You know that feeling you get when the lights go down right before the headlining act takes the stage? The feeling of anticipation and excitement. The feeling you needed so much that you paid to buy a ticket and experience it. That feeling is all thanks to dozens of people behind the scenes who make concerts and live events happen.

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A new training center has emerged at the University of Montana. A place where people can learn everything from how to become a stagehand to how to being a production assistant on the set of a film.

Stagehands are the lifeblood of a proper concert experience. They are the ones making the light show happen. Making sure you can hear every note. They build the concert from the ground up.

Coming up on June 21st at the Dennison Theater, the Media Training Center is offering a 5-hour course called "Introduction to Stagehands."

According to the Media Training Center website

Media Training Center with support from Rocky Mountain Rigging is excited to announce an Introduction to Stagehands in-person course.  Montana needs over 200 trained stagehands this year to support our growing music scene. This course is designed to equip learners with the foundational skills and practical knowledge needed to thrive as a stagehand.

The course costs $150. But don't let that discourage you from learning. The tuition to take the course is a small price to pay. Students who pass the course are entered into an employment database and will receive job placement. Starting pay is $21/ hour.

Click here to learn more and enroll.

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