The use of audio recording and recording equipment is strictly prohibited.
Strike Up the Band+
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered+
Take the A Train+
The Man I Love+
In the Mood+
Almost Like Being in Love+
Lady is a Tramp
*** Intermission ***
Over the Rainbow
A Foggy Day+
Something’s Gotta Give+
How High the Moon+
Blues in the Night+
I Got Rhythm
It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)+
Sing, Sing, Sing (with fireworks)+
+ = Helena Symphony premiere performance
Try using one or all of the following hashtags: #symphonyunderthestars #suts2023 #sutshelena. Make sure to tag @helensymphony @intrepidcreditunion and @carrollcollege for extra connection!
We appreciate your donations greatly as they allow us to make Intrepid Credit Union Symphony Under the Stars possible every year. Don’t want to bring cash to the concert? Donate online anytime!
Limited edition art prints of the original watercolor, numbered and signed by the artist Constance R Bergum, are now available for purchase at the Helena Symphony tent near the vendors’ area. Additionally, a limited number of t-shirts are available. Posters are available for $25 and t-shirts are $10.
Any remaining stock of prints or t-shirts will be available at the Symphony office at 21 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 100 or by phone (406) 442-1860.
Allan R. Scott – Music Director & Conductor
Michael Mleko – Orchestra Assistant Conductor
Larry Sheldon – Chorale Assistant Conductor
June Lee – Staff Accompanist
Scott Kall – Director of Patron Services
Cameron Betchey – Director of Development & Communications
Lisa Van Meter – Executive Assistant to the Music Director
Lauren van Staveren – Administrative Assistant
Scott Kall – Project Manager / Symphony Under the Stars
Duane Johnson – Information Technology Manager
Ginny Emery – Staff Photographer
Wipfli – Accounting
ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATION STAFF
Rehanna Olson – Director of Artistic Planning
Nicholas Slaggert – Librarian & Operations Manager
James Guglielmo – Operations Manager
Joshua Dickey – Chorale Manager
Anna Milburn – Education Coordinator
John Murphy – Recording Engineer
Darla Sautter – Head Usher
Tom Rolfe – Artist Driver
Marketing / Edge Marketing & Design
Amy Balmain – Marketing
Lori Pederson – Brand Manager
Deanna Johnson – Webmaster/Marketing Director
Eric Stern, Esq. – President
Ron Baldwin. – Vice President
Alison Paul, Esq. – Treasurer
Victoria Cech – Secretary
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Eric Stern, Esq., Chair
Art Bumgardner, D.M.A.
Alison Paul, Esq.
Joan Poston, Esq., honorary
Allan R. Scott, ex officio
Darien G. Scott, honorary
William “Shrop” Shropshire
Hanna Warhank, Esq.
Ron Waterman, Esq.
HELENA SYMPHONY FOUNDATION
Ross Cannon, Esq. – Chair
Joan Poston, Esq. – Vice President
Thomas C. Morrison, Esq. – Treasurer
Peter E. Bogy, Esq. – Vice Treasurer
Darien G. Scott – Secretary
Barbara Howe – Assistant Secretary
Cameron Betchey – ex officio
HELENA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Principal Second & Associate Concertmaster
Ali Schultz Levesque
Principal Second & Associate Concertmaster
The Michael Dalton Chair
The Henry Van Wormer Memorial Chair
The Eleanor Parker Chair
The Fran Waddell & Mary Jane Davidson Chair
Sara Schultz Levesque
The Linda & Patrick Keim Chair
The Dana Hillyer & Robert Caldwell Chair
The Florence Lahmeyer Memorial Chair
Kali Wicks & Andrew Swallows Chair
The Heidi & David Genter Chair
The David and Jill Templeton Chair
The Rosanna Skelton Chair
The Joan Poston Chair
The Fran Waddell Chair
The Jennifer Pryor & William Crenshaw Chair
The Toni & Bob Person Chair
The Lezlie Pearce Hopper & Warren Hopper Chair
The Peter Sullivan Chair
The Marilyn Hudson Chair
The Barbara Harris Chair
Loren Stillman – Alto I
Monte Grisé – Alto II
Lhanna Writesel – Tenor I
James Mepham – Tenor II
Jesse Dochnahl – Baritone
The Susan Benedict & Scott Mainwaring Chair
The Katy Wright & Scott Pargot Chair
The Marie Kall Chair
The Carol J. Roberts Memorial Chair
The Janice & Peter Bogy Chair
The Elizabeth Maclay Chair
Associate Principal Percussion
The Kerry Brown Memorial Section
The Harlan & William Shropshire Chair
Mark Walker – Piano
Rob Kohler – Bass
Craig Hall – Guitar
Cody Hollow – Drums
Intrepid Credit Union
The Boeing Company
City of Helena
Lewis & Clark County
State of Montana, Dept. of Commerce
Town Pump Charitable Foundation
Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation
Blackfoot River Brewing Company
Crowley Fleck PLLP
Nancy & Alan Nicholson
Jennifer & Gregory Sokoloff
in memory of Shari McDonald
St. Peter’s Health
Barbara Harris & Peter Sullivan
Victoria & John Cech
Robert Peccia & Associates
Network for Good
The Brewhouse Pub & Grill
DoubleTree by Hilton
Edge Marketing + Design
Ghost Art Gallery
Ramada by Wyndham
