Calendar

The Hickory Music Factory (HMF) hosts dozens of events and programs in the Catawba community and serves over 20,000 people each year. The majority of these programs are free and open to the public and reach out to all ages, from children to seniors. 

Nov
25
Sat
Open Mic @ Tastefull Beans
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open to the public and everyone is welcome to play. PA and mics are provided.

Nov
29
Wed
HMF Youth Big Band Rehearsal @ HMF
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Fall semester of HMF Youth Big Band is scheduled to start on November 1st and run through February 14th. The HMFYBB is directed by Chris Nigrelli (director) and Rick Hefner (assistant director) and will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 at the Hickory Music Factory. Tuition cost for the semester is $40 for HMF Students and $80 for non-HMF Students. For financial assistance, please visit our scholarship page on our website. For more info, please contact HMF. 

November:

1st- Rehearsal 6pm

15th – Rehearsal 6pm

29th – Rehearsal 6pm

December:

13th – Rehearsal 6pm

20th – Rehearsal 6pm

January:

3rd – Rehearsal 6pm

10th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Tribute Concert 2pm @ SALT Block, Drendal Auditorium

17th – Rehearsal 6pm

24th – Rehearsal 6pm

31st – Rehearsal 6pm

February:

7th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Rehearsal 6pm

Chris Nigrelli (Band Director) (828)-638-3487 – Rick Hefner (Assistant Director) (828)-638-0501

Dec
1
Fri
Accepting Scholarship and Work Study Applications @ Hickory Music Factory
Dec 1 – Dec 15 all-day

The Hickory Music Factory (HMF) is now accepting scholarship and work study applications for music lessons. HMF offers a limited number of scholarships and work study programs to students ages 5-18 years of age. These are awarded on a quarterly basis. Applications need to be submitted on the dates listed above to be eligible for this scholarship/work study cycle. Financial need is assessed through written applications by the HMF board of directors. Funding for the scholarships are made possible through the Mark Weaver Scholarship Fund that helps provide lessons and programs to youth in the community who may not have the means to do so. To apply, please visit our “Scholarship” page on our website and download the application and mail to: Hickory Music Factory, PO Box 2712, Hickory, NC 28603

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Dec
2
Sat
Community Music Lessons @ Hickory Music Factory
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Hickory Music Factory in partnership with the Hickory Parks and Recreation Department, will be offering free music lessons to Hickory City residents. Anyone ages 5 and up are welcome to sign up for a private 30 minute lesson. Please call for a list of instruments being taught. No skill is needed to participate.

If you would like to sign up for a lesson, PLEASE CALL Angela Smith 828-324-6990. There will be a $5 charge for non Hickory City residents.

Dec
9
Sat
1940s Christmas Radio Hour (matinee show) @ SALT Block, Drendel Auditorium
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 1ST. The Hickory Music Factory (HMF) hosts an old fashioned 1940s Christmas Radio Hour at SALT Block – Drendel Auditorium (243 Third Avenue NE Hickory, 28601) Saturday December 9, 2017. This fifth annual 1940s Christmas Radio Hour is HMF’s primary fundraiser of the year. The live performance features The Hickory Jazz Orchestra, Russ Wilson, Liam Bailey, Ingrid Keller, Steve Clarke, Hal Rowe, Emily Stober, and revives the spirit of the mid 1940s when families gathered ’round the wireless for news and entertainment. In our digital age, the chance to experience a live radio show is rare, unique and inventive. It’s a perfect way to recapture a bygone era around the holidays; as well as help fund the exceptional community programs of The Hickory Music Factory.

The show is an interactive experience and audience members are encourage to dress in period attire for added fun. In a world of instant gratification and speed, the 1940s Christmas Radio Hour encourages people to slow down, enjoy the season and make a special evening out of the event. The VIP package is especially enticing as a fine way to enjoy the night. A VIP ticket includes preferred seating, a special pre-show VIP area with drinks and light Hors d’oeuvres. General admission tickets for the 2pm matinee show are $20 and for the 7pm evening show are $15 18yr and under (must be bought at the door), $25 general admission and $40 limited VIP seating. Group rates are also available for each show. Tickets can be purchased at Larry’s Music & Sound (266 Union Square, Hickory 28601) or online at www.hickorymusicfactory.com. For more information contact (828)-308-5659 or contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

