Hastings Bands

  • 2019/2020 Wind Ensemble Auditions will take place April 22nd to April 25th. All current 9th through 11th grade HHS band students are eligible and encouraged to audition. Any student who wishes to be a member of the 2019/2020 Wind Ensemble must audition during this time period, including all current Wind Ensemble members. See the Wind Ensemble page for information and audition music
  • See the High School Calendar page for rehearsal & performance schedule
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The Hastings Senior High School Band Program's curricular offerings include Varsity Band, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. The Varsity Band rehearses every other day for 45 minutes and includes 9th grade students who also participate in choir on the opposite days. The Concert Band (a non-auditioned group) meets every day for 45 minutes and includes students in grades 9-12. The Wind Ensemble (by audition only) enrolls select 10-12th grade instrumentalists. All band students at HHS receive a 15 minute private lesson every two weeks.

Co-curricular band offerings include Jazz I, Jazz II, Marching Band, Pep Band and various Chamber Ensembles. Other performance opportunities include Orchestra Winds and Percussion, Show Choir Winds and Percussion, Musical Pit Orchestra, solos and ensembles, annual music festivals and a biennial Spring Break music performance tour.

The Band Program at Hastings High School combines with exemplary orchestra and choral programs to form a comprehensive music department. Combined, the music department boasts a growing enrollment of over 600 students. The bands at Hastings High School are under the direction of Jim Jacobsen, Claire Nalven and Emily Chandler.

Ensemble Date Performance Time Location
Jazz I & IIFri, Apr 26Eau Claire Jazz Festival (Overnight)Overnight Apr 26-27UW-Eau Claire, WI
All BandsMon, May 13Spring Concert & Band Awards7:00 pmHHS PAC
Jazz IMon, May 20HHS Senior Awards Night7:00-7:30 pmHHS PAC
All gr 9-11 required to attendFri, Jun 7HHS Graduation6:00 pmTodd Field