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2023/2024 EVENTS

August 8, 2023 - Tuesday 6:00PM - Beginner Band Info Meeting

August 18, 2023 - Friday - Stuart Raptor Band Polo FALL Orders submitted

9/19/23 - Tuesday - Pep Band (voluntary 7th and 8th grade) for Volleyball game @ SMS 4:32PM (when do they end? 6ish?)

9/27/23 - Wednesday - Pep Band (voluntary) for Football Game @ SMS 4:32pm (when do they end? 6ish?)

10/5/23 - Thursday - 8th Grade Night @ PVHS Football Game ENDS @ 9:15pm (or earlier)

10/10 - Butter Braids orders due @ 8:30am to Mr. Roach

*10/12/23 -Thursday 6:30pm @ Stuart Middle School - Fall Concert

10/13 - Friday @ 3:45pm - ButterBraids arrive at SMS for pickup/delivery 

*12/14/23 -Thursday 6:30pm @ SMS - Winter Concert

12/21/23 - WINTER DANCE - Band and StuCo Members (+2 qualifying guests!)

2/1 - Thu 6-8PM - 27J Honor Band Rehearsal 1 @ QUIST MS (Mandatory for selected participants)

2/8 - Thu 6-8PM - 27J Honor Band Rehearsal 1 @ QUIST MS (Mandatory for selected participants)

2/9/2024 - Friday 6PM @ Riverdale Ridge High School - 27J Honor Band Concert 

 CANCELLED - Friday 3/8 2024 - 27J Band Festival - ALL non-beginner SMS BANDS - CANCELLED

*3/7/24 - Thursday 6:30pm @ SMS - Spring Concert


Wednesday March 27 - or - Thursday Apr 4

6:00PM - 7:30PM @ Stuart MS Band Room

FITTING NIGHT for Beginner Band Students of 2024/2025 School Year

Band Fir5/3/24 - Friday  - Canon City Music and Blossom Festival  - Advanced Band + Jazz Band

7:00am - Load busses @ Stuart Middle School in Commerce City

7:15am - Depart for Florence High School

9:30am - Arrive/Unload @ Florence High School:  2006 CO-67, Penrose, CO 81240

10:00am - Jazz Band Warmup @ Florence High School 

10:30am - Jazz Band Performance  @ Florence High School 

11:00am - Load bus/depart for lunch

11:15am - Lunch in Canon City: Wendy’s, Sonic, or Taco Bell - you choose!

12:00pm - Load Bus 

12:10pm - Arrive at Canon City High School: 1313 College Ave, Cañon City, CO 81212

for concert band listening sessions: Canon City MS, Heaton MS, Pueblo Central HS, Fountain Fort Carson HS 

2:15pm - 7th Grade Band prepares for warmup, 8th listens to Pueblo Central HS in auditorium

2:30pm - 7th grade band warmup, 8th assists (then exits to auditorium @ 2:50)

3:00 - 7th Grade performs/8th Grade listens (then exits to warmup) - PUBLIC PERFORMANCE  - Please come support us and listen! 


3:45 - 8th Warmup/7th Grade returns to auditorium to listen to Fountain Fort Carson HS Band (#2)

4:15 - 8th Grade performs/7th listens - PUBLIC PERFORMANCE  - Please come support us and listen! 

4:30 - load bus

5:30 - dinner in Colorado Springs (bring money or pack a dinner): Chic-Fil-A or Five Guys (your choice!)

6:15pm - load bus

7:45pm - Arrive back at Stuart Middle School

TUESDAY MAY 7, 2024 : 6:00-6:30pm

Beginner Band Info Meeting @ Stuart Middle School Band Room

Instrument Rental/Purchase Info available

*5/9/24 - Thursday  6:30pm @ SMS - End of Year Concert

-CHANGED FROM 5/16/24-


Friday 5/10/24 - SPRING DANCE: 6:00 - 8:30PM

-CHANGED FROM 5/17/24-

Our Beginner Bands (6th and 7th Grades, meets during school every day) will perform in every quarterly band concert, as well as for students at Reunion, Second Creek, and Southlawn Elementary Schools in the spring semester on a field trip.  

The Symphonic Band (8th Grade Band, meets during school every day) will perform at our quarterly concerts, take a field trip around Commerce City for a day of performing Holiday Music at various venues, and at the Canon City Music and Blossom Festival in May with potential for other performances and band festivals.  

The Pep Band (optional after-school Thursday club) is a low-stress, high-fun after-school performance group for any and all band members with at least one semester of band experience to come together to rehearse and perform at school sporting events and rallies.  Last year we performed at a boys football game and a girls basketball game; this year we’re prioritizing soccer and volleyball and would love to play for even more home games!  We rehearse from 4:32pm until 5:20pm.

The Jazz Band (optional after-school Wednesday club to begin in the 2nd quarter) is an after-school performance group for intermediate/advanced band members to rehearse and perform jazz music.  They will perform at some quarterly concerts, take a field trip around Commerce City for a day of performing Holiday Music at various venues, and provide entertainment in the afternoon for the Solo/Ensemble Festival, with potential for other fun additional activities and performances.  

Individuals are encouraged to prepare a solo and/or small ensemble piece for our Solo/Ensemble Festival on Saturday, April 29th.  Stuart is hosting this event and we’ll need volunteers of all kinds to make it a big success for our musicians and others in the district, as well!  Resources will be provided to the students to help guide them.  


*Concert attendance is mandatory for all Stuart band students.  Documented illness (with medical note and school absence that day) and bereavement are excusable absences to be made up by performing concert pieces upon return.  


Other performance opportunities may come up during the year and will be included with advanced notice. These may include performances in the area during the school day, honor bands, Large Ensemble Festivals or Contests, and Solo and Small Ensemble Festivals. A list of performance dates and times will be updated on the Stuart Band Website.  Other performance opportunities may arise during the school year and will be considered with adequate notice.

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