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Sentinel Band Performance Dates

September 14  Required for all

Marching Band vs Billings Skyview at MCPS Stadium

After School Rehearsal (released at 6 pm) - Self transport to Stadium by 6:30 pm (Game at 7 pm)

Students will rehearse after school at SHS. The goal of this rehearsal is to put the marching music together, practice the national anthem, and run 3-4 pep band tunes.  We will eat pizza supplied by the booster parents together and students will be released at 6 pm to transport themselves to MCPS Stadium.  Please meet Mr. Nelson at 6:30 pm in the stands at the SE corner of the stadium.  We will begin playing at 6:45. The game will start at 7:00pm. No halftime show tonight. Note: If you are in an outside school sport or activity, please join us when your practice is finished.  Just let Mr. Nelson know and we will work around it. 

Uniform: band shirt, jeans, jacket

 

September 16  Required for all

Marching Band Camp
8 am–4 pm

We will meet at SHS to work on our halftime show and learn how to parade marching as a full band.  Please bring water, healthy snacks and wear your marching shoes.  The boosters will feed the students pizza from 11:30-12:15.

 

September 21 Required for all

Marching Rehearsal after school
4-5:30 pm

We will rehearse for the UM Parade as well as work on our halftime show.  Please wear your marching shoes to break them in.  Note: If you are in an outside school sport or activity, please join us when your practice is finished.  Just let Mr. Nelson know and we will work around it. 

 

September 22  Required for all

Sentinel Homecoming Marching Band vs Big Sky at Washington Grizzly Stadium

Rehearsal After School - Students released at 5:45 to transport themselves to stadium

Students will rehearse after school at SHS and will clean the show. We will eat pizza supplied by the booster parents together, change and students will be released at 5:45pm to transport themselves to WA Griz Stadium.  Please go directly to the stadium.  We will warm up, unload the moving van, and begin playing immediately.  The game will start at 7:00 pm. We will play in the stands at the football game, and we WILL perform our halftime show tonight. Note: If you are in an outside school sport or activity, please join us when your practice is finished.  Just let Mr. Nelson know and we will work around it.

Uniform: marching shirt, black pants, black socks, marching shoes and shorts (for under the uniform). 

 

September 28  Required for all

Marching rehearsal after school
4-5:30 pm

We will rehearse for the UM Homecoming Parade.  Please wear your marching shoes. Note: If you are in an outside school sport or activity, please join us when your practice is finished.  Just let Mr. Nelson know and we will work around it. 

 

September 30  Required for all

Marching Band at UM Homecoming Parade

7 am (Meet at SHS)

We will briefly practice parade marching, then will bus to the parade site and march the UM Homecoming Parade.  After the parade, we will bus back to SHS. 

Uniform: marching shirt, black pants, black socks, marching shoes and shorts (for under the uniform).    

 

October 4  Required for Jazz Band

Jazz Concert with special guest artist

7 pm 

More info to come!

 

October 6  Volunteer Pep Band/Drumline

Football Game at MCPS Stadium

More info to follow! This game counts towards LETTERING in band!!

October 17  Required for all

Fall Concert in Margaret Johnson Theatre

7 pm – CALL 6:15 pm

Uniform: Tux or concert dress. Wear your band shirt during the school day.

 

TBD  Volunteers/Pep Band

Football Playoffs!!!

Play in the stands and be loud!  DRESS WARM!  The goal is to have at least 60 students. These games count towards LETTERING in band!!  They are low pressure and fun!

December 4  Required for Symphonic, Jazz Bands and Percussion Ensemble

Holiday Concert in Margaret Johnson Theatre

7 pm - Call 6:15 pm

Uniform: Tux or dress. Wear your band shirt during the school day.

 

December 5  Required Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Holiday Concert in Margaret Johnson Theatre

7 pm - Call 6:15 pm

Uniform: Tux or dress. Wear your band shirt during the school day.

 

December TBD  Required for Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble

School Holiday Assembly

Day/Time TBD

February 13   Required for both Jazz Bands

Collaborative Concert with Hellgate at Sentinel

7 pm – Call 6:15 pm

February 21  Jazz Band Gold only

Performance at PORTER MIDDLE SCHOOL 

7 pm – Call 6:15 pm

February 26 or 27   Required for Concert, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensemble

UM Concert Band Festival

Times TBD (daytime performances)

Uniform: Tux or concert dress. Wear your band shirt when not performing.

March 4-5   Required for Wind Ensemble

AA Band Festival in Missoula

All students will rehearse all day and have two evening concerts at Hellgate High School.  Uniform: Tux or concert dress.

 

March 11  Required for Concert Band, All Touring Members, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensemble

Spring Festival Concert #1 in Margaret Johnson Theatre

7 pm

Uniform: Tux or concert dress. Wear your band shirt during the school day. Tour meeting will be at 6 pm

 

March 12   Required for Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Meadow Hill 8th Grade Band

Spring Festival Concert #2 in Margaret Johnson Theatre– followed performance   7 pm

Uniform: Tux or concert dress. Wear your band shirt during the school day.

 

March 14-23 

Tour to Italy! More details to follow!

 

April 18   Required for Concert, Symphonic, Percussion Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble

District Music Festival at Sentinel High School 

During the day - Times/info to come

Uniform: Tux or concert dress. Wear your band shirt during the school day.

 

April 20  Required for Jazz Band

District Music Festival at Big Sky High School

During the day - Times/info to come

Uniform: Tux or concert dress.

 

May 21  Required for all

End of Year Concert/Banquet in Margaret Johnson Theatre/Sentinel Cafeteria

6 pm

Uniform: Tux or concert dress. Wear your band shirt during the school day. 

 

June 1  Required 9th thru 11th grade

Graduation at UM Adams Center 

Time TBD

Uniform: Men - Long Sleeve shirt, tie, dress pants, black socks, and black shoes.

Women - Appropriate dress/attire.

Extra-Curricular/Honor Performance Ensemble Dates

 

October 18-20   All-State Band students only

All State Festival will be held in Missoula

Uniform: Tux or concert dress. Wear nice school clothes during festival rehearsals (look professional). 

October 28

Grizzly Marching Band Day

If you are interested in playing in the grizzly band someday or want to learn about how to make money playing your instrument in college, this is a great opportunity! 

November 10-12

UM All Star Band – with guest artist Julie Giroux!

More info to come!

January 12-14 (Dates could change)

All-State Jazz Band – Festival will be held in Helena. 

Auditions will be recorded in the Fall.

 

March 7-9  Pep Band

State Basketball Tourney in Missoula!

More info to come!  All Pep games count towards a letter!

 

April 20           

District Solo/Ensemble, Big Sky High School

Uniform: Nice dress clothes.

 

May 3-4  Selected students only

State Solo/Ensemble Music Festival, Helena

Uniform: Nice dress clothes.

 

Italy Tour - Extra Practices

Extra Italy evening practices will take place since we are combining students from various bands together. Please mark the following dates on your calendar:  7-8:30pm on the following dates: November 6, 20, 27, December 11, January 8, 22, FEBRUARY 5, 19, and March 6.

 

Pep band schedule

I hope all students will consider joining the Pep Band! Each game and practice count towards lettering in band!!

I will release the practice and game schedule in November.

 

Please make arrangements for dealing with any schedule conflict. Extreme care has been taken in constructing this calendar for balancing a quality music education experience with student and family interests and commitments. All events are scheduled as certain as possible at printing time.  Remember if there are issues, please email Mr. Nelson.  I am very easy to work with as long as there is clear communication.  Thank you!

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