Thanks for visiting the Mount Horeb High School Bands' webpage. If you need further information, contact Will Janssen, Director of Bands: email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call (608) 437-7239.
Looking for a list of events for the bands? Select the calendar tab on the left side of the page.
Twitter feed: @willjanssenmh
Weekly assignment logs for solo/ensemble preparation will be posted here. A calendar of events related to solo/ensemble is attached to the first log (the one dated 1.1.18).
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Music We Are Studying:
Symphonic Dance #3, "Fiesta", by Clifton Williams: Fiesta
Band auditions for 2018 - 2019
If you are interested in auditioning for a spot in Symphonic Band next year (any current 8th or 9th grade band members could do this), here are the requirements: SB auditions
When you are ready to audition, schedule a time with Mr. Janssen to get it done. The deadline for anyone interested is the end of the 2017 - 2018 school year.
Here is our 'usual' schedule for co-curricular music groups:
Fiddle Band at 3:35 p.m.
Chordsmen at 6:00 p.m.
Dixieland Combo at 7:00 p.m.
Chamber Singers at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday Jazz at 7:00 a.m.
Thursday Jazz at 7:00 a.m.
Tuesday Jazz at MS at 7:00 a.m.
Friday Jazz at 7:00 a.m.
Madrigal at 7:00 a.m.
Vocal Jazz at 7:30 a.m.
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
Band Show lists
Third Quarter Grading Contracts
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.
Information about the high school band program
Our annual Band Handbook provides details about how our program works. Band Handbook
"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
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
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!
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