Welcome to the Helen Morgan Band Web Site!  It is my pleasure to teach the Sparta Fourth and Fifth Grade Bands.  

Check back often for new information regar
ding our terrific bands!  This site was last updated 4/28/17.

For an overview of our band program, as well as our Musician's Pledge, visit our "Band FAQS" page.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions!  The best way to reach me is through my email address - Pat.Curtis@sparta.org.  Check out "HelenMorganBand" on Instagram!

Please also visit these great HMS music sites - Miss Birch (general and vocal music) and Miss Angderson (strings).

Enjoy the music around you!

Mrs. Curtis

Mrs. Curtis, Miss Angderson, and Miss Birch, following the Amazing Holiday Chorus Concert

What's New
The Band News Update was emailed home on April 21, along with the lessons schedules for the weeks of PARCC testing (also posted below). 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Congratulations on a great concert!

Amazing art project by Mrs. Kratina's fourth grade classes, based on Pablo Picasso's "Three Musicians"!

A great way to start our day - Live performances of the patriotic song.

Recent Announcements

  • Memorial Day Assembly HMS will host a Memorial Day observance on Friday, May 26 as a school assembly.  Band, Chorus, and Orchestra members will perform patriotic songs.  We would like to invite local ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 10:49 AM by Pat Curtis
  • Fourth Grade "Thursday Jam"  At this time, I would like to invite fourth grade band members to join me after school on Thursdays (3:35-4:15), beginning May 4.  The “Thursday Jam” will ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 10:47 AM by Pat Curtis
  • Spring Concerts  We are looking forward to performing for you on Wednesday, April 12!  Thank you for marking your calendars now, as well as letting coaches know now of this date, as ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2017, 1:54 PM by Pat Curtis
  • Flute Choir Day  Flute players will have their chance to shine during Drew University's 23rd Annual NJ Flute Choir Day on Sunday, March 26.  Flute players from throughout the state will have ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2017, 5:23 PM by Pat Curtis
  • Tuba Christmas Calling all low brass players in grades 5+!  Tuba Christmas will take place at Rockefeller Center on Sunday, December 11.  Rehearsals with Mrs. Curtis will take place Tuesday mornings (8 ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2016, 2:24 PM by Pat Curtis
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Featured in April..

Our Fifth Graders perform the patriotic song live during morning announcements...

Meghan performed "The Star Spangled Banner".

Jack performed "America".

Musician of The Week

  • Click on the musician's name to learn more about this amazing person (or group of people), as well as to see photos and videos!
  • Glenn Miller   Trombonist Glenn Miller is best known as the leader of one of the most popular big band of the 1930's & 1940's.  One of the band's most famous ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2017, 2:11 PM by Pat Curtis
  • Sarah Morrow   The first female artist to join Ray Charles' jazz band, trombonists and composer Sarah Morrow recently traveled with Dr. John, and now performs her own solos shows.
    Posted Mar 31, 2017, 12:45 PM by Pat Curtis
  • Diva Jazz   Diva Jazz is a high-energy jazz band which is based in New York City.  Enjoy this video of a performance at the Birdland Jazz Club!
    Posted Mar 23, 2017, 9:05 AM by Pat Curtis
  • The Chieftains   One of the best known traditional Irish music performing groups, The Chieftains are marking their 55th year in 2017.  Place attending one of their concerts on your bucket list!
    Posted Mar 17, 2017, 2:51 PM by Pat Curtis
  • Uptown Flutes   Uptown Flutes is a local professional flute ensemble.  They are one of the featured groups that perform at the annual Flute Choir Day at Drew University.
    Posted Mar 9, 2017, 9:01 AM by Pat Curtis
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Monthly Lesson Schedule

Thank you for reviewing the schedule with your child.
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Please "note" that lessons & band practices will meet on Early Dismissal and Delayed Opening Days.

Lesson Schedule for April

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Pat Curtis,
Apr 21, 2017, 9:48 AM
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Apr 21, 2017, 9:49 AM
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Apr 21, 2017, 11:07 AM
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Sep 10, 2016, 1:52 PM