Here is the latest news and information about the Hinsdale South High School Hornet Band.
Disney Our trip to Disney is only a few weeks away! Please plan on attending the rehearsals on Tuesday 3/12, Tuesday 3/19 from 6:30-8:30pm and Friday 3/22 fro 1-3. We will be performing in front of thousands of people and it is important that we are prepared. If you have already made arrangements to meet us at Disney or travel home separately with parents, please email us as soon as possible with expressed written consent from your parent or guardian. Students will need to submit an email as well as a signed letter from parents.
Music Department Pop Concert The annual Pops Concert featuring the Hinsdale South Band, Orchestra, and Choir is on Wednesday, March 20th in the auditorium. Come support the entire music program for a night of Blues Brothers, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars to name a few.
Jazz Band Jazz Band 1 will rehearse Wednesdays and Fridays. Jazz Band 2 will rehearse Tuesdays and Thursdays. Combo will rehearse Monday’s at 8am. Please be to class on time on the days you rehearse. We will add sectional days as needed. Please see jazz ensemble page rosters for seating.
Freshmen Lessons All freshmen are required to sign up for three lessons each quarter with Mrs. Baxmeyer to receive an A. Lesson signups for the last two weeks are outside of her door in the band hallway. Please note - during Q3, students only need to sign up for TWO lessons.
If a student is interested in pursuing honors or taking lessons from our lesson teachers, they need to sign up on the list in the band room by the uniform room, which is for the individual lesson teacher and not Mrs. Baxmeyer.
Equipment Reminder that all students need to be taking care of getting equipment for their instruments. All of this equipment can be purchased at Quinlan & Fabish off of Plainfield Road. The required equipment includes:
REED INSTRUMENTS -2 to 3 working reeds at all times -a reed guard -swab
Thank you for all you do for our band, we are proud of the progress the students have made so far.
Marching Band Shoes If your student ordered new marching shoes, please send a check to HSHS for $29. Thanks.
Private Lessons We have outstanding lesson teachers here at Hinsdale South. Our outstanding school and department are great supporters of the music department. It is really important for you to take advantage of the excellent 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. Baxmeyer’s office door. Flute- Susan Dudek (firstname.lastname@example.org) Clarinet & Saxophone - Kathy Pirtle (email@example.com) Trumpet & horn - Dan Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) Low brass & jazz - Josh Torrey (email@example.com) Percussion - Josh Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Remind Text Messages 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
Music Booster Association Parents, please consider joining the Hinsdale South Music Booster Association. The membership form can be found here Booster Membership Form
Social Media You can also follow the Hinsdale South Hornet Band on Twitter. Please follow on twitter and tell all your friends so you can stay even more informed with tweets from the Hinsdale South Band! @HSHSHornetBand Twitter
You make us proud everyday to be a Hornet!
Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.