Hastings Bands

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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, Claire Nalven and Emily Chandler.

Ensemble Date Performance Time Location
Jazz ISat, Dec 15Jazz I at HS Choir - Pre-concert music1:30 & 4:00pmHHS PAC
Jazz I & IIFri, Dec 21ISD 200 Holiday World TourAll DayISD 200 Schools
Solos & EnsemblesTue, Jan 8Pre-contest Solo & Ensemble Recital3:00-6:00 pmHHS Music Wing
Select Wind & Jazz EnsembleThu, Jan 10Metro East Conference Honor Band Rehearsal1:00-9:00pmMahtomedi High School
Select Wind & Jazz EnsembleMon, Jan 14Metro East Conference Honor Choir & Band Concert7:00pmSt. Andrews Lutheran Church
Solos, Ensembles & Jazz ISat, Jan 19Band Solo & Ensemble Contest (& Jazz)8:00 am - 4:00 pmLakeville South High School
Wind EnsembleFri, Jan 254th Grade Demo Concert1:00 pmHHS PAC
VolunteersTue, Jan 29Instrument Fair5:00-7:00 pmHHS Music Wing
VolunteersMon, Feb 4Instrument Fair6:00-8:00 pmHHS Music Wing
All BandsTue, Feb 12Winter Collage Concert7:00 pmHHS PAC
Concert & Varsity BandFri, Feb 22East Ridge Band FestivalAll DayEast Ridge High School
Jazz I & IITue, Feb 26SEAS Concert7:00 pmHHS PAC
Ireland Tour GroupWed, Mar 6Pre-Tour Performance & Final Meeting4:00 pmHHS PAC
Ireland Tour GroupThu, Mar 7Ireland TourMarch 7-15Ireland
All Bands 5-12Mon, Mar 25All District Band Concert7:00 pmHHS Gym
Jazz I & IIThu, Mar 28Jazz Concert (with HMS 8th grade Jazz & Guest)7:00 pmHHS PAC
Wind EnsembleTBDFestival/ContestTBD (Daytime)TBD
Jazz ISat, Apr 6A Night at the Jazz Club (with HHS Vocal Jazz)6:00 & 8:30 pmHastings Arts Center
Jazz I & IIFri, Apr 26Eau Claire Jazz Festival (Overnight)Overnight Apr 26-27UW-Eau Claire, WI
All BandsMon, May 13Spring Concert & Band Awards7:00 pmHHS PAC
Jazz IMon, May 20HHS Senior Awards Night7:00-7:30 pmHHS PAC
All gr 9-11 required to attendFri, Jun 7HHS Graduation6:00 pmTodd Field