Hillwood Band

Director Update

This Week in Band:

Weekly Schedule

Monday, Dec 9- Wind Ensemble Elementary Tour

Thursday, Dec 12- All Bands- Trip to Epic Waters Music Festival

Sectional Schedule: http://parkwoodhillwood.band/wind-ensemble-rehearsals

Dec 9- Elementary Tour (Wind Ensemble Only)

Dear Wind Ensemble Families,

We will be taking our annual tour of the Elementary Schools tomorrow.

Students need to bring $10 for lunch or a sack lunch.

Students need to bring their personal music stand from home.

Wear Band T-shirt or Christmas sweater.


7am Arrive at Parkwood Hill Cafeteria; Perc at HMS

8:05 Parkwood Hill

9:15 Friendship

Lunch- Chick-fil-A

1:15 Freedom

2:30 Whitley Rd

3:30 Arrive back at Hillwood

We could use a couple parents to help chaperone. Please let me know if you are interested.

Parents are welcome to meet us at one of the schools to watch the performance. Just check into the front office:)

December 12- Epic Waters Festival Field Trip!


Band T-shirt and Jeans

-Wear swim suit underneath

Requirements to Attend:

Students must be eligible according to UIL guidelines AND currently passing class to attend. If you are not sure if you are eligible, please ask a band director.

Students must also have paid the $100 band fee to attend.

Parents and Students must sign and return the Liability Waiver. See attachment below.


Student Entry Fee, water park ticket Fee, and Lunch is included in your Band Fee. Students will not need to bring additional funds for the trip.

Parent Chaperones- $23 (discounted ticket and lunch); Money due by Nov 20

What is Epic Waters Festival?

A music festival hosted at Epic Waters, in Grand Praire. Bands will perform for each other and a judge to get critiqued, then go swim in the indoor water park.


December 12

8:00am Attendance, Load Buses

8:30 Depart

9:30 Performances at Epic Waters

Lunch at Epic Waters

2:00 Load Buses

2:45pm Arrival at Hillwood MS

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Dec 17- Winter Concert

7th and 8th Grade Students wear Tux Uniform:

- Parents must provide black dress shoes (black tennis shoes not acceptable)

- Long Black Socks

-Tux Shirt

-Bow Tie (given to child before each performance, then taken after the performance)

-Black Tux Pants

Please make sure you have all uniform pieces this week!

Please let a director know this week (Dec 9) if you need any assistance with your uniform.

Location: Northwood Church

1870 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller


6:00pm 6th Grade Students on Stage with Instruments, cases leave in car

6:00pm 7th/8th Grade Students Report by Band Class in the Lobby, leave cases in car

6:00pm Parents sit in Auditorium quietly to respect the 6th grade students getting set up and organized.

6:25pm 7th and 8th Grade students sit in Auditorium by Band

6:30pm Performance begins

7:30pm Estimated End of Performance

Performance Etiquette:

Students will be graded on their professionalism and performance etiquette.

Students and Parents are expected to:

-Not be on phones during performance

-Be quiet and respectful during performance

-Enter auditorium only between pieces and not when a band is performing

-Take children out of performance hall if they are crying or being disruptive

Congrats All Region Band Members!

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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