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. 

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.

Jan
31
Wed
HMF Youth Big Band Rehearsal @ HMF
Jan 31 @ 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

Feb
7
Wed
HMF Youth Big Band Rehearsal @ HMF
Feb 7 @ 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

Feb
14
Wed
HMF Youth Big Band Rehearsal @ HMF
Feb 14 @ 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

Feb
17
Sat
Student Rock Concert Rehearsal @ Hickory Music Factory
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Many of you are familiar with our upcoming annual HMF Student Concert, but for those of you that are new to this event, think of it as a rock concert/recital. This is an incredible opportunity for our students to perform a song that is appropriate to their lesson and playing level, on a huge stage with professional musicians. HMF invests in our students with this opportunity and many types of musical experiences, giving them the tools they need to grow and build a strong musical foundation.

Teachers and students will pick a song from our master song list that we feel is appropriate for each student. From now until the concert, we will monitor their progress and guide them as they learn, not just the skeleton of their song, but its construction and ultimately the finished product.

All students interested in participating in the concert should talk to their teacher. There will be a sign up list for rehearsal and concert times at your instructors teaching studio.

The fee for the Student Concerts is $35 for HMF student members, and $50 for non members. Payment should be made out to Hickory Music Factory if paying by check and should be paid the day of the rehearsal. We strongly encourage all participating students to become HMF members. There is an annual fee of $40 to become a HMF student member. Members will receive benefits on programs, discounts to music stores, performance opportunities and more. This money helps keep the HMF wheels turning for hundreds of kids throughout the community. If you would like to become a HMF student member or for any other questions, please contact our office and someone will assist you.

Feb
18
Sun
Student Rock Concert Rehearsal @ Hickory Music Factory
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Many of you are familiar with our upcoming annual HMF Student Concert, but for those of you that are new to this event, think of it as a rock concert/recital. This is an incredible opportunity for our students to perform a song that is appropriate to their lesson and playing level, on a huge stage with professional musicians. HMF invests in our students with this opportunity and many types of musical experiences, giving them the tools they need to grow and build a strong musical foundation.

Teachers and students will pick a song from our master song list that we feel is appropriate for each student. From now until the concert, we will monitor their progress and guide them as they learn, not just the skeleton of their song, but its construction and ultimately the finished product.

All students interested in participating in the concert should talk to their teacher. There will be a sign up list for rehearsal and concert times at your instructors teaching studio.

The fee for the Student Concerts is $35 for HMF student members, and $50 for non members. Payment should be made out to Hickory Music Factory if paying by check and should be paid the day of the rehearsal. We strongly encourage all participating students to become HMF members. There is an annual fee of $40 to become a HMF student member. Members will receive benefits on programs, discounts to music stores, performance opportunities and more. This money helps keep the HMF wheels turning for hundreds of kids throughout the community. If you would like to become a HMF student member or for any other questions, please contact our office and someone will assist you.

Feb
24
Sat
HMF Student Rock Concert @ SALT Block - Drendel Auditorium
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Many of you are familiar with our upcoming annual HMF Student Rock Concert, but for those of you that are new to this event, think of it as a rock concert/recital. This is an incredible opportunity for our students to perform a song that is appropriate to their lesson and playing level, on a huge stage with professional musicians. HMF invests in our students with this opportunity and many types of musical experiences, giving them the tools they need to grow and build a strong musical foundation.

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Open Mic @ Tastefull Beans
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Feb
25
Sun
HMF Student Rock Concert @ SALT Block - Drendel Auditorium
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Many of you are familiar with our upcoming annual HMF Student Concert, but for those of you that are new to this event, think of it as a rock concert/recital. This is an incredible opportunity for our students to perform a song that is appropriate to their lesson and playing level, on a huge stage with professional musicians. HMF invests in our students with this opportunity and many types of musical experiences, giving them the tools they need to grow and build a strong musical foundation.

Mar
1
Thu
Accepting Scholarship and Work Study Applications @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 1 – Mar 16 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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Mar
31
Sat
Open Mic @ Tastefull Beans
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Apr
28
Sat
Open Mic @ Tastefull Beans
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

May
26
Sat
Open Mic @ Tastefull Beans
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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