Band instrument fittings for current 5th graders will take place Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19 in the HMS band room!Come try out some instruments and choose which one you want to play in 6th grade!3:45pm-6:00pm - Enter through Door 11
Band is a life-changing experience!
You will learn to play an instrument and be apart of a large team of musicians.
You will be learn a musical skill that will be with you for life!
You will meet friends.
You will experience the joy that music can bring to your life.
You will participate in band activities, concerts, and trips.
You will be a HMS Band member - part of a long tradition.
- How do I choose an instrument?
- How do I make an appointment for Beginner Fittings?
- Can I be in band if I am interested in sports?
- Money might be a problem. Do you have any school owned instruments?
- What is the time commitment with band?
- Do we perform in any concerts the first year of band?
- I have heard the Jazz Band perform. Can I be in that band?
- Who can I call if I have questions?
We (meaning the student, parent, and director) will have an appointed meeting in April or May for Band Fittings. And this time, the student will be allowed to try the individual instruments. Instrument selection will be made by class availability and student choice. Students should come to the meeting with several instruments in mind - not just one particular instrument.
A letter will be mailed home telling you what day and time to come to HMS for band instrument fittings night.
Yes! Not only can you be in sports and band but we encourage students to do other activities outside of band! Band does offer a great deal for students but we believe Hobart Middle School offers a great many activities that we would like our students to participate in if they wish.
We have school owned instruments that include tuba, baritone, French horn, and oboe. These instruments can be checked out to students. We do ask that they purchase valve oil (approximately $2.00) and slide grease (approximately $2.00) to maintain slides and valves.
Beginners will begin instruction on their instruments the first week of school. Band meets daily (just like math and science) for 45 minutes. Students should practice most nights for 15 to 20 minutes. Prior to concerts, there may be some after school rehearsals scheduled.
Believe it or not, the first concert is early November! We have three concerts in our first year!
I have heard the Jazz Band perform. Can I be in that band?
We would love to have you in Jazz Band. Students must finish their first year of beginning band to audition for Jazz Band.
Who can I call if I have questions?
Please call or e-mail to the following if you have questions or need help.
- Mrs. Rehlander Krehlanderclass@hobart.k12.in.us
- Mrs. Teykl Teyklclass@hobart.k12.in.us