Here is the latest news and information about the Hinsdale South High School Hornet Band. Middle School Marching Band Night Tomorrow evening, we will be hosting our middle school bands for marching band night. We will rehearse from 6:30-7:00. All students should be dressed in uniform and on the field at 6:30 for the rehearsal and performance. Our middle schools will arrive around 6:30. At 7:00pm, we will have a performance of each middle school, a combined high school/middle school performance and the high school band will play their halftime. All band members should have their flip book so we can play Animal and Feel it still with the middle schools. All family and friends are invited to hear the performances. We would love to have a large audience to welcome our middle school students. The middle school parents will be invited as well.
Football Game vs DGS Our next football game is this Friday, September 14, 2018. The Hinsdale South Hornets will be taking on DGS at 7:30 pm in the stadium. Marching band report time is 5:45 pm to dress and warm up. Seniors will take their senior banner pictures at 5:45 in the art gallery. Please remember to have black socks, drillmasters and everything else you will need. Dressed and ready outside at 6:15pm.
Honors Auditions / All District Auditions Honors auditions begin on September 18th and will run through the 20th and we will have a signup sheet to audition for the honors program. This is a fantastic opportunity open to all students to complete a couple of extra requirements and receive a boost in their GPA. Students will be asked to play the entire ILMEA scale sheet. The state of Illinois has released the excerpts for District Auditions, so please see the attached document (which is also on the website under audition music) for what measures to play in the two etudes. The audition music can be found here Honors Audition Music Link
We will take the top 20 auditions to District Auditions, which will be on Tuesday, October 2nd after school at Carl Sandburg High School.
Wind Symphony, please note this is also your seating audition music and first playing test. Your playing auditions are due by Monday, September 17th.
Plainfield South Marching Competition Please find attached information on the marching competition Saturday 9/22/18. We can still use some parent volunteers at the competition to help move equipment. Please let me know if you are available.
Pit Orchestra Those students that were selected to play in the Pit Orchestra will begin rehearsal on September 11th after school.
Cookie Dough Fundraiser Cookie Dough fundraiser will begin on Monday 9/17.
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 attached rosters for seating.
Freshmen Lessons All freshmen are required to sign up for three lessons each quarter with Mrs. Baxmeyer. We are already in week three of nine for first quarter and lesson signups are outside her office in the band hall. 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 (email@example.com) Clarinet & Saxophone - Kathy Pirtle (firstname.lastname@example.org) Trumpet & horn - Dan Price (email@example.com) Low brass & jazz - Josh Torrey (firstname.lastname@example.org) Percussion - Josh Graham (email@example.com)
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
Thank You Most importantly, thank you to our incredible boosters and parents who have made the past two football games a huge success with Q3 snacks and uniform distribution and check out. We are so grateful for the time and energy you put into the band. We couldn't do it without you!
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.