Welcome to the Instrumental music program here at Yarmouth High School! I am Mr. Hendricks, the new Band Director this year, and am looking forward to a great year of music!
To the right you can see upcoming dates and events that are coming up in our Music Department. If you want to look at any other dates coming up in the future you can go ahead to other months, or go to the "Concert and Festival Dates" link on the bottom left under navigation where there is a full list of all events and important dates to know for this school year.
Honors Jazz Festival Links and Information can be found here:
Please let me know if you have any further questions about it.
January 20: I hope that everyone is having a great start to their new year! There's a lot that's happened this month, and a lot that's coming up. At the beginning of the month we had some students go to the All-State Jazz Festival up in Orono. On the 13th the Jazz Band performed at the Hector Hebert Ceremony and did a great job! On January 20th and 21st is the District 2 Honors Festival. We have 9 students in the Orchestra and Band. Those students are: Zoe Hardel, Abby Van Lonkhuyzen, Hannah Grant, Aaron Dustin, Eli Anderson, Emi Ruth, Keiran Lorentzen, Lazare Merchi-Rossini and Franz-Peter Jerosch. Currently the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble are working on pieces for their second concert, which will be the MBDA Large Group Festival at the end of March. The Jazz Band is working hard on our three pieces for the Berklee Jazz Festival on February 11th, we are all very excited for that! The end of Quarter 2 is on January 27, which will be the last day for the guitar class. They've all worked really hard and learned a lot in this first semester and I've had a blast! There are a lot of exciting things going on and even more to come!
Dec. 10: We've just about reached the half-way point of Quarter 2 and things have been going extremely well for the department. We had our first concert on December 6th, and the kids all did a great job! There are videos from the performance under the "Concert Videos" link on the left navigation bar. Now we are looking towards the MBDA Large Group festival that takes place near the end of March! The Jazz Band is officially going to the Berklee Jazz Festival on February 11th! Our performance time is 2:30 at the Hynes Convention Center and now we are working harder than ever to get some new music learned. The guitar class has been working really hard on perfecting Barre chords, and are getting better and better at it every day.
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Nov. 6th: The first Quarter has come to a close and things are going strong! Both the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble are in good shape for the first concert in December, and we're starting to get picky about details which is a good place to be. Our Jazz Band is refining parts for the charts we're playing in the first concert, as well as working on charts for the Berklee Jazz Festival and we're having a great time. Also the guitar students are getting better and better all of the time after successfully performing chords for their first Cornerstone, and getting more comfortable with reading music!
If you have any questions or concerns about the program please feel free to contact me. All of my contact information is in the top left corner of the website. I'll always be available to help in any way that I can.