Symphonic Band

A class designed to offer instrumental music students an intermediate degree of music performance in the high school. This all year class will teach the basic techniques for success in Concert Band and Marching Band. This group will be required to participate in concerts, contests, spring parades and football/basketball games while learning intermediate level concepts of music through performance. Students are also required to attend all after school practices. Enrollment is limited to students that were enrolled in band the previous year. Traveling is assessed based off of the need of each competition or contest. There is a $75 fee for all 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders paid to the ASB Office. Classroom Materials:
  • Tuner - $21 - Through Local Music Store
  • Metronome - $20 Through Local Music Store
Tuxedo and Dress are optional in this program, however students need to supply black and white dress clothes for concert. This includes black shoes and socks, black pants or skirt, and a white dress shirt.

Wind Ensemble

A class designed to offer instrumental music students an advanced degree of music performance in the high school. This all year class will teach the basic techniques for success in Concert Band and Marching Band at the college level. This group will be required to participate in concerts, contests, spring parades and football/basketball games while learning higher level concepts of music through performance. Students are also required to attend all after school practices. Enrollment is by audition only and limited to students that were enrolled in band the previous year. Traveling is assessed based off of the need of each competition or contest. There is a $75 fee for all 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders paid to the ASB Office. Classroom Materials:
  • Tuner - $21 - Through Local Music Store
  • Metronome - $20 - Through Local Music Store
  • Tuxedo or Dress - See the forms at the bottom of this page.

Percussion Ensemble

A class designed to teach percussion techniques at the intermediate and advanced level of performance in the High School. This group is comprised of percussionist and pianist. This all year class will teach the basic techniques for success in Concert Band and Marching Band at the college level. This group will be required to perform at concerts, contest, football/basketball games, and spring parades. Students are also required to attend all after school practices. Enrollment is open to all percussionists and must have been enrolled in Percussion Ensemble or 8th Grade Band the previous year. Traveling is assessed based off of the need of each competition or contest. There is a $75 fee for all 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders paid to the ASB Office. Classroom Materials (all available through local music store): Required of all percussionists:
  • Snare Drum (for use at school)
  • Practice pad (for use at home)
  • 2 pair Vic Firth SD1 drum sticks
  • Mike Balter #F-05 xylophone/bell mallets
  • Stick bag
  • Mike Balter #F-23 vibe/marimba/suspended cymbal mallets
  • Vic Firth T1 general timpani mallets
  • Tuxedo or Dress - See the forms at the bottom of this page.

Jazz Band

An instrumental music class devoted to the study and performance of all jazz styles and improvisation. Performances will include contests, concerts and winter pep band. Enrollment is limited to specific instruments and acceptance to the class will be by audition only during the first week of school. You must be enrolled in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Percussion Ensemble to Audition. Traveling is assessed based off of the need of each competition or contest.
There is a fee for all Grades paid to the Hockinson High School for this class.
Jazz I: $125 Classroom Materials: Same as Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Tuxedo or Dress - See the forms at the bottom of this page.

Symphonic Choir

A class Designed to offer choral students the highest level of performance in the high school. This group will required to perform music in concerts and contests while building musicianship through performance. Enrollment is open to all students at the high school. There is a $25 fee for all 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders paid to the ASB Office.

Files and Links:

Jazz Band Auditions 2017 (pdf)

Wind Ensemble Audition Material (pdf)

Wind Ensemble Auditions 2017 (pdf)