PO Box 886, Big Timber, MT 59011
*Students must provide own instruments or rent (specialty) instruments from the school. *Previous experience and training is necessary.
Uniform care and maintenance are required. Annual rental fees paid by the students apply to the dry-cleaning costs.
The study and performance of concert band literature is the major goal and emphasis of the year, and participation is mandatory. Concert performances include the Fall Concert, Christmas Concert, Pre-District Festival Concert, District Music Festival, Pops Concert, the Southern Montana Invitational Band Festival, and Graduation Ceremonies.
Performance activities also include marching band at football games and parades, pep band at 18 home volleyball games, boys basketball games, and girls basketball games. As many as nine post-season athletic tournaments are also a possibility. There are many other community performances throughout the year, including rodeo parades, Memorial Day Services, and various holiday activities.
Grading is determined largely by participation, and by graded solos, and periodic testing.
Chair seating is determined by audition on assigned literature.
Goals are reached through a cooperative team effort in daily rehearsals that is an integral part of the student's evaluation for grading.