INCOMING 6TH GRADERS:
INSTRUMENT DRIVE TBD
MANDATORY PARENT MEETING TBS
We are excited to have you in band next year!
CONGRATULATIONS on choosing your instrument! Below are the list of supplies that you will need for band in August!
If you have not yet tried out instruments with the band directors, please contact prior to school starting.
To rent/purchase your child's instrument and/or supplies
contact our local music stores.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I be in band and other activities?
Yes!! Almost all of our band students are involved in sports/athletics, theater, choir, cheerleeding, art, and other activities at Hughes. We work closely with coaches and directors to avoid conflicts with other activities at Hughes so you can participate in both!
I have no prior musical experience. Can I still be in band?
Yes! Beginning band students are not expected to have any musical experience. We will teach you everything you need to know!
What Instruments are taught in Beginning Band?
Flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.
To learn more about the instruments check out our Instrument Choices page!
How do I know what instrument I should play?
What are the financial obligations of being in band?
How do I sign up for band?
To sign up for band, just select band as your #1 or #2 choice when you pick classes.
Then, make sure you come to one of our Instrument Selection Nights to choose what instrument you want to play! You can find out more about the instruments HERE!
What outside obligations are required for beginning band?
Not much! Students should be practicing 15 - 20 minutes a day at home during their Beginning Band year.
We will have no more than 6 outside rehearsals all year long. These will be leading up to the concerts and contests we have in December and April/May.