Performance Clubs

Theater Masks

Performance Clubs

Drama Club
Mrs. Szabo
After school ; 3 times per week ; begins October 5, 2016.

Drama Club is for students who want to participate in a school dramatic theatrical performance. The drama club is open to all 7th and 8th grade students. To participate in this club students need to audition for the show or sign up for the stage crew. Drama Club produces one Fall play in early December. Rehearsals are after school 3 days per week.

Intermediate Regional Band
Mrs. Coates
Before school ; Twice a week based on student availability

Intermediate Region Band/Orchestra is open to any 7th or 8th grade student who is currently taking private lessons on their instrument. In order to be accepted into this group, there is an audition process that involves learning all major scales, a solo, and being able to sight read. This organization is run through Central Jersey Music Educator's Association and auditions and all rehearsals are held at different schools throughout Central New Jersey. Audition materials can be obtained through the student's private teacher or through Mrs. Coates.

Jazz Band/Jazz Combo
Mrs. Coates and Mrs. Ciacciarelli
Before school ; Jazz band held on Mondays & Wednesdays - Jazz Combo held on Wednesdays and Fridays ; begins November

Jazz Band and Jazz Combo are open to all 7th and 8th grade band students enrolled in the middle school band program. These bands consist of saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, and drum set players. All students will be invited to participate in either jazz band after an audition which will be held in late November. Audition information will be distributed to all band students in early November. Jazz Band and Jazz Combo will meet before school twice a week.

MTT Pit Band
Mrs. Coates
After school on Mondays, Saturday mornings/afternoons ; Mondays & Saturdays ; begins December

MTT Pit Band is the ensemble that accompanies the actors and actresses on stage for the school musical. Students must be enrolled in Wind Ensemble in order to audition for Pit Band. Auditions will take place in the Winter.

Musical Theatre Troupe
After school ; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays ; begins December

The Musical Theatre Troupe produces the Spring Musical at HMS. MTT is open to all 7th and 8th grade students. Students must audition to participate in this program. Rehearsals are after schools three times per week and Saturdays. Auditions will be held in December for a late March production.

HMS "ShakesPeer" Society
Ms. Simons
TBD based on actor's availability ; Twice a week ; begins September

In its eleventh year at the middle school, the HMS "ShakesPeer" Society continues to promote bonding through the Bard. All interested seventh and eighth grade students read, discuss, and perform an ambitious variety of William Shakespeare’s monologues, culminating in their ensemble performance at The NJ Shakespeare Festival’s "Shakespearience: 2018". In October, they will host visiting fourth graders for the third annual "symPOEsium", during which all will celebrate an eclectic and unexpected selection of Edgar Allan Poe's work. Also, in May, they will host visiting fourth graders for the fifth annual "Bard in the Boro" festival and then culminate with a “Family and Friends Night” in June.

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