Hellgate Bands   2016-17 Performance Dates

Date Day Group Event Name Place Time
9/18/2016 Sunday Hawaii Band Group* Hawaii Rehearsal/Marching Practice Hellgate Band Room 4:00 - 7:00 PM
10/1/2016 Saturday ALL Bands UM Homecoming Parade Dwntwn 8:00 AM
10/7/2016 Friday ALL Bands Hellgate Homecoming Stadium 7:30 PM
10/14/2016 Friday ALL Bands Concert w/ Mercer Island Marching Band Caras Park 5:00 PM
10/16/2016 Sunday Hawaii Band Group* Hawaii Rehearsal/Marching Practice Hellgate Band Room 4:00 - 7:00 PM
10/18/2016 Tuesday Jazz Band Jazz Band Collaboration Concert Auditorium 7:30 PM
10/19 - 10/21 Weds - Fri All-State Musicians All-State Band/Orch/Choir Great Falls all day
11/17/2016 Thursday Wind Ensemble Washington 8th w/ Wind Ensemble Auditorium 7:00 PM
11/20/2017 Sunday Hawaii Band Group* Hawaii Rehearsal/Marching Practice Hellgate Band Room 4:00 - 7:00 PM
12/1/2016 Thursday Hawaii Band Group* Hawaii Final Performance Auditorium 7:30 PM
12/2 - 12/8/2016 Fri/Thurs. Hawaii Band Group* Pearl Harbor Trip Hellgate/HI TBD
12/20/2016 Tuesday ALL Bands Winter Concert Auditorium 7:30 PM
12/21/2016 Wednesday Wind Ensemble/Jazz Holiday Assembly Upper Gym 9:30 AM
2/2/2017 Thursday Jazz Band Jazz Collaboration Concert Auditorium 7:00 PM
2/16-2/19 Thurs -Sun All-NW Musicians NAfME All-Northwest Bellevue all day
2/24/2017 Friday Jazz Band Special Guest Allen Vizutti Auditorium all day/7:30
2/28/2017 Tuesday Concert Band & Symphonic Band UM Concert Band Festival UM-Missoula all day
3/6 - 3/7 Mon-Tues Wind Ensemble AA Band Festival TBA  
3/16/2017 Thursday Jazz Band UM Jazz Festival UM all day
4/5/2017 Wednesday Concert Band & Symphonic Band Pre-District Concert Auditorum 7:30 PM
4/5 - 4/8 Thurs-Sat ALL Bands District Music Festival Hellgate/Sentinel all day
5/5-5/6 Fri-Sat Solos/Small Ensembles State Music Festival UM-Missoula all day
5/10/2017 Wednesday Wind Ensemble/Jazz 36th POPS Concert Upper Gym 7:00 PM
5/24/2017 Wednesday Concert Band & Symphonic Band Final Concert Auditorium 7:30 PM
5/25/2017 Thursday ALL Bands Band Banquet and Awards TBA 6:00 PM
5/25/2017 Thursday Wind Ensemble/Jazz Senior Concert Auditorium 8:00 PM
6/3/2017 Saturday Band Graduation UM Dahlberg Arena TBA
* REQUIRED of all Pearl Harbor Band personnel
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:

Payment # 1 and 2 (deposit and 2nd payment) due Wed., November 4: $200

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

Payment # 4 due:  Wed., April 6, 2016: $200

Payment # 5 due: Wed., June 1, 2016: $200

Payment # 6 due: Wed., Sept. 7th: $689

Payment #7 due: Wed., Oct. 5th: $200

Payment #8 due: Wed., Nov. 7th: $300

December 3, 2016 - Arrival
·    Meet at Missoula International Airport!!     
  • 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 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 - 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
  • One group will leave early Dec. 8 and arrive home Dec. 8
  • A second group will leave late Dec. 8 and arrive home Dec. 9

Aren't we sooooooo blessed to have these amazing opportunities?