Hillcrest Music Department

Welcome To The Hillcrest Music Department

Mrs. Margaret Winters - Chorus

Mrs. Jennifer Winschel - Orchestra

Mr. Thomas Whitmoyer - Band

We welcome Mr. Dan Wabno as a Student Teacher from the University of Bridgeport. He will with Mr. Whitmoyer beginning in late October.

We also welcome Mr. Austin Schmidt from Western Connecticut State University, who will be observing our music classrooms this Trimester.

Watch our Instrumental Performances here! - https://youtu.be/q_k7Og5p4TE

Watch our Choral Performances here! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBg1R7Ze6vQ&feature=youtu.be

Click on the individual pages above to learn more about each Ensemble/Class.

Click on our "Calendar" under "More" to see our rehearsal schedule and events we have.

Click on "Music Advocacy" under "More" to understand why Music Education is Important to You

Check out this recent video on the "Harmony Project",

an research-based initiative that brings

Music Education programs into inner city school districts.

Another great example of the power of music, and the correlation between

Music and Academic learning.


And here is another good video that discusses how Music affects your brain;


We stand for making everyone physically, mentally and emotionally safe.

Hillcrest Vision Statement

Hillcrest is a community where everyone:




Our school will be dynamic learning community of responsible individuals

who strive for excellence and contribute to society.

Hillcrest Mission Statement

The Hillcrest community seeks to promote excellence through high expectations and appropriate learning activities that will enhance the lives of all students,

encourage responsibility, and advocate accountability to enable them to build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be successful, contributing

members of a changing global society.