St. Peter’s Health
State of Montana, Dept. of Administration
All the Vendors
All the Volunteers
Bill Roberts Golf Course
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 214
Carroll College Facilities & Grounds
Helena Fire Department
Helena Food Share
Helena Music Teachers Association
Helena Police Department
Litt’l John’s Septic Service
Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church
United Way of Helena
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The 19th annual Intrepid Credit Union Symphony Under the Stars (SUTS), a gift to the community presented by Carroll College and the Helena (MT) Symphony, will be held on Saturday, July 15 at 8:30 PM. This free outdoor concert is held at what is known as Guad Hill on the Carroll College Campus at 1601 N. Benton. This year features The Great Ladies of Jazz. The Helena Symphony Orchestra, along with two acclaimed jazz singers, showcases the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan, and others. The finale of the concert will offer one of the best fireworks show in the state, also sponsored by the Intrepid Credit Union! Typically, over 17,000 attend this wonderful tradition, so pack your blankets. This is a FREE PERFORMANCE!
Amazingly, we have yet to hear of anyone getting their blankets stolen overnight, and very little occurrence of claim-jumping (but I wouldn’t leave coolers or chairs overnight). We advise you to use lots of canned goods to hold down your blankets. After the violent pre-concert storm from a couple of years ago, the blankets that didn’t get blown away were the ones that had as many as a dozen cans or more holding them down. While that storm was extraordinary, it did show that more is better!
Our strong recommendation is to bring canned or non-perishable goods to hold down your blankets. Helena Food Share will be on hand to collect them before/during/after the concert so that you don’t have to carry them home. Over the years, they have collected over 60 tons of food from this concert! Drop-off points will be found at numerous locations on the concert grounds.
Do not drive/park on the walking trails in the park; do not drive/park on the grass.
Be neighborly—please do not park in the residential areas west of campus. North Benton Avenue is reserved for busses between the entrances to Guad Hall and the PE Center.
No parking in lots on the north or east sides of campus (reserved for musicians, volunteers, and sponsors) without a SUTS parking pass.
Free handicapped parking is available in the P.E. Center lot (must have a proper state-issued tag or license plates). Golf carts driven by volunteers will be available to shuttle people to the concert area.
Sponsor/donor parking is also available in the P.E. Center, as well as the stadium tailgate lots (must have SUTS parking pass). Passes will be mailed to sponsors/donors in early July.
Drop-off areas will be on Benton Ave, near the entrance to the Guad Hall lot and P.E. Center lot. The Benton Ave. drop-off will be closed at 4 PM on Saturday to allow for large bus parking.
We will have officers from the Helena Police Dept. on hand to keep an eye on things. They will also work traffic control on the streets after the concert.
We will have an ambulance crew from St. Peter’s Health on-site to take care of any medical emergencies that might happen. They will be located in the parking lot behind the stage.
The Helena Fire Department will be on call with a truck and crew to prevent any potential problems with the fireworks. Additionally, employees of the Helena Solid Waste Transfer Station will be keeping an eye on their area in case of stray or errant fireworks.
A limited number of numbered/signed art prints by Connie Bergum will be available for purchase at the concert. Prints from prior years may also be available. $25 each.
The official SUTS t-shirt will also be available. $10 each.
There may be other stuff…we’re working on some things!
Also, as mentioned above, there will be a Bucket Brigade that will be soliciting donations through the crowd before and after the concert, as well as during intermission.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out, mostly prior to the concert itself. Shifts are available from Friday early evening through clean-up on Saturday night, generally in two- or four-hour blocks. And it’s fairly easy “work”. The heavy lifting/truly sweaty work is already taken care of. If you’re interested in being a volunteer, please call the Symphony office (406-442-1860) and leave a message. Or email us at [email protected] Someone will contact you.
Non-monetary actions include bringing your canned or non-perishable goods to hold down your blanket, then donating them to Helena Food Share. They will have drop-off points in various places on the concert grounds. We will also have drop-off points for your plastic recyclables.