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 7:00 PM/Band Room 7:30 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
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 AA Band Festival @ Kalispell  Wind Ensemble All Day - Kalispell Concert 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Hellgate Bands - Pre-District Concert (Concert Tech. Crew) Concert Band, Symphonic Band, 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
Friday, April 22, 2016 Hellgate Jazz Band @ MAI  (at Hellgate) Jazz Band TBA - Band Room TBA - Hellgate
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 University of Montana Wind Ensemble with Hellgate Wind Ensemble Wind Ensemble  TBD - UM Music Building TBD - 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

Thursday, November 19 & Friday, November 20 - EWU Jazz Festival - Cheney, WA - All day/both days
Hellgate Jazz Band – Jazz Dialogue Festival
Eastern Washington – November 19 & 20, 2015
Detailed Itinerary
Thursday, November 19, 2015
  7:50 AM – attendance in the band room (Jazz Band shirt with nice jeans on your body)
  8:00 AM – Load the bus
  8:10 AM – Depart Hellgate
  8:30 AM – Load at Big Sky
  8:45 AM – Depart Big Sky
11:30 AM – Arrive Cheney Washington (drop off gear at hotel)
12:00 PM – Lunch (either in Cheney or enroute in Spokane)
  1:00 PM – Load bus to EWU (instrument, folder, etc.)
  1:10 PM – Arrive at EWU; register and find case storage room
  1:40 PM – Warm-up for performance (rm. 247)
  2:00 PM – Hellgate performance (Recital Hall)
  2:20 PM – Hellgate critique with clinician (rm. 216)
  3:00 PM – Cheney HS, Lewis & Clark HS, Post Falls HS, Mead HS performances
  4:00 PM – EWU Jazz Lab/Rep. Jazz performance
  5:00 PM – Meet the Snarky Puppies!
  6:00 PM – Dinner
  7:30 PM – Concert at Showalter Auditorium (EWU Jazz I with guest artists)
  9:00 PM – Return to hotel; Check-in
 10:00 PM – IN Rooms for the night
 11:00 PM – Lights out
Friday,  November 20, 2015
  7:30 AM – Wake-up call
  8:00 AM – Breakfast
  8:20 AM – Check-out of hotel, load bus (everything with you)
  8:30 AM – Depart for EWU
  8:45 AM – Arrive EWU (you need instruments with you for Clinics)
  9:00 AM – Showalter Aud.: Medical Lake HS, Southridge HS, EWU Jazz Combo 1
10:00 AM – Park HS Band, Pasco HS Vocal, Big Sky HS
11:00 AM – Eisenhower HS Band, Everett HS Vocal, Hanford HS 2
12:00 PM – Lunch (on campus at the Union)
12:40 PM – Clinics (By section)
  1:40 PM – CBC Combo
  2:00 PM – Richland HS 1, Everett HS 1, Coeurd’Alene HS 1
  3:00 PM – Glacier Peak HS 1, Mt. Spokane HS 1, Columbia Basin College 1
  4:00 PM – Newport HS 1, Hanford HS 1
  4:40 PM – Load Bus and depart for Spokane
  5:15 PM – Arrive at Spokane Downtown Mall (dinner on your own)
  6:40 PM – Meet at main entrance of Mall and WALK to INB Performing Arts Center
  7:00 PM – Arrive at Theatre for Concert
  7:30 PM – Snarky Puppy!
  9:30 PM – Load bus and head for home
  1:30 AM – Arrive In Missoula – drop students at Big Sky – drop students at Hellgate
We are staying at: Holiday Inn Express -  111 Betz Rd, Cheney, WA 99004  Phone:(509) 235-1100
  1. Performance Clothing: Jazz Band T-shirt; nice jeans
  2. Clothing for two days of school/rehearsals.
  3. Overnight toiletries (soap, toothpaste and a toothbrush PLEASE:)
  4. Instrument, Folder w/Music and a pencil.
  5. Accessories – i.e. reeds, valve oil, MUTES, etc.
  6. $$ for meals - lunch and dinner for two days
Thanks for being the respectful, kind, amazing people you are.  I know that we will treat everyone with the kindness and respect you have for a close friend.  Thinking toward the future, I strongly suggest you take the opportunity to meet as many fellow musicians as possible, you never know when you will run into them again!
Listening goals
We have the opportunity to hear some of the best bands in the Northwest while we are at this festival.  With that in mind, please take note of things that you find impressive or striking.  I also want you to note who you think has the best a) overall band, best isolated sections (TOP trumpet, Tbone, Rhythm, Sax) and top/outstanding soloists.
Use the bottom of this sheet to keep your notes OR use the attached Festival Adjudication sheet.  THANKS!!
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).
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