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
Tuesday, November 12th
After school Pep Band practice.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 14th
After school 6th grade percussion practice. CANCELLED for this week.
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
THANK YOU TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS
We have wrapped up our annual fall Band Fundraiser, and I want to thank students and parents for a great fundraising drive. Though the final numbers are not in, it looks like were able to raise over $7,000 for the Hickory Band this year. This was greatly needed and will hopefully help us with much needed equipment replacements and upgrades, along with music and repair needs that we have.
After school practices 3-4 p.m. on November 12th and 19th.
Upcoming Performances (DATES CHANGED!!!!!!)
Monday, December 16th - 6th Grade "Five Note Concert"
Tuesday, December 17th - 7th/8th/ & Jazz Band Winter Concert. 7:00 p.m. in Hickory Gym
This page was last updated: November 8, 2013
How should my child Practice?
Guidelines for Parents
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There are also great metronome and tuner apps available for your smart phone. Check out Peterson Strobe Tuners for I-Phone here.