Band

 Hilliard Beginning Band Program!

Important Dates…

Parent Informational Meeting:  Thursday, March 9; 7:00pm
Davidson High School Auditorium

Fittings:  Wednesday-Friday, March 13-15; 4:00-8:00pm
Tharp Sixth Grade Gymnasium


During the 2017-2018 school year, Hilliard sixth graders will have the opportunity to begin learning to play an instrument! In preparation for next school year, all current Hilliard fifth grade students are about to begin the journey of learning more about instrumental music and choosing which instrument on which they would like to experience the joy of making music! Thank you for your support and encouraging your band student to continue (or start!) his/her study of music. This investment of time, effort, and energy will produce lifelong dividends.

We will be visiting all of the elementary school 5th grade classrooms between February 13-24 to demonstrate the different instruments. Your child might have already chosen their favorite instrument…but which one is the best choice for them? While making this decision, consider several things. Ask your child which SOUND they like best. When they practice, that’s what they’ll be listening to! (Some students pick instruments by what they SEE, and this novelty wears off quickly.) These instrument demos will allow them to hear all the different instruments available to them and which sounds they like.

To join the Hilliard band program, attend the PARENT MEETING to learn about the 3 simple steps to follow: Attend a FITTING, REGISTER for band, and OBTAIN an instrument. To learn more about each step, select the appropriate link to the left. To learn more about the different instruments, staff, schedule, and expectations, select the “About Band” link.

Nicole Brocke (Tharp) at Nicole_Brocke@hboe.org or 921-2978
Diana Nicklas (Station) at Diana_Nicklas@hboe.org or 921-6801