Pops Concert

February 21, 2024

Hoover High School Auditorium

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Ron Battani Jazz Festival

March 2, 2024

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Hoover/Meredith Band Boosters

NEXT MEETING

January 8th @ 6:00PM - Hoover Band Room

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Our Mission

The Hoover Band is dedicated to developing lifelong musicianship, whatever path our students may take.

Our mission is to give students the knowledge, skills, and abilities to appreciate and perform music in
the next phase of their lives while building a strong community of service to school, community, and each other.

service 1

Husky Band Store

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and Show Your Support for Hoover Bands!

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BUTTER BRAID FUNDRAISER

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Upcoming Events

DATE EVENT LOCATION TIME IMPORTANT NOTES
February 21, 2024 Pop's Concert Hoover HS Auditorium 7-8PM  
March 2, 2024 Ron Battani Jazz Festival Hoover HS - Multiple Centers 7AM-5PM  
March 8, 2024 Fine Arts Performance Hoover HS Auditorium 7/8th Period  
March 11, 2024 No School - Spring Break   All Day  
March 12, 2024 No School - Spring Break   All Day  
March 13, 2024 No School - Spring Break   All Day  
March 14, 2024 No School - Spring Break   All Day  
March 15, 2024 No School - Spring Break   All Day  
March 18, 2024 No School   All Day  
March 19, 2024 No School   All Day  
April 10, 2024 No School   All Day  
April 13, 2024 IHSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival TBD TBD  
April 15, 2024 All City Concert Band Festival Roosevelt HS TBD  
April 26, 2024 No School   All Day  
May 8, 2024 Spring Concert / Awards Night Hoover Auditorium 7PM  
May 27, 2024 No School   All Day  
May 29, 2024 Last Day of School Early Out    
         
         

 

project 1

Hoover/Meredith Band Booster Meeting

Group Band Boosters
Date January 8, 2024 @ 6:00pm
Location Hoover HS Band Room

Monthly Band Booster Meeting

project 2

Pop's Concert

Group Hoover HS Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble
Date February 21, 2024 @ 7:00pm
Location Hoover HS Auditorium
Link Concert Program - HERE

 

project 3

Husky Pep Band Perfomance

Group Husky Pep Band
Date December 8, 2023 @ 5:45pm (call time)
Location Hoover Large Gym
Link

project 4

Husky Pep Band Performance

GroupHusky Pep Band
DateJanuary 5, 2024 @ 5:45pm (call time)
Location Hoover Large Gym
Link

project 5

Husky Pep Band Performance

Group Husky Pep Band
Date January 9, 2024 @ 5:45pm (call time)
Location Hoover Large Gym
Link

project 6

Husky Pep Band Performance

Group Husky Pep Band
Date February 2, 2024
Location Hoover Large Gym
Link

project 7

Event Coming Soon

Group Husky Band
Date TBD
Location TBD
Linkhttp://examplecomp.com

Spring 2023 event coming soon!

project 8

Event Coming Soon

Group Husky Band
Date TBD
Location TBD
Linkhttp://examplecomp.com

Spring 2023 event coming soon!

project 9

Pep Band Performance

Group Husky Band
Date TBD
Location TBD
Linkhttp://examplecomp.com

Spring 2023 event coming soon!

  • project 1

    Booster Meeting

    January 8, 2024 @ 6PM

  • project 2

    Pops Concert

    February 21, 2024 @ 7PM

  • project 3

    Husky Pep Band Performance

    December 8, 2023 @ 5:45pm

  • project 4

    Husky Pep Band

    January 5, 2024

  • project 5

    Husky Pep Band

    January 9, 2024

  • project 6

    Husky Pep Band

    February 2, 2024

  • project 7

    Event Coming Soon

    TBD

  • project 8

    Event Coming Soon

    TBD

  • project 9

    Event Coming Soon

    TBD

Who We Are?

Hoover Husky Marching & Concert Band Staff

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Desmond Armentrout
Head Director

Head Director

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Jennifer Walter
Meredith MS Director & Assistant HS Director

Assistant Director

“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” — Roy Ayers

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Jim Novak
5th/6th Band Director

5/6 Director

“Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.” ― John Erskine

About Us

The Hoover/Meredith bands are comprised of 6-12th grade students located in the combined Hoover High School & Meredith Middle School building.

