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UM High School All-Star Ensemble

Nominate Students Online
Deadline:  September 15, 2014
Performance Date:  Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2:00pm, Dennison Theatre

Director Nomination Form
Student Self-Nomination Form
•     TWO 75-piece High School All-Star Wind Ensembles (Maroon and Silver)
•     By Nomination. NO TAPES!
•     Master Class with Conn-Semer Artist, Phillip Ostrander
•     Master Classes with UM Faculty
•     Seniors can Audition for Scholarships
•     Perform in the 1,100 seat Dennison Theatre with the All-Star Orchestra
•     Participants Earn Scholarships to 2014 UM Music Camp

James Smart, conductor                                                   Russell Newbury, conductor
Director of Bands and Trumpet                                           Visual & Performing Arts Supervisor
University of Montana                                                         Pasco School District, Pasco, WA
Montana Bandmasters President                                        Former Band Director at Bozeman HS
Full Biography                                                                     Full Biography
Phillip Ostrander, Guest Artist                                      David Maslanka, Guest Composer
Conn-Selmer Artist                                                          Popular composer for wind band music
Full Biography                                                                  Full Biography

Registration and Lodging
Option 1 – Registration and Lodging - $160 per participant
  • Assigned rooms by UM event organizers with same-gender participants.
  • Lodging paid for by registration cost.
  • Includes continental breakfasts at hotel, lunches & dinners at UM Food Zoo.
  • UM All-Star High School Wind Ensemble T-shirt.
Option 2 – Registration ONLY - $100 per participant
  • Organize and pay for your own hotel room assignments OR no hotel room.
  • Includes lunches & dinners at UM Food Zoo.
  • UM All-Star High School Wind Ensemble T-shirt.
Directors, Parents and Chaperones
  • Directors, chaperones, and parents can reserve & pay for their own hotel rooms in the block.  Please reserve rooms in the same hotel as your students.  If you are interested in splitting a room with another director, parent or chaperone and need help contacting potential roommate, email
  • If directors and/or chaperones want to eat lunches and dinners at the UM Food Zoo they can pay the cash price per meal at the door or prepay the group price of $30 for both lunches and dinners.  Prepayment is due by November 1.  Call Rayleen Hicks at 406-243-6881 to add names.  Added fees will show in your invoice.

  • Invoices will be emailed to each director to submit payment through the school OR to inform the parents how they are to pay. 
  • Make payable to UM School of Music
  • Memo line - All-Star Band
  • Send to:          
UM School of Music
c/o Rayleen Hicks
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
Credit Card
  • Visa, Mastercard, Discover accepted
  • Call Rayleen Hicks @ 406-243-6881 with card information.

Permits – Permits are required on Friday until 5:00 pm.  A Saturday permit is also necessary to park in two lots (K1 and S) that are reserved specifically for the UM All-Star Wind Ensemble event.  Directors will be sent permits prior to the event.  More can be purchased at registration if necessary.  Campus maps will be mailed. 

Scholarship Auditions

  • UM School of Music scholarship auditions are available to seniors during all of Saturday’s rehearsals. 
  • Music scholarships cover from 10%-80% of tuition, can be bundled with most academic/leadership scholarships, and can be awarded to both in-state and out-of-state students. 
  • Auditions are ten minutes in length. 
  • Scholarship audition requirements are listed on the School of Music website at under “admissions”. 
  • Call Teresa Gray at 406-243-6880 for scheduling.
Attire & What to bring
  • Rehearsals – casual
  • Football Game – warm and in maroon, black, or gray if possible. Only playing for pregame and not staying for the game.
  • Sunday Concert – Same concert dress as your home high school or concert black.
  • Music lyre( Brass and woodwinds but not oboes and bassoons) hold “America” and “Star Spangled Banner” at the game.