Welcome to the official website for the Hobbs Middle School Band! Milton, FL, 32570.

Click on the Jaguar at top left at any time to return to Hobbs Band Home page.

Holiday by Design Brochure fundraiser went home with students on Friday, October 13th. Please make sure to ask your child about the items when they get home and please deliver to your customers ASAP. Thank you!

  • New Fundraiser starting now until October 30th - Please ask your child for the Fundrays Value Card and the Savings Booklets order envelope. Take orders and money now through the 30th. We will deliver ordered items 1st week of November.

  • Beginners who need to order a Band T-Shirt, you have from now until Wednesday, October 25th to order your shirt. $10 for YL, S, M, and L. $12 for XL, 2X and 3X. Please put student name and T-Shirt size on envelope with payment. Checks can be made out to "Hobbs Band"


Symphonic parents - Your child has all of the All-County audition requirements and we are working them daily in class. Please encourage your child to work on these materials at home on their instrument to prepare for the auditions which will be in November on the dates listed on the band calendar below (please open calendar and print).


4th and 5th period Symphonic and Intermediate Parents - Please submit a permission for email form to the front office so that you appear on my bulk email. There is still near 25% of those 2 classes who are not getting my bulk emails. Thank you for helping with this. - Mr. C


  • Thank you to the following chaperons who prepared, organized and volunteered to help and serve our band students all day between the morning MHS Homecomeing Parade and the night performance with MHS band on Fri, Oct 6th: Mr. and Mrs. Barton, Mrs. Vaughn, Sunny Harvey, Mrs. Skipper, Sondra Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Kirton, Leanne Brand, Clare Colo'n, and Robert Ward! Your hard work, patience and service to our kids is very much appreciated on a very long day/night. Thank you! - Mr. C



Band Calendar as of 8/21 is here - https://hobbsmsband.wikispaces.com/file/view/HobbsBand2017-18Calendar3.docx



Parents of students who have been assigned a school-owned instrument: The rental for the entire school year is $100. Please make a check out to Hobbs Middle School Band in this amount as soon as you are able. Students can deliver the rental payment to the locked silver money box in the band room, making sure that the student name is on the check or on the envelope that holds the money. School-owned issued instruments are: Tubas, French horns, bassoons, oboe, bass clarinets, bari-sax, tenor-sax, baritones/euphoniums and percussion (perc. in 4th and 5th periods only, not 1st period percussion). Thank you!


Parents - If you are in need of financial assistance with any band costs, please write a personal note to Mr. Colo'n, hand delivered by your child, for him to send home a form for you to fill out that will remain confidential and will determine if your child qualifies for assistance with any necessary costs pertaining to band.


Area Private band instrument Lessons
www.KandyceMusicLessons.com - Kandyce is local, in Milton. 368-6882
Joyful Noise - 983-3008, please ask for Mr. Riggs available lesson times
Upbeat - 850-398-4009
Blues Angels - 457-7557
Schmidts - 434-0317


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  • Symphonic and Intermediate class parents: Please ask your child for the Oct. 6th MHS Gold Form. The bottom portion (keep top for reference) is due back to the band room by Thursday, 9/21. Thank you! Also, if you read the top portion, you must request a blue form in advance in order to check out your child at end of parade that morning...please have your child ask for that now if this will be the case for you the morning of the 6th.
  • If you are watching the parade, Hobbs band is starting at Community Center and ending at MHS band room. The parade itself starts at 10:30. If you are checking out your child (blue form people only) make sure you are at the MHS band room parking lot near 11:15 and find the chaperon with the checkout list - you must sign your signature for your child to be officially checked out there. Tubas, percussion, euphonium and F Horn players will leave their instruments @ MHS after the parade in the west Math building across from the MHS band room. All students who did not fill out a blue form in advance will load buses immediately and ride back to Hobbs for lunch and 5th and 6th periods.

  • For the night performance with MHS Band on the same day, Oct. 6th - Please have your child in the small stadium BEHIND the MHS band room by 6:00 p.m. Their case can stay in your car to make checkout go faster, so bring only instrument. Please remember what pickup location you marked on the gold form: 1 group is being checked out in the stadium after half time where the band sat with MHS band. 2nd group is being checked out at the MHS band room after half time. Estimated time for "after half time" is 8:45 p.m. so please be ready then. For both groups, the parent or pre-designated adult must sign their signature on the chaperon list in charge of your checkout location. Thank you!

