Hillside Association of Music Supporters - HAMS

Hillside Association of Music Supporters - HAMS Families and staff supporting music education in our school! All are welcome!
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Hillside Association of Music Supporters (HAMS) is an organization of parents working to support our childrens' musical performance enjoyment by enhancing their educational opportunities. We have helped out by providing chaperones, running bake sales, and selling raffle tickets. We have provided safe risers for the chorus, chairs for the classrooms, filing systems for music, and lockers for instru

ments. We support:
• District Music Festivals
• Parades
• 6 Concerts
• School Musical
• POPS Fieldtrip

We are available to assist at [email protected].

Update: The HAMS meeting tonight at 6 p.m. will be online only.  See you there!
05/21/2024

Update: The HAMS meeting tonight at 6 p.m. will be online only. See you there!

Reminder: Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21st is our last HAMS meeting of the year! Join us in school or online here:

Topic: May HAMS Meeting
Time: May 21, 2024 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81742589793?pwd=Y9VAq6rgPCLyb13wYg58FFgIijXgkm.1

Meeting ID: 817 4258 9793
Passcode: 939998

Reminder: The Orchestra Step-Up Concert is Tuesday, May 28th!  Students arrive 5:30 p.m. and concert starts at 6:00 p.m.
05/20/2024

Reminder: The Orchestra Step-Up Concert is Tuesday, May 28th!

Students arrive 5:30 p.m. and concert starts at 6:00 p.m.

Ms. Goldstein is Coming to Hillside!Tuesday, May 21, 2024 We are so excited that our new orchestra teacher will be visit...
05/20/2024

Ms. Goldstein is Coming to Hillside!
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

We are so excited that our new orchestra teacher will be visiting Hillside from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday to meet the kids. Parents are welcome to join. Let's give her a warm welcome!

The Hillside Bands will be performing in the Memorial Day Parade this coming Monday, May 27, 2024.  This is by far our b...
05/20/2024

The Hillside Bands will be performing in the Memorial Day Parade this coming Monday, May 27, 2024. This is by far our biggest performance of the year!! The Hillside “Marching Hawks” take to Elm Street to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

The band’s three selections are “When The Caissons Go Rolling Along” from the US Army, “Anchors Aweigh” from the US Navy and “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.

Please be aware of the schedule and sign up to volunteer and/or donate to be a part of this important tradition. Sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084CA4AF2DA7FB6-49779935-hillside

Bravo to all the students that performed in the Hillside Middle School Step-Up Spring Band Concert! Thank you to Mr. Red...
05/17/2024

Bravo to all the students that performed in the Hillside Middle School Step-Up Spring Band Concert! Thank you to Mr. Redmond, Mrs. Lake, Mr. Doyle and to everyone that helped make tonight a success. Congratulations to the 5th grade students stepping up to middle school music. You are more than welcome in our music community! We hope you enjoyed the show!

Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon Update!Just two more days to donate....THANK YOU!
05/16/2024

Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon Update!
Just two more days to donate....
THANK YOU!

All the practice paid off! Congratulations to the Hillside Middle School Chorus and Orchestra students on their successf...
05/15/2024

All the practice paid off! Congratulations to the Hillside Middle School Chorus and Orchestra students on their successful concert tonight! Thank you to Mr. St. Cyr and Mr. Redmond for all their hard work and dedication to the Hillside Music Program!

Practice-A-Thon Update! We have achieved our practice minutes goals going in to this week's concerts!!  The band, chorus...
05/13/2024

Practice-A-Thon Update! We have achieved our practice minutes goals going in to this week's concerts!! The band, chorus and orchestra students practiced a combined 18,992 minutes!!! That crushes our 15,000 minute goal! Team Band had the highest percentage over their practice minutes goal winning the team competition with 9,181 minutes practiced for all band students!! All band students win a pizza party! Congratulations!! We look forward to hearing the reward for all your practice at this week's concerts!!

