Hickory Hills Bands
Hickory Hills Bands
www.hhbands.org    Aaron Thomas - Director    Springfield, Missouri
Contact Mr. Thomas:
azthomas@spsmail.org
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.
PRIVATE LESSONS
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. 

FLUTE
Susan Draper - 890-8835
Betsy Thurman-Nace - 716-308-6846

CLARINET
Paul Reed at Hoover Music - 368-9075

SAX
Contact Palen's or Springfield Music

CLARINET/FLUTE/SAX
Sonya Huff - 417-619-2380

TRUMPET
Aaron Thomas - 523-7100

LOW BRASS
Steve Palen - (h)887-8185 (c)459-0214

PERCUSSION 
Contact our local music stores
Announcements
Weekly Calendar
 
- 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
2014
2014
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
2014

Upcoming Events:

  • 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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