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Megan Snow is receiving a scholarship from the Missoula Community Concert Band to attend the UM Band Camp. Megan is one of the most talented and dedicated musicians in the music program at Big Sky High School.  As a sophomore, she has already accomplished more than most musicians do over the entire course of their high school careers.  Among these accomplishments are selection for the 2011 All-State Band, membership in the Big Sky Wind Ensemble, Aesirian Choir and Missoula Youth Symphony, and a guest appearance with the Big Sky Jazz Band at the Jazz Dialogues Festival this year in Cheney, WA.  She is currently learning to double on tenor saxophone so she can further pursue her interest in Jazz.  She also studies clarinet privately with Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick at the University of Montana, and plans to major in music in college.  Megan is already well on her way to a successful career in whatever area of music she chooses to focus on.

 

 


 


 

Harrison Maughan, an 8th grade student at C.S. Porter Middle School, is receiving a scholarship from the Missoula Community Concert Band to attend UM Band Camp June 2012.  Harrison is a baritone saxophone player who has been a member of the All-City Jazz Ensemble for the past two years.  In addition to baritone saxophone he also plays alto saxophone in the regular school groups.  His band director, Ms. Corinne Smith, says that he has an extremely high level of music theory knowledge and has the potential to be a wonderful musician.  Harrison exhibits confidence and musical leadership which help the rest of his section as well as the entire band.  Congratulations, Harrison!  The Missoula Community Concert Band hopes that you have a wonderful time at UM Band Camp this year!

 

 
Community Outreach PDF Print E-mail

 

One of the missions of MCCB is supporting our local community through our outreach programs.  We offer scholarship funding to band and wind endsemble students who are majoring at a college level in performance, education, composition, and other fields.

MCCB also offers grants and financial support to local elementary, middle, and high school band programs.  We have also offered special scholarships from memorial funds established in the name of community band members who have passed on.

We also perform outreach concerts in partnership with local schools. Even though these concerts are usually free, they allow younger players the chance to sit side-by-side with adults. Most importantly, they provide illumination on the idea that instruments don't have to be given up after the age of 18 (or in the case of many MCCB members, the age of 30, 40, 50, 60, and beyond).