Spring Break Update

Welcome back! I hope every one had a great Spring break. We are now in the 4th quarter and I wanted to give you some important information:

Advanced Band: We have 2 more after school rehearsals (April 4th and April 6th from 3-4:30pm) Before our MPA performance on Thursday, April 7th. We will be performing at 5pm in the Hernando HS auditorium. We are still in need of chaperones for the event so please refer to the MPA newsletter and/or email Mr. Hollenbeck if you are available. Also, the advanced band will perform at the annual JLMS Roundup on Friday, April 8th. We perform at 5:30pm. Please report to the band room no later than 5pm for warm up. Don’t forget to wear your band polo shirt or t-shirt for the performance.

Our SPRING CONCERT will be on Friday, May 20th at 7pm. Please note that this has been on the calendar since September and it is a mandatory event for all band students. It will be held at the Wesley Chapel Center for the Arts (WCHS Auditorium). We will be joining our performance with the Wiregrass Ranch bands for a great night of music.

2016-2017 ADVANCED BAND AUDITION MATERIALS HAVE BEEN POSTED. Please click on the “Advanced Band Audition Materials” Tab at the top of the page to find your music. Auditions will begin the week following the Spring concert. They will be done in class, before school, or after school. Please note that auditioning is mandatory if you want to be considered for advanced band. If you do audition, it will be counted as extra credit toward your 4th quarter grade.

This is also the time of year where elective choices are being made. For my 6th and 7th grade students, I would LOVE to have you back in my class next year for more music making and fun. We have a lot of big plans for the 2016-2017 school year including a possible trip/performance at a theme park!

To my 8th graders: It has been an absolute pleasure having you as a student. Please consider continuing on with music in high school. That is where the music making process truly evolves into something magical.

Thank you for all that you do! This year has been an absolute joy for me and I hope you have enjoyed band as well. 🙂

-Mr. Hollenbeck