Dear Middle School Jazz Band Parents:
On Tuesday, February 11th, the middle school jazz band will be participating in the Palace City Jazz Festival at the PAC. The kids are ready to perform for the public...I cant wait for you to hear them! The attire for BOTH the morning and evening performance will be the jazz band dress shirt and tie that will be handed out next week in rehearsal. Each performer will also need to provide their own black dress pants and black shoes. Girls are allowed to wear black leggings if they wish. Below are the details of what you and your children need to be aware of for that day:
7:45AM - Parents drop off all middle school students at the PAC. They will then drop off all instrument cases and coats in the show choir rehearsal room (across from our jazz band room).
8:00AM - Warmup with Mr. Stahle in the jazz band rehearsal room
8:30AM - MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND PERFORMS IN BAND ROOM. This is open to the public and ALL PARENTS are encouraged to attend!
9:00AM - Middle school jazz band has clinic with Mr. Shotwell (this is NOT open to the public)
9:30AM - Middle school jazz band kids will put away instruments in show choir rehearsal room and then watch SF O'Gorman Jazz 2 from 9:30-10:00AM in the band room.
10:30AM - All middle school jazz students will participate in workshops on their respective instruments. MS kids will NOT need their instruments.
11:30AM - All middle school jazz students will load bus with Mr. Jamison and depart to Middle School.
6:15PM - ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND STUDENTS NEED TO REPORT TO JAZZ BAND REHEARSAL ROOM TO WARM UP FOR CONCERT.
7:00PM - FINAL CONCERT IN THE PAC
Parents can pick up students outside of either entrance 4 or 5 of the PAC immediately after the concert is finished. Tickets can be purchased that night to get into the concert (ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students). This concert benefits the jazz programs of both the MS and HS. If you are interested in attending any of the other performances during the day, the schedule for the entire day is below.
This is going to be a great educational and fun day for everyone...I cant wait! If you have any questions, please contact me anytime.
6:30AM - Load vehicle
7:45AM - Arrive at Brandon Valley HS
8:00AM - Levi, Zachary and Allie start to warm up right away and take test after your audition. Sicely, Jesse and Christian should take test right away.
Levi Gebhard - 8:30 AM
Zachary Van Meter - 8:51AM
Allie- Vermeulen - 9:00AM
Sicley Allhiser - 9:07AM
Jesse Dodd - 9:30 AM
Christian Kremer - 11:21AM
(Levi, Allie, Jesse and Zachary - depart with the Vermeulen's to Omaha immediately after Jesse's audition or after the last test)
11:30AM - Depart for Mitchell
Dear Jazz Band Members and Parents:
On Friday, February 28th, the jazz band will be traveling to the UNO Jazz Festival in Omaha, NE. The event will be held at the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on the campus of UNO (directions below). Our band will have 30 minutes of performing time on stage and 30 minute of instructional time after our performance is finished. We will also be staying overnight and returning the next day (see hotel address and phone number below).
Below is the schedule for the two days:
ITINERARY - 2.28
7:45AM – Load Buses
8:00AM – Depart for Omaha
11:45AM – Arrive in Omaha
12:00PM – UNO NOON CONCERT
1:00PM - LUNCH TBD
2:30PM - Watch SF Washington
3:30PM - UNO COMBO PERFORMANCE
5:30PM –Warm up time
6:00PM - MITCHELL JAZZ BAND PERFORMANCE
7:00PM - Grab dinner somewhere fast
8:00PM - Festival All-Star Big Band and The Metropolitan Area Youth Jazz Orchestra CONCERT
9:30PM - Depart to Sonesta ES Suites (6990 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68132 / (402) 553-8898)
11:30PM – Lights Out
9:00AM - Breakfast
10:00AM - Depart for Mall
12:00PM - Depart for Holland Performing Arts Center Downtown
12:30PM - Watch other bands
1:30PM - Watch O'Gorman HS
2:00PM - Depart for Home
5:30PM - Approximate arrival home to Mitchell
Directions to the Strauss Performing Arts Center are at: https://goo.gl/maps/5KE5qjFFTmR2 If anyone has questions, please do hesitate to contact me!
MHS Jazz Students and Parents,
On Thursday, January 23rd, the jazz band will be traveling to the 2020 South Dakota Jazz Festival in Aberdeen on the campus of NSU. Included on this sheet is the information you need to know for our trip. Please be aware of our load/departure times and especially our warm-up and performance times.
Make sure you have everything that you need for the performance before we leave Mitchell. Rhythm section is in charge of your own equipment (this includes loading, setting up, tear down, etc).
1/23/20 NSU ITINERARY
6:45AM LOAD BUS
7:00AM DEPART FOR ABERDEEN
9:30AM ARRIVE IN ABERDEEN AND UNLOAD EQUIPMENT
10:20AM PERFORMANCE TIME/CLINIC
11:20AM LOAD BUS
12:00PM EAT LUNCH
2:20PM DEPART FOR MITCHELL
4:40PM APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL IN MITCHELL
Just so the parents are aware, this is not a competition (more of an early season educational opportunity). You are more than welcome to come up and watch/listen but we are not competing.
If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.