Because we achieved our practice minutes goal, students will get to put pies in the faces of Mr. Redmond and Mr. St. Cyr! One pie for every $1K raised!! We currently sit at 3 pies per teacher...

We are 75% to our fundraising goal! We still have time! We have till Friday, May 17th to reach it! Keep sharing your pages or make a donation at the concerts this week to help us reach our goal!!

Thank you everyone!!

Upcoming performances reminder...
05/10/2024

Upcoming performances reminder...

Update!! Please keep sharing your student's webpage! Thank you!
05/09/2024

Update!! Please keep sharing your student's webpage! Thank you!

05/08/2024

Supporting the arts in public school is so important. When you can make middle school some of the best times of your life, you know you are doing something incredible. Enhancing education and life experience through music is a worthwhile endeavor. Please consider donating to the Hillside Middle School Music Program Practice-A-Thon. You can sponsor a student's efforts directly on their fundraising page, or you can donate to the program's effort as a whole here: https://square.link/u/2tdSbDmu

This week, the Hillside music students in band, orchestra and chorus are challenged to practice 15,000 minutes in 5 days and raise $5K to support the needs of their program and to fund their trip to the Boston Pops in June. Any donation is appreciated!

Don't forget to login in to your individual webpages and enter your at home practice minutes.  Right now Band is in the ...
05/07/2024

Don't forget to login in to your individual webpages and enter your at home practice minutes. Right now Band is in the lead, followed by Chorus and then Orchestra for practice minutes!

We are 51% to our fundraising goal, too! Let's go!!

05/07/2024

Central Band has a special message for all the Hillside Hawks participating in the Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon! Thank you Mr. Doyle and Central Band for cheering us on!

Log your minutes and share your fundraiser webpages! Only 3 days left to go!!

It's not too late to register!
Parents Complete 3 Easy Steps!
1.Register your Child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com
It's free, easy, and fast to register! Use School Identifier code
6410d9f95fec6
2. Email and/ or Text your child's student fundraising webpage
to 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!
3. Post on Social Media.
Event details:
● Fundraising Kickoff and Open Registration: April 10, 2024
● Event Week: Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10 - closing at 3:00 p.m.
● Final Donation Due Date: Friday, May 17.

Donations can also be made directly to the event here: https://square.link/u/2tdSbDmu

Thank you to everyone who has registered their student for the Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon!  The practice minutes cou...
05/06/2024

Thank you to everyone who has registered their student for the Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon! The practice minutes counter is now turned on and you can track your practice minutes on your student webpage through the end of the school day Friday, May 10. The minutes practiced during school will be counted, but the minutes practiced at home is what will win the competition! The winning team of band, chorus or orchestra earns bragging rights and a pizza party!! And if we meet our program goal of practicing 15,000 minutes in 5 days, students will get to put a pie in the face of Mr. Redmond and Mr. St. Cyr. One pie for every $1K raised.

So far we have raised $2,130 - that's 42% to our fundraising goal!! Let's keep it up Hawks!

It's not to late to register!
Parents Complete 3 Easy Steps!
1.Register your Child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com
It's free, easy, and fast to register! Use School Identifier code
6410d9f95fec6
2. Email and/ or Text your child's student fundraising webpage
to 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!
3. Post on Social Media.
Event details:
● Fundraising Kickoff and Open Registration: April 10, 2024
● Event Week: Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10 - closing at 3:00 p.m.
● Final Donation Due Date: Friday, May 17.
Donations can also be made directly to the event here: https://square.link/u/2tdSbDmu

Congratulations to the Hillside students that participated in the NMHEA South Central District Festival! Photo credits: ...
05/05/2024

Congratulations to the Hillside students that participated in the NMHEA South Central District Festival! Photo credits: Nancy Martineau, Jenn Proulx, Matt Redmond

The 2024 Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon is under way!! HAMS is excited to organize this virtual fundraiser that also gen...
05/02/2024

The 2024 Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon is under way!! HAMS is excited to organize this virtual fundraiser that also generates encouragement and enthusiasm for the students to log more practice time at home in preparation for their upcoming concerts in May. Funds raised will go towards the field trip to the Boston Pops in June and other needs in the music department!

