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 11/17/17.

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!

Recent updates, schedules, etc are attached at the bottom of this page.

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

What's New

TubaChristmas is December 17th!  Check "Recent Announcements" for additional information.

TubaChristmas 2016

Our Holiday Concert is coming soon!
Monday, December 11, 7 p.m. at Sparta High School
Details will be sent soon.

The HMS Music Department
Mrs. Curtis, Miss Angderson, and Miss Birch

                                                      Live performances of patriotic songs during morning announcements!

The Fifth Grade Band, Chorus, and Orchestra enjoyed the NJSO performance!

Recent Announcements

  • TubaChristmas 2017  TubaChristmas - An annual Sparta Tradition! (8 years & counting!)Tuba and Baritone Horn players from around the country will perform holiday favorites at Rockefeller Center on Sunday, December 17th.  The performance ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2017, 1:27 PM by Pat Curtis
  • Fifth Grade Field Trip to the NJSO  We are excited for the opportunity for our band, chorus, and orchestra students to hear the NJ Symphony Orchestra perform this month!The performance will take place at Sparta High ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2017, 12:34 PM by Pat Curtis
  • Jam Sessions Fourth and Fifth Graders are welcome to join me for extra playing during jam sessions throughout the week.  This is a good time for extra help or to simply jam ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2017, 1:22 PM by Pat Curtis
  • Sparta Music Boosters, Inc. The Sparta Music Boosters, Inc. (SMBI) has been a generous supporter for the entire music program.  The HMS music department has benefited through sponsorship of a masterclass by a local ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2017, 4:50 AM by Pat Curtis
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Congratulations to our fifth graders who perform patriotic songs "live" during morning announcements!

Our Trombone Section!


Nice performance of "America"!

Our Alto Saxophonists!

Alana & Aaliyah performed "America"!

Clarinettists performed "America"!

Giselle performed "God Bless America".
You can watch her beautiful performance above.

Our Monday Flute lesson group performed "America".

Great performance by Laura and Kaitlyn!

Olivia & Mairin were our first performers.  
They played "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!
  • Allen Vizutti   Trumpet player Allen Vizzutti!  While watching this performance of "The Carnival of Venice", note that his embouchure has very little movement while changing between low and high (and higher!) notes
    Posted Nov 17, 2017, 1:13 PM by Pat Curtis
  • Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks   Our first "Musician of The Week" of 2017-2018 is Vince Giordano.  He, along with his band "The Nighthawks", performs jazz from the late 1800's to the 1930's ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2017, 1:23 PM by Pat Curtis
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Monthly Lesson Schedule

Our lesson schedules for November.  Clip on image for larger view.  Feel free to download a copy from the bottom of this page.

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Pat Curtis,
Nov 4, 2017, 1:09 PM
Pat Curtis,
Oct 29, 2017, 2:14 PM
Pat Curtis,
Sep 6, 2017, 4:55 AM