Hazleton Area School District

    Music Department

    Music In Our Schools Band and Chorus Celebration Information and Permission Forms

    The Celebration provides band and chorus students an opportunity to rehearse and perform under the direction of HASD conductors and meet other top student musicians from throughout the district schools, grades 4-8.  There will be two Choruses and two Bands at each festival: grades 4-6 and grades 7-8. The MIOSM Celebration will take place on two separate days: Thursday, March 17, 2022, for Chorus students and Tuesday, March 29, 2022, for Band students. Students will be excused and transported by bus from their schools for each celebration. Each festival will conclude with a concert at 7 pm, open to the public.

    Transportation will be provided to Hazleton Area High School from each of the schools. Students will enter the front of HAHS and be directed to the auditorium and then their rehearsal rooms. All participating students must be picked up at HAHS after the concerts that start at 7pm.  If you are unable to attend the concert, please arrange transportation with another participating student/family.

    Meals, snacks, and water will be provided for students at the festival. Students will be provided a district bagged lunch and dinner will be held before the concerts. Students are allowed to bring their own snacks, lunch, and/or dinner based on dietary restrictions.  Student concert dress is black pants or black dress, black dress shoes, black socks, and a white dress shirt/blouse. Students can wear their concert attire for the whole day or they can change at the time provided in the schedule.

    All students will receive an official Honors Pin to wear for the concert the night of the program. Tickets are sold at the door-$6 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors. ($1 each ticket funds the Jeff Haraschak Memorial Scholarship)

    MIOSM Celebration Schedule

    9am-Students board buses at their home school

    930am-Students report to HAHS Auditorium for check in and review of the day's events

    10am-Rehearsal with the conductors

    1115am-Snack/Water/Lavatory Break

    1130am-Rehearsal with the conductors

    1230pm-Lunch Break

    1pm-HAHS Band and Chorus Mini-Concert for all students

    130pm-Rehearsal with the conductors

    245pm-Snack/Water/Lavatory Break

    3pm-Rehearsal with the conductors

    415pm-Snack/Water/Lavatory Break

    430pm-Students perform their music program for each other/sound checks

    530pm-Students have time to change into concert dress clothes

    545pm-Dinner and distribution of participation pins

    645pm-Take the stage


    • Parent/Guardians must provide transportation home after the concert.
    • Please be sure your child can commit to the dates and be able to attend.
    • Concerts are open to the public with admission tickets sold at the door: $6 for adults, $5 for students/senior citizens
    • COVID 19 protocols will be in place for the safety of all who attend.
    • Please complete the form below and submit to your music teacher by Friday, January 14, 2022.
    • You can click on the on-line link below to complete the permission form or download and print a hard copy to complete in English or Spanish.

    Click here for the on-line Permission Form

    Click here for the English Permission Form Download for printing

    Click here for the Spanish Permission Form Download for printing