Our goals are two-fold. Practice a combined 15,000 minutes in 5 days AND raise $5,000! If we reach our goals, students will get to put pies in the face of Mr. Redmond and Mr. St. Cyr - 1 pie for every $1,000 raised. Students raising $100 or more get to pick a prize from the prize bin. The team that practices the most - Team Band, Team Chorus or Team Orchestra will win a pizza party!

Parents Complete 3 Easy Steps!
1.Register your Child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com
It's free, easy, and fast to register! Use School Identifier code
6410d9f95fec6
2. Email and/ or Text your child's student fundraising webpage
to 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!
3. Post on Social Media.
Event details:
● Fundraising Kickoff and Open Registration: April 10, 2024
● Event Week: Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10 - closing at 3:00 p.m.
● Final Donation Due Date: Friday, May 17.
Donations can also be made directly to the event here: https://square.link/u/2tdSbDmu

05/01/2024

“Playing” It Forward The Freese Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund Since 1986, The Freese Brothers Big Band has presented scholarship awards…

We couldn't be more proud of the jazz band and their performance in A Night of Jazz at the Rex Theatre with The Freese B...
05/01/2024

We couldn't be more proud of the jazz band and their performance in A Night of Jazz at the Rex Theatre with The Freese Brothers Big Band. Congratulations and thanks to Mr. Redmond for his daily leadership. The collaboration for this event between our schools and the community was an entertaining showcase of talent and excellence. Bravo to all the bands that participated!!

Tuesday night! Don't miss it!!
04/29/2024

Tuesday night! Don't miss it!!

The Hillside Jazz Band will join The Central High School Jazz Band, Manchester High School West Jazz Band, and Memorial High School Jazz Band to perform in A Night of Jazz at the Rex Theatre on April 30th at 6:30 p.m. The concert also features a special performance by The Freese Brothers Big Band. The concert is a combined fundraiser for all Jazz Band Programs. Don't miss it!

Show your support by purchasing your tickets here: https://palacetheatre.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/ #/instances/a0FUg000000BgqLMAS

Please mark your calendar and spread the word!

Thanks to everyone that has registered their students so far.  We are 20% to our registration and fundraising goal!  Let...
04/25/2024

Thanks to everyone that has registered their students so far. We are 20% to our registration and fundraising goal! Let's keep it up Hawks!! Register and share your student or family webpage to raise funds for the Boston Pops trip later this year and other music department needs!

Parents Complete 3 Easy Steps!
1.Register your Child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com
It's free, easy, and fast to register! Use School Identifier code
6410d9f95fec6
2. Email and/ or Text your child's student fundraising webpage
to 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!
3. Post on Social Media.
Event details:
● Fundraising Kickoff and Open Registration: April 10, 2024
● Event Week: Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10 - closing at 3:00 p.m.
● Final Donation Due Date: Friday, May 17.

Donations can be made directly to the event here: https://square.link/u/2tdSbDmu

Exciting News! The 2024 Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon is under way!! HAMS is excited to organize this virtual fundraiser that also generates a sense of encouragement for the kids to log more
practice hours at home in preparation for their upcoming concerts in May. Funds raised will again go towards our music field trip later this year and other equipment needs in the music department! More info is coming home with your students. Here is how to get started. Register today!

Parents Complete 3 Easy Steps!
1.Register your Child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com
It's free, easy, and fast to register! Use School Identifier code
6410d9f95fec6

2. Email and/ or Text your child's student fundraising webpage
to 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!

3. Post on Social Media.

Event details:
● Fundraising Kickoff and Open Registration: April 10, 2024
● Event Week: Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10 - closing at 3:00 p.m.
● Final Donation Due Date: Friday, May 17.

Donations can be made directly to the event here: https://square.link/u/2tdSbDmu

Don't forget to register your student for the 2024 Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon!
04/19/2024

Don't forget to register your student for the 2024 Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon!

