Road to Region Band


(This message is for those who are participating in the All Region Band Competition which is Symphonic Band or some Concert Band Students. This does not pertain to beginning band)

Mock Region auditions – Wednesday, October 16th

·       Students will get out of school early and go to FMS to participate in the district Mock All-Region Band Auditions with all three FISD middle schools. 

·       The purpose is to prepare in a real audition setting with other students.

·       This is a required event (If there is another school conflict, please contact the directors)

·       Auditions end when each section has completed all of their auditions, no later than 5:30.

·       Parent pickup is at FRENSHIP MIDDLE SCHOOL at 5:30 (or earlier if they are done).

All Region Auditions – November 7th or 9th  

·       The students have been working hard for 2 months on this music, this is the big audition! Over 900 students will be at HMS from Lubbock ISD, Frenship ISD, Plainview ISD, and Lubbock Cooper ISD. 

·       More details will be coming soon about details

·       Thursday Nov 2nd – Saxes, Tuba, Euphonium, Oboe, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet

o   3:45-9:00 PM (Or earlier if finished)

·       Saturday Nov 4th – Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, French Horns, Trombones, Percussion

o   8:30AM-3:00 PM (Most finish earlier)

·       The winners of these auditions will practice and perform at the All Region Clinic and Concert held on November 18th and 19th



Beginning of the year information

Please read through these two documents with your child and sign the confirmation page:

Band Guidelines and Expectations

FISD Extracurricular Code of Conduct

Please put the band calendar on your fridge:

Band Calendar Beginning Band

Band Calendar Advanced Band

Please join our Remind Text message groups for the new school year:

Click the link below (these groups are for both parents and students):

Beginning Band (or text @tigersbeg to 81010)

Concert Band (or text @tigerscon to 81010)

Symphonic Band (or text @tigerssym to 81010. Note the TWO letters “s”)

Alumni (or text @hmsalumni to 81010)

Intermediate Band Festival Monday May 20th 

The beginning band will perform at the Intermediate Band Festival at the Frenship Middle School Auditorium on Monday, May 20th.Afterwards, we will take the students for food and games to Main Event. This is the reward for your child’s hard work in band all year and we want to celebrate their accomplishments with a contest and fun! 

The cost of this event will be $25 per student. That cost was due March 1st. If you’re not sure if you have paid that already, you can go to hmsband.org/pay for directions on how to pay online. Statements will be made available this week to double check this.

Students should wear their band t-shirt and jeans for the day. There will be an opportunity to change into athletic shorts if they desire after the performance.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email dbiel@frenship.us. 

  • 8:00 AM          Arrive at school, go to 1st, 2ndperiods

  • 10:00 AM       Students called down to band hall to practice before we leave

  • 10:45 AM       Regular early Lunch at HMS (bring sack lunch or buy from the line as usual)

  • 11:15 AM       Load buses for FMS

  • 11:45 AM       Watch Performances of other bands

  • 12:15 PM       HMS Performs (parents welcome, please arrive early in case we are running ahead of schedule)

  • 12:45 PM        Awards Ceremony

  • 1:15 PM          Load Buses, Depart for School to drop off instruments

  • 2:00 PM          Fun at Main Event (pizza included) 6010 Brownfield Rd 79407

  • 4:45 PM          Parents pickup Children from Main Event!

Band Camp Scholarships

Summer Band Camp information

HMS Band, 

We are pleased to announce a new scholarship project to help students attend to summer band camp at no cost! This is made possible by local businesses in the area that want to support HMS students in their musical futures.

Summer camp is an experience like no other that really lets kids gets excited about music. The Texas Tech Band and Orchestra Camp has been going on for over 80 years and we are very fortunate to have the best camp in the state in our own backyard! It is also an entire week of childcare for FREE! Mr. Biel will be representing FISD as an administrator for the camp. 

The scholarship includes camp tuition that ranges from $215-$315. Students typically stay at home in Lubbock but there are housing options available from the camp at an additional cost (Meals are not provided unless the housing option is chosen). 

In order to apply for a full tuition scholarship, please submit the following items:

1.    HMS Band Scholarship application

2.    TTUBOC Camp Application

3.    TTUBOC Health form

Application packet here

All of these items are required to be turned in by Wednesday, May 15th. 

If you have any questions about the camp, please see the information on the next page, go to TTUBOC.com, or contact Mr. Biel at dbiel@frenship.us

Beginner Band Solo Contest Feb 9th

Solo Contest – Saturday, February 9th

  • Arrive at the high school band hall prior to performance time to warm up. (Map below)

  • Dress in presentable clothes for judges (band shirt and jeans ok)

  • This event is for HMS, FMS, and TVMS

  • Parents are allowed and encouraged to watch performances

  • Bring instrument, music, and reeds/mouthpieces

    • (Tuba’s will be provided)

  • Students may leave once their individual performance about is complete. Students will go in no particular order but all should be done before 10:15 AM. 

Arrive at 8:30 AM

Performances will begin at 9:00 AM

Completed before approximately 10:15 AM


HMS Recordings

FMS Recordings

TVMS Recordings

Band Trip 2019

Information about the Advanced Band Trip can be found here

Spring Fundraiser

The spring fundraiser kicked off on Monday Jan 14th. Students sell coupon cards that are $20 a piece. The money from the fundraiser goes towards the student’s individual account and the general band fund. Each card sold is $5 off of any band fees owed for the year. We accept checks made out to HMS and cash for this event.

We will be PRE ORDERING cards. Order forms and money is due Thursday, January 24th and cards will be give to the students to deliver that day.

Extra Fundraiser Forms

Holiday Concert December 11th


Sorry, there will be no live stream for tonight’s concert.

This year's concert will be on December 11th at 6:00 PM. Please see the details below:

  • Where? HMS Gym

  • When? The Concert Begins with the Beginning Band at 6 PM, followed by the Concert Band, and then the Symphonic Band

    • Parents and students are invited to stay for the other performances after their child is done

    • Arrival - Students should arrive before this time

      • Beginning Band Call Time - 5:45 PM

      • Concert Band Call Time - 6:00 PM

      • Symphonic Band Call Time - 6:15 PM

  • What to wear? Students should wear holiday festive clothes. We ask they dress nice for the occasion