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Welcome to Instrumental Music with Mrs. Terranova!

I am very excited to be a part of this wonderful team of teachers at Hawthorne again this year. I look forward to making this year a fun and exciting one!

Please feel free to browse through this website for more information on this year's classes, concert dates, homework, etc.

Here is the link to see your child's grades, assignments, and syllabus on Jupiter Grades:

Let's have a wonderful year!

Mrs. Terranova

Recent Posts

Back-to-School Night and Wishlists!

As you know, Back-to-School Night is tomorrow, September 1st (Grades 6-8) at 6pm and Thursday, September 3rd (Grades 4-5) at 6:45pm. Your child's teachers will have "Wishlists" for their classrooms this year posted outside their rooms. Please consider donating to your teacher's Wishlists as they will include materials used THIS school year! So you will definitely see your dollars hard at work in your own child's classroom!

Before School Band!

Are you in the school band or orchestra? Do you have a friend who picked a different elective this year who played in the band/orchestra last year? Have you played your instrument for a year or more? Do you play an instrument NOT offered in band or orchestra (drumset, guitar, or piano)?
Are you a musician???
Then come join us Thursday morning at 7:30 in Mrs. Terranova's room (122) for an informational meeting about Hawthorne's "Before School Band!"
See you there!
Congratulations to the Advanced Band and Orchestra for earning a SILVER rating at Forum Festival! We also had TWO outstanding musicians, Sara and Seena, receive recognition and a special plaque commemorating their success!
Yesterday, we were visited by students from the BHHS Instrumental Music Program! It was such a treat! We heard several selections from their Symphonic Band, Chamber Orchestra, and even the Drumline! Mr. Bradbury, the director, explained a little about what it's like to be a part of the program and all of the opportunities involved. (The band is traveling to London next year!)
It was an inspiration to see so many smiling faces and happy musicians both on stage AND in the audience. THANK YOU to BHHS for visiting us!

Rental Information Night! (8/19)

Most students in beginning classes have already received their instrument assignment for the year. As I tally up our own school inventory, I realize that our beginning classes have exceeded the supply of school instruments available! (And a big band/orchestra is a great problem to have!) So, there will be a special opportunity to speak with a professional from a local music store about how to rent an instrument, obtain supplies, and find out any other useful information about your first year in instrumental music.

Flyers will go home with students tomorrow (Thursday). Thanks!

Join the JAZZ BAND! (Adv only)

If you are an ADVANCED BAND/ORCHESTRA student this year, consider joining Hawthorne's Jazz Band! Rehearsals start next week, August 19th, and will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00-7:45am.

Questions? Feel free to contact me!