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All about HMA

About HMA

The Hanford Music Association (HMA) is the Hanford High School music boosters organization. As a music parent, you are automatically a music booster. The HMA has three goals:

  • to arouse and maintain an enthusiastic interest in all parts of the music programs at HHS;
  • to lend all possible moral and financial support to the music programs at HHS, to provide social and other programs and awards for band personnel; and,
  • to cooperate with those in charge of the music department, administration, and school board and participate in the decision-making process establishing school policy.

Donation/Non-profit status

Hanford Music Association is a 501(c)3 and can be designated as your United Way recipient if you want to make a donation to the organization. Our address is “Hanford Music Association” c/o Hanford High School, 450 Hanford St., Richland, WA 99354

 

Scholarships

The Hanford Music Association offers scholarships for music expenses beyond the school fees (e.g. trip to state).

  • The maximum scholarship to be awarded for the year per student is $100.00.
  • No payments are made to individuals; scholarships are paid to the organization and only after the student has paid his/her portion of the fees.
  • Scholarships may be student or teacher initiated.
  • Scholarships awarded only to students whose HHS music accounts (RSD) are current.
  • Parents and students both required to sign scholarship guidelines & application.

Accompanists

Occasionally you may need an accompanist for a competition or event. The following have indicated an interest and willingness to work with our musicians. Please arrange accompaniment, practice time and payment individually. Please contact hhs.charms@yahoo.com to be included on this list.

  • Cathy Exharos cathyex@gmail.com, professional accompanist. Note, Cathy Exharos has also offered to work with student accompanists and instrumentalists to pass along the “tricks of the trade.”
  • Ben Fowler, 440-1711, fowlerpianostudio@gmail.com, professional accompanist. Note Ben Fowler is also happy to work with any student accompanists and their collaborative partners in preparation for solo and ensemble etc. www.fowlerpianostudio.com
  • Holly Harty, 943-5436, professional accompanist
  • Adam Muhlestein admuhles@frontier.com

Music-Parent Guide

RSD Policies:

https://app.eduportal.com/publicfolders/1095333/list/62075

  • 2152 Interscholastic Activities Participation
  • 3244 Student Off-Campus School Sponsored Events
  • 4323 Community Relations-Public Performances
  • 8123 Noninstructional Operations: Student Conduct on Buses