Hastings Middle School has an enrollment of approximately 1500 students with 320 students enrolled in our grade level bands and jazz bands. HMS has 5th grade band instrument classes, one 6th grade band, one 7th grade band and one 8th grade band. All of our band classes meet for approximately 48 minutes every other day. Each band performs at 3 concerts during the school year.
Students in band may also participate in Jazz Band or Woodwind Ensemble. The HMS Jazz Bands rehearse once a week throughout the year and perform at Jazz Night in April. The Woodwind Ensemble is open to 7th and 8th graders and meets at selected times during the school year.
The band directors at HMS are Duane Oldham and Claire Nalven.