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. 

Mar
9
Sat
Community Music Lessons @ Hickory Music Factory
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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.

 

Apr
13
Sat
N.C. Day of Percussion @ Lenoir Rhyne University
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
On April 13, Percussionists and Drummers from all over the state will descend on LRU for the annual NC Day of Percussion.  Featured artists include marimbist and composer Michael Burritt, from NY and Drum Set artist Tommy Igoe from LA.  The event is free and is funded by the United Arts Council of Catawba.  Performances and clinics will start at 9am and will go until 9pm.  For more information email rickclinenc@gmail.com
May
4
Sat
Community Music Lessons @ Hickory Music Factory
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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.

 

Jul
8
Mon
HMF Rock Camp @ HMF
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Jul 12 @ 2:30 pm

Rock Camp: (Ages 11-17, some skills are required) -Students will rehearse throughout the week with their band and learn the essentials needed to perform on stage. There will be classes/clinics focusing on song writing, stage performance, music history, tone, and dynamics, as well as, music theory. The week will end with the students playing a concert on Friday night at the Salt Block Auditorium. Cost is $225 HMF Students and $250 non HMF Students. To sign up, please contact: HMF 828-308-5659 contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

Download:HMF Rock Camp brochure

Jul
9
Tue
HMF Rock Camp @ HMF
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Jul 13 @ 2:30 pm

Rock Camp: (Ages 11-17, some skills are required) -Students will rehearse throughout the week with their band and learn the essentials needed to perform on stage. There will be classes/clinics focusing on song writing, stage performance, music history, tone, and dynamics, as well as, music theory. The week will end with the students playing a concