Events

Hellgate Bands   2015-16 Performance Dates

Date Event Group(s) Involved CALL TIME/Location Performance Time/ Location
Friday, September 18, 2015 Marching Band - Pep Band in the STANDS vs. Billings West (transportation provided) Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Drumline (Concert Band volunteers) 2:30 PM/Band Room 4:00 PM/ MCPS Stadium
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Marching Band – UM Homecoming Parade? Downtown(Access to HHS) ALL BAND MEMBERS Time TBA 10:00 AM /Dwntwn Msla
Sunday, September 27, 2015 Marching Band REHEARSAL - MCPS Stadium  ALL BAND MEMBERS 4:00 - 6:00 PM MCPS Stadium
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Marching Band Performance @ Hellgate Bonfire ALL BAND MEMBERS (musicianship) TBA - Riverbowl TBA - Riverbowl
Friday, October 02, 2015 HOMECOMING Half-time rehearsal/performance (transportation provided) ALL BAND MEMBERS TBA - Band Room 7:30 PM / MCPS Stadium
Wed. - Fri., October 14 - 16, 2015 All-State Band, Orchestra and Choir - Billings, MT Auditioned members only 11:30 AM - Wed. Friday - 7:00 PM/Billings
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Hellgate Jazz Band Concert  (with small ensemble special guests) Jazz Band (Wind Ensemble small ensembles, Symphonic Band concert tech. crew) 7:00 PM/Band Room 7:30 PM/Auditorium
Thursday, October 29, 2015 WMS 8th Band w/Hellgate Wind Ensemble (Concert Tech. Crew) Wind Ensemble 6:30 PM/Band Room 7:00 PM/ Auditorium
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Hellgate Bands Holiday Concert (Concert Band, Symphonic, Jazz and Wind Ensemble) ALL BAND MEMBERS 7:00 PM/Band Room 7:30 PM/Auditorium
Friday, December 18, 2015 Hellgate Holiday Assembly Upper Gym Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band 8:30 AM/Band Room 9:30 AM/ Upper Gym
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Saxophone Summit - Solos and Ensembles Auditorium (Concert Tech. Crew) Small Ensembles and Saxophonists 6:30 PM/Band Room 7:00 PM/Auditorium
Thursday, February 04, 2016 Jazz Collaboration Concert (Concert Tech. Crew) Jazz Band 6:30 PM/Band Room 7:00 PM/Auditorium
Saturday, February 20, 2016 Hellgate Jazz "Swing for a Knight" Concert UPPER GYM (Concert Tech. Crew) Jazz Band 6:00 PM TWO SHOWS?
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 UM Concert Band Festival? @ UM Concert Band and Symphonic Band TBA - Band Room TBA - UM Music
Sunday, February 28, 2016 AA Band Festival @ Kalispell  Wind Ensemble TBA - Band Room Travel to Kalispell
Monday, February 29, 2016 AA Band Festival @ Kalispell  Wind Ensemble All Day - Kalispell Concert 7:00 PM
Friday, March 18, 2016 UM Jazz Festival Jazz Band All Day - UM Music TBD - concert at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Hellgate Bands - Pre-District Concert (Concert Tech. Crew) Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band 7:00 PM/Band Room 7:30 PM/Auditorium
Thursday, April 14, 2016 District 2 Music Festival - Large Ensemble performances  ALL BAND MEMBERS TBA - Band Room TBA - Hellgate
Friday, April 15, 2016 District 2 Music Festival Solos and Small Ensembles (Piano and Strings only) ALL BAND MEMBERS - Volunteer TBA - Band Room TBA - Hellgate
Saturday, April 16, 2016 District 2 Music Festival Solos and Small Ensembles (plus Jazz Band performance) ALL BAND MEMBERS - Volunteer TBA - Band Room TBA - Hellgate
  CANCELLED - Friday, April 22, 2016 Innocent Bystanders Brass Band @ MAI  (at Hellgate) Brass Band TBA - Band Room TBA - Hellgate
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 University of Montana Wind Ensemble with Hellgate Wind Ensemble Wind Ensemble  7:00 PM - UM Music Building 7:30 PM - University Theater
Friday, May 06, 2016 State Music Festival @ Helena, MT Solos & Small Ens.from District Festival TBA TBA - Helena
Saturday, May 07, 2016 State Music Festival @ Helena, MT Solos & Small Ens.from District Festival TBA TBA - Helena
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Hellgate 35th Annual POPS Concert Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band 6:30 PM/Band Room 7:00 PM/Upper Gym
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Hellgate Concert & Symphonic Band - Final Concert Auditorium (Concert Tech. Crew) Concert Band and Symphonic Band 7:00 PM/Band Room 7:30 PM/Auditorium
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Hellgate Band Banquet LOWER GYM - ALL HELLGATE BAND FAMILIES ALL band members and families 5:45 PM/Lower Gym 6:00 PM/Lower Gym
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Hellgate Band - Senior Concert Auditorium (Concert Tech. Crew) Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band 8:00 PM/ Band Room 8:00 PM/Auditorium
Saturday, June 04, 2016 Hellgate Graduation ALL BAND MEMBERS 2:30 PM/UM Dahlberg 3:00 PM/ UM Dahlberg
 

