Here is the latest news and information about the Hinsdale South High School Hornet Band.
Spring Concert Our final concert is on Monday, May 7th at 7:30pm in the auditorium. The Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony will be performing and we will bid farewell to our seniors. This will be a wonderful event and we are excited for the performance!
Juries Final juries begin Monday, May 14th. The students have all been assigned a day to perform their final playing test, which is equivalent to a test grade. Please see the "Audition Music" tab and download the PDF for your instrument. Students will play the second half of the second etude as well as the last four lines of scales. Double check that you have the correct etude.
Please note: percussionists, you have etudes for mallets, timpani, and snare to prepare.
Seniors, you may select the solo or etude you would like to perform for your final jury.
Drumline Drumline workshops are on Tuesday, May 1st and Wednesday, May 9th, both are from 6:30-8:30pm. Any percussionists interested in drumline are invited to attend. The music is under the "Audition Music" tab for percussion. These are required for new members and highly suggested for returning/switching members. Everyone will be given a time slot for the auditions on Thursday, May 24th. If you cannot attend the auditions, please email Mrs. B at email@example.com.
Banquet The annual Music Department Banquet is on Tuesday, May 15th. The form was went out in a Hornet Band Weekly email and is at the bottom of the website. Forms and payments are due by FRIDAY, MAY 4th. This is a wonderful event put on by our Boosters and we celebrate the success of our students with a classy evening of dinner, jazz, and awards at Ashton Place. Be sure not to miss it!
Drum Major Auditions There will be a drum major workshop from 3-5pm on Wednesday, May 16 and auditions are Thursday, May 17th from 3-5pm. Students will be asked to show some verbal and whistle commands as well as answer interview questions and conduct the Star Spangled Banner. Please see the Audition Music tab for the YouTube clip for the SSB.
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.
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 us proud everyday to be a Hornet!
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