- See the High School Calendar page for rehearsal & performance schedule
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.
|Wind Ensemble||Fri, Jan 19||4th Grade Demo Concert||1:00 pm||HHS PAC|
|Jazz I||Sat, Jan 20||McNally Smith Winter Jazz Blast||2:00-9:00pm||McNally Smith College of Music|
|Solos, Ensembles & Jazz I||Sat, Jan 20||Band Solo & Ensemble Contest (& Jazz)||TBD (Daytime)||Lakeville South High School|
|Volunteers||Tue, Jan 30||Instrument Fair||5:00-7:00 pm||HHS Music Wing|
|Volunteers||Mon, Feb 5||Instrument Fair||6:00-8:00 pm||HHS Music Wing|
|All Bands||Tue, Feb 6||Winter Collage Concert||7:00 pm||HHS PAC|
|Concert Band & Varsity Band||TBD||MEC Young Band Festival||TBD (Daytime)||TBD|
|Jazz I & II||Tue, Feb 27||SEAS Concert||7:00 pm||HHS PAC|
|Jazz I & II||Thu, Mar 22||Jazz Concert (with HMS 8th grade Jazz & Guest)||7:00 pm||HHS PAC|
|All Bands||Mon, Mar 26||All HHS Bands and Medalist Band||7:00 pm||HHS Gym/Field House|
|Jazz I||Sat, Apr 14||A Night at the Jazz Club (with HHS Vocal Jazz)||6:00 & 8:30 pm||Hastings Arts Center|
|Jazz I & II||Fri, Apr 20||Eau Claire Jazz Festival (Overnight)||Overnight Apr 20-21||UW-Eau Claire, WI|
|All Bands||Mon, May 14||Spring Concert & Band Awards||7:00 pm||HHS PAC|
|Jazz I||Mon, May 21||HHS Senior Awards Night||7:00-7:30 pm||HHS PAC|
|All gr 9-11 required to attend||Fri, Jun 8||HHS Graduation||6:00 pm||Todd Field|