Hellgate Jazz Band - Extra gigs/opportunities

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - Jazz Arrangers Concert - University of Montana - 7:30 PM
Friday, May 13, 2016 - Harrison Commission Project  - Pro RECORDING in the Band Room - 3:45 PM; Concert - 7:00 PM
 
 
 
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                 2015-16 Hellgate Pep Band
                    Performance Schedule
 
THANKS for a GREAT SEASON!!  - You all sounded AMAZING!!
 
Next up.....
SPECIAL OLYMPICS PEP BAND - Wednesday, May 18!!
 
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2016 Trip Proposal - we have been invited to be one of 16 bands featured during the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  I am requesting families take a look at the list of activities and events and let me know (via feedback form) if they are interested in committing to being involved with this event.  This is just a skeleton itinerary, but gives you an idea of the number of performances AND other educational opportunities we will have while we are there.  My cost guideline is $1850 - 2150/person (depending on air fare).
 
Trip payment schedule:

Deposit due Wed., October 7: $100

Payment # 1 due Wed., November 4: $100

Payment # 2 due Wed., Feb. 3, 2016: $200

Payment # 3 due:  Wed., April 6, 2016: $200

Payment # 4 due: Wed., June 1, 2016: $200

Payment # 5 due: Wed., Sept. 7th: $689

Payment #6 due: Wed., Oct. 5th: $200

Payment #7 due: Wed., Nov. 7th: $300

 
HELLGATE HIGH SCHOOL – PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL PARADE
COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PEARL HARBOR
 
