Elementary/Middle School Instrumental Music
Students can start taking lessons on an instrument in fourth grade. An instrument can be chosen from a list of available choices for the band program. Instruments are available for rental purchase through area music stores. Instruments can also be brought in by the students and will be inspected by each band director to be approved for lessons. All lessons are based on a pull-out basis where students come for instruction on a rotating schedule from their regularly scheduled classes once a week. A newsletter will be distributed each September inviting students and parents to join the HASD Instrumental Program.
Instrumental rental meetings are scheduled at the Maple Manor Elementary/Middle School Cafeteria for Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 6-8pm. Also at the Valley Elementary/Middle School Cafeteria for Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6pm. All Instrumental Directors and Sales Representatives will be attending both sessions to assist and answer questions. All instruments offered will be on display.
High School Instrumental Music
Marching Band and Concert Band Classes are available for students to schedule as a class starting in ninth grade. Marching Band includes students that have instrumental experience and would like to perform in various venues including field show and parades. The field show is performed at each football game and at marching band competitions. Parades are throughout the area communities for special occasions and holidays. The marching band continues performing indoors throughout the year in concerts at the HAHS auditorium. Concert Band is for students that have instrumental experience and would like to only perform indoors throughout the year.
Jazz Ensemble is offered to students as an after school ensemble and is entered by audition only. Openings are posted each school year in the band room in September. The group performs at HS concerts, community events, and various jazz festivals throughout the year. Students are exposed the many styles of jazz literature.
Various instrumental ensembles are also offered each year to students enrolled in the HS instrumental music program. This could include percussion, woodwind, brass, saxophone, flute, clarinet, and jazz combo offerings.