Hastings Bands

News
  • Jazz auditions will be held after school Sept. 19, 20 & 21st. See the Jazz Ensemble page for details
  • See the High School Calendar page for rehearsal & performance schedule
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THE HASTINGS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BANDS

The Hastings Senior High School Band Program's curricular offerings include Varsity Band, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. The Varsity Band rehearses every other day for 45 minutes and includes 9th grade students who also participate in choir on the opposite days. The Concert Band (a non-auditioned group) meets every day for 45 minutes and includes students in grades 9-12. The Wind Ensemble (by audition only) enrolls select 10-12th grade instrumentalists. All band students at HHS receive a 15 minute private lesson every two weeks.

Co-curricular band offerings include Jazz I, Jazz II, Marching Band, Pep Band and various Chamber Ensembles. Other performance opportunities include Orchestra Winds and Percussion, Show Choir Winds and Percussion, Musical Pit Orchestra, solos and ensembles, annual music festivals and a biennial Spring Break music performance tour.

The Band Program at Hastings High School combines with exemplary orchestra and choral programs to form a comprehensive music department. Combined, the music department boasts a growing enrollment of over 600 students. The bands at Hastings High School are under the direction of Jim Jacobsen, Duane Oldham and Emily Chandler.

HIGH SCHOOL BAND UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Ensemble Date Performance Time Location
All invited to attendMon, Oct 9Marching Band New Member Clinic/PerformanceTBATodd Field
Wind EnsembleTue, Oct 24HHS Wind Ensemble, River Valley Community Band & Sheldon Theatre Brass Band7:00 pmHHS PAC
Jazz IFri, Nov 3Jazz I HPAAC Arts Council Gala Performance6:00 pmTBD
Wind EnsembleWed, Nov 15UWRF Band Invitational with guest Composer/clinician Jack StampTBD (Daytime)UW - River Falls
All Bands & All JazzThu, Nov 16Fall Band Concert7:00 pmHHS PAC
Solos & EnsemblesMon, Dec 11Pre-contest Solo & Ensemble Recital3:00-6:00 pmHHS Music Wing
Jazz ISat, Dec 16Jazz I at HS Choir - Pre-concert music1:30 & 4:00pmHHS PAC
Jazz I & IITue, Dec 19ISD 200 Holiday World TourAll DayISD 200 Schools
Select Wind & Jazz EnsembleThu, Jan 4Metro East Conference Honor Band Rehearsal1:00-9:00pmMahtomedi High School
Select Wind & Jazz EnsembleMon, Jan 8Metro East Conference Honor Choir & Band Concert7:00pmSt. Andrews Lutheran Church
Wind EnsembleFri, Jan 194th Grade Demo Concert1:00 pmHHS PAC
Jazz ISat, Jan 20McNally Smith Winter Jazz Blast2:00-9:00pmMcNally Smith College of Music
Solos, Ensembles & Jazz ISat, Jan 20Band Solo & Ensemble Contest (& Jazz)TBD (Daytime)Lakeville South High School
VolunteersTue, Jan 30Instrument Fair5:00-7:00 pmHHS Music Wing
VolunteersMon, Feb 5Instrument Fair6:00-8:00 pmHHS Music Wing
All BandsTue, Feb 6Winter Collage Concert7:00 pmHHS PAC
Concert Band & Varsity BandTBDMEC Young Band FestivalTBD (Daytime)TBD
Jazz I & IITue, Feb 27SEAS Concert7:00 pmHHS PAC
Jazz I & IIThu, Mar 22Jazz Concert (with HMS 8th grade Jazz & Guest)7:00 pmHHS PAC
All BandsMon, Mar 26All HHS Bands and Medalist Band7:00 pmHHS Gym/Field House
Jazz ISat, Apr 14A Night at the Jazz Club (with HHS Vocal Jazz)6:00 & 8:30 pmHastings Arts Center
Jazz I & IIFri, Apr 20Eau Claire Jazz Festival (Overnight)Overnight Apr 20-21UW-Eau Claire, WI
All BandsMon, May 14Spring Concert & Band Awards7:00 pmHHS PAC
Jazz IMon, May 21HHS Senior Awards Night7:00-7:30 pmHHS PAC
All gr 9-11 required to attendFri, Jun 8HHS Graduation6:00 pmTodd Field