The Concert Band is comprised of all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students that had previously completed the beginning band program. This band is the highest performing ensemble available at Hamlin. Throughout the year, this group will perform concerts in December and May as well as other performances outlined in the band calendar. The band will also be performing in the South Suburban Junior High School Conference Band Festival as well as many co-op performances at Eisenhower High School.
A rotating schedule for classes will be followed each week. Full band rehearsals are scheduled twice a week before school at 7:00 AM. Rehearsals may also be added at the director’s discretion. The students will be notified at the beginning of the week if there will be extra rehearsals. Attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals and performances listed unless excused by the band director. A note from a legal guardian is required for all excused and unexcused absences. However, not all notes will excuse the student from receiving a 0 for missing the rehearsal/performance. You will not need a note on a day where you are not in attendance at school.