Phone: 406-542-4045 ext. 2075


Degrees and Certifications:

BM - The University of Montana - Percussion Performance MM - The University of Akron - Percussion Performance and Wind Band Conducting

Mr. Samuel McKenzie

Hello, my name is Samuel McKenzie.  I am the band director here at Meadow Hill.  I also direct the Honor Band, which is an after school group that meets Tuesdays at Meadow Hill.  I went to The University of Montana where I earned a bachelor’s degree in percussion performance.  I also attended The University of Akron where I earned a Master’s in Percussion Performance and a Master’s in Wind Band Conducting.  I currently perform with the Missoula Symphony and several bands in Missoula.  Please contact me if you have any questions. 

Band in the fall



    Dear Parents and Guardians,


    Below is important information about the supplies your student will need for band this school year. If you have any questions, email me at

    Renting an Instrument:

    All students are required to have an instrument in good working condition. I suggest renting an

    instrument from Morgenroth Music, Electronic Sound and Percussion, or MCPS (MCPS has a very

    limited inventory). For students wishing to rent an instrument from MCPS, instrument rental day will

    be on the below dates at the MCPS Administration which is located at 909 South Avenue West Building

    B (make sure to park in the parking lot South of Building B).

    • Monday, August 30 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
    • Wednesday, September 1 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm (for those who cannot make Monday work)

    *If you would like to avoid the line on instrument rental night, please call Liddi Elrod at (406) 728-2400

    ext 1052 and set up an individual appointment.

    Buying an Instrument:

    For families looking to purchase an instrument, I suggest going to Morgenroth Music, Music

    Medics, or Electronic Sound and Percussion. You can also buy an instrument on Amazon, eBay,

    Craigslist, or many other websites. If you decide to buy an instrument, contact me before purchasing

    the instrument. There are a lot of instruments that look nice, but sound terrible and are hard to play.

    First Day with Instruments:

    7th and 8th grade band students will need their instrument starting Thursday, September 2nd.

    6th grade band students will need their instrument on Tuesday, September 7th.

    Band Supplies:

    Attached is a full supply list for the Meadow Hill Band program. Please, make sure your student has all of the required supplies. If money is tight, please reach out and I will work with you on an individual basis.

    I look forward to being in band with your students!


    Sam McKenzie


    Sam McKenzie

    Meadow Hill Middle School

    Band Director

    (406) 728-2400 Ext 2075