• Welcome to the Hallsville Junior High "Sweepstakes" Band page!

    "The Roarin' Band from Bobcat Land!"

    The Junior High Band is made up of students who are in 7th and 8th grade. During the Fall, the band performs at pep rallies, football games, and even learns to march. During the spring, the band splits up into Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band where they each rehearse daily for various performances and events (UIL, Music Festival, Concerts).

    Students who are interested in joining the band must first take a beginner class during their 6th grade year. During the end of students' 5th grade year, students will be tested and will be placed on an appropriate instrument based on director recommendations. The main focus of our Beginner Band is to learn instrument fundamentals, develop quality tone, and have fun! After learning the basics on their instruments during their 6th grade year, students will move up to the JH Band their 7th grade year.


    Michael McGee

    Dalton Heinsohn

    Keaton Box

    Any questions about this page or the Junior High Band program can be sent to our emails:

     Mr. McGee- rmcgee@hisd.com

    Mr. Heinsohn- dheinsohn@hisd.com

    Mr. Box - kbox@hisd.com


      We look forward to helping your child grow as a musician and as a member of the Bobcat Band Family!


    Band Dates to Remember will be sent home via e-mails, remind 101 and posted to this page.

     Students and Parents: Please sign up for Remind 101 messages to receive important updates about the Junior High Bands!

     Send the following messages to the number 81010

    Beginning Band - @hallsband

    7th Grade Band- @hjhband7

    8th Grade Band- @hjhband8