December 4, 2016 - Arrival
·         Depart US Mainland - Arrive in Honolulu
·         Meet your Local tour escort at the airport baggage claim
·         Transfer via private motor coach to the hotel in Waikiki
·         Check in Spend a relaxing evening on Waikiki Beach
December 5 – Circle Island Tour
·         Breakfast provided
·         Morning exchange concert with a local school – possible picnic lunch
·         Diamond Head Hike
·         Continue on a circle Island tour where you will see Pali Lookout, Dole Plantation, North Shore Beaches and the World famous Banzi Pipeline, Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach
·         Visit to the Macadamia Nut Farm for an island cooking demonstration with Chief Sielu
·         Return to Waikiki for evening and overnight
·         Dinner on own
December 6 – Pearl Harbor visit
·         Breakfast provided
·         Morning clinic at the University of Hawaii
·         Depart to Pearl Harbor. Visit Museum, view 22 minute documentary, board Navy
·         Launch to USS Arizona Memorial
·         After tour of Pearl Harbor, board trolleys from the USS Bowfin to Ford Island
·         Visit the USS Missouri
·         American Musical Salute Tribute Performance at the USS Missouri or Arizona Memorial Visitors Center
·         Group Picture at Pearl Harbor
·         Return to Hotel - Dinner on own then evening to explore the famous International Market Place
December 7 – Pearl Harbor Parade
·         Breakfast provided
·         Morning Concert at the Waikiki Shell featuring parade bands in a concert setting
·         Return to hotel to prepare for the evening parade.
·         3 pm Gather at Fort DeRussy
·         Opening Ceremony Performance
·         6 pm Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade down Kalakaua Ave. inWaikiki.
·         Parade will end at Kapiolani Park
·         Post Parade Picnic. - Return to hotel for overnight
December 8 – PCC
·         Breakfast provided
·         Performance workshop and clinic with the Marine Band
·         (pending confirmation –courtesy of the Marine Band)
·         Lunch on own
·         Transfer to Polynesian
·         Cultural Center. Enjoy the seven Polynesian villages
·         Pageant of the Long Canoes
·         Buffet Dinner at Polynesian Cultural Center –
·         Feature Performance at PCC
·         Spectacular HA: The Breath of Life evening show
December 9 - Departure
·         Breakfast provided
·         Morning to spend in Waikiki for optional activities such as snorkeling
·         Check out of your hotel
·         Meet bus for transfer to the airport
·         Depart for the Mainland
December 10
·         Arrive home

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District Festival 2016 - RESULTS

Congratulations on a FABULOUS District Festival!!  I am sooooo proud of ALL of you!!  Thank you for being such amazing students!!
 
All SUPERIOR ratings are eligible to perform at STATE Music Festival in Helena - May6 and 7, 2016
 
State Music Festival is an MCPS NON-Sponsored event. You are responsible for your own entry fees ($15/person) and transportation to/from Helena.  I will have waiver forms and instructions on how to be involved in class on Monday.  All State Festival paperwork will have to be turned in by Tuesday, April 19.  This is a firm deadline - all solos and ensembles that wish to perform at State must have the waiver form and checks (made out to MCPS Fine Arts) turned in by Tuesday, April 19.  I cannot accept any late forms.
 
