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After School Music

Participation in these groups is open to the entire school and is dependent on committed participation. Students enrolled in these before/after school programs will enhance their music skills and will even receive credit towards their regular enrolled class. (students can use rehearsal time on practice logs; for every hour of rehearsal you can claim 30 min. on your log) These ensembles start-up times and procedures will be advertised through the school Daily Bulletin and our website.

Before School Jazz Ensembles: (this will be part of the before school program) Jazz students will study many styles of music including Swing, Latin, and Rock as well as an introduction to advanced music theory and improvisation. These classes will meet 8:00 – 8:50 AM Uptown (advanced) Jazz T/ W/TH and Downtown Jazz (Intermediate) M/W/F, no jazz experience necessary but students must have a year of music training prior.

After School Percussion Drumline Students will learn and perform a 15 min. stage show using percussion equipment. Friday 4pm-6pm.

After School Mixed Ensemble Choir This is an audition only group open to all Hillsdale students both girls and boys. Auditions will be based on singing and dancing abilities. Once accepted the student is expected to participate in all practices as well as other performances. The choir attire will consist of a custom choir dress for girls and all black for boys. Please see Mr. Hernandez for a choir packet in early September for additional information. Monday and Wednesdays.

Private Lessons In partnership with HMDPA and CVUSD we are able to bring expert tutoring right on campus before or after school. Email Mr. Caldwell at for more info. Limited space so act fast. Students can claim double time on their practice log with private lessons.

  • Mr. Caldwell – Flute, Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, Bassoon 
  • Mr. Hernandez – Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Baritone, French horn