HRMS Band Retreat

Incoming Beginning Band Students

posted Jul 29, 2011, 9:57 PM by Rebecca Nederhiser   [ updated May 23, 2014, 9:54 AM ]

Welcome to HRMS! We are excited to have you be a part of our music program. Here are a few reminders:

1) All students need to email Ms. Nederhiser to set up an appointment for band fittings for next year. We are meeting May 22 and May 23 after school from 3-5. From there, you will be placed in either beginning woodwinds or beginning brass.
2) Also, instrument rentals can be done through Columbia River Music in the Dalles. You will also need a beginning method book, Standard of Excellence, which you can get from there as well.
3) All students are encouraged to sign up for Beginning Band Camp August 21-23 from 1-3pm through Community Education. We designed this class specifically for kids coming into sixth grade band. Members of the Sinfonietta Orchestra will be there to give group lessons in addition to theory games and basic musicianship skills.
Please email me at for any more details or further questions. I am looking forward to a great year ahead. Go Panthers!

Jazz/Show Choir Auditions for Next Year

posted Jul 29, 2011, 9:51 PM by Rebecca Nederhiser   [ updated Mar 25, 2014, 11:09 AM ]

Are you interested in show choir, jazz band for next year? Audition material will be located outside the HRMS music room following Spring Break.

For jazz band, you will be required to do the following:

1) Play a Bb Blues Scale
2) Play an excerpt from a piece provided (see outside of HRMS music room)
3) Sight read (will be provided in the audition)

Show Choir:

1) Sing a scale in tune up and down
2) Prepare a piece to sing, either a cappella or with an accompaniment

Audition times will occur during students lunches. Please see outside the music room for times to sign-up.  


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