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Band Instrument Loan Procedures
If students are entering into beginning band for 2016-2017, students will be able to borrow school instruments. Tuba, Euphonium, and Bass Clarinet students will need to purchase a mouthpiece.
 
If students are entering into Intermediate, Junior, or Senior bands, students will need to rent from a store or purchase, unless you have special permission from Mr. Harshman. All Intermediate, Junior, and Senior students will need to purchase their own reeds/mouthpieces if they are using one of the below school instruments.
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Bari Sax
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • French Horn
 

Congratulations to Senior Orchestra, 
Chamber Orchestra and Senior Band
Congratulations to our Senior Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Senior Band on their outstanding achievements at the Music in The Park festival in Silverwood:
 
Senior Orchestra:
Superior Rating
1st Place within their division
 
Chamber Orchestra:
Superior Rating
1st Place within their division
Best-Overall orchestra in the Middle School/Junior High School Division
 
Senior Band:
Superior Rating
2nd Place within their division
 

 

Congratulations to Junior Orchestra, 
Junior Band, Junior Jazz and Treble Choir
Congratulations to our Junior Orchestra, Junior Band, Junior Jazz and Treble Choir on their outstanding achievements at the Music in The Park festival held at Wild Waves in May:
 
Junior Orchestra:
1st Place within their division
1st Overall for Junior High Orchestras
 
Junior Band:
1st Place within their division
1st Overall for Junior High Bands
 
Junior Jazz:
1st Place within their division
1st Overall for Junior High Jazz Bands
 
Treble Choir:
2nd Place within their division
 

 

SWING DANCE is this Thursday, May 26, in the Hamilton Commons
 
Kick up your heels to the swinging sounds of our Hamilton jazz ensembles: Junior Jazz, Vocal Jazz, and Senior Jazz. 

Don't know how to swing dance?  No problem!  Swing dance instructors Scot McKay and Wren Newman will help everyone look like a pro on the dance floor!  All students and families are invited to participate in a dance lesson prior to the concert.
  • Doors open at 6:00 
  • Dance lesson at 6:30
  • Concert and dancing start at 7:00
You won't want to miss our legendary bake sale featuring Vietnamese bahn mi sandwiches and delicious baked goods!

 

Solo & Esemble
HIMS Chamber Orchestra Performs at Folklife - May 28

Come and see the HIMS Chamber Orchestra in combination with JAMS Chamber Orchestra perform at Folklife 2016! We will be performing at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28 at the Mural Amphitheater Stage at Seattle Center.

Come and support our students and have a great time taking in the sights and sounds of Folklife! Don't forget to bring the whole family.


Parents of Hamilton Music Students 

Volunteer
Interested in a smaller way to volunteer in the music department? Please click here to see the full listing of all open volunteer jobs for the 2016-2017 school year.  There are many open volunteer positions that still need to be filled in order for us to continue to be able to offer all of the same music opportunities next year.  We need you! 

Again, no experience required, just a desire to help support our fabulous music program. Contact Elise Kim at ballardmama@hotmail.com or Trina Torgelson at tntorg@msn.com with questions. They would love to tell you more.
 
Junior Jazz
Junior Jazz

Enrollment for the Spring Session is now open!  Please register your student here- on our website.  Registration and payment are required before students can participate.

Session Dates: March 22nd-May 26th
Jazz Night Concert: May 26th at 7pm in the HIMS Commons
Cost: $75 Session Fee; $10 concert t-shirt (unless your student already has one)
 
Junior Jazz is taught by Ms. Babbitt and meets Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30 pm.  Depending on enrollment, students may be divided into two groups based on experience.  In this case, we will hire an second instructor.
 
If you have any questions, please contact FOMAHI Co-President, Karen Williams atkarenwilliams0921@gmail.com

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