Hillwood Band

Director Update

Band Announcements

Monday, September 16- Fall Concert

September 16

Location: Hillwood MS, Gym

Students Wear Dress Clothes

Example: Dress Pants and button down shirt. No jeans or tennis shoes.


5:30pm Set Up Gym (Wind Ensemble+Volunteers)

6:00pm Students Report in Dress Clothes to Gym and sit by band

6:00pm Warm Up

6:30pm Performance

7:30pm Stack Chairs and Stands in Gym (Parents please help while student pack up instrument and directors supervise band hall)

Tuesday, September 17- Fundraiser Kick Off

During Class, students will be given information about the fundraiser along with a document to fill out contact info with potential supporters of the band.

Funds raised will go to Bus Transportation for events, Performance venue for Winter and Spring Concert at Northwood Church, Private Lesson Scholarships, Masterclasses and Clinicians, Recording Fees for Competition Submissions and any additional funds will go to Equipment.

Fundraising Goal: $30,000.

Students will need to fill out their "Potential Supporters List" with at least 20 unique names, emails, and phone numbers by following the instructions on the attached "HMS Band Fundraiser 2019" handout. This will need to be completed on Thursday, September 19.

Tuesday, September 24th, 4-5pm students will participate in the "40-minute live campaign" after school. Students that raise at least $150 will be invited to our band incentive trip on November 2nd!

October 8- Band EXPO

October 8

Location: Keller ISD Athletics Stadium

What is the Band EXPO?

It is a performance of all the Keller ISD Middle School and High School Bands

Parents- Please Attend!


Performers are Free. Tickets for Audience members are $5

Tickets can be purchased at the Fall Concert on Sept. 16 or at the door the day of the event


3:45-4:15pm Bring Dinner and eat in Band Hall or Outside at Tables

4:15pm Load Buses

4:30pm Depart

6pm Doors Open for Parents at Stadium

7-9pm Performance

9pm Dismissal to Parents at Stadium (no return bus)

Music in flip folder: Husky Fight Song, September, Womp Womp

-Wear Band T-shirt, Jeans and Tennis Shoes

-Bring Lyre and Flip Folder with music inside.

(We will NOT use music stands- the flip folder holds your music and the lyre clips to your instrument or body. If you are an instrument that doesn't have a lyre- purchase a flute lyre which sits on your arm.)

Football players who are playing at a game that evening are excused from playing with the band at this event.

Friday, October 18- HMS Band Night @CHS Football Game

Students will take a Bus to the CHS Football Game with the Marching Band.

Parents will Pick Students Up at Half Time at the Keller ISD Athletic Complex.

Saturday, October 19- District Auditions

Wind Ensemble Band Members Only

7am-1pm Auditions

More information to come.

Sectionals Schedule

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

Join Us on Social Media!

Facebook: Parkwood and Hillwood Bands

Twitter: @HillwoodBands

Pictures from the Week!

Hillwood Band Staff

Jessica Maus- Head Band Director

Zach Woolhouse- Band Director

Ana Castellani- Band Director