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1940s Christmas Radio Hour (evening show) @ SALT Block, Drendel Auditorium
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 1ST. The Hickory Music Factory (HMF) hosts an old fashioned 1940s Christmas Radio Hour at SALT Block – Drendel Auditorium (243 Third Avenue NE Hickory, 28601) Saturday December 9, 2017. This fifth annual 1940s Christmas Radio Hour is HMF’s primary fundraiser of the year. The live performance features The Hickory Jazz Orchestra, Russ Wilson, Liam Bailey, Ingrid Keller, Steve Clarke, Hal Rowe, Emily Stober, and revives the spirit of the mid 1940s when families gathered ’round the wireless for news and entertainment. In our digital age, the chance to experience a live radio show is rare, unique and inventive. It’s a perfect way to recapture a bygone era around the holidays; as well as help fund the exceptional community programs of The Hickory Music Factory.

The show is an interactive experience and audience members are encourage to dress in period attire for added fun. In a world of instant gratification and speed, the 1940s Christmas Radio Hour encourages people to slow down, enjoy the season and make a special evening out of the event. The VIP package is especially enticing as a fine way to enjoy the night. A VIP ticket includes preferred seating, a special pre-show VIP area with drinks and light Hors d’oeuvres. General admission tickets for the 2pm matinee show are $20 and for the 7pm evening show are $15 18yr and under (must be bought at the door), $25 general admission and $40 limited VIP seating. Group rates are also available for each show. Tickets can be purchased at Larry’s Music & Sound (266 Union Square, Hickory 28601) or online at www.hickorymusicfactory.com. For more information contact (828)-308-5659 or contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

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Dec
13
Wed
HMF Youth Big Band Rehearsal @ HMF
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Fall semester of HMF Youth Big Band is scheduled to start on November 1st and run through February 14th. The HMFYBB is directed by Chris Nigrelli (director) and Rick Hefner (assistant director) and will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 at the Hickory Music Factory. Tuition cost for the semester is $40 for HMF Students and $80 for non-HMF Students. For financial assistance, please visit our scholarship page on our website. For more info, please contact HMF. 

November:

1st- Rehearsal 6pm

15th – Rehearsal 6pm

29th – Rehearsal 6pm

December:

13th – Rehearsal 6pm

20th – Rehearsal 6pm

January:

3rd – Rehearsal 6pm

10th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Tribute Concert 2pm @ SALT Block, Drendal Auditorium

17th – Rehearsal 6pm

24th – Rehearsal 6pm

31st – Rehearsal 6pm

February:

7th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Rehearsal 6pm

Chris Nigrelli (Band Director) (828)-638-3487 – Rick Hefner (Assistant Director) (828)-638-0501

Dec
20
Wed
HMF Youth Big Band Rehearsal @ HMF
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Fall semester of HMF Youth Big Band is scheduled to start on November 1st and run through February 14th. The HMFYBB is directed by Chris Nigrelli (director) and Rick Hefner (assistant director) and will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 at the Hickory Music Factory. Tuition cost for the semester is $40 for HMF Students and $80 for non-HMF Students. For financial assistance, please visit our scholarship page on our website. For more info, please contact HMF. 

November:

1st- Rehearsal 6pm

15th – Rehearsal 6pm

29th – Rehearsal 6pm

December:

13th – Rehearsal 6pm

20th – Rehearsal 6pm

January:

3rd – Rehearsal 6pm

10th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Tribute Concert 2pm @ SALT Block, Drendal Auditorium

17th – Rehearsal 6pm

24th – Rehearsal 6pm

31st – Rehearsal 6pm

February:

7th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Rehearsal 6pm

Chris Nigrelli (Band Director) (828)-638-3487 – Rick Hefner (Assistant Director) (828)-638-0501

Dec
30
Sat
Open Mic @ Tastefull Beans
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open to the public and everyone is welcome to play. PA and mics are provided.

Jan
3
Wed
HMF Youth Big Band Rehearsal @ HMF
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Fall semester of HMF Youth Big Band is scheduled to start on November 1st and run through February 14th. The HMFYBB is directed by Chris Nigrelli (director) and Rick Hefner (assistant director) and will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 at the Hickory Music Factory. Tuition cost for the semester is $40 for HMF Students and $80 for non-HMF Students. For financial assistance, please visit our scholarship page on our website. For more info, please contact HMF. 

