Great Falls Montana Music

The Montana State Fair 2018 celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special celebration of music, food, entertainment and fun.

From jazz, bluegrass, folk, rock and more, listen to something new and enjoy an evening full of music and culture. The music will make you tap your toes, swing to the beat and enjoy the sounds of the Montana State Fair's annual summer concert series. Brothers Osborne opens the concert series on July 29 and Midland follows on July 30. Enjoy live music, food and entertainment from local and national artists from across the country.

The evening concludes with a pony ride with fresh donuts, and you have the perfect morning in Great Falls.

Every Wednesday in summer, Gibson Park hosts a concert featuring the Great Falls Municipal Band playing a variety of music from the great American songbook. The show is free and public, so grab a comfy chair and enjoy a show with all the bands playing. I enjoy every concert I have attended, but don't forget to bring back some amazing memories!

Besides, the music business has something for everyone, many of us just have to find something that is really for us. Visit the Great Falls Music Shop on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites around the world to shop through the selection.

Use the simple checklist below to help you get more leads and more, and browse the popular music links below for events. Register your DJ company on and then search the list on the left for "DJs near you." Simply enter your contact information to the selected DJ in a pop-up window and click the contact button at the top of the list.

This one pays tribute to the Great Falls Symphony, which invests a lot of time, energy and money in our youth orchestras. You can donate to work at schools in Great Falls, but you also have the option to work at a school outside of Greater Falls.

This summer, Great Falls offers music that is unparalleled at the major festivals, but good friends and great music create an unforgettable experience. New for 2018 is the SBDC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing high-caliber musical talent to Greater Falls. Look forward to combining the best of local, regional, national and international music from around the world with the most talented musicians in the state of Montana. The Great Falls SBDB has been named managing partner and managing director of Billings Performing Arts Center.

This year, the country duo from Austin, who rose to fame with hit Road Bad, and a host of local artists from the Great Falls region and beyond will be on hand.

The Great Falls Community Gospel Choir has been bringing such events to the Great Falls, Montana, since its inception more than 20 years ago. The national anthem will be sung at the annual concert when the Harlem Globe Trotters are in town.

I'm told other high schools in Great Falls are similar and have four orchestras, but not in their music department. The Music Department is like this, with a whole university rooted in the Jesuit faith in teaching and which over the years has developed passionate music pedagogy courses.

Success in the music business is not driven by how talented you are, but by what you know about yourself and what your strengths are. Understanding these strengths makes you more successful as you work towards a career in the music industry. It is self-knowledge that is the key to success in any business, no matter how successful.

Dennis Granlie of Glendive, Montana, has completed his career in the music industry and will have a lasting impact on music education in Montana. He attended and graduated from Eastern Montana College (accounting) and attended the University of Montana, where he taught choir and band for four years from September 1972. In addition to his teaching, he also played in the EMC band and as a member of the Montana State Orchestra.

He graduated from Gonzaga and after three years of teaching the choir of the Colorado High School, Meininger became assistant professor of music at the University of Montana and then professor at Montana State University in Helena.

The symphony orchestra received numerous awards at the state and national level and as a band leader the band consistently earned high ratings at festivals. Over the years, Larry has been asked to work with many Montana schools and serve on the board of several music festivals where schools compete for ratings. He has also been the Chairman of MHSA District Festivities for 15 years and has organized and organized countless small invitation festivals and events, as well as hosting the Montana High School Music Festival and the Great Falls Festival of Music.

He is one of the few authentic voices from the American West who unswervingly celebrates America's active rural culture. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and has recorded more songs than any other country singer-songwriter of all time. RCA artists not named Elvis Presley have sold more than 2.5 million copies of his music and are being recorded by greats like George Jones, Hank Williams Jr. and John Prine, among many others.

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