Fine Arts in January
January is a month to take a breath and refresh with new material for the next phase of learning.
Nevertheless, we have several events this month that are fun to see.
Fly Up Concert
Tuesday the 14th will see the “Fly Up Concert” of the Big Sky Band featuring the 8th Graders that are coming their way next fall. Always a great opportunity to see how fun band at the high school level can be.
All-State Jazz Band
Last year the Montana Bandmaster Association in conjunction with several of our local directors reinvigorated the Montana All-State Jazz Band. There are two All-State Jazz Ensembles, a full blown Big Band and an amazing Jazz Combo. The event will be held in Billings this year with several Missoula jazz band students selected to participate:
Jack Van Tine - Alto Saxophone
Grace Daniel - Trombone
Connor Stineford - Trombone
Gabe Lippy - Baritone Saxophone
Veronica Stimpfling - Alto Sax 1
Gabe Gray - Trumpet
Marshall Softich - Trombone 2
Emi Slater - Trumpet
Paxson Swierc - Trumpet
Elliott Harris-Musack - Trombone 3
Drew Saltzman - Guitar
Simon Hickey - Drums/Perc
Owen Kirby –Bari Sax
Kian Kennedy – Tenor Sax
Peyton Riska – Trumpet
William Hartzell - Piano
Chinese New Year
MCPS celebrates many holidays throughout the year. Our Paxson 3rd Graders will be having a Chinese New Year program on January 21 at 2:15. It’s a wonderful wide world with all kinds of events to be celebrated.
Meet the Artist
Thanks to the Briar Diggs Foundation we are having our annual Meet the Artist event at 6pm on Thursday the 30th at Russell Elementary School from 6:30 - 8:00. This year’s artist is Jen Bardsley. Attendees will learn about her abstracted map painting and her process of combining
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