Here is the latest news and information about the Hinsdale South High School Hornet Band.
Holiday Concert Our Holiday Concert is on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:30pm. We have mandatory rehearsals before the concert to run our pieces with percussion. The rehearsal schedule is as follows:
5:20pm Concert Band 5:40pm Symphonic Band 6:00pm Wind Symphony 6:30pm Full Band ('Twas and Christmas Holiday) 6:50pm Seniors Orchestra Winds (seniors + orchestra) for Sleigh Ride & Grinch
Dress is as follows: Concert Band: all solid black dress clothes Symphonic Band: black dress bottoms, white dress top Wind Symphony: black tux or dress - students supply dress shoes and socks
Pep Band Pep Band starts this Friday the 30th. Black Band will be performing and call time is 6:15pm. Please see the Hornet Pep Band tab under "Ensembles" for the full schedule. All students are required to have their flip books for full credit. If you cannot attend a game, you are expected to find a sub from your same section from the other band. Subs, find Mrs. B at the game and tell her who you're subbing for.
Pit Orchestra Please join the new remind. Text @mrsbaxmey to 81010. Also, please see the calendar for our rehearsal schedule to prepare for All State.
Final Exam Concert Band, Percussion, and Wind Symphony - your final exam will be part performance, part theory. Concert Band & Wind Symphony, your playing test will be submitted via Google Drive by Sunday, December 16th at 11:59pm. Percussion, your will happen in person.
Percussion - prepare all 12 major scales. See the percussion tab for sheet music and more help if needed. Concert Band - Blue Books p. 42, concert D, A, Db, and Ab (two octaves for extra credit) Wind Symphony - Blue Books, p. 44 concert Bb, F, C, G, D and full range chromatic
Honors All honors students have been sent the Honors Google doc (see below). They will complete the requirement throughout the course of the year. All students are required to take lessons each quarter. Please have these the choices on your Google Docs filled out by the end of the week.
Wind Symphony students will re-audition on the Cycle 1 music in January. Additionally, all students will have the opportunity to audition in January for acceptance into Wind Symphony.
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.
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.