Hastings High School

HHS Music Faculty

John Carini    carinij@hohschools.org   Dept. Chairperson, Music Recording and Technology

Jonathan Riss    rissj@hohschools.org   HS Chorus, Madrigals

Eric Day   daye@hohschools.org    HS Band, HS Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Music Theory, Sinfonia

Classes that meet during regular school hours:

Music Theory I

Music Theory II

AP Music Theory

Music Recording and Technology

Orchestra * 

Chorus **

Concert Band * / Pep Band

*Extra early morning rehearsals **Extra afternoon / evening rehearsals 

Groups that meet outside of school hours:

Chamber Music - Small ensembles or solos. All instruments and voices. For students interested in working and performing in smaller musical groups. Separate concert at the end of the school year. Includes grades 6-12. 

Jazz Ensemble - If you have been in Jazz Band in the past, or if you're interested in joining, please stop by and see Mr Day during the first week of school so that he can get an accurate instrumentation. First gig is the Harvest Moon Ball on Saturday, November 4th!

Madrigals - Advanced choral group (audition based) Includes grades 9-12

Sinfonia - Advanced instrumental group (audition based) Includes grades 7-12

NEW: Steel Pans - Student-led group for grades 7-12 - rehearsal day/times TBA for fall 2023

Early Morning Rehearsals: 

Concert Band will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:20 am starting date TBA

Orchestra will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays, 7:20 am starting date TBA


Evening Rehearsals:

Jazz Band:  Wednesday evenings, 5:30 - 7:00 pm starting  date TBA

Chorus:  Full chorus meets Thursday afternoons 2:45 - 3:15 starting  date TBA

Chorus:  Independent Study meets Monday nights 7:30 - 9:00 pm starting  date TBA

Please communicate with teachers early and often about any conflicts!