6th brass

6th brass
6th grade Brass

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Band camp starts next week! June 6-10th. Many of you have already registered online but if you haven't you can still register! The online registration will be open until Sunday night and then we will have a table set up Monday morning for registration. You may also pay online or pay Monday morning. The cost is $50.

Camp will be from 9-12 pm. The 6th grade will be split according to their instrument and they will have a private instructor. The 7th and 8th grade will be combined in the band room. There will be a concert Friday at 11 am in the gym. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Please make sure your child has their instrument/mouthpiece as well as reeds for woodwind instruments. Art's music will be selling supplies throughout the week if your child needs something. Please email us at hmsband@homewood.k12.al.us if you have any questions!

Friday, May 22, 2015

6th graders

Welcome new 6th Graders!! This is our HMS band blog. I will update information on a regularly basis through here and email. If you have questions you can ask them on here. You can sign up to get blog updates sent straight to your email.

On the right hand side I have a like for Summer band camp registration and online payments if you choose to do it that way. You may also register the first day of camp.

If you haven't decided what instrument you want to play that's ok! Please email us and let you know what you decide. Our email is hmsband@homewood.k12.al.us

Hope you have a great summer! Can't wait until band camp!

-Ms. Nowak

Friday, May 1, 2015

Spring Events

PERCUSSION CONCERT is May 7th @ 7:00 pm in the Homewood High School Auditorium. All percussionists are participating.

HMS SPRING CONCERT is May 11th @ 6:00 pm in the Homewood High School Auditorium.

    - 6th grade: Wear nice dress clothes. No jeans or tennis shoes. Girls please make sure dresses and skirts are the appropriate length.
    -7th grade: Wear black shoes, black socks, black pants and red polo
    -8th grade: Wear black shoes, black socks, black pants, black t-shirt and red band jacket.

The 6th grade Jazz band and the 7th/8th grade Jazz band will play throughout the concert.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

End of the year info

Wow this year is flying by! A lot has happened in the past few weeks and there are still many events coming up! Please look at your child's grade and see what they should be working on.

Congrats to the 8th grade band on making all Superior Ratings at contest! We were incredibly proud of their performance.

-Spring Band concert is May 11th at Homewood High School at 6:00 pm.
-Six Flags trip for the 7th and 8th grade is May 16th. More information will be sent out soon.

6th Grade:
Your student should be practicing their pass off sheet. There are 18 songs from their book that they are required to pass off. Students are also being given solos and duets for an event called Solo and Ensemble. We host this at HMS. Students prepare a short piece and play in front of a judge where they get a rating. We strongly encourage all 6th graders to participate.

7th Grade:
After Spring Break the 7th grade bands will perform the 3 songs we have been working on for 3 judges here at school. This is similar to the contest the 8th grade went to and will give them a chance to be critiqued by judges. 7th graders are also encouraged to participate in Solo and Ensemble. Many of them participated last year and did very well.

8th Grade:
We have passed out new music we are working on for the Spring Concert. They also have their audition music for high school concert band. Every student will be in a concert band in high school- this audition is to place them in the right band. Auditions will take place after Spring Break. The exact dates are TBA.

All three grades have music they should be practicing! Encourage your child to bring home their instrument...especially over Spring Break!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! We are so excited to get started back tomorrow and hope you are as well. Please remember to bring your INSTRUMENT and MUSIC tomorrow! We will be playing in class.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Concert tomorrow!

Tomorrow, December 2nd, is our Fall Concert. The concert is in the Homewood High School Auditorium at 6:00 pm.

6th grade: Be at the high school at 5:35 pm, on stage with instrument. Do not bring cases on stage. Wear dress clothes. No jeans or tennis shoes.

7th grade: Be at the high school at 5:45 pm. Wear red polo shirt, black pants, black socks and black shoes.

8th grade: Be at the high school at 5:50 pm. Wear red band jacket, black pants, black socks, and black shoes. Please come pick them up from the band room if you have not done that already!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It's cold!!

Wow, did it get cold fast! Severe weather changes such as the past few days can damage instruments. Please remember to NEVER leave your instrument in the car or outside.

We are quickly approaching our Winter concert! All three grades sound amazing and we can't wait to show them off.

Upcoming dates:
November 20th 6pm: HMS Fest (8th grade drummers and Jazz band performing)
November 24th-28th: Thanksgiving break
December 2nd 6pm: Winter concert in the HHS auditorium
December 4th-6th: UAB honor band (select students)