• Meet every day in the Band Room, #122 @ 7AM.
  • If you need a name tag for your instrument, please get one from the Band Room #122 or you can make your own.
  • Sign in to your SmartMusic account and start practicing or sign up for an account today.
  • All students are expected to bring instruments home daily to practice.

Check with your director, Mr. Sampson, for your songs.

Date Time Event Venue
Thursday, March 8, 2018 7:00 PM "End of Winter" Concert +15 days HBMS Main Gym
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Time Assigned IGSMA District Band Contest +24 days Bernotas Main Gym
Monday, April 9, 2018 TBA Fox Valley Honors Band Sectionals +47 days Johnsburg M.S.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 TBA Fox Valley Honors Band Festival +49 days Johnsburg M.S.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:00 PM Beginning Bands & Jazz Band Concert +62 days HBMS Main Gym
Fri/Sat, Apr 27/28, 2018 TBA IGSMA State Festival +66 days TBA
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:00 PM Spring Concert +83 days HBMS Main Gym
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:00 PM HBMS Chorus Concert +84 days HBMS Cafeteria

We have small group lessons once a week. Use a band pass to be excused from class at your lesson time. You may need to turn in homework at the beginning of class, then come down to the Band Room #122.

  • 8:00 AM
  • 12:10 PM
  • 8:45 AM
  • 12:50 PM
  • 9:30 AM
  • 1:30 PM

Attend 7:00 - 7:35 AM in the Band Room, #122 Monday through Friday.

  • Follow a structured practice routine that includes warming up and building range.
  • Find a quiet place to practice and get away from TV, video games, phone, and other distractions.
  • Be resourceful.
  • Develop good habits & kick the bad ones.
  • Use a music stand and sit in a chair that promotes good posture, poise, and playing position.
  • Take the time to develop your instrumental technique and improve your overall musicianship.
  • Practicing three hours a week is excellent, but not all at once. Try 4-5 shorter sessions to promote better muscle memory.
  • Get SmartMusic & Make practicing fun!

  • Flute


  • Oboe


  • Clarinet


  • Saxophone


  • Percussion


  • Trumpet


  • French Horn

    French Horn

  • Trombone


  • Baritone


  • Tuba


Blank Fingering Charts Countries Composers
Flute Argentina Barnby
Oboe Australia Beethoven
Bassoon Austria Bizet
Bb Clarinet Belgium Bourgeois
Eb Alto Clarinet Canada Brahms
Bb Bass Clarinet China Dvorak
Eb Alto Saxophone Czech Republic Gilmore
Bb Tenor Saxophone England Humperdinck
Eb Bari Saxophone France Petzold
Bb Trumpet / Cornet Germany Purcell
French Horn (in F) Indonesia Rimsky-Korsakov
Eb Horn Ireland Rodriguez
Trombone Italy Rossini
Trombone TC (rare) Jamaica Sousa
Baritone/Euphonium BC Japan Susato
Baritone/Euphonium TC Mexico Tallis
BBb Tuba Russia Tchaikovsky
Eb Tuba (rare) Spain Verdi
Tuba TC (rare) Ukraine  
Electric Bass United States  
Mallets Uruguay  
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