May 2016

Congratulations on a Great Concert!

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Great Things are Happening at HMS!

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Patriotic Song Performances

Our musicians perform the Patriotic Song of the Day live each day!
Visit our website to hear recordings of these performances.
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We enjoy playing songs that our friends composed or arranged!
Visit our website to download copies of your own to play at home.
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International Jazz Day

Saturday, April 30th, 8pm

This is an online event.

In partnership with UNESCO, Jazz Appreciation Month culminates with International Jazz Day. President and Mrs. Obama will host a performance to be broadcast Saturday evening. The concert will also be streamed through this site. Enjoy!
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Information to be sent later this month...

  • Band registration for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Gr 5 Field Trip information (tentatively scheduled for June 2).

Summer Arts Workshop

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Summer Arts Workshop

Monday, June 27th, 9am to Thursday, July 28th, 12pm

350 Main Street

Sparta Township, NJ

The SAW program is a great opportunity for our musicians to expand their performance!

Below are listed course recommendations for fourth and fifth grade band students. All students are welcome to participate in Keyboarding, Guitar, Chorus, Vocal/Drama, as well as Art courses.

Fourth & Fifth Grade Band Instrumental Music Recommendations:

  • Period 1: Percussion Studio, Brass & Woodwind Studio,
  • Period 2: Intermediate Concert Band
  • Period 3: Intermediate Jazz Band (5), Saxophone Studio
  • Period 4: Woodwind Ensemble
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May Lesson Schedule

Please visit our website for the May lesson schedule.

  • Please "note" that lessons and band practices will meet throughout the month.
  • Special scheduling for PARCC is arranged for testing days - all classes will meet on a "delayed opening" schedule.
  • Our Advanced Bands will meet during their regular days and times.

Mrs. Curtis

  • Visit our website for weekly updates, including curriculum, photos, and recordings!
  • Please feel free to contact me with any questions about our program.


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