• Holiday Concert

    Posted by Kristina McRaney on 11/10/2022

    Holiday ConcertHoliday Concert

    December 15th, 2022 at White Oak Auditorium 6:30 pm

    *Fundraiser - $2 admission for adults

    Student concert dress is Holiday colors (red and green or holiday sweater) and black pants or dress. 

    All HCMS Band students are working on their Holiday Concert music.  You should hear 7th & 8th graders working on scales, book lines and concert music.  It's not December yet but they are learning their Holiday music!

    Beginners are working in their green Habits for a Successful Beginner Band Student book.  Every student should have their own copy to work in at school and at home. Students should have circled lines 18, 28, 32 and 33 to begin working on for their Holiday Concert music. 

    If anyone needs music supplies or a band book, click the Fuller's music link below. If you don't see the book in our school shop, use the search bar to type the name of what you need and find it that way. Email me if you have any questions!

    Looking forward to seeing you again at our next performance!

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  • White Oak High School Football Game October 7th

    Posted by Kristina McRaney on 9/30/2022

    8th Grade Band Night at White Oak!

    This week will be 8th Grade Band Night at White Oak High School.  8th Grade band students will become members of the White Oak HS band for an evening. Parents and family members will need to pay at the gate to watch the event.  Students get in free, will be fed pizza and get a White Oak band shirt. 

    • 3-3:15    Bus will take students and their belongings to WOHS
    • Students rehearse with WOHS band
    • Pizza Dinner in cafeteria
    • Warm up routine with WOHS band
    • PreGame - National Anthem performance at 6:45. 
    • Students perform in the stands with WOHS band. 
    • Halftime: HCMS students remain in stands while WOHS band performs their halftime show. 
    • Beginning AFTER the halftime performance, families may begin the check out process with Mrs. McRaney.  Be prepared to show an ID. 
    • Students may stay with the band for the rest of the game or be released to families. 

    Students will receive a White Oak band shirt and use this as their uniform on Friday night.  Students can wear jeans and comfortable shoes for the night.  Students may need to bring a jacket or hoodie if it is chilly.  

    Students took home a memo with an OCS Activity form during the week.  This form must be returned by Wednesday, 10/5.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email or check in through Remind.  


    Kristina McRaney

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  • Let's Go Band!

    Posted by Kristina McRaney on 9/16/2022

    HCMS Band Rocks!

    Beginner UPdate: 

    Beginners will start with instruments on September 19th.  Students need the following supplies: 

    1. Instrument
    2. Maintenance Supplies
    3. Book - Habits for a successful beginner

    If you have any questions, pleae contact me via email: kristina.mcraney@onslow.k12.nc.us 

    7th and 8th Grade Band

    These bands are starting to move along in their daily rehearsal outline.  They are getting music for October 7th and October 27th concerts.  You should hear lots of practicing every day!

    October 7th - WOHS Middle School Band Night I will have more information on this after a meeting on Monday. 

    October 27th - HCMS Band Fall Concert All bands will have something prepared for the community to hear on their first concert performance of the year.  This concert will be held in the auditorium at WOHS.  Students should be acquiring their concert uniform: nice white shirt, black pants, solid black closed toe shoes and black socks. More information on this very soon!

    As always, if you have any questions, please contact via Remind message or school email.  

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  • Welcome to HCMS Band & General Music

    Posted by Kristina McRaney on 8/23/2022

    Welcome to the HCMS Panther Band Page!  2022-2023 will be my 17th year of teaching and I am looking forward to getting started.  

    There are 5 Band classes and 1 General Music (8th grade only) class in the band hall this year. General Music class updates will be posted on their page. 

    Band classes have a few small changes planned which will include: 

    • Two additional concerts and switching method books. 
    • We will reinstate the Bandalorian Project with new rules, goals and rewards.
    • Band students will also have a chance to earn the right to special music stands, which will be awarded weekly to select students (top players and character recognition).   
    • A point-based award system for end of the year awards at our Spring Concert. 

    My Teacher Page has been edited to help find information specifically for your class and group.  Double check your band class by grade level so you know expectations.  

    Band Parents, please take a moment to complete the Student Information Sheet: https://forms.office.com/r/0RKYfiCMua. This information will be used to help me learn a little about my students and families. 

    Finally, parents, Lesson Plans will be updated weekly so that you will know what your student should be practicing at home.  Should you ever have any questions, please email me.  I will be glad to help with anything you need.  

    Hope you are as excited as I am to begin this school year!

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    Fuller's Music has created a link to help you find supplies specific to Hunters Creek Middle School music programs.  Be sure to select your instrument in the dropdown menu when ordering supplies. Fuller's Music is authorized by the Onslow County School District to visit our campus and make weekly deliveries.  

    Fuller's Music HCMS Shop