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 6/28/17.

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

Band Registration
Registration for the 2017-2018 Band program has ended.  I look forward to seeing you in September!
Latest updates and registration information can be found at the bottom of this page.
 Please feel free to contact Mrs. Curtis with any questions.

Mrs. Curtis, Miss Angderson, and Miss Birch

Highlights from Spring 2017

Our last "Breakdown Blues"!

Great performance at MAS!

Fantastic Memorial Day Assembly!
You can read all about it here.

Congratulations on a great concert!

The HMS Full Orchestra!  
We had fun performing "Hotaru Koi" with the Advanced Orchestra!

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

Recent Announcements

  • Fifth Grade Field Trip to MAS   The Fifth Grade Band, Chorus, and Orchestra will travel to Mohawk Avenue School on Thursday, June 1, to perform for the third graders.  Please return the attached permission slip to ...
    Posted May 19, 2017, 3:11 PM by Pat Curtis
  • Summer Arts   The Sparta Summer Arts Workshop is open to students in 4th-12th grades.  There are a number of workshops to choose from for this 5-week program.  Please visit the ...
    Posted May 10, 2017, 3:10 PM by Pat Curtis
  • 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
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Featured in June...

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

Alex performed "America".

Dean performed "The Star Spangled Banner".

Our final performers - "God Bless America"

The Advanced Band and Orchestra rehearsed "Hotaru Koi".  They performed it during the Orchestra concert on May 22.

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!
  • John Williams   In honor of "May The Fourth Be With You", John Williams returns as our Musician of The Week.  Mr. Williams is a popular composer at HMS!  Favorite movie themes include ...
    Posted May 11, 2017, 1:59 PM by Pat Curtis
  • Dave Brubeck   Pianist and composer Dave Brubeck is best known for his Dave Brubeck quartet, which included saxophonist Paul Desmond, as well as his compositions, "Blue Rondo Alla Turk" and "Take Five
    Posted May 11, 2017, 2:00 PM by Pat Curtis
  • 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
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Monthly Lesson Schedule

Check back in September for our new lesson schedules!

Pat Curtis,
Jun 15, 2017, 12:59 PM
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May 30, 2017, 7:11 PM
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May 30, 2017, 7:11 PM
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Jun 15, 2017, 12:59 PM
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