Winter Concert Information
The Winter Concert is required for all music students. All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in the Hart Multipurpose Room (MP) and end by 7:30 pm. (6th grade concert will end by 7:00 pm.)
Concert Dates for each music class are listed below. Students are encouraged to attend the other performances when they are not performing.
Dec 10 (Tues): Jazz Band, String Orchestra, 8th Quartet and Quintet, Combo 8 (Wind Ensemble), Wind Ensemble
Dec 11 (Wed): Concert Band, Strings 2, 7th Quartets, Symphonic Band, 7th Combo (Matt's Big Band)
Dec 12 (Thurs): Strings 1, Intermediate Band
Students arrive between 5:15-5:30 wearing concert uniform to their music classroom. (Building will be open at about 5:00 pm.) Students must sign in by 5:30 pm. Students will be instructed on when to get instrument ready and warm up (15 minutes before performance time). Parents, please stay for the entire concert to be respectful to the performers. Students will stay in classroom until concert concludes.
Uniform: white top/black tie/black bottom/black shoes/black socks/black tights. Students are responsible for having their own instrument, accessories (sticks, mallets, extra reeds, valve oil etc) and music folder with all music for concert.
Any questions should be addressed to the instructor in advance. Attendance is expected. Any conflicts should be discussed ahead of time – emergencies and illness that result in a missed concert will need to be documented.
Sarah McClimon & Andrew Lu
San Francisco Symphony Field Trip
Dear String 2, String 3 Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Families,
Your students are being given a special opportunity!
We plan to attend an open SF Symphony rehearsal in San Francisco at Davies Hall, on Thursday, January 30, 2020. In order to secure our symphony seats, lunch and the round trip chartered bus transportation, we need to book early. Please see the order form here for further details. We need you to fill out the field trip form and send in your registration payment as soon as possible.
All trip registrations and payments are to be turned in to the band room tigger mailbox by December 13. Please write the student name and "SF trip" on the check memo line.
We will take order forms on a first come basis for both students and up to 7 chaperones.
2019-20 WRIMB Membership
Willow Road Instrumental Music Boosters (WRIMB) supports most of the needs for the Hart Middle School Band and Strings program.
• Purchase Instruments for students to use in class and with a limited number of instruments to be rented for home use.
• Maintenance and repairs for classroom and rental instruments
• Sheet Music
• Professional musicians to teach clinics to smaller sections of musicians
• Music Festivals and Competitions
• Equipment purchases for the band room
Please consider purchasing a $35 WRIMB membership which will help fund the Band Boosters. With your membership, you will receive the new band shirt. We will also hold two General Parent Meetings, one in Sept. and one in Jan., in an effort to keep parents informed and involved in their student’s music experience at Hart Middle School.
ALL STATE BAND INFORMATION
Trying out for California Jr High/MS All State Orchestra is optional, but it is a a great learning process- you will learn scales and a solo on your instrument and submit a recorded audition in the fall. If accepted, you would spend a weekend in Fresno in February 2020 with the best young musicians in the state with an amazing band director for an unforgettable experience.
The music and scales as well as all instructions are here. Read everything completely, order the music from Ingram and Braun's Music Shoppe or another music store, download the scales and learn everything. Recordings must be done before Thanksgiving Break so you have several months to practice. Many students work on All State music with their private music teachers. Last year we had 3 Hart students accepted to State Band and 3 accepted into All Northern and they had a wonderful time.
ALL NORTHERN BAND INFORMATION
You also have the opportunity to participate in the All Northern Band, which is in Stockton in January. Music and info is not out yet, but usually they use the same music as All State and deadlines are the same. CODA All State Orchestra Audition materials are coming soon, check their website for more info.
We will have a meeting in Sept to go over information for both events. Our Coordinator for this process, Mr. Thompson (parent of a 6th grade student) will be helping with the applications. Music selections are the same as All State Jr High/Middle School Band. See link for details.
The Willow Road Instrumental Boosters are planning a wonderful year of music, performances and travel. We are asking for your help. The following areas are in need of assistance. Most jobs require only a few hours of time each year and it is a wonderful way to be more involved in your child's education. Please look at the list and let Sarah McClimon or Co-President Jeannette Woo know how you would like to be involved.
Hartbeat Dinner (March 28, 2020)
*Chairperson: Oversee the Hart Beat Dinner & Auction planning *Find volunteers for all areas of the event *Coordinate with music directors on schedule *Reserve facility and caterers
Jazz Combo Coordinator / String Quartet Coordinator *Get list of students for Combos & Quartets from instructors *Send an email with a form and donation request *Collect the forms and donations from students *Follow-up with those who haven't turned in form
String Orchestra Coordinator *Coordinate trip to SF Symphony in January, drivers or bus and lunch. *Collect field trip forms and donations *Order lunch
Jazz Band Coordinator
*Coordinate Yoshi's field trip on Sept 17 - tickets, drivers clearance, FT forms*Coordinate Campana Jazz Festival – drivers clearance, FT forms *Coordinate any other Jazz trips
Instrument Rental Coordinator *Collect the rental agreement form and payment online through Charms *Assist music teachers in distributing instruments Aug 9, Aug 12 and collecting instruments at the end of the year *Keep records of repairs and update inventory as needed on Charms, put barcodes onto inventory.
Truck driver for Hartbeat Dinner March 28 *Bring percussion to and from Senior Center. Helpful if you own a truck that can tow and/or covered trailer, but Boosters can rent truck and trailer
Photographer: 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade *Photograph events – fundraisers, field trips, concerts, special events *Share photos with Web Master and with families online
Videographer: 6th, 7th, 8th grades *Video record performances, share with music teachers, and provide link to performances to share with music families