Hamburg Area Music Association





    Welcome to the Hamburg Area Music Association


    Latest News:


    Next meeting Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7PM in the Hamburg Area Middle School Library. All are welcome. 


    Discount Cards are now available for purchase. There are 50 local businesses on our card. The card sells for $10 and is good for an entire year (October 1, 2019 to September, 30, 2020)



    Amazon Smile - help support HAMA as you shop on (see directions below in the fundraiser section)


    Purpose statement:

    To promote and cultivate greater interest, support, and cooperation between parents, guardians, faculty, staff, students, and the community in the development, operation, and presentation of the Hamburg Area School District's Music Programs.


    What does HAMA do?

     Offers scholarships for seniors majoring in music or other performing arts.

     Provides annual grants to music teachers and the school musical.

     Hosts an annual music student recognition banquet.

     Chaperones various functions including: Marching Band parades, games, adjudications/field trips, and overnight trips.

    Operates a concession stand at home football games.

    Maintains Student Grant Request program, that music students who participate in designated HAMA fundraisers may submit a request for a grant of funds that they have helped to earn, in order to be reimbursed for, or pay for HASD music trips, lessons, instrument repairs, etc. 


    HAMA Meeting Dates

    Next Meeting: January 21, 2020 in the Middle School Library

     January 21

    February 18

    March 17

    April 21

    May 19


    Please check out our files below. They include minutes from meetings, Student Grant Request forms for students and teachers, monthly meeting minutes, and other important forms.  



    Any parent,  guardian, or relative of a Hamburg Area School District student, plus all staff and faculty of the school district shall be eligible for membership. There are no membership dues.   

    Music Parents:


    Want to hear about what is going on with HAMA? You can sign up for our remind 101. Once you have downloaded Remind onto your phone, you can search for @Hamburgar to sign up for reminder texts.


    Reading Musical Foundation


    We encourage you to visit the Reading Music Foundation for information on various scholarships for music camps, lessons, and instruments.



     Teacher websites


    Mr. Douglas Pietsch, Elementary Vocal/General Music - /webpages/dpietsch/

    Mrs. Angela Dowd, 3-12 Orchestral Studies - /webpages/adowd/

    Mrs. Leslie Weaver, Elementary Vocal/General Music - /webpages/lweaver/

    Mrs Megan Kline, HS/MS Instrumental and HS Guitar - /webpages/mreimer/index.cfm

    Mrs Carey Freeman, 4-6 Instrumental - /webpages/csaul/

    Mr. Benjamin Watson, MS General/ Choral /webpages/bwatson/

    Mrs. Sara Jackson, HS General/Choral /webpages/sjackson/







    Discount Cards are now available for purchase. Please see any music student or music teacher for a form. This fundraiser is ongoing but discounts will begin in October.


    Amazon Smile is a new program you can use to support HAMA as you shop on A percentage of your purchase will go to HAMA if you do the following:


    2. Sign in with your Amazon user name and password

    3. Choose your charity - Hamburg Area Music Association


    Upcoming fundraisers:


     R&K Subs 

    Order pick up at Hamburg Area HIGH School Band and Orchestra Room: (HS Fundraiser only)

    Monday, January 6 - Friday, January 17, 2020 - sale of R&K Subs

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 4-6PM sub pick up at the High School




        Music Spirit Wear

    All music students will be able to purchase music spirit gear in the fall of 2020. You may also purchase the spirit wear at concerts.




    The music association is always looking for volunteers to help out with various events and activities. If you are interested, please contact any of the HAMA officers.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!






        Tri-M Music Honor Society

    Hamburg Area High School is proud to announce that we are starting a Tri-M Music Honor Society. Our chapter number is 3173.



    President  - Melanie Sarceno

    Vice President - Trayton Smith

    Secretary  - Sonali Shah

    Treasurer - Alex Baum

    Historian - Kristen Martinez


    Upcoming activities:


    Tri-M Induction Ceremony - Thursday, January 16, 2020 7PM 






     2019-2020 Band, Choir, and Orchestra Students


    MEBC Senior County Chorus Students


    PMEA District Chorus Students
    PMEA Regional Chorus Students
    MEBC Jr. County Chorus Students
    MEBC Sr. County Orchestra
    MEBC Jr. County Orchestra
    PMEA District 10 Intermediate Orchestra
    MEBC 6th grade String Fest
    PMEA Elementary String Fest
    MEBC Sr. County Band
    PMEA District 10 Band
    MEBC Jr. County Band
    PMEA Intermediate Band
    Lebanon Valley Honors Band
    MEBC 6th Grade Band
    PMEA Elementary Band Fest West



     Upcoming Events


    Dates for 2019-20




    January - 

    10 - PMEA District 10 Elementary Orchestra Fest 

    16 - Tri-M Induction Ceremony 7PM

    28 - HS Small Ensemble Concert 7PM


    February - 

    7 - third payment for VA trip due

    - Jr. County Chorus auditions (Governon Mifflin HS)

    18 - Jr. County Band and Orchestra auditions (Governor Mifflin HS)


    March - 

    21 - MEBC 6th Grade String Fest (Hamburg Area HS)

    27 - fourth payment for VA trip due

    28 - MEBC 6th grade Band Fest (Conrad Weiser MS)


    April - 

    3 - 4th: HS play

    15 - PMEA District 10 Intermediate Orchestra Fest (Freedom HS)

    16 - Jr. County Orchestra rehearsal (Kutztown HS)

    18 - Jr. County band/orchestra/chorus rehearsal and concert (Kutztown HS)


    May - 

    1-3: HS Williamsburg Trip

    5 - HS Core concert 7PM

    12 - HS small ensemble concert 7PM

    14 - Perry and Tilden combined band and orchestra concert with Perry Chorus @ HS 7PM

    19 - MS concert 7PM @ HS




    June - 

    5 - graduation 6PM
















    2019 - 2020



    President: Mrs. Johnson

                           Vice President: Mrs. Rentchler                          

    Treasurer: Mrs. Martinez

    Concession Coordinator: 







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