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The Band Marches On
The Band Marches On
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Hemlock Public School District is committed to their mission and vision to innovate, collaborate, educate, a community of learners. Recently, the district released an internal proposal for the instructional staff to pitch ideas that would improve instruction and remote learning due to the changing landscape of education in this new era of handling COVID-19 and a world-wide health crisis/pandemic. 

K-12 Music and Band Director Charles Bicigo made a compelling pitch that would not only improve remote instruction, enhance face-to-face, but would also save the district and the Hemlock Band Boosters thousands of dollars over the next handful of years.

Superintendent Don Killingbeck said, “I am very pleased that Mr. Bicigo demonstrates the forward-thinking that we need in our educators today. His proposal was thought-provoking and made good sense to support.” 

Bicigo’s plan will enhance day-to-day instruction, remote learning, and allow him to be able to utilize software, and to arrange and re-write music to accommodate the changes in band instruction.  This will allow him to generate the high school marching band drills, and save dollars during the process. 

Former Band Director and new MS Principal Joshua Chase was equally excited for the program upgrade and anxious to see all the great things that Bicigo will do with the increased computing power. 

“This is just another example of how Hemlock Public School District supports innovation and moving programs ahead,” said Principal Chase.