Welcome to the Band Room

I'm Mr. Nelson-Unczur,

A little about me:

I have been teaching music since 1994 and became the HMS band teacher in 2006.

I started playing the trumpet in the 4th grade.

I enjoy learning about and sharing music from all cultures, styles and time periods.

I believe...that every student can be a successful and responsible member of our community.




The purpose of this website is to provide stakeholders with a place to get all the information, materials, resources and help needed during the time playing in Band.

(1) Welcome to the HMS Band

Start your journey here...

Before moving on into the rest of the class (website), please view the slides to better understand the requirements needed for participation in band.

*FYI - There are links embedded in some of the slides.

The Herberg Middle School Arts will...

I - provide a robust and evolving curriculum

(as guided by the Mass. State Frameworks for the Arts).

II - foster the development of a student's interest in creating, performing and responding within the arts.

III - promote knowledge and understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the arts.

IV - use a variety of assessments to evaluate what students know and are able to do.

V - provide students with opportunities to make connections between the arts, other areas of learning and with arts resources in the community.Resources:National Arts StandardsMass. Frameworks for the Arts

VI - allow opportunities for peer teaching.

Making Music Makes You Smarter!

Music plays an important role in children’s brain development and their early education. Making music requires children to think quickly, with four or five decisions per second. It also teaches children to manage information, think and solve problems, be adaptive, learn continuously and to work well with others. Involvement in music can reinforce self-discipline, teamwork, creativity and self-expression. Music is an important element of education that allows students to have the best possible start in life.

https://musicforall.org.uk/why-music/