Exciting News! The 2024 Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon is under way!! HAMS is excited to organize this virtual fundraiser that also generates a sense of encouragement for the kids to log more
practice hours at home in preparation for their upcoming concerts in May. Funds raised will again go towards our music field trip later this year and other equipment needs in the music department! More info is coming home with your students. Here is how to get started. Register today!

Parents Complete 3 Easy Steps!
1.Register your Child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com
It's free, easy, and fast to register! Use School Identifier code
6410d9f95fec6

2. Email and/ or Text your child's student fundraising webpage
to 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!

3. Post on Social Media.

Event details:
● Fundraising Kickoff and Open Registration: April 10, 2024
● Event Week: Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10 - closing at 3:00 p.m.
● Final Donation Due Date: Friday, May 17.

Donations can be made directly to the event here: https://square.link/u/2tdSbDmu

Exciting News! The 2024 Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon is under way!!  HAMS is excited to organize this virtual fundrais...
04/16/2024

Exciting News! The 2024 Hillside Music Practice-A-Thon is under way!! HAMS is excited to organize this virtual fundraiser that also generates a sense of encouragement for the kids to log more
practice hours at home in preparation for their upcoming concerts in May. Funds raised will again go towards our music field trip later this year and other equipment needs in the music department! More info is coming home with your students. Here is how to get started. Register today!

Parents Complete 3 Easy Steps!
1.Register your Child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com
It's free, easy, and fast to register! Use School Identifier code
6410d9f95fec6

2. Email and/ or Text your child's student fundraising webpage
to 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!

3. Post on Social Media.

Event details:
● Fundraising Kickoff and Open Registration: April 10, 2024
● Event Week: Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10 - closing at 3:00 p.m.
● Final Donation Due Date: Friday, May 17.

Donations can be made directly to the event here: https://square.link/u/2tdSbDmu

Reminder: Tonight is the 2nd to last HAMS Meeting of the year! Don't miss it!
04/16/2024

Reminder: Tonight is the 2nd to last HAMS Meeting of the year! Don't miss it!

Reminder: The second to last HAMS Meeting of the school year is next Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. We will be talking about the upcoming fundraiser, May concerts, and field trip. Don't miss it!

If joining via zoom, here is the link: HAMS April Meeting
Time: Apr 16, 2024, 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82950523033?pwd=dJlbUnsjbM4D1YB28V44hb7yKoLHL8.1

Meeting ID: 829 5052 3033
Passcode: 347655

Reminder: The second to last HAMS Meeting of the school year is next Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m.  We will be talking abo...
04/09/2024

Reminder: The second to last HAMS Meeting of the school year is next Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. We will be talking about the upcoming fundraiser, May concerts, and field trip. Don't miss it!

If joining via zoom, here is the link: HAMS April Meeting
Time: Apr 16, 2024, 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82950523033?pwd=dJlbUnsjbM4D1YB28V44hb7yKoLHL8.1

Meeting ID: 829 5052 3033
Passcode: 347655

The Hillside Jazz Band will join The Central High School Jazz Band, Manchester High School West Jazz Band, and Memorial ...
04/05/2024

The Hillside Jazz Band will join The Central High School Jazz Band, Manchester High School West Jazz Band, and Memorial High School Jazz Band to perform in A Night of Jazz at the Rex Theatre on April 30th at 6:30 p.m. The concert also features a special performance by The Freese Brothers Big Band. The concert is a combined fundraiser for all Jazz Band Programs. Don't miss it!

Show your support by purchasing your tickets here: https://palacetheatre.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/ #/instances/a0FUg000000BgqLMAS

Please mark your calendar and spread the word!

03/25/2024

Summer Youth Music School (SYMS) - Summer 2024 Please Note: We recommend that you log into your Student or Family Account prior to starting the enrollment process here. See the "Online Registration Instructions" link below for more details, including logging in or creating an account. Students in SY...

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