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Hamilton kids are making music!
Don’t miss out on performances and field trips.
All students taking a music class or an after school music club -- Band, Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Vocal Jazz, Sr. Jazz, Jr. Jazz, Men’s Choir – must register to support HIMS music program.
 
Register Here
 
No other middle school offers music enrichment like HIMS!
 
More than 60% of Hamilton students participate in music…but, the district pays for less than 30% of the expenses that power this award-winning program.
 
That’s where we come in.
 
We’re the Friends of Music at Hamilton International (FOMAHI), a 100 percent volunteer organization that fundraises for – and supports – the music program. Our volunteers book hundreds of hours annually counting instruments, prepping concerts, selling baked goods, and ensuring the directors have what they need to thrive.
  • Licensing sheet music for every student
  • Instrument repair (including tune-ups for 4 pianos), sound system maintenance
  • Subsidizing out-of- state trips to major competitions
  • Providing scholarships for our students in need

 Also please consider adding a tax-deductible donation. And, view the volunteer opportunities!


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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.


Junior Jazz
Junior Jazz - Fall Session

Junior Jazz provides a great opportunity to learn jazz styling and improvisation or improve these jazz-playing skills! 

September 27th through November 15th
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS from 3:40 pm - 4:55 pm
HIMS Band Room (Rm 124)
Fee: $100 (15 classes)
 
Students will perform at Fall Jazz Night on Thurs, November 17th at 7 pm.
Junior Jazz T-Shirt      
 
 

Junior Jazz
Men's Choir - Fall Session

Calling all young men interested in singing! Students will be introduced to music and will learn vocal techniques. No experience necessary. Classes are taught by HIMS professional music instructor, Ms. Angela Babbitt.

 

September 26th through November 28th
MONDAYS from 3:40pm - 4:55pm
HIMS Choir Room (Rm 111)
Fee: $75 (10 classes)
 
Students will perform at the Winter Choir Concert on Thurs, December 1st at 7pm.
 
 
 

 
Vocal Jazz Shirt

 

Vocal Jazz students, please order for your shirts here.

 

 
 

 

Parents of Hamilton Music Students

Volunteer
Interested in a smaller way to volunteer in the music department? There are many open volunteer positions that still need to be filled in order for us to offer all of the music opportunities.  We need you!  No experience required, just a desire to help support our fabulous music program. 


 

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