Here is the latest news and information about the Hinsdale South High School Hornet Band.
Leadership Meeting There will be a mandatory marching band leadership meeting on Wednesday, July 26th at 5pm. We will have pizza and talk about goals for marching band camp and for the year. Contact Mrs. B if you cannot attend. See you there!
Full Marching Band Camp A reminder that marching band camp is required for all members and the schedule is as follows: Friday 7/28/17 - Freshmen camp day with leaders 8-12; Percussion/Guard Day 1-5 Monday 7/31/17 - Percussion/Guard Day 8-5; Brass sectional 8-12; Woodwind Sectional 1-5 Tues-Fri 8/1/17-8/4/17 - Full Camp 8-5 (Showcase performance @5 pm)
REMINDER: For each day of camp, make sure you have a water bottle, plenty of sunscreen, and close toed shoes. You cannot march with sandals or flip flops.
We will be working on finalizing the concert dates for next year in the coming weeks. Please let me know if you have questions.
Picnic We are also hosting the second annual Music Department Picnic on August 11th at 12pm, which is right after freshmen orientation. We invite all new and returning students to attend! There, you will receive your AWESOME music department t-shirt (designed by one of our very own students) and enjoy snacks and beverages in the courtyard.
Forms You can find the annual required marching band forms in a PDF at the bottom of this page. Please have your student turn them in to Mrs. Baxmeyer ASAP. Without them, your student will not be able to attend band competitions or any college football Band Days, which will negatively impact your student’s grade. You may also send them via email.
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 copy and paste the link below and add your cell phone number to the Hinsdale South Band Remind text message updates. I will send out periodic updates through Remind so this is a great way to get instant information. Follow the instructions from the link below. https://www.remind.com/join/mrmaag
* You can also follow the Hinsdale South Hornet Band on Twitter and Instagram. Please follow on twitter and tell all your friends so you can stay even more informed with tweets from the Hinsdale South Band! @HSHSHornetBand
You make me proud everyday to be a Hornet!
Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. Hornet Band Pride!