Montrose Music Department

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Christmas Concert: December 7th, 7:00 pm

Christmas Concert: December 7th, 7:00 pm

Our Christmas Concert is fast approaching!  I just wanted to send a quick note home about some concert details!  As in years past, this too will be an “Ugly Christmas Sweater Concert.”  This means that students may dress in anything Christmas.  If you do not have any ugly Christmas sweaters, fear not!  Your child may wear some form of green, red, white, or black.  I am allowing jeans as well, however, stray away from jeans that are tattered and have holes in them.  Below are times that specific students should be here:


5-12 Band Students should arrive at the school by 6:25 in order to warm up and tune their instrument.

4-12 Choir Students should arrive at the school by 6:40 to get lined up and prepared for the concert.


I am beyond excited to showcase what we have been working on so far this semester, it should be a fun concert.  I hope this holiday season brings you comfort, peace, some relaxation, and some time well spent with your families!  So come one, come all, Christmas is upon us!


MinnTex Fruit Sales

There have been many questions about this fundraiser… yes, we are doing it!  Fundraising materials will be delivered by the end of this week and students will have until November 15th to fund raise.  The only downfall to this fundraiser this year is, because of the natural disasters that our country has encountered in the past several months, prices have gone up in fruit.  We are hoping to still make a great sale out of it, so if you are in need of some fruit, find a student or two and support our school district!

All State Choir

Another congratulations is in order!  We had eight students audition for All State Choir and four students were selected to participate.  The audition included: singing a scale in solfege and “My Country Tis of Thee” a Capella.  Students selected for All State Choir were:

Cody Sechser

Jocelyn Krouse

Sarah Kipp

Tate Reiner

These four students went to All State Choir on October 27th-28th where they put in about 11 hours of rehearsing each day.  The concert was held in Sioux Falls at the Denny Sanford Premier Center and it was a full house!  Below is a picture of the selected students all dressed up before their performance.



I’ve let too much time slip away before posting!  I can’t believe we are in our second quarter of the school year already!  I wanted to thank everyone for their continuous support, thank you for being so patient with me!

I also wanted to recognize some choir students who have gone above and beyond this past quarter.  On October 16th and 18th, I took a group of 12 students to some Honor Choir performances, one in Chester and one in Freeman. Some students had to leave early so some names are listed and aren’t in the picture, and some students only participated in the Freeman Honor Choir.  Named below are all students that participated.  Those who are pictured below went to Chester Honor Choir.

Jocelyn Krouse, Sarah Kipp, Tate Reiner, Cody Sechser, Peyton Cleveland, Koltan Lindstrom, Madison Cheever, Harley Ihnen, Vinessa Sowell, Jacobi Krouse, Abigail Van Ruler, and Jayden Flannery


Congratulations on a job well done and a great day of hard work!

FanCloth Sales

As Homecoming week continues on, remember we are doing a fundraiser that is selling school spirit wear!  Continue selling to reach our goal, remember the more items we sell, the more money per item you get in return!  Catalogs and payments will be due next week Wednesday (9/20). Please have these to me by the 20th so I can get orders in and hopefully have our gear by the end of October!

Thanks for all your hard work!  As always, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!

Mrs. Hentges


Hello, all!

So, it’s taken me longer than it should have, but I’ve finally gotten the grade book set up the way I want it!  Some of you may notice that your grade is lower than you want it be.  Be sure to continue to participate in class, come to all performances (high school students), and if you are a 5-8 band member, come to lessons!  High school students: Remember that if you cannot attend a performance, a written notice (hard copy or email) is to be in my possession 2 WEEKS before the performance!  The reasoning for this is if there’s too many people absent, we may have to cancel altogether!

Feel free, students and parents, to contact to me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you!

Mrs. Hentges

Pep Band Schedule!

We are expected to play at all the home games here in Montrose, and here are the home games I gathered from the Montrose School Website:

9/5 VB

9/14 VB

9/15 Homecoming

9/19 VB

12/21 Boys Basketball

1/15 Girls Basketball

2/1 Girls Basketball

2/23 Boys Basketball

Pep Bands are mandatory as they are a huge reflection on the music program here at Montrose.  You must arrive 45 minutes before the Varsity game to insure that we can warm up, run through the visitors school song, and tune!  Excused absences include participation in sporting events scheduled through the school, school absences, and family emergencies.  Work, concerts, friends, are not excused absences and your grade will reflect your choices.  IF you know you will be out of town or absent, a written and signed letter from your parents must be presented to Mrs. Hentges two weeks prior to the event.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Mrs. Hentges



I know this isn’t everyone’s favorite thing, but we’ve got a pretty great opportunity to raise some good money for our upcoming trip!  Our trip total per person has not been set yet, due to switching directors, lack of communication, etc., we simply just haven’t locked them in yet!  So even if you think you’ve earned enough money, the price will most likely change, and it doesn’t hurt to fundraise a little more and have a little extra cash in your pocket!

Our fundraiser that is running right now is FanCloth which has personalized a bunch of apparel for our school.  Click here to head to our FanCloth webpage and order up some cool Montrose gear!  The more items we sell as a school, the more we get back per item, so shop away!  Great for gifting and showing some school pride!  Being a West Central and SDSU graduate, I’ve got to get some more red in my wardrobe!

As always, let me know if you have any questions, and I will do my best to get them answered for you!

Mrs. Hentges


Band Camp, Day 1!

Well, day one of marching band is in the books!  I had an awesome day getting to know everyone.  Today we dusted off our instruments, found that we should’ve maybe practiced more this summer, and got to cover some marching basics!

A reminder that tomorrow’s rehearsal is CANCELLED!  I’ve got some training in Harrisburg to attend to!

Thanks for a great day and I’ll see you all Friday!

~Mrs. Hentges

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