District Rating Name School
I - Superior Carolyn Graham Hellgate
I - Superior Alli High Hellgate
I - Superior Silver Spoons Flute Quintet Hellgate
II - Excellent Arianna Nguyen-Haberneski Hellgate
I - Superior TWO flutes:) Hellgate
I - Superior Alli & Brooke Duet Hellgate
I - Superior Brooke Riley Hellgate
I - Superior Alexandria Pauldine Hellgate
I - Superior Sarah Sanz Hellgate
II - Excellent Haleigh & Elizabeth Duet Hellgate
No show Hellgate Woodwind Trio Hellgate
I - Superior Slightly Above Average IQ Squad Hellgate
I - Superior Sophia Richter Hellgate
I - Superior Alora Fradkin Hellgate
I - Superior Haley Wilson Hellgate
I - Superior Brooke & Meredith Duet Hellgate
I - Superior The Squires Ensemble Hellgate
I - Superior Unlimited Taxidermy Hellgate
I - Superior Symphonic Band Clarinet Trio Hellgate
I - Superior Natasha Crepeau Hellgate
I - Superior McKinley Biddulph Hellgate
I - Superior Chace Gurzynski Hellgate
I - Superior Hannah Gass Hellgate
I - Superior Rachel Shubert Hellgate
I - Superior Cade Donovan Hellgate
II - Excellent Rivers Perry - Alto Sax Hellgate
I - Superior Grace Ravesloot Hellgate
I - Superior Blake Dahlen Hellgate
II - Excellent Concert Band Sax Quartet Hellgate
I - Superior Sax Trio #1 Hellgate
I - Superior Bringing Saxy Back Quintet Hellgate
II - Excellent RivHaleigher Duo Hellgate
I - Superior TBA Clarinet Quartet Hellgate
I - Superior The Hellgate Bassoons Hellgate
II - Excellent Gabriela Flores Hellgate
I - Superior Katrina Liston Hellgate
I - Superior Moira McBurney Hellgate
II - Excellent Emily Gmeiner Hellgate
I - Superior Kennedy Salonen Hellgate
II - Excellent Double Reed Duet Hellgate
I - Superior Woodwind Trio Hellgate
II - Excellent
The Three MuskeT's
Hellgate
I - Superior Cameron Kia Weix Hellgate
I - Superior Mixed Brass Trio Hellgate
I - Superior Rory Anderson Hellgate
II - Excellent Lizz & Friends Hellgate
I - Superior Olivia Quintero Hellgate
I - Superior TBA Horn Duo Hellgate
I - Superior Madelaine Millar Hellgate
I - Superior Haley Boyer Hellgate
I - Superior Fantastic French Horns Hellgate
I - Superior Hannah Mikesell Hellgate
II - Excellent Z2TRMP DUO Hellgate
II - Excellent The Terrific Tenor & Fantastic French Horn Duo Hellgate
I - Superior The Three Cubs Trumpet Trio Hellgate
I - Superior Gold Team Trumpet Quartet Hellgate
II - Excellent Brono Duet Hellgate
II - Excellent TramPEPS Hellgate
I - Superior Trumpone Hellgate
II - Excellent William Janczewski Hellgate
I - Superior Meredith Walker Hellgate
II - Excellent Noah & Grant Duo Hellgate
I - Superior M&M Duet Hellgate
II - Excellent
The Double T's Duet
Hellgate
I - Superior John Ruediger Hellgate
II - Excellent Note Tomorrow: A Euphonium Duet Hellgate
II - Excellent Trevor Monsos Hellgate
I - Superior Low Brass Ensemble Hellgate
I - Superior Sassabrass Quintet Hellgate
II - Excellent Mixed Brass Ensemble Hellgate
II - Excellent Percussion Bandits Hellgate
II - Excellent Joel Taylor - Snare Solo Hellgate
II - Excellent Carson Brandt - Snare Solo Hellgate
I - Superior Ella Brinkman - Marimba Solo Hellgate
II - Excellent Found Percussion Ensemble Hellgate
I - Superior Jarrett Bowman - Tom Solo Hellgate
I - Superior Joel T and Kit F Marimba Duet Hellgate
I - Superior Brandt-Clark-Gaynor Duet Hellgate
I - Superior Ella Brinkman - Snare Solo Hellgate
I - Superior Rosie & Jace Marimba Duet Hellgate
I - Superior Llwyn Clark-Gaynor - Snare Solo Hellgate
II - Excellent Flaming Phoenix - Snare Duet Hellgate
I - Superior Rosie Cerquone - Timpani Solo Hellgate
II - Excellent
The BDC's Snare Duet
Hellgate
I - Superior Kit Fieldhouse - Marimba Solo Hellgate
I - Superior The Heck Cats Hellgate
I - Superior Ben Elmer - Marimba Solo Hellgate
I - Superior Colter Christian - Marimba Solo Hellgate
I - Superior Stephie Novak - Snare Solo Hellgate
I - Superior Rosie Cerquone - Marimba Hellgate
I - Superior Hellgate High School Jazz Band Hellgate
I - Superior Hellgate Jazz Combo 1 Hellgate
I - Superior Hellgate Jazz Combo 2 Hellgate
I - Superior Hellgate Jazz Combo 3 Hellgate
I - Superior Innocent By-Standers Brass Band Hellgate
II - Excellent Ella Brinkman - Piano Hellgate
I - Superior Tarl Briggs - Piano  Hellgate
I - Superior Billy Stone - Piano Hellgate
I - Superior Claire Everingham - Piano Hellgate
I - Superior Meredith Walker -  Piano Hellgate
I - Superior Aaron Young - Piano Hellgate
II - Excellent Hannah Mikesell - Piano Hellgate
I - Superior Aaron Young - Classical Guitar Hellgate
II - Excellent Hellgate Concert Band SR - I/Superior
I - Superior Hellgate Symphonic Band SR - I/Superior
I - Superior Hellgate Wind Ensemble SR - I/Superior