www.hhbands.org Aaron Thomas - Director Springfield, Missouri
The Hickory Band is set up with a "Smart Music" account. This is an interactive music program that we use in class and that can be used from home through the internet. It is a fantastic and fun practicing tool, but also provides a way for students to take their playing tests at home and upload them to our Hickory Band account. For more information you can click the emblem above and/or read the Smart Music informational pamphlet below.
I encourage 7th & 8th grade students to take private lessons with an instrument specific instructor. Whether a student is just trying to improve their basic skills or a student wants to be challenged - lessons provide an irreplaceable way of getting the extra help that every student needs.
Below is a list (still to be developed) of recommended private teachers.
Susan Draper - 890-8835
Betsy Thurman-Nace - 716-308-6846
Paul Reed at Hoover Music - 368-9075
Contact Palen's or Springfield Music
Sonya Huff - 417-619-2380
Aaron Thomas - 523-7100
Steve Palen - (h)887-8185 (c)459-0214
Contact our local music stores
- No Jazz Band practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.
- Thursday, Feb. 6th - 6th Grade Band will atend Strafford Band Festival. Performance time at 12:40 p.m. at Strafford High School.
AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICE TIMES WITH MR. THOMAS
Sign up sheet in Band room, updated weekly. Anyone can sign up for extra help or to work on "Pass-offs".
Tuesday: 3:00, 3:20, 3:40
Wednesday: 3:00, 3:20, 3:40
Thursday: 3:30, 3:50, 4:10
On the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville
Ask Mr. Thomas for more details
4650 E. State Highway YY Springfield, MO 65802 417.523.7100
- Thursday, April 24th - 6th Grade Band performs at the Strafford Band Festival. 12:40 p.m. performance time at Strafford High School.
- Friday, May 2nd - Jazz Band performs at Pittmat Elementary (afternoon performance).
- Saturday, May 10th - 8th Grade band performs at World of Fun Music Festival. 8:40 a.m. performance.
- Tuesday, May 13th - 6th Grade Spring Concert. 7:00 p.m. in the Hickory Gym.
- Thursday, May 15th - 7th Grade, 8th Grade and Jazz Band Spring Concert. 7:00 p.m. in the Hickory Gym.
- Friday, May 16th - 7th Grade Band trip to Silver Dollar City. 8:30 a.m. departure time, arrive back at Hickory at 4:30 p.m.
This page was last updated: April 21, 2014
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