Hillwood Band

Director Update

This Week in Band:

Jan 27- Band at Basketball Game

Required event for all band students.


4pm Go home and eat dinner

6:45pm Set up in Gym in bleachers close to band hall (same as volleyball game)

7pm Perform for "A" team Basketball Game

Approximately 8pm Game will end and students will be dismissed

Students will need flip folder with lyre and music (Fight song, Hey Song, Womp Womp, September)

High School Band Parent Information

Mr. McNulty, CHS Head Band Director, has made this video for parent to watch regarding important dates and information. https://youtu.be/SubWkKrj-0M

Required 8th Grade Parent and Student Meeting @CHS:

(Pick one to attend)

Feb 4

Feb 11

HS Auditions begin Jan 27 in Band Classes

Course Selections Coming Soon!

We want YOUR child in Band for next year!

Let us know if you have any hesitations for signing your child up for Band!

Feb 25- Wind Ensemble Performance at SMU

7:15 am - Be in HMS bandhall seated ready to leave

  • Instrument in the case

  • Music folder

  • Wearing Concert Attire

  • Bring a Change of clothes and Sack lunch

7:30 am - Depart HMS for SMU Owens Art Center

8:30 am - Arrive at Owens Art Center

9am Hillwood MS warm up/sound check; Trinity Springs changes clothes

9:30 Hillwood Performance; TSMS watch

10:00 Trinity Springs warm up/sound check; Hillwood changes clothes

10:30 Trinity Springs Performance ; HMS Watch

11:00 Trinity Springs changes clothes

11:00 Hillwood tours SMU

11:30 Sack lunches back of chapel on lawn and kickball

1:00 Depart

Band Reminders and Procedures

Calendar of Required Performances

Private Lesson Information

We want ALL students Signed up for Private Lessons!

Lesson teachers will be calling and emailing parents to schedule lessons!

Lesson Cost for 2019-20 School Year: $20-22 per lesson

Sign Up Here - http://parkwoodhillwood.band/signup/

Scholarship Available, Apply Here: http://parkwoodhillwood.band/scholarship

Required Supplies

Required for All Instruments (except Percussion):

  • Foundations for Superior Performance Book by Jeff King, Rich Williams

  • Korg Tuner/Met with Pick Up Microphone

  • Wire Music Stand (for at home practice and some performances)

  • Lyre and Flip Folder

  • BERP (Brass Only)


Summer workers needed!

- Organizing, Copying music, Google Spreadsheet help, Building Trophy Shelf, etc.

Need 30 volunteers for Oct 19 at District Auditions.

Sign up at the link: https://forms.gle/c389K6w4PPDwJ8Jc7

Wanting to Chaperone for our band events?

- Visit the link to submit an application/ background check: https://www.kellerisd.net/Page/244

Before School Procedure

Door open 6:50-7am. Closed between 7:00am-8:00am.

Directors and students are in sectionals and the Front office NOT be opening the door for Band Students.

Lost and Found!

At the last Friday of every Month, any unclaimed Lost and Found Items will be donated to Good Will. Bell's Rental Instruments that are in lost and found will be returned to Bell's.

Personal Items and Instruments should be labeled with your child's Name.

Join Remind!

Text to 81010:

Wind Ensemble Students: @hmswind19

Symphonic Students: @@hmssym19

Concert Band: @hmscb2019

Join Us on Social Media!

Facebook: Parkwood and Hillwood Bands

Twitter: @HillwoodBands

Hillwood Band Staff

Jessica Maus- Head Band Director

Zach Woolhouse- Band Director

Ana Castellani- Band Director