKOUTPlease make sure you double check your order!  Check out folks will check you off the citrus spreadsheet. You would be surprised how many people accidentally take the wrong item (and then have to return/exchange). Please take the time to check out with a parent monitor.
  • There will be several hand trucks around to aid with taking your order to your vehicle. You can park at either hallway entrance but please be careful not to block other vehicles.
 
Uniform reminder for our school concert season (we have a concert on December 18)!
Now is the time to double check that you have your performance clothing ready to go.
GIRLS: BLACK Dress shoes to go with your red performance dress
GUYS: White dress shirt, BLACK socks, BLACK dress shoes and Bow Tie to go with your uniform pants and coat.
 
PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP if you need help with any of this:)  THANK YOU!
 
Jazz Band performance at Washington Middle School - Thursday, Dec. 12
Brass Band performance at the beginning of the Washington 6th Grade Band Concert on thursday, December 12.  Please meet at Washington MS at 6:30 PM. FULL UNIFORM
 
Jazz Band @ the TOP HAT - Friday, Dec. 13!!
PLEASE come support the Hellgate Jazz Band with their gig at the TOP HAT next Friday, Dec. 13.  We will be playing a TON of FUN music from 6 to 8 PM!!
(Jazz Band - Uniform is Jazz T-shirts and jeans/ CALL is 5:15PM - moving crew is at 3:30 PM and immediately after the gig).
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EXTRA Performance and Concert Opportunities!! - Updated 12/26/19
 
Clarinet and Saxophone Players Unite!
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
4:00 - 5:30 - Rehearse at Sentinel High School  New Band Room
5:30 PM - Dinner on your own
6:45 - Meet at the Southgate Mall in the old Herbergers store
7:00 PM - Mass Concert
Please bring: Instrument and Music Lyre (if you have one)
Uniform: Festive Red
Music will be provided
 
For further information, call:
Lewis Nelson 728-2400 x-7041 or email: RJZschaechner@mcps.mt.us
 
 
 
UM Horn Studio and Montana Horn Club invite all hornists to join us!
Monday, December 9
What:  Holiday Horns
Where:  Southgate Mall, former Herberger’s (across from Red Robin)
When:  6pm (try to arrive by 5:45pm)
Bring:  A French horn, a music stand
 
 
FESTIVE FLUTES!! - Monday, December 9
SOUTHGATE MAL L - OLD HERBERGERS
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7PM
MEET AT HERBERGERS MAL L ENTRANCE AT
6:30 PM AND WEAR FESTIVE RED!
C O N T A C T S :
J E N . C O O P E R @ U M O N T A N A . E D U
K I R S T E N : M S L A F L U T E @ G M A I L . C O M
 
 
Tuba Christmas!!! – Friday, December 13, 2019
3:30 PM – Registration
4:00 – 5:30 PM – Rehearsal – at Southgate mall – Main Mall Entrance
7:00 – 8:30 PM – Performance – Lucky’s Court/Southgate Mall
Cost: $10 – registration
 
 
DOUBLE REED CHRISTMAS - Monday, December 16, 2019 - 6 to 7:00 PM
Please join us for the 2019 Double Reed Christmas in the Mall
We will still be at the Southgate Mall, but in a new location.  We will be performing in the old Herberberger’s store (across from Red Robin).  Please arrive 15 minutes early
Bring a music stand and dress festively
Family and Friends:
There may not be seating available. Please feel free to bring your own chair(s).
If you have any questions, please call or text:
Alicia McLean: 406.360.0540
Susi Stipich: 406.728.7287
 
 
 
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Can you believe it!!!  November already!!
 
  • Practice Assignments are in full swing:)
  • Jazz Band has already recorded and submitted for Swing Central competition!
  • Musicianship points for QT 2 have begun!
  • PEP BAND rehearses every Thursday from 4 to 5 PM!!
 
Concert Opportunities - I will continue to update opportunities right here
This week:
TONIGHT!! Friday, Nov. 15 - 7:30 PM: UM Percussion Ensemble Concert
 
NEXT WEEK!
Thursday, Nov. 21 - 7:00 PM - Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band with Washington 8th at Hellgate
Set-up for this event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 20th during office hours.
 
 
Into the future: (I will continue to update these as things roll in)
There will be lots of Performance and Concert Opportunities during the month of December - stay tuned:)!
 
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 6 to 7:00 PM
Please join us for the 2019 Double Reed Christmas in the Mall
We will still be at the Southgate Mall, but in a new location.  We will be performing in the old Herberberger’s store (across from Red Robin).  Please arrive 15 minutes early
Bring a music stand and dress festively
Family and Friends:
There may not be seating available. Please feel free to bring your own chair(s).
If you have any questions, please call or text:
Alicia McLean: 406.360.0540
Susi Stipich: 406.728.7287
 
 
All for now - SLATER