We are a growing and thriving band program that musically educates nearly 400 students in instrumental music.

Combined Director Skills

  • Instrumental Music Education

  • Performance

  • Music Theory

  • Music Software

 

Our directors are state licensed K-8/6-12 music educators that hold Bachelor's, Masters', and Ph.D.'s in instrumental music education. They have over 50 years of combined teaching experience in instrumental music education and have taught in various school districts ranging from small rural to large urban.

Elegance is not the abundance of simplicity. It is the absence of complexity.

Coming Soon

Jazz Festival Information

The 53rd Annual Ron Battani Jazz Festival will be March 2, 2024. Registration is now open!

Register Now!

"Wow!!!  Awesome performances, everyone!  
Thank you so much to you and all your students for hosting us today for a wonderful performance.  It was awesome!  
(sorry to be late- there was a mix up with our bus)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

Mrs. Kelly F. Janson, M.A.
Kodaly Certified Levels I, II and III
Vocal and General Music Specialist
Hillis Elementary

client 1 John Doe Client

"In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved."

client 2 John Doe Client

"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing."

client 3 John Doe Client

"Perfection is Achieved Not When There Is Nothing More to Add, But When There Is Nothing Left to Take Away"

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2023-2024 Seniors!

team 1

Alexander D.
Percussion

Percussion

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Rebekah G.
Color Guard/Flute/Piccolo

Color Guard/Flute

Activities: Band, Jazz Band, Color Guard, Cross Country, Theatre, IHSSA, D and D Club

Best Band Memory: Freshman year band camp where I went in an was so welcomed by everyone and just had so much fun.

Future Plans: Going to a 4 year college to hopefully study theatre education and sound engineering.

Words of Wisdom: Always stay humble and kind.

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Paisha G.
Clarinet

Clarinet

Activities: Band, Drama Club, Debate, NHS, Husky Crew, IHSSA

Best Band Memory: My favorite band memory is when Angela forgot where the vibes were during jazz fest and me, Ian, and Ireland had to run around to find them.

Future Plans: My future plans are to move to New York after graduation and attend the Culinary Institute of America.

Words of Wisdom: If it's not going to matter in 5 years, don't give it more than 5 minutes. - Zeplin

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Natasha H.
Color Guard/Bass Clarinet

Color Guard/Bass Clarinet

Activities: Track, Band, Color Guard

Best Band Memory: Taking a nap in the lockers in the band room waiting for the football game to start.

Future Plans: Going to DMACC to study auto body.

Words of Wisdom: Remember there are times it is ok to mess around and find out and there are times when it's not time.

       
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Devan R.
Percussion

Percussion

Activities: Band, Jazz Band, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer

Best Band Memory: Switching from playing snare to playing quads.

Future Plans: Going to college to major in electrical engineering and minor in computer science.

Words of Wisdom: Time flies. 4 years can feel like mere months, so make it worth your while.

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Logan S.
Tenor Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

Activities: Band - Yes, that's it.

Best Band Memory: After the marching band competition, I believe it was my sophomore year, we were awaiting our score sitting in the bus. We then got word we did well and we all jumped out of our seats yelling in excitement.

Future Plans: I'm still not entirely decided, but the best plan I have now is taking classes on my interest at DMACC while working part time.

Words of Wisdom: All we have to lose is time and what we lose we leave behind. Stay around and we will shine.

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Angela U.
Drum Major/Clarinet

Drum Major/Clarinet

Activities: Band, Jazz Band, Drama, Bowling, Softball

Best Band Memory: Getting a division II rating at state with Rowley for marching band.

Future Plans: Either attend college at William Penn University or move states.

Words of Wisdom: I'm gonna take the long way so I don't have to go back to work.

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Khoilee V.
Trumpet

Trumpet

Activities: Band, Jazz Band, D and D Club

Best Band Memory: Sophomore year, singing sea shanties on the bus as we went to a contest all state marches.

Future Plans: Planning on getting a higher education at a university, but still undecided.

Words of Wisdom: Never give up and keep going, even when it looks impossible when the odds are against you.

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Cesar Jr. Zavala
French Horn

French Horn

Activities:Concert Band

Best Band Memory: Going and doing marching bnad and having concerts.

Future Plans: I plan on going on to work and, at the same time, go to college for desiel engineering.

Words of Wisdom: Don't slack off, even if you are a freshman!

 

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