Hamburg Area Music Association

  • HAMA minutes 101723





    Welcome to the Hamburg Area Music Association


    Latest News:


    Next meeting is: Tuesday, March 19, 2024. in the HS Band and Orchestra room at 7:00 PM


    Discount Card list below in fundraising. 


    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

    Hamburg Area High School Band/Orchestra room at 7PM  

    Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 19, 2024


    April 16, 2024

    May 21, 2024


    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.   



    Reading Musical Foundation


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




    High School

     Mrs. Sara Jackson, HS General/Choral 

    Mrs. Megan Kline, 7-12 Band

    Ms. Jessica Godek, 7-12 Orchestra

    Middle School

    Mrs. Lauren Marra, MS General/Choral 

    Mrs. Megan Kline, 7-12 Band

    Ms. Jessica Godek, 7-12 Orchestra

    Mrs. Angela Dowd, 3-6 Orchestra  

    Mrs. Carey Freeman, 4-6 Band

    Perry Elementary

    Mrs Leslie Weaver, Elementary Vocal/General Music and Perry Gifted

    Mrs. Angela Dowd, 3-6 Orchestra

    Mrs. Carey Freeman, 4-6 Band

    Tilden Elementary

    Mr. Douglas Pietsch, Elementary Vocal/General

    Mrs. Angela Dowd, 3-6 Orchestra

    Mrs. Carey Freeman, 4-6 Band


    HAMA Officers

    President - Steph Riegel

    Vice President - Linda Sneddon

    Secretary - Faye Heckman

    Treasurer - Anna Martinez


    Contact information:


    text or call: (484) 668-1801



    Discount Cards 

    Business Name Discount 2023-2024
    1787 Brewing Company 10% off any food purchase, excluding beer & alcohol Yes
    A. Rose & Company Hair Studio $5 off any single service Yes
    ACEC Farm and Market 10% off total purchase Yes
    Adams & Bright Drugs, LLC Any soda fountain item, buy 1 get 1 50% off Yes
    Arby's 10% off total purchase Yes
    B's Sip and Paint $5 off every $25 spent Yes
    Backwoods Brothers Authentic Texas Cuisine $5 off purchase of $25 or more Yes
    Believe It Consignments 10% discount with purchase Yes
    Blue Mountain Family Restaurant $3 off of 2nd lunch/dinner priced $11.95 or more Yes
    Body By Yei, LLC 20% off total purchase Yes
    Bouchette Vineyards 10% off purchase of wine, cider or slushie Yes
    Brown's Rinseless Detailing 20% off Weekend Warrior Package Yes
    Candy's Homemade Ice Cream 10% off total purchase Yes
    Comfort Pro, Inc. 50% off trip & diagnostic charge or 20% off new contract Yes
    Copperz Brewing Company 10% off purchase of $35 or more (excludes alcohol, gratuity & tax) Yes
    Four Twelve 10% off total purchase Yes
    Gifted Hands Barber Shop 10% off haircut Yes
    Hamburg Salvation Army Family Store Buy 1 Get 1 FREE of equal or lesser value Yes
    Hamburg Sweet Treats 10% off the entire order Yes
    Hecky's Sub Shop $2 off any sub; Not to be used with any other offers Yes
    Inner Peace & Wellness Center $10 off one session; Ionic Foot Detox or Infrared Sauna with Light Therapy Yes
    Kantner's Tire Service $5 off tire repair; Limit one time use Yes
    Know; Body Botanicals +Apothecary 15% off any purchase Yes
    Kramer's Scoops & Subs Any order over $15 gets a free small fry Yes
    Kuzan's Hardware $5 off $30 purchase; Excluding rentals Yes
    Kwik Shoppe Drive In FREE small cone with purchase of large cone Yes
    Lucky Leprechaun 5% off wine purchase Yes
    Mountain View Supply $5 off $35 or more, excludes feed, fuel & sale items Yes
    Necessities New and Used 10% discount on purchases of $25 or more Yes
    Pappy T's Pub & Lounge 10% off food purchase; Excluding alcohol Yes
    Perry Restaurant FREE scoop of ice cream with any dinner purchase Yes
    Pizza Como 10% off "to go" total purchase, excludes alcohol, cannot be combined with any other offers Yes
    Professional Hair Designs 10% off retail purchase Yes
    Rita's of Hamburg $1 off any purchase Yes
    Rock School Free music lesson Yes
    State Street Notary & Vinyl $10 off title transfer Yes
    Styles by Maureen Porter 15% off your first service appointment Yes
    The Westy Bar and Grill $2 off large cheese pizza; no limit Yes
    Thren's Auto Parts 10% off total purchase, excludes batteries, oil & special orders Yes

    Upcoming fundraisers:


    Tara's Treats and Goodies

    The MS and HS will be selling delicious Easter candy now until March 4th (see your MS or HS music teacher for forms). Checks can be made out to "Tara's Treats and Goodies".

