We are THRILLED to have two exceptional composers - Jennifer Jolley and JaRod Hall involved in the 2025 ComMission Possible Project! Once again, students will be placed at the center of the creative process. Students will be asked to explore their own creativity and curiosity, to ask questions, and to make decisions. Participating ensembles will receive the "Beyond The Notes Creativity Curriculum" that invites students to explore their own imaginations while considering a theme or concept that could be used by the composer for the new work. As in previous years, the project will create three opportunities for students to hear directly from the composer(s) regarding student suggestions, questions, and ideas about the composition. Schools will also have the opportunity to apply to host the composer for a one day residency AND to perform the world premiere at their school!
NEW This Year- the composers will write for different grade level ensembles. You will have the option to select one or both composers to work with. Jennifer Jolley will write a Grade 2.5-3 Concert Band Work. JaRod Hall will write a Grade 1.5-2 Concert Band Work. We would love to have you join us for a positively, life-changing experience!
Dec 10 Registration Opens to become a ComMission Possible Member
April 15 Registration Closes
April 20 Beyond The Notes Creativity Curriculum shared with participating ensembles.
By June 1 Host band selected for one day composer residency and world premiere performance.
Aug 15-Oct 15 Ideas generated by students using materials found in the Beyond The Notes Creativity Curriculum.
Oct 15-Oct 20 BTN panel selects top 15 ideas and host school. Information shared with the composer for consideration.
Nov 20 Composer Interview #1 revealing concept selected/decided for the new composition.
Late Dec Composer Interview #2 focusing on questions from students.
Feb 1 Composer Interview #3 sharing final work, ideas for rehearsal and performance.
April-June Composer visit to the selected school for world premiere performance and residency! Schools that did not apply for the world premiere performance or were not selected will have the opportunity to perform the new composition listed as a "regional premiere".
What Will Participating Groups Receive?
The "Beyond The Notes Creativity Curriculum" and lesson materials that will lead your students through creative experiences/activities ultimately resulting in them developing a concept for the new composition. A panel of adjudicators will select the top 15 ideas submitted by participating schools for the composer to consider.
Three videos from the composer during different steps of the process. The composer will share initial steps, the concept of the work, answers to student questions, and the final product with rehearsal and performance tips.
Digital copies of the new composition to use with your ensemble.
The name of your school and the music teacher will be listed in the score.
The opportunity to apply to host the composer for a residency and perform the official world-premiere of the new work! If your school is selected, BTN will help defray the costs associated for this amazing experience.
Groups not selected as the world-premiere ensemble will have rights to label their performance as a "Regional Premiere".
$150 to work with EITHER composer $250 to work with BOTH composers