2019-2020 Concert Schedule will be updated in September

  • October 30: 4-8 Fall Concert, 6:30 pm, Annex
  • Wednesday, December 18: K-8 Winter Concert, 6:30 pm, Mt. Ellis Auditorium
  • March 10: Lamotte and Anderson Combined Spring Concert, 6:30 pm, Anderson School Gymnasium
  • TBA: Art Auction and Spring Concert in May​​
  • Monday, June 8 (Tentative): Eighth Grade Graduation, 6:30 pm, location TBA

CONCERT DRESS: Non-casual: slacks or khaki, button shirt or blouses, below knee skirt, no denim if possible.

 

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Extra Credit: Recording Review

You may check out and audio recording and worksheet from Mr. Vick to listen to & complete. (Up to 5 extra credit points per review; three maximum extra credit assignments per trimester from all areas)

 

Extra Credit: Concert Review

If you attend an outside (non-LaMotte) concert or performance, you may complete a worksheet (available from Mr. Vick) (Up to 5 extra credit points per review; three maximum extra credit assignments per trimester from all areas). Below is a partial list of some upcoming events in the area that may be used (any performance by MSU School of Music groups or guest artists, Broadway in Bozeman, BHS, CJMS, SMS, Bozeman Symphony, Intermountain Opera, Montana Ballet, or other comparable event). Please note that some events have an admission/ticket charge.

 

2019-2020 School Year

  • October 29: SMS 7th Grade Band/Orchestra/Choir, 7:30 pm, SMS Gym
  • October 29: MSU Wind Symphony, 7:30 pm, Reynolds Recital Hall $
  • November 3: Croy Voice Studio Recital, 3:00 pm, Reynolds Recital Hall
  • November 5: CJMS Choirs, 7:30 pm, CJMS Gym
  • November 7: CJMS Orchestras, 7:30 pm, CJMS Gym
  • November 7: SMS 8th Grade Band & Choir, 7:30 pm, SMS Gym
  • November 9: Hannah Johnson, MSU Senior Voice Recital, 3:00 pm, Reynolds Recital Hall
  • November 13: MSU Student Chamber Ensembles Concert, 7:30 pm, Reynolds Recital Hall
  • November 14: MSU Gamelan Sekar Gunung, 7:30 pm, Reynolds Recital Hall
  • November 14: CJMS Band, 7:30 pm, CJMS Gym
  • November 21: Gregory Young (Clarinet) & Friends, Faculty Recital, 7:30 pm, Reynolds Recital Hall
  • November 21: 8th Grade SMS & CJMS Orchestras, BHS Orchestra, 7:30 pm, Hawk Gym
  • November 25: Broadway in Bozeman - "Cirque Dreams Holidaze", 7:30 pm, MSU Fieldhouse $
  • November 25: BHS Candlelight, 7:00 pm, South Cafe $
  • November 26: BHS Candlelight, 7:00 pm, South Cafe $
  • December 7: Montana Ballet, "Nutcracker", 2:00 pm, Willson Auditorium $
  • December 7: Montana Ballet, "Nutcracker", 7:00 pm, Willson Auditorium $
  • December 8: Montana Ballet, "Nutcracker", 2:00 pm, Willson Auditorium $
  • December 9: SMS Select Choir & ESO, 7:30 pm, SMS Cafe
  • December 10: BHS Choirs, 7:30 pm, Willson Auditorium
  • December 10: SMS Jazz, 7:30 pm, SMS Cafe
  • December 11: BHS Bands, 7:30 pm, Willson Auditorium
  • December 12: SMS 6th Grade Band & Choir, 7:30 pm, SMS Gym
  • December 14: Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 pm, Willson Auditorium $
  • December 15: Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 pm, Willson Auditorium $
  • December 18: BHS Orchestras, 7:30 pm, Willson Auditorium
  • December 19: BHS Gala, 7:30 pm, Willson Auditorium
  • December 20: CJMS Jazz, 7:30 pm, Gallatin Valley Mall
  • January 16: Middle School & High School Band Festival, 7:30 pm, Willson Auditorium
  • January 21: Middle School & High School Choir Festival, 7:30 pm, Willson Auditorium
  • January 25: Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 pm, Willson Auditorium $
  • January 26: Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 pm, Willson Auditorium $
  • January 31: Raise the Roof, 7:00 pm, Willson Auditorium
  • February 7: Intermountain Opera Bozeman, "Kiss Me, Kate", 7:00 pm, The Ellen $
  • February 8: Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, 10:30 am, Willson Auditorium, Free
  • February 8: Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, 1:00 pm, Willson Auditorium, Free
  • February 8: Intermountain Opera Bozeman, "Kiss Me, Kate", 7:00 pm, The Ellen $
  • February 9: Intermountain Opera Bozeman, "Kiss Me, Kate", 3:00 pm, The Ellen $
  • February 14: Intermountain Opera Bozeman, "Kiss Me, Kate", 7:00 pm, The Ellen $
  • February 15: Intermountain Opera Bozeman, "Kiss Me, Kate", 7:00 pm, The Ellen $
  • February 16: Intermountain Opera Bozeman, "Kiss Me, Kate", 3:00 pm, The Ellen $
  • February 25: Broadway in Bozeman, "Stomp", 7:30 pm, MSU Fieldhouse $
  • March 7: Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 pm, Willson Auditorium $
  • March 8: Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 pm, Willson Auditorium $
  • March 12: Montana Chamber Music Society Concert, 7:30 pm, Reynolds Recital Hall $
  • March 14: Montana Chamber Music Society Concert, 7:30 pm, Reynolds Recital Hall $
  • April 4: Montana Chamber Music Society Concert 7:30 pm, Reynolds Recital Hall $
  • April 24: Intermountain Opera Bozeman, "The Marriage of Figaro", 7:00 pm, Willson Auditorium $
  • April 26: Intermountain Opera Bozeman, "The Marriage of Figaro", 3:00 pm, Willson Auditorium $
  • April 29: MSU Gamelan Sekar Gunung, 7:30 pm, Reynolds Recital Hall
  • May 2: Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 pm, Willson Auditorium $
  • May 3: Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 pm, Willson Auditorium $

