Congratuations on your interest in the school band program! 

    Band lessons are given during the regular school day.  Students are put on a rotating schedule, which means that your lesson will be at a different time each week.  This is to make sure that you don't miss the same subject two weeks in a row, when coming to band class.  Once you complete the Band Registration Form (at the bottom of this page) you will be added to the band schedule with students who are playing the same instrument as you.  Lessons are once a week for 30 minutes.  Maple Manor lessons are Tuesday and Wednesday; West Hazleton lessons are Monday; Heights Terrace lessons are Thursday and Friday.  Concert and Jazz band rehearsals will be scheduled beginning in October.  

    Band Registration Form (All band students should complete this form.)

    Please click HERE to register for band lessons for the 2022-2023 school year



    Beginner Band Instrument Demonstrations

    Please click on each video to see a short summary of each instrument that you can choose to learn.  Any student in grades 4-8 can sign up for band lessons.  You DO NOT need any prior experience (lessons) on an instrument to begin taking lessons.

    Woodwind demonstration (Flute, Clarinet, & Alto Saxophone)

    Brass demonstration (Trumpet, Trombone, & Baritone Horn)

    Percussion demonstration (Snare drum and bells)


    Instrument Rental Information

    All instruments can be rented through Robert M. Sides Music. Our 2022 Instrument Rental nights will be:

    September 21st, 2022 at 6:30pm - Maple Manor Elementary Middle School Gymnasium

    September 22nd, 2022 at 6:30pm - Valley Elementary Middle School Cafeteria

    Click here to view the Robert M. Sides Flyer

    Instrument rentals can also be done online by visiting the Robert M. Sides website. Once your rental is secured, the instrument will be delivered directly to your child's school (if you rent online, you do not need to attend an in-person rental night.) Please be sure to fill out the Band Registration form after your rental is complete.  



    If you choose not to rent an instrument, you may purchase one from another source.  A limited number of school-owned instruments are available to borrow on a first come, first served basis.  A parent or guardian MUST contact Miss Gerhard (gerhardj@hasdk12.org) to request a school-owned instrument.  An instrument contract must be signed and adhered to for the entire school year. 

    HASD School-Owned Instrument Contract  

    This form must be completed in order for a student to borrow a school-owned instrument for the year.