Welcome to the HMS Band Website!


    Mrs. Payne
    Room H119
    Band (6th-8th)
    Email: jennifer_payne@abss.k12.nc.us
    Phone: 919-563-5303


    Rising 6th Grade Band Member Info 2020-2021:


    • Frequently Asked Questions about Band --> here
    • What if you can't make the meeting --> here


    Recordings of the 6th Grade Music for our Concert/Carowinds 2020



    Recordings of the 7th and 8th Grade Music for our Concert/Carowinds 2020



    Band Handbooks 2019-2020:





    REQUIRED Performance Dates:


    • 6th Grade First Concert: 11/7/2019 (attire below)
      • Arrive by 6:30pm. Concert 7-7:30pm.
    • Burlington Christmas Parade:  11/23/2019 from 9am-12pm (7th/8th)
    • Winter Concert: 12/5/2019 (attire below)
      • Arrive by 6:30pm. Concert 7-8pm. (7th/8th)
    • Spring Concert: 5/19/2020 (attire below)
      • Arrive by 6:30pm. Concert 7-8pm. (6th/7th/8th)


     Concert Attire:


    • Ladies: white blouse and black dress pants/skirt OR a solid black dress and dress shoes,
    • Gentlemen: white button up dress shirt with a tie, black dress pants with black dress shoes.


    If you have any problems acquiring any of the items, please see Mrs. Payne and we will help you acquire these materials at least a week before a concert.



    OPTIONAL Performance Dates


    • The opening to the Central NC Band Day marching band competition on 10/19 at WAHS
    • All-District Band Clinic and Concert: 1/31-2/1
    • All-County Band Clinic and Concert: 2/10-2/11 (Concert is 2/11 at 7pm at Cummings HS)
    • Spring Trip (date TBA)



    Director of Bands


    My name is Mrs. Jennifer Payne and this is my fourteenth year teaching at Hawfields Middle School.  I was born in Virginia, but grew up in Wake Forest, NC.  I graduated UNC Greensboro with my BM in Music Education in 2006 and  with my MM in Music Education August of 2013.  I am primarily a saxophone player, but also can be seen performing on flute.  I live in Burlington with my 10 year old son, Aiden, my 2 year old, Aaron, and my husband, Ron (a former band director).  I love teaching and learning about music!  
    Mrs. Payne Photo 2019 2020


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