    March 20th delivery in the HS auditorium lobby from 5-6 PM (enter from exit 9 in the rear of the HS). 


    Dog treats

    The HS will be selling homemade dog treats. Order forms will be handed out soon. 








        Music Spirit Wear


    Spring Music Wear is here!

    Please click on the link below to order your Hamburg Area Music spirit wear. Special note to middle school students going on the Music Showcase festival to Dorneypark (similar to High Notes festival), please make sure you have a red t-shirt to wear the day of the festival (May 10, 2024). All orders must be submitted by Sunday, February 25, 2024.



    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  - Clayton Lash

    Vice President - Cadence Jalbert

    Secretary  - Julia Bucheit

    Treasurer - Samantha Gruber

    Historian - Mackenzie Hoover

    Coffee Shop Manager - Isha Kaur


    Upcoming activities:






     2023-2024 Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Students


    MEBC Senior County Chorus Students

    Isan Fink, Bass 1

    Kirra Goetz - Soprano 2

    Noah Kramer - Bass 2

    Clayton Lash - Bass 1

    Ella Lytle - Piano, Soprano 2



    PMEA District Chorus Students

    Ian Fink, Bass 1

    Noah Kramer - Bass 2

    Ella Lytle - Piano, Soprano 2


    Lebanon Valley College Honors Choir

    Christian Brown

    Michael Clancey

    Selena Henne

    Donavan Merrick

    isha Kaur

    Hannah Ortiz

    Nishi Vesuwala



    MEBC Jr. County Chorus Students

    Donavan Merrick, Bass




    PMEA District 10 Orchestra


    MEBC Sr. County Orchestra

    Samantha Gruber, cello

    Mackenzie Hoover, bass


    MEBC Jr. County Orchestra

    Elizabeth Grim, violin

    Donavan Merrick, violin

    Ella Thompson, viola

    Laylah Wessner, cello


    MEBC 6th grade String Fest

    Audra Merrick, violin

    Kaelynn Mertz, violin

    Maybelle Weller, violin

    Lillian Wolf, viola

    Nate VanCampen, cello


    MEBC Sr. County Band

     Ian Fink, Trombone

    Noah Kramer, Trombone

    Clayton Lash, Bari Sax


    PMEA District 10 Band

    Ian Fink, Trombone

    Clayton Lash, Bari Sax



    PMEA Region  Band

    Ian Fink, Trombone


    LVC Honors Band

    Kameron Driebelbis, Baritone BC

    Cadence Jalbert, Bass Clarinet

    Savannah Litschi, Clarinet


    Susquehanna Honors Band

    Ian Fink, Trombone

    Ty Jozefick, Alto Sax

    Noah Kramer, Trombone

    Clayton Lash, Bari Sax


    MEBC Jr. County Band

    Mikaila Readinger, Clarinet

    Donavan Merrick, Clarinet

    Greta Fink, Bassoon (band and orchestra)



    MEBC 6th Grade Band

    Amya Binns

    Patience Chubb
    Gabriel Chwatek
    Isabella DeAngelo
    Mackenzie Gougler
    Brielle Hoppes
    Kyleigh Maloney
    Raegan Mackereth
    Sydney Marchiano
    Sophie Miller
    Harley Nichols
    Ender Pocock
    Brayden Romankow









     Upcoming Events


    Dates for 2023-24



    6 - Jr. County Chorus auditions

    8-10 - PMEA District 10 Orchestra Festival

    20 - Jr. County Band/Orchestra auditions

    20 - HAMA Meeting 7pm at the HS Band/Orchestra Room  

    22 - 24 - Regional Band Festival



    7-9 - Region Chorus Festival

    19 - HAMA Meeting 7pm at the HS Band/Orchestra Room

    21 -23 Regional Orchestra Festival  

    31 - Easter



    2 - Jr. County Orchestra rehearsal @ Muhlenberg High School

    3 - Jr. County Chorus rehearsal @ Muhlenberg High School  

    4 - Jr. County Band rehearsal @ Muhlenberg High School

    6 - Jr. County Festival

    16 - HAMA Meeting 7pm at the HS Band/Orchestra Room

    17 - 20 PMEA State Festival 

    26-28 High School trip to Boston, Mass



    7 - HS Core concert 7PM

    14 - HS Awards 7pm

    16 - Elementary Band, Orchestra, and Chorus concert 7PM @ High School

    20 - MS Dress rehearsal (after lunch). Students will board buses and get picked up at the high school.  

    21 - MS concert 7PM @ HS

    21 -  HAMA Meeting 7pm at the HS Band/Orchestra Room

    31 - Graduation 6pm 





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