Winds Of Montana concert

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Got an email from Sharon Mueller asking if I could help get the word out:

The 70-piece adult all-state band, “Winds of Montana,” will perform Superbowl Sunday at 1:30 in the Great Falls High School Auditorium. The early afternoon February 3rd concert will allow football fans to take in both the concert and their favorite tailgate events. “Winter Dances” is the concert’s theme, and the band will perform a variety of symphonic dances from a Mexican fiesta to a stately sarabande, to a polka. Also on the program is Sousa’s “Nobles of the Mystic Shrine,” and a program piece depicting a busy Moroccan marketplace called “Marrakech Bazaar.”

The highly acclaimed “Winds of Montana” was first organized in 1985 to give amateur and professional musicians the opportunity to perform excellent, challenging, and audience appealing symphonic band literature. Musicians range in age from 18 to 80 and come from all corners of the state. Some are professional musicians and teachers but the group also gives doctors, attorneys, military personnel, teachers, florists, and others who just love to play good music the opportunity to perform. All of the participants donate their time and cover their own expenses.

“Winds of Montana” was originally created and conducted by Bill Larson, former band director at Great Falls High School, and Music Supervisor for Great Falls. Today, retired Great Falls Music Supervisor Dennis Granlie is the primary conductor and organizer of the group and Larson serves as his assistant. Dusty Molyneaux, current Great Falls Public Schools Music Supervisor will also share the podium.

For more information call 761-0420, Dennis Granlie.



  1. It was one of the best concerts I’ve played with them, and I’ve been playing on and off for since the earliest days. AND I still made it home for kick-off!

    And thanks about the blog. A bit sparse these days, but still here!

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