Middle School Band Day On Wednesday, November 15th, we are very excited to be hosting the four middle schools that feed into our program. Our students will be excused early bird through 6th hour and will be performing Les Mis and Hamilton alongside the middle schoolers. Students should arrive at 7 am to help set up the auditorium. Students should be arranging makeup tests with their teachers ahead of time.
Honors Recital On Tuesday November 21st, we will have our annual Honors Recital. This is the only day for the recital and the students that will be performing have already signed up via Google Drive or have spoken with us. Please be sure to get your accompaniment music to Ms. Boso ASAP. We will post the order in the near future. Good luck in your preparations!
Holiday Concert On Wednesday, December 6th we will have our annual holiday concert in the auditorium. The concert will begin at 7:30pm and will feature our Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony. Reminder that attendance is mandatory and pre-approved conflicts need to be communicated with Mrs. B or Mr. Maag this week. Concert dress for Concert Band and Symphonic Band is concert black. Wind Symphony women will be wearing the black concert dresses and men will be wearing the Hinsdale South concert tuxes. These will be distributed in the coming weeks.
2018-2019 Audition Music Music for band placement for the 2018-2019 school year is now available under the Honors Audition Music tab. Concert band and Symphonic band: your auditions will occur in January and will determine which ensemble you are placed in for next year.
Concert Band: please prepare the first four lines of ILMEA scales and the first four lines of each etude.
Lessons We have outstanding lesson teachers here at Hinsdale South and we highly recommend lessons for all students, regardless of their ability level. Our wonderful administration and school board are great supporters of the music department. It is an invaluable opportunity for you to take advantage of the high caliber lesson teachers that have been made available to you. Lessons are very affordable, only costing you between $12-16 per 1/2 hour lesson. If you would like more information about our lesson teachers, please feel free to email or call me. Your student can just sign up for a lesson on the sheets right outside Mrs. B's office door. Ms. Dudek: flute Ms. Pirtle: clarinet and saxophone Mr. Strauss: trumpet and French horn Mr. Torrey: low brass and jazz Mr. Graham: percussion.
Contact & Communication We have setup a Remind (formerly Remind101) for the band, which is a text-based communication system that we frequently use to send important information, reminders, or updates. We highly recommend signing up for our Remind so we can easily communicate with everyone. To sign up for the band’s Remind, text @mrmaag to 81010.
Please also be sure to stay up to date with our Hornet Band Weekly emails, which contain important information for upcoming events.
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