November:

1st- Rehearsal 6pm

15th – Rehearsal 6pm

29th – Rehearsal 6pm

December:

13th – Rehearsal 6pm

20th – Rehearsal 6pm

January:

3rd – Rehearsal 6pm

10th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Tribute Concert 2pm @ SALT Block, Drendal Auditorium

17th – Rehearsal 6pm

24th – Rehearsal 6pm

31st – Rehearsal 6pm

February:

7th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Rehearsal 6pm

Chris Nigrelli (Band Director) (828)-638-3487 – Rick Hefner (Assistant Director) (828)-638-0501

Jan
10
Wed
HMF Youth Big Band Rehearsal @ HMF
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Fall semester of HMF Youth Big Band is scheduled to start on November 1st and run through February 14th. The HMFYBB is directed by Chris Nigrelli (director) and Rick Hefner (assistant director) and will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 at the Hickory Music Factory. Tuition cost for the semester is $40 for HMF Students and $80 for non-HMF Students. For financial assistance, please visit our scholarship page on our website. For more info, please contact HMF. 

November:

1st- Rehearsal 6pm

15th – Rehearsal 6pm

29th – Rehearsal 6pm

December:

13th – Rehearsal 6pm

20th – Rehearsal 6pm

January:

3rd – Rehearsal 6pm

10th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Tribute Concert 2pm @ SALT Block, Drendal Auditorium

17th – Rehearsal 6pm

24th – Rehearsal 6pm

31st – Rehearsal 6pm

February:

7th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Rehearsal 6pm

Chris Nigrelli (Band Director) (828)-638-3487 – Rick Hefner (Assistant Director) (828)-638-0501

Jan
14
Sun
HMF Tribute Concert @ SALT Block - Drendel Auditorium
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Hickory Music Factory host their annual “Tribute Concert” featuring the Hickory Jazz Orchestra. HMF pays tribute to those people who have helped to promote and foster music within our community. This years “Tribute Concert” will pay tribute to: The Harris Brothers, Byron Bean, and Patrick & Kay Crouch. Tickets go on sale December 1st.

 

 

Jan
17
Wed
HMF Youth Big Band Rehearsal @ HMF
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Fall semester of HMF Youth Big Band is scheduled to start on November 1st and run through February 14th. The HMFYBB is directed by Chris Nigrelli (director) and Rick Hefner (assistant director) and will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 at the Hickory Music Factory. Tuition cost for the semester is $40 for HMF Students and $80 for non-HMF Students. For financial assistance, please visit our scholarship page on our website. For more info, please contact HMF. 

November:

1st- Rehearsal 6pm

15th – Rehearsal 6pm

29th – Rehearsal 6pm

December:

13th – Rehearsal 6pm

20th – Rehearsal 6pm

January:

3rd – Rehearsal 6pm

10th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Tribute Concert 2pm @ SALT Block, Drendal Auditorium

17th – Rehearsal 6pm

24th – Rehearsal 6pm

31st – Rehearsal 6pm

February:

7th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Rehearsal 6pm

Chris Nigrelli (Band Director) (828)-638-3487 – Rick Hefner (Assistant Director) (828)-638-0501

Jan
24
Wed
HMF Youth Big Band Rehearsal @ HMF
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Fall semester of HMF Youth Big Band is scheduled to start on November 1st and run through February 14th. The HMFYBB is directed by Chris Nigrelli (director) and Rick Hefner (assistant director) and will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 at the Hickory Music Factory. Tuition cost for the semester is $40 for HMF Students and $80 for non-HMF Students. For financial assistance, please visit our scholarship page on our website. For more info, please contact HMF. 

November:

1st- Rehearsal 6pm

15th – Rehearsal 6pm

29th – Rehearsal 6pm

December:

13th – Rehearsal 6pm

20th – Rehearsal 6pm

January:

3rd – Rehearsal 6pm

10th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Tribute Concert 2pm @ SALT Block, Drendal Auditorium

17th – Rehearsal 6pm

24th – Rehearsal 6pm

31st – Rehearsal 6pm

February:

7th – Rehearsal 6pm

14th – Rehearsal 6pm

Chris Nigrelli (Band Director) (828)-638-3487 – Rick Hefner (Assistant Director) (828)-638-0501

Jan
27
Sat
Open Mic @ Tastefull Beans
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open to the public and everyone is welcome to play. PA and mics are provided.