Whether you are joining us for the first time or returning after summer break, I welcome you. Your child is on their way to a magical musical adventure. Please come along and enjoy the journey with us. Your support and encouragement are keys to developing habits for success. We are looking forward to a noteworthy year!

Concert Dates (all concerts are at Capital unless noted)

September 13, 5:30 PM – Back to School Night

October 10, 7:00 PM – Fall Concert

December 5, 7:00 PM – Quadrant Concert with junior high schools

December 18, 3:15 PM – Christmas Dress Rehearsal

December 19, 7:00 PM – Christmas Concert with Choirs

February 27, 7:00 PM – Festival Concert

March 6, time TBA – District III Orchestra Festival (we are hosting!)

March 20, time TBA – Solo and Ensemble Festival (location TBA)

April 19, 7:00 PM – Spring Concert featuring our senior soloists

May 7, 7:00 PM – Music Department Pops Concert and Awards

May 9/10?, 4:00 PM – Music Week rehearsal (Chamber only)

May 14, 3:45 PM – Music Week rehearsal at TACO BELL ARENA (Chamber)

May 15, 6:55 PM – Music Week concert at TACO BELL ARENA (Chamber)

May 24, time TBA - Graduation Ceremony  - we were a hit last year!

Other dates:

February 1-3 - Idaho All-State Orchestra, Moscow  (auditioned group)

May 5, time TBA – State Solo Competition (district finalists only)


Sandy Shoen

Director of Orchestras - Capital High School, Koelsch Elementary School and Mountain View Elementary School
Bozeman Public Schools - 1993-1997
Boise State University Graduate Teaching Assistant - 1997-1998
Boise School District - 1998 - present

Other experiences:
USDA Forest Service - 8 summers as a fire technichian at the Missoula Smokejumper Base and the Gallatin National Forest in Montana
Performed with - The Moody Blues, Trisha Yearwood, Florence Henderson, Mary Hart, Jim Neighbors, Debbie Reynolds, Missoula Symphony, Bozeman Symphony, Billings Symphony, Butte Symphony and the Great Falls Symphony.  Currently performing with Willie and the Single Wides!

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