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FOURTH & FIFTH GRADE BAND

Meets Tuesday, Wednesday (in place of some World Music sessions) and Friday from 9:25-10:10.  All 4-5 students will need "Measures of Success - Book 1"

 

SIXTH, SEVENTH & EIGHTH GRADE BAND

Meets Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30-9:20 and Friday from 8:30-9:10.  You will need the “Essential Elements 2000 - Book 2” for your instrument. Percussion: in addition to your instrument, concert sticks (all grades), and either one pair medium yarn mallets (Adams, Balter, Yamaha or equivalent), or one pair timpani mallets (Vic Firth T3 Staccato or equivalent) for students in grades 7/8.

 

FOR ALL INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS

•  A pencil, your complete instrument, and music is needed in order to participate.  At least three working reeds (for wind players) are needed with you every time class meets.  Brass instruments should be oiled and in good working order before each rehearsal starts. Percussionists are responsible for set-up, breakdown and storage of all instruments, accessories and sticks each time we rehearse.

•  If you are unable to play due to slight illness, dental work, etc...  you can still do fingerings and work with the group.  IN-SCHOOL = IN-CLASS = PARTICIPATING – have your instrument! Home practice time is expected of all (consistent daily practice is far more beneficial than “cramming” for an hour once or twice a week - try to schedule your practice time for 4-5 different days of the week for a period of time so it is “part of the routine” and not something “if I get around to it”).

•  Home = Practice (where you learn your part), Classtime = Rehearsal (where you learn everyone else’s part, plus new concepts and techniques to practice).

 

LOST OR DAMAGED PIECES: You will be charged actual replacement & shipping for each lost or damaged original copy of music that was checked out.  Any school books that are lost or returned damaged will be charged at the current retail price plus any additional shipping/handling charges.

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MISSED CONCERT MAKE UP OPTIONS (for Excused Absences):

Missed Concert Make-Up Assignment: OPTION 1 - PERFORM

Three sections:

-      Perform their missed concert pieces along with a recording of the concert for a grade (50%).

-      Turn in the sheet music with correct counting of all rhythms written in (25%).

-      Define any terms that are in your music on a separate sheet of paper (25%).

Missed Concert Make-Up Assignment: OPTION 2 – PAPER

Three sections: Choose two pieces you would have performed

and complete a 1 - Performance Analysis, 2 - Composer Research, and 3 - Professional Players.

