Here is the latest news and information about the Hinsdale South High School Hornet Band.
Symphonic Band Please submit your playing test video via google drive. The auditions should be posted to me by November 16th.
Looking Ahead Here are some quickly approaching dates to keep in mind: Saturday, November 10th: District 1 Jazz Festival (for those students who were selected from district jazz auditions) Saturday, November 17th: District 1 Festival (for those students who were selected from district auditions) Wednesday, December 5th: Holiday Concert
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.