Hayward High Music Fieldtrip
Organizing a field trip for over 50 Hayward High Marching Band and Color Guard students to go to Disneyland to perform is a large undertaking. From fundraising, travel expenses to equipment logistics, it’s a lot of work for the parents, band boosters and the staff to pull off.
Last year, I gave the students a challenge. Earn a “superior” ranking at a competition and I will bring the idea of performing at Disneyland to the parents. They did it. They earned the highest score at the California Music Educators Association, (CMEA) the first time in 20 years. After the competition, they were quick to remind me of my promise!
I asked the parents and the band boosters could we make this happen for the kids? The students have been fundraising all year, but we could use your help to carry us over the finish line.
Please consider helping us with a donation. The amount raised will be split among the students to ease the financial responsibly on the parents. This is a rare opportunity for incredibly talented students to represent the city of Hayward by performing on a national stage in May of 2018. Any amount is really appreciated, thank you!
Nick Tocco, Instrumental Music Director, Hayward High School
Nancy Moscardini, President, HHS Band Boosters
Wanted to share some very exciting news...
HHS Concert Band Captures New Record and Title: Designated Superior Concert Band.
Last year, the Hayward High School Concert Band took home one performance superior rating from the California Music Educators Association, (CMEA) a first in over 20 years of the music program. This year, Nick Tocco, Instrumental Music Director for Hayward High prepared them for a bigger challenge. “This year I wanted to push them further as musicians and gave some very difficult pieces to play, Symphony No. 9 by Antonin Dvorak , Havendance by David Holsinger, and Sheltering Sky by John Mackey. They went beyond my expectations, and really delivered an incredible performance”.
CMEA is an opportunity to be evaluated by the top music educators in the state, and the students compete against themselves. This year, they attained the goal of three Superior rankings, two for performance and one for sight-reading. The students are assessed in quality of sound, technique, and musicality covering areas of tone quality, intonation, blend and balance of sound, rhythmic precision and technical dexterity, interpretation of style, expression, and how the players follow the visual and non-visual cues of the conductor.
‘This is a huge win for our music program and for Hayward High. It shows how these students are dedicated to working as a team to achieve a goal. I’m so proud to be their conductor,” said Tocco.
The String Orchestra will be participating at CMEA in May, and the public is invited to attend, information is located on the music page calendar.
Watch us this weekend!
Wear your black and gold and cheer on the Pride of Hayward High Marching Band and Color Guard this Saturday, May 12 at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade on Castro Valley Blvd. starting at 10 am.
This will be the last marching band performance before we travel to Main Street in Disneyland. Hope to see you there!
Words cannot express how grateful we are for your support, from sharing our story and your contributions, you have made a huge difference to the students of the Hayward High School Marching Band and Color Guard.
If you would like to see them perform one last time before we march on Main Street, look for us at the Rowell Ranch Parade on Castro Valley Blv. on May 12.
Thank you very much for supporting us.
We will be closing this gofundme campaign 2 days. If you ever wanted to make an positive impact and help these very talented students, now is the time.
The Hayward High Marching Band and Color Guard have been accepted to perform at Disneyland.
Imagine 55 students wearing black and gold, beaming smiles..performing on Main Street and participating in workshops learning teamwork and discipline while fostering artistic growth at one of the most high-profile venues in the world.
It's an honor to represent the city of Hayward on Main Street, and these students would like to make this field trip affordable with your help.
Thank you everyone for all of your support, I'm just blown away how much everyone had taken time out of their busy schedules and felt called to help these students, they really appreciate it.!!
These students have performed at various downtown Hayward events, UC Berkeley, Oakland A’s, CSU East Bay, and recently on KTVU as performers in the San Francisco Chinese New Year parade. The HHS Marching Band and Color Guard have achieved a superior raking at the California Music Educators Association, and they have auditioned and were accepted to perform at Disneyland. It is an honor for them to perform and represent the city of Hayward by marching down Main Street at Disneyland as part of a Disney Youth Performance field trip.
Imagine performing on a Disney stage in front of an international audience. The students will learn lifelong lessons in teamwork, discipline, and artistic growth at one of the most sought-after venues in the world.
This is our opportunity to help develop our local youth and it cannot happen without your support. We are fundraising to the lower the cost for these students to participate on this field trip.
Even a small donation of $5.00 will help support these amazing young people on their journey. Every dollar goes directly to the students. Please consider donating to our GofundMe campaign, https://www.gofundme.com/hayward-high-music-fieldtrip.