Here is the latest news and information about the Hinsdale South High School Hornet Band.
Drumline The 2018-2019 drumline has been chosen. Thank you for your work on auditions - it was not an easy selection and we are looking forward to the percussion program continuing to grow.
Summer Band Summer band is just around the corner! Our first rehearsal is Tuesday, June 12th from 6:30-8:30pm. Please refer to the calendar above for the dates for the rest of the summer. Thank you for a great year, hornet band. Have a wonderful first few weeks of summer and we will see you for camp!
Leadership We have a required leadership meeting on Thursday, July 26th in the evening. Exact time TBD. We will have pizza and talk about specific goals and logistics for camp as well as the rest of the year.
Fall Auditions Music for the fall auditions is the same music on the website. We will be listening to ILMEA Cycle 3. Students interested in auditioning for honors will play this music. We will select the top 25 auditions to advance to district auditions, which is on October 2nd. This district audition also counts for the All-State audition to be accepted into the All-State band.
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!
Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.