General Information

Middle School Band

All middle school students are involved in the Middle School Band Program. Each student will have two classes a week based on the following schedule:

5th Grade Lessons – Meets on Mondays from 1:25-2:15

6th Grade Lessons – Meets on Tuesdays from 1:25-2:15

7th Grade Lessons - Meets on Wednesdays from 1:25-2:15

8th Grade Lessons – Meets on Thursdays from 1:25-2:15

5th/6th Grade Band Rehearsal- Meets on Fridays from 1:25-2:15 *

7th/8th Grade Band Rehearsal– Meets on Fridays from 12:35–1:25 *

* Due to social distancing factors, we will not be able to start the year with combined classes of 44 students, therefore a rotating schedule will be sent out for Fridays. Schedule will be communicated through email.

Lessons, which are on Monday-Thursdays, are meant to work on technique, fix problems, and learn new concepts.

Band rehearsals, which are on Fridays, are meant to study and rehearse music in a large ensemble setting. This is also the time that we will prepare music for concerts, festivals, graduation, etc. Band rehearsals are mixed grade with the 5th and 6th grade combined, and the 7th and 8th grade combined.*

In addition to the HCS Band Program that meets during the school day, there are more options to further your involvement if you wish:

Jazz Band: Membership is open to all middle school students. Jazz band will meet on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:30. Auditions may be necessary depending on instrument.

Graduation Band: Mainly consists of 6th and 7th grade students. Rehearsals are during the regular school day. Rehearsals start in May and performance is during graduation.

Chamber Ensembles: Students who wish may decide to play in small chamber groups that will meet before school. These groups will be decided based on student interest.

Early morning practice: All beginner and middle school students are welcome to come before school to practice on their own or if they need help on Tuesdays/Thursdays.

Sectionals: Sectionals will be scheduled during the school day or during early morning band based on need throughout the year.