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: Tuesday, March 19, 2024, for Chorus students and Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 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 Natatoruim Entrance 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 cafeteria 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 and Festival T-Shirt 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)


    Elementary Chorus-Courtney Erickson, Krysta Moyer

    Middle School Chorus-Noelle Humphries

    Piano Accompanist-Sandra Hoppy

    Concert Band-Thomas Fadden

    Wind Ensemble-Jessica Shafer

    High School Chorus-Kimberly Sharonoff

    High School Band-Mary Lichtenwalner

    MIOSM Celebration Schedule

    9am-Students board buses at their home school

    930-950am-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

    1pm-Lunch Break

    130pm-HAHS Music Department Mini-Concert for all students

    2pm-Rehearsal with the conductors

    315pm-Snack/Water/Lavatory Break

    330pm-Rehearsal with the conductors

    430pm-Dinner and distribution of pins

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

    545pm-Final run through/sound check in the auditorium

    645pm-Opening chorus or band takes the stage/other band groups sit in the auditorium to watch


    • Parent/Guardians must provide transportation home after the concert.
    • Concerts are open to the public with admission tickets sold at the door: $6 for adults, $5 for students/senior citizens