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2023-2024 Events and Trips

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Fall Jazz Band Concert

NOVEMBER 14, 7PM | MHS THEATRE

Student report time - 6:30pm, Theatre doors open at 6:30pm

FREE ADMISSION

CONCERT PROGRAM (PDF)

  • Required performance for Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 members

    • Jazz 1 - warm up while Jazz 2 is performing​

    • Jazz 2 - warm up in the band room, observe Jazz 1 immediately following your performance!

  • Approved concert performance attire required

  • Students - please help with tear down following the concert!

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Winter Holiday Concert

DECEMBER 14, 7PM | MHS THEATRE

Student report time - 6:30pm, Theatre doors open at 6:30pm

FREE ADMISSION

PRE EVENT DINNER SOCIAL

5pm dinner set up will begin

5:30pm food is served

5:30pm Student performances

6pm Jazz 1 performance

6:30pm All students report to band room for equipment, warm up, etc.  Audience members may move to theatre.

6:50pm Performers move onto stage

complete RSVP for dinner - link coming soon

Pre Concert Dinner Social - 5:30pm, MHS Mall

Everyone is invited - help build our band community!

 

  • Required performance for ALL band members

  • Provided concert performance attire required

    • Students may, and are encouraged to wear seasonal and holiday accents such as Santa hats, reindeer antlers, red or green ties, etc.​

  • Students - we need your help with tear down following the concert!

  • Please check the web calendar for dress rehearsal dates!

SFMEA Regional Solo & Ensemble Festival

FEBRUARY 4 | SHADLE PARK HS - SPOKANE, WA

Solo & Ensemble Assignments | Piano Accompanists List | Performance Schedule 

SFMEA Website | General Information | Shadle Park HS Map (room #)

  • This event serves as a qualifier for the WIAA/WMEA State Solo & Ensemble Festival held at CWU in Ellensburg, in the month of April.

  • Transportation to this event is "on your own" to Shadle Park HS

  • Percussion and larger equipment are likely to be loaded on the Blue Goose during class on Friday, Feb 3.

  • Required for Wind Ensemble members

    • Minimum involvement is in an ensemble​

    • Solos are not required

  • Required for 3rd Period Percussion (Blaze)​

  • Optional for Symphonic Band​

  • 4th Period Percussion is working on "In the Sky". Discussion will

continue about performing this at the festival - stay tuned.​

  • Approved concert performance attire required

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Solo Ensemble

WSU WindBand Festival

FEBRUARY 24, 10:10AM | WSU Music Dept. - PULLMAN, WA

Trip Itinerary | Event Schedule | WSU WindBand Website 

  • Wind Ensemble only  

    • (2nd period Wind Ensemble and 3rd period percussion)

  • Required performance

  • Non-overnight trip, approx. 8am to 4pm

    • (final sched. pending WSU scheduling)

  • Approved concert performance attire required

  • Travel Fee for students: $30

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WSU Fest

CWU WindFest

March 4 | CWU Music Dept. - ELLENSBURG, WA

Trip Itinerary | Event Schedule | CWU WindFest Website

  • Wind Ensemble only  

    • (2nd period Wind Ensemble and 3rd period percussion)

  • Required performance

  • Non-overnight trip, approx. 7:30am to 11pm

    • (final sched. pending CWU scheduling)

  • Approved concert performance attire required

  • NO Charge for student travel and transportation

  • YES students will need some meal money (lunch & dinner)

CWU Fest

U of Montana Buddy DeFranco Jazz Fest

MARCH 16 - 17 | UM Music Dept. - MISSOULA, MT

Trip Itinerary | Event Schedule | Room List |  Festival Website

  • Required festival for Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 members ​

  • Overnight trip - approx. 3/16 at noon to 3/17 at 11pm

  • Approved concert performance attire required

  • Travel & Housing Fee for students: $40

U Montana Jazz

Jazz Band Concert

MARCH 23, 7PM | MHS THEATRE

Student report time - 6:30pm, Theatre doors open at 6:30pm

 

  • Required performance for Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 members

  • Approved concert performance attire required

March Jazz Concert

Festival Band Concert

MARCH 28, 7PM | MHS THEATRE

Student report time - 6:30pm, Theatre doors open at 6:30pm

FREE ADMISSION

 

  • Required performance for ALL band members

    • 2nd period Wind Ensemble, 3rd period Percussion, 4th Period percussion, 5th Period Symphonic Band​

  • Approved concert performance attire required

March Band Concert

SFMEA Band Festival

MARCH 29 | FERRIS HS - SPOKANE, WA

Student Report Time - no later than 7:45am 

Symphonic Band performance @ 10:00am

Wind Ensemble performance @ 11:30am

 

Itinerary | Event Schedule | SFMEA Website

  • Primarily a school-day activity (could arrive home after end of day school bus runs)

  • Students will need money for lunch (or bring sack lunch)

  • Audience allowed - Please come watch! FREE ADMISSION

  • Required performance for ALL band members

    • 2nd period Wind Ensemble, 3rd period Percussion, 4th Period percussion, 5th Period Symphonic Band​

  • Approved concert performance attire required

SFMEA Fest

Seattle Experience -
WorldStrides Heritage Festival

April 13 - 16 | SEATTLE, WA 

Itinerary Overview | Event Schedule | WorldStrides Registration trip ID 207574

Roster for Rooms | Part Assignments

  • Performances* updates - due to the large change in attending students, we are reducing to 2 performing groups - one combined concert band of all attending students (similar to our Disney trips) and our advanced percussion ensemble (Blaze personnel). See below for a list of our instrumentation and part assignments for the concert band setting.

  • Potential activities include Museum of Pop Culture, Museum of Flight, Mariners Baseball Game, Benaroya Hall Tour, Pike Place Market

  • Charter bus transportation to, from, and around Seattle

  • 3 nights hotel accommodations

  • Trip expense is $475.

    • January 13th $235​

    • February 15th $240

  • Meal money will be needed and is in addition to the trip expense

  • Registration through WorldStrides must be completed ASAP, no later than January 20th.

  • Rooming list is due during MHS Finals Week  - see Mr. Lewis in person, in groups of 2 or 4 to sign up.

*performances pending registration numbers and instrumentation for each group.

Seattle Trip

U of I Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

APRIL 22 | University of Idaho - MOSCOW, ID

Trip Itinerary | Event Schedule | Lionel Hampton Website 

  • Jazz 1 only  

  • Required performance for Jazz 1 and combo

  • Non-overnight trip; 5:30am report to 3pm return

    • (final sched. pending U of Idaho scheduling)

  • Approved concert performance attire required

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U Idaho Jazz

WIAA/WMEA State Solo & Ensemble

APRIL 28 & 29 | Central WA University - Ellensburg, WA

Trip Itinerary | WIAA/WMEA Info Packet | WMEA Info Center

  • Qualifying students only (those students have been notified)  

  • Ensemble only performers will depart and return on Friday evening, 4/28

  • Soloists will depart on Friday and return Saturday evening 4/29

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U Idaho Jazz

Lilac Festival Armed Forces Parade

MAY 20 | SPOKANE, WA

Student report time TBA (evening) 

Parade start time is 7:45PM

Itinerary | Event Schedule | Lilac Festival Association Website

  • Evening activity - back to MHS approx 10pm to 11pm

  • Spectators allowed - Please come watch! FREE ADMISSION

  • Required performance for ALL band members

  • 2nd period Wind Ensemble, 3rd period Percussion, 4th Period percussion, 5th Period Symphonic Band​

  • Marching uniform provided (Students will need black socks)

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Lilac Parade
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