  • For both performances on Friday, all students are to wear their band shirt, shorts and tennis shoes with socks. The shorts, shoes and socks can be any color, but the shirts must be the matching band shirt.




  • A BIG Thank You to Lynne Barton, Sunny Harvey, Clare Colo'n, Renee' Byrd, Sondra Cooper and faculty member Mr. Hernandez, who joined me in prepping and painting the band room after the county installed new acoustic panels but couldn't finish the walls. If you haven't seen the band room, it looks fantastic and new! Thanks to those helpers for teaming up and making it happen for the first day of school. Also, thanks to Robert Ward and Mr. Bienkowski for their ladder donations!






  • If your returning band student intends on auditioning for Florida All-State Band, you must have either take Summer Lessons from Mr. Colo'n or from an area music store that offers private lessons on the All-State requirements. When school starts, it is too late to prepare for All-State auditions which occur in September. (All-County auditions will be later in the year and a goal to set by late October)



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Congratulations to our Hobbs Jazz Ensemble for earning a 95.33 out of 100 possible points at the Panama City Music Festival on May 12th! The scores from each of the 3 judges were: 95, 96, and 95! Congratulations Hobbs Jaguar Jazzers!!

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Gold division trophy, given to groups earning a 90 or above, earned by Hobbs Jazz Band on May 12th @ the Panama City Music Festival!

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Congratulations to our Hobbs Symphonic Band for earning all Superior ratings from all 4 FBA judges in their Music Performance Assessment, including straight A's in every caption - Technical Preparation, Performance Fundamentals, Musical Effect and Sight Reading, on Thursday, March 9th @ Pensacola HS! Congrats Jaguar Symphonic Band students!!!!



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Green and Gold cupcakes with FBA Superior Award and Judges sheets displayed at Symphonic Celebration on March 10th!





MHS 8th grade Band Day: Mark your calendars, future 9th graders, for May 17th. Permission forms with details of the day will be sent home in early May. Also all percussion and wind 9th grade info can be found at
http://www.miltonhighschoolband.com/new-members.html
  • Congratulations to our All-State student, Hailey Cole, 7th grade clarinetist!

  • Congratulations to the following students who collectively made Hobbs Band history! We had 36 students selected to the All-County band, the most from any county middle school this year, and the most in Hobbs history! Here are our outstanding All-County Band musicians:

    Flutes – (out of 17 selected to the section)
    Lauren Bishop, #1 in the county!
    Isabelle Alli, 2nd
    Megan Galloway, 4th
    Sienna Ward, 7th
    Callie Pong, 9th
    Cadence Cooper, 10th
    Savannah Weeks, 12th

    Clarinets – (out of 24 selected to the section)
    Hailey Cole, #1 in the county!
    Hannah Mack, 2nd
    Sarah Heuer, 4th
    Hannah Semanski, 6th
    Kaleeya Laurent, 8th
    Reagan Jones, 9th
    Donna McCoy, 11th
    Lilly Archangel, 15th
    Donelle McCrory, 19th
    Ginny Rowe, 24th

    Bass Clarinets (out of 4 selected)
    Annemarie Seaman, #1 in the county

    Alto Saxes (out of 6 selected)
    Josh Pool, #1 in the county!
    Jordan Caasi, 3rd
    Dylan Kirton, 6th

    Tenor Saxes (out of 3 selected)
    Ansley Rust, #1 in the county!
    Brianna Goulet, 3rd

    Trumpets (out of 17 selected)
    Anna Coy, #1 in the county!
    Jordan Brignano, 5th
    Autumn Crews, 7th
    Denise Carillo, 9th
    Zachary Blalock, 11th
    Marcus Randolph, 12th
    Brenden Pitts, 14th
    Anna Brown, 17th

    French Horns (out of 9 selected)
    Cobin Fitzgerald, 3rd
    Emma Wortman, 4th

    Trombones (out of 10 selected)
    Alyssa Gregg, 2nd
    Amyah Parker, 4th

    Tuba (out of 7 selected)
    Dominick Skultety, 4th

Congratulations to all of these hard-working, outstanding musicians!!

  • All Classes, visit - http://www.upbeatmusic.com You can order directly from their website for delivery to the Hobbs band room. They are very fast at delivering to Hobbs and have high quality brands and repair. When calling them, ask for Lee.




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  • Learn about your Band Director, Mr. Robert Colón (pronounced as cologne), by right clicking link below and hitting "open link in new tab" - colonr.portfoliolounge.com