Thanks for visiting the Mount Horeb High School Bands' webpage.  If you need further information, contact Will Janssen, Director of Bands: email at; or call (608) 437-2400, extension 2102.
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Looking for a list of events for the bands? Select the calendar tab on the left side of the page.
Twitter feed: @willjanssenmh 
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
Next year's schedule is now available. Select the calendars tab on the left to get to the schedules page.
Frolic Parade information
Students in Concert Band as well as volunteers from the other bands will perform at the annual Frolic Parade. The parade date is Sunday, June 11 with the parade starting at noon.
Band members need to be at the high school band room at 11:30 a.m.
They will be done at Stewart Park at about 12:45 p.m.
Attire for this event is Hawaiian shirts and shorts.
Music to be performed is "Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Fourth Quarter Grading Contracts
Concert Band: Concert Band contract
Symphonic Band: Symphonic Band contract
Wind Ensemble: Wind Ensemble contract
August activities
August news already? Really??
We've got a very hectic start to the school year so our early preparation will be key to a great start. Here are the important August events:
  • August 17 - ALL band members get uniforms and school instruments (specific times are listed on the band calendar for next year)
  • August 21 through 24 - ALL freshmen have band from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (meet in the band room)
  • August 21 and 22 - auditions for the stage parts for the fall musical (sign up for a time in August) (optional)
  • August 28 and 30 - marching band camp for ALL band members from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • September 1 - first performance for game vs. Waunakee
  • September 8 - second marching band performance vs. Beaver Dam
  • September 9 - Band Day at UW (optional)
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: 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 225 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