• Thanks for visiting the Mount Horeb High School Bands' webpage.  If you need further information, contact Will Janssen, Director of Bands: email at janssenwill@mhasd.k12.wi.us; or call (608) 437-7239.
     Viking Band in London 1.1.17
    2017 MHHS Band Pre-Game show
    Looking for a list of events for the bands? Select the calendar tab on the left side of the page.
    Twitter feed: @willjanssenmh
    Live Music Reviews
    Here is the form to complete your Live Music Review: Live Music Review
    Varsity Band 
    Students intestered in being involved in our Varsity Band will need this schedule of events: Varsity Band Expectations and Events
    Our first rehearsal of the year will be on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 a.m.
    Our first event of the year will be on Friday, November 17 at 6:45 p.m.
    Jazz Program
    We had a great response to the auditions for involvement in the jazz program - we will be having three full Big Bands this year plus our Dixieland Combo.
    Weekly rehearsal schedule will usually be:
      Dixieland Combo meets Monday nights in the high school band room. Rehearsal time will be announced soon.
         This group works with Mr. Janssen
      Tuesday Jazz meets in the high school band room on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 7:55 a.m. and in the middle school band room on         Thursdays from 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.
         This group works with Mr. Dorner.
      Thursday Jazz meets in the high school band room Thursday mornings from 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.
         This group works with Mr. Janssen
      Friday Jazz meets in the high school band room Friday mornings from 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.
         This group works with Mr. Dorner

    Planning to be in jazz or the musical? If so, you (and your parents) need to complete the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct materials. You can watch the video and complete the on-line submission here: Co-Curricular Code

    Second Quarter Grading Contracts


    Music We Are Studying


    Concert Band

    Brighton Beach, by William Latham

    March of the Trolls by Edvard Grieg

       Original Piano Composition: March of the Trolls - piano

       Orchestra: March of the Trolls - orchestra

       Band transcription by Brian Beck: March of the Trolls - band

    Themes from the Nutcracker Suite by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

       Band transcription by Clair W. Johnson

    Salvation is Created, by Tschesnokoff

       Band transcription by Bruce H Housenecht

    The Christmas Song, by Mel Torme and Robert Wells

       Band arrangement by John Cacavas


    Symphonic Band

    Torque, by Mike Forbes: Torque

    'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime, arranged by Robert W. Smith: 'Twas in the Moon . . .

    Jupiter, by Gustav Holst

       Orchestra: Jupiter

       Band transcription by James Curnow: Jupiter - band

    Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride


    Student Leadership Team for 2017 - 2018
    President - Eric Albrecht
    Vice President - Paige Ramos
    Band Board - Jacob Busher, Josh Busher, Scott Hall, Noah Laabs, Kaleb McMillan
    Percussion Captain - Kyler Donovan
    Marching Band Student Director -Shay Richards 
    Administrative Assistant - Paige Ramos
    Librarian - Zack Alesch
    Uniform Managers - Mikayla Brey, Nick O'Connell, Olivia Elinchev, Alexa Gabel, Josh Busher
    This year's schedule 
    Select the calendars tab on the left to get to the schedules page.
    Congratulations Gus!
    Gus Quade (right side of the photo) is the 2017 Drum Major for the University of Wisconsin Marching Band. He was the Assistant Drum Major last year when Andrew Klunick (left side of the photo) was Drum Major. Both are MHHS alums with Gus having been a member of the tuba section and Andrew a member of the percussion section. Thank you both for representing MHHS with class!
    Andrew Klunick and Gus Quade
    Information about the high school band program
    Our annual Band Handbook provides details about how our program works. Band Handbook
    Here is a pdf version: Band Handbook pdf
    "Remind" text service
    If you would like to receive text message updates from Mr. Janssen about topics like what time to show up or what to wear, join the "Remind" service by sending a text message to this number: 81010. The text you need to send should be: @mrwj


    New to band?
    Please read through this packet that describes how you get involved the program if you want to join for the first time as a high school student: Joining MHASD band program
    Co-Curricular Groups
    Our typical schedule looks like this:
    "Tuesday Jazz" - our auditioned jazz ensemble meets every Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. plus one other time per week.
    "Thursday Jazz" - this is a jazz ensemble open to anyone interested in playing jazz music. The group meets on Thursdays at 7:00 a.m.
    "Dixieland Combo" - meets Monday nights at a time to be announced, usually around 5:15 p.m.
    Note identification work
    Wish you were faster at naming notes? Go to this website and use the note naming exercise here. You can select which clef and other details in the upper right-hand corner.
    Information about the MHHS band program
    Concert Band course syllabus: CB course syllabus pdf
    Symphonic Band course syllabus: SB course syllabus pdf
    Who is involved in band at Mount Horeb High School?
    Here are some identifiers of band members at MHHS:
    30% of the entire student body is in band (this year, about 235 students)
    For the students who are in band . . .
       more than half hold a job outside the school day
       85% are in one or more clubs at school, these include:
          Student Council, FFA, Drama Club, foreign language clubs, and many others
       65% are student-athletes. Sports band members participate in include:
          football, volleyball, cross country (girls and boys), golf (girls and boys), basketball (girls and boys), wrestling, gymnastics,
          swimming (girls and boys), track and field (girls and boys), baseball, softball, soccer (girls and boys), hockey
      67% of this year's band members have been on the Academic Honor Roll
      a third of the band is involved in one or more club sports run by groups outside the school district
    These members are successful students, hold down jobs, enjoy a variety of sports and clubs, and participate in band! The music staff works carefully with the adult leaders of our school to make it possible to be as involved as much as you want without conflicts. There is a place for you to be involved in the Mount Horeb band program!
    Taps Program
    Trumpet players who would be willing to play for military funerals in our area volunteer to be part of the group who make themselves available to play when the need arises.  Here is additional information:Taps Program info


    Music Boosters Summer Camp Reimbursement Form
    If you attended a summer music camp; are involved in WYSO or Winds of Wisconsin, and would like to apply for a partial tuition reimbursement from the Mount Horeb Music Boosters:Camp reimbursement
    Students who are part of the Wisconsin Honors Music Project can apply for a partial reimbursement of the expenses our school does not pay: Honors reimbursement