Despite a few Zoom meetings to discuss logistics, the group’s first rehearsal was on November 29, less than a day before their first performance at Bandfest, a preview event for the parade in which all the marching bands perform a field show. They also played during the float judging event, as well as during the parade. Overall, the band directors involved had a staggering 4500 years of teaching experience, and that obviously showed in being able to pull off such an impressive feat with so little practice together. They were so good that the Tournament of Roses Parade has asked them back.
For England, the best part was getting to work with so many other great music professionals. Sometimes feeling a bit professionally isolated as the only music teacher in her district, England found the experience rewarding. “I realized that I am part of that group.”
The project also proved rewarding for the directors’ students and children in general. The band directors, during their interactions, discussed service projects that their bands would be doing. As part of one, the Tournament of Roses BandCares event in California, members helped to collect books to donate to LeVar Burton’s child literacy initiative. Congratulations to Edwards and her bandmates on this highly successful endeavor. If you would like to watch the performance, it can be found on YouTube. Just look for the Band Directors Marching Band 2022.
The Job Service Employer Committee Presentation, Feb. 15
The Job Service Employer Committee and Montana Department of Revenue will host a presentation on Montana Business Tax Updates, Montana Wage Withholdings, and Cannabis Taxes.
The presentation will be held at Henry’s Restaurant from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on February 15. Meeting will also be available via ZOOM.
Lunch will not be provided by the Libby Job Service. Please RSVP to Job Service Libby at 406-293-6282 or email LibbyJSC@mt.gov
Submitted by Janelle Kimberlin,
Job Service Libby
Community Connections, Jan. 19
A Community Connections, Strengthening Developmental Relationships Dinner and Workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 19 from 5 until 8 p.m. will be eld at the Troy Library & Opportunity Center.
Learn new ways to support, encourage, and empower our kids as we help set the stage for positive and thriving futures today and for generations to come.
- Open House Dinner:
5 – 6 p.m.
- 90 Minute Interactive Workshop, Search Institute’s
Relationships”: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
- Optional Q/Q, Discussion: 7:30 – 7:55 p.m.
- Wrap Up and Next Steps: 7:55 – 8 p.m.
The Search Institute’s Developmental Relationships Framework: Search Institute has identified five elements expressed in 20 specific actions that make relationships powerful in you people’s lives. Developmental relationships at home, at school, and in the community help young people discover who they are, cultivate abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to engage with and contribute the world around them.
Were better together! Please join us in supporting and expanding opportunities that strengthen developmental relationships, promote healthy lifestyles, and elevate the health and well-being of youth and families in our community.