1 - PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS (34%)

  • What is the title of the piece and who is the composer?
  • Who were the three performing groups you listened to and what websites did you find them on? (provide links)
  • As you listen to the piece, try and listen for the performers who are playing your instrument/singing your part. List five words to describe their tone quality. List five new words to describe their articulations. Use three descriptive words to describe the style they are playing/singing with as a section.
  • After listening to the piece, describe your favorite part. Describe the style of this section and why you enjoyed it. How does this section make you feel as you listen to it?
  • List the instruments that you hear, including percussion. If you don’t know an instrument’s name, describe what it sounds like.
  • What is something about the performance (how the performers sang/played the piece – not how the piece is written) that you did not like? Why didn’t you like this?
  • If you could talk to the composer and change something about the piece, what would you change?

Repeat the above for the second piece chosen.

 

2 - COMPOSER RESEARCH (33%)

Choose two of your concert pieces and research the life of the composer online. Below you will find a list of the information you should research. Be as specific as possible when finding this information – the more, the better. You should find:

  • Biography of the composer – this includes information such as birth and death dates, birth place, parents names, place he or she grew up, notable accomplishments, where he or she went to school (all levels), degrees he or she may have, any musical successes/failures, how he or she became a composer, etc.
  • Notable works – Create a list of the pieces this composer has written. Find and listen to three of his or her pieces online. Indicate which three you chose. Please submit the links to where you found the recordings (YouTube, JW Pepper, etc.)

 

3 - PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS

Research online and find three professional players of your instrument/voice range. Listen to several examples of each artist performing, and answer the following questions. You should answer these questions for each performer (so you will have three sets of answers)

  • What is the name of your professional performer? What instrument do they play?
  • Do you like the tone quality of the performers’ sound? List five words to describe how they sound.

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PAST PROGRAMS INFORMATION

Programs and performances are part of the educational process, not strictly a "finished product" or "entertainment". For example, as part of that process, our second through fourth graders learn recorders as a pre-band instrument before entering fifth grade. Is it important for the students to perform their B-A-G songs for an audience? - Absolutely! As a class, they nominate songs from their books they have learned, and vote on which ones they want to program.

Programs are designed to showcase each ensemble or class at their current level or step in the overall K-8 Music curriculum.

While our resources are limited and many pieces are "recycled", it should be noted that students do not repeat pieces (anything performed by a student will not be re-done by that same student on a different program later on), and most pieces have 2-4 years (or more) before reprogramming. When pieces are reprogrammed, most of the other pieces done are not from the same previous concert, so you will never hear "the same concert" twice.

The following is a list of all pieces programmed since Fall, 2011 and their respective concert date(s):

 

FIFTH GRADE BAND (2011-2014)

Anasazi (John EDMONDSON): 4-2014

Bugler’s Dream (arr. Paul LAVENDER): 4-2012

Caroling (Timothy JOHNSON): 12-2011

Dragon Slayer (Rob GRICE): 3-2013

First Holiday Concert (arr. John O'REILLY): 12-2013

Good King Wenceslas (arr. Andrew BALENT): 12-2013

Heritage (Michael STORY): 3-2013

Jingle Bells (PIERPONT): 12-2011; 12-2012; 12-2014

My Dreydl: 12-2011; 12-2012; 12-2014

Relics of the Past (Sean O'LOUGHLIN): 4-2012

Up On The Housetop (arr. Michael SWEENEY): 12-2012

 

FOURTH & FIFTH GRADE BAND (2014-)

Anasazi (John EDMONDSON): 3-2019

Bugler’s Dream (arr. Paul LAVENDER): 3-2016; 3-2018

Cardiff Castle (Mark WILLIAMS): 3-2018

Chant and Canon (John O'REILLY): 3-2015

Countdown to Christmas (arr. Joseph COMPELLO): 12-2014

Dreidel Song: 12-2015; 12-2017

First Holiday Concert (arr. John O'REILLY): 12-2016; 12-2018

Good King Wenceslas: 12-2015

Jingle Bells (PIERPONT): 12-2011; 12-2012; 12-2014; 2-2015; 12-2017

Jolly Old St. Nicholas: 12-2017

Lost Kingdon, The (John O'REILLY): 3-2017

March For A Fat Cat (Barbara LITTEL): 3-2019

My Dreydl: 12-2011; 12-2012; 12-2014

Ode to Joy L.v. BEETHOVEN): 12-2015; 12-2017

Simple Gifts (arr. Jack BULLOCK): 3-2016

 

SIXTH, SEVENTH & EIGHTH GRADE BAND

African Folk Trilogy (Anne McGINTY): 10-2012

Agon (James CURNOW): 11-2011; 11-2015

Anazasi (John EDMONDSON): 11-2017

Andromeda Overture (Mark WILLIAMS): 5-2012 

Beatles Forever, The (LENNON & McCARTNEY/arr. Eric OSTERLING): 3-2015

Bryce Canyon Overture (Mark WILLIAMS): 4-2012

Cardiff Castle (Mark WILLIAMS): 10-2012

Caroling (Timothy JOHNSON): 12-2011; 12-2015

Celtic Air and Dance (Michael SWEENEY): 4-2013

Chanukah Triptych, A (arr. Jacques RIZZO): 12-2015; 12-2018

Chorale from "Jupiter" (from The Planets) (Gustav HOLST/arr. James CURNOW): 11-2014

Christmas Fun (arr. John O/Reilly): 12-2016

Clouds (Anne McGINTY): 11-2013

Conflict (Larry CLARK): 3-2013

Countdown to Christmas (arr. Joseph COMPELLO): 12-2014

Count Rockula (Timothy LOEST): 10-2018

Crater Lake Overture (John O’REILLY): 3-2013

Crazy Train (OSBOURNE/arr. MURTHA): 6-2013

Drummer's Christmas Carol (arr. Robert W. SMITH): 12-2018

Eye of the Tiger (SULLIVAN III & PETERIK/arr. SEBESKY): 3-2013

Fantasy on an Irish Clogging Tune (arr. John KINYON): 11-2013

Frosty the Snowman (Steve NELSON & Jack ROLLINS/arr. Frank MANTOOTH): 12-2017

Furioso (Robert W. SMITH): 3-2015

Great Movie Adventures (John WILLIAMS/arr. Michael SWEENEY): 3-2016

Hard Rock Fanfare (Tyler ARCARI): 3-2019

Harry Potter - Highlights (John WILLIAMS/arr. Michael STORY): 3-2019

I Gotta Feeling (ADAMS, PINEDA.../arr. BROWN): 4-2012

Ironclad (Sean O'LOUGHLIN): 5-2012; 11-2016

James Bond Theme (NORMAN/arr. STORY): 12-2012

Joyful, Joyful (BEETHOVEN/arr. Mark WILLIAMS): 4-2014

Junkyard Jam (Kevin MIXON): 4-2014

Kings From The East (arr. Mark WILLIAMS): 12-2011; 12-2016

Kwanzaa, Kwanzaa (Nicholas FORTE): 12-2017

March Grandioso (Roland F. SEITZ/arr. Robert W. SMITH): 11-2017

Mystery of the Maya (John EDMONDSON): 3-2016

No "L" in Swing (arr. Mike STORY): 12-2014

Northridge Overture (John O'REILLY): 3-2018

Nottingham March (Jerry WILLIAMS): 11-2016

Peach Blossoms (Bruce PEARSON & Dean SORENSON): 5-2012 

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (arr. Johnnie VINSON): 4-2012

Postwood March (John O'REILLY): 4-2014

Prehistoric Suite, A (Paul JENNINGS & Teresa JENNINGS): 5-2012; 3-2017

Primordium (Mark WILLIAMS): 3-2018

Racing the Sun (Roland BARRETT): 11-2015

Regency Fanfare (Michael STORY): 4-2013

Ritmico (Robert SHELDON): 4-2013

Rockin' Halloween, A (arr. Michael STORY): 10-2018

Rowan Tree, The (Russell D. STANDRIDGE): 3-2017

Sahara (Roland BARRETT): 11-2014; 11-2017

Santa Rocks the House (arr. Paul CLARK): 12-2013

Silent Night (arr. Paul CLARK): 12-2012

Stonehenge Overture (James CURNOW): 4-2013

Three Christmas Carols (John KINYON): 12-2012

Thunder Hill Overture (Anne McGINTY): 4-2013

Warriors (Brian LEWIS): 5-2012