HHS senior earns spot in National Honor Choir

Hinako Kawabe

Hinako Kawabe

Hinako Kawabe, Hanford High School senior, has been selected to perform with the National Association for Music Education’s National Honor Choir. Kawabe will sing in the National Honor Mixed Choir at the association’s national conference October 26-29 in Nashville, Tennessee. 

    Kawabe is one of four students from the State of Washington selected to perform with the choir of 150 vocalists. She currently sings with the Hanford High Chamber Choir.

Music Booster Day Saturday Sept. 27-Parent Drivers needed

musicndollarsOn Saturday September 27, the Hanford Music Association will run the annual “Boost Your Band Day” fundraiser. This is one of the big fundraisers for the music booster group and is a required activity for your band student. Many band programs across the country run this type of fundraiser in their communities on a September Saturday.

We need 25 parents to drive music students to neighborhoods within the Hanford HS boundary. Students will go door-to-door in groups to share our performance schedule for the year and ask for donations. The neighborhoods include current Hanford families, alumni families, and future Falcons. The neighborhoods we visit have always been very generous in their support of Hanford music. To support this event as a driver, go to this SignupGenius page: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b44a4ae2babfe3-boost.

If you plan to drive, you will need to complete the RSD Volunteer Application form and the Driver Checklist form. You can download those forms at these links: for the Volunteer application, http://www.rsd.edu/files/media/hvolunteerapplication.pdf ; and for the Driver Checklist, https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/SchoolFilesNew/HanfordHSM/public/RSD%20volunteer%20driver%208131F.pdf. Please complete these forms and bring them to either the Hanford High main office or the RSD office on Snow Street. Two weeks are needed for processing, so we would appreciate your quick response in submitting these forms.

Thank you in advance for your support of this important fundraising event!

Need concession stand volunteers for Sept 19 football game

HMA has been invited to work the concession stand at the September 19 home football game, Fran Rish Stadium! This fundraising opportunity is valuable for our booster group. If you are able to help, please sign up at this SignupGenius page:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b44a4ae2babfe3-concession. Students can and should work; would like to see about 2/3 students and 1/3 parents for each shift. However, no Marching Band students, as they will be playing pep band and marching. Any parents that think they will be helping with marching band support shouldn’t sign up for the concessions. You’ll have another chance during basketball season! Shifts are 6 pm to halftime and halftime to end, including cleanup time. Need 22 volunteers for each shift.

-Kathy Blanchard

Drums Along the Columbia


The Hanford Music Department is one of several local High Schools partnering together to present the Drums Along the Columbia Drum Corps International performance on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Fran Rish Stadium in Richland. Gates open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm.

Drums Along the Columbia

SUNDAY, JULY 6th, 2014 – 7:30 PM
Fran Rish Stadium
Richland, Washington

GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 in advance/ $18 at door
RESERVED: $20 in advance/ $25 at door
FAMILY SEATING: $40 for 4 people/ $50 at door

Fundraiser for Hanford High School  Marching Band Students & Music Boosters
FOR TICKETS contact:

Keri Lobdell 521-2014 or at keri.lobdell@gmail.com

or Nathan Salyer at 509-205-7005

Visit the DATC website at www.drumsalongthecolumbia.org


DRUMS ALONG THE COLUMBIA TICKETS:  (Easy Fundraiser – sell with a friend!)
June is the perfect time to sell tickets, students earn $5 per ticket sold.  (sell 20, make $100 toward your marching band account.)  Please call Lori Wasner to pick up tickets (must pre-pay, then sell and bring back $ to her for more tickets.)  509.375.5064 home or 509.539.3840 cell.

We are fortunate to have a show of this caliber in Richland!

We also need VOLUNTEERS from HHS band students and parents to help on July 6.  Please REPLY or contact Don Salyer at don8671@msn.com to sign up.   Siblings welcome to volunteer as well!