Hawthorne Brook offers band to students in grades 5-8. Ensembles include Grade 5 Band, Concert Band (grades 6-8), Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble. The band program is thriving with 50+ students in Grade 5 Band and 100+ students in Concert Band. Over the past several years our bands have participated in the MICCA festival and have been awarded Gold and Silver ratings. We also have several students audition and get accepted into the Central Districts festival ensembles every year. The concert band has performed in many locations such as Mystic Seaport, Easton's Beach in Rhode Island, aboard the Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee, and at the Music In the Parks Festival in Hershey PA where they received the three top awards in their division.
Hawthorne Brook offers many opportunities for singing. Ensembles include Grade 5 Chorus, Concert Choir (Grades 6-8), and Select Choir. HBMS students have also auditioned and been accepted to MA All-State Treble Chorus and Central District Festival Chorus. In April 2019, the Select Choir was one of 12 middle schools state-wide who performed at the MICCA Festival and received a Bronze Medal.
HBMS students have also sung at various venues throughout the community including sporting events, art gallery openings, pre-schools, and senior centers.
Parents/Guardians can sign up for any Choral Ensemble here: Sign-up Form
This Fall, HBMS Drama Club will be performing the classic musical, Annie Jr. on Friday, November 19th at 7 pm and Saturday, November 20th at 2 pm and 7 pm in the Hawthorne Brook Auditorium. Auditions for Annie Jr will take place on Tuesday September 9 or Thursday September 9. Email Mr. Shoro with any questions.