Band Camp 2018 Dates

Hi Everyone Some folks have already been emailing me about Band Camp dates for the end of this summer.  First off, let me thank those of you who take this into consideration when planning your summer.  I greatly appreciate it! Band Camp will be August 13-17 (Monday-Friday) from 9am to 4pm with an additional day […]

Important Band Trip Information

Dear Band Students and Parents, We are about 3.5 months from our band performance tour to Southern California!  The trip is May 23-27. Please remember that all trip balances must be paid in full no later than March 23.  Please contact Educational Discovery Tours at 1-800-544-4723 or at for questions about balances or payments.  As of this email, several travelers […]

Master Classes Are Coming Up!

This is a reminder that our annual Master Classes are coming up. The first of these classes is on Saturday, February 10 and the second will be on Saturday, March 3. Both dates were included on the calendar distributed to students at the end of last year as well as in the handbook distributed in […]

Apply For An Honor Band!

Dear Students, It’s that time of year where we start thinking about auditions for county, state, and regional honor bands.  We have a core group of students who are very enthusiastic toward honor bands, but many students either don’t know about honor band opportunities or are apprehensive about preparing an audition.  While honor band auditions are […]


Dear HHS Band Students and Parents, As most of you know, we use an online data management program called Charms Office for much of the administrative work involved with the band and the music boosters.  Everything from communication to fundraising to instrument rentals is handled though Charms.  It’s the system I’m using right now to […]

ACTION REQUESTED: Band Program Ad Fundraiser

Dear HHS Band Parents and Students, It’s that time of year again to put together our band program to be distributed at our band concerts throughout the year and we can’t do this without you! Please click this link to find the advertising request form that provides size and pricing details. If you would like to […]


Dear HHS Band Parents and Students, I hope you are enjoying your last few days of summer vacation, and that you’ve found some time to practice and reinforce all that we worked on during Band Camp! This email contains links to VERY important paperwork that needs to be completed ASAP.  Bring it with you on […]

Band Camp Details

Hello Band Students and Parents!   URGENT:  If you have not confirmed to anyone (band council members or myself) either through phone or email that you will be attending camp, please be sure to do so right away.  If you did not receive a phone call from a Band Council student today it means I do […]

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

Hello Hockinson Band parents and students! Today in class, students were handed information about our annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale!  Each student was given an order form or two to take home with them.  Extra copies can be picked up in the band room, or printed off the band website here:  Plant Sale Flyer Plant Sale […]


Hi Everyone Well, this unexpected Snow Day has created some problems for our concert tomorrow.  When school is canceled all activities for the day must be canceled as well.  That means tonight’s concert dress rehearsals must be canceled.  This decision is out of my control. After consulting with school officials, student band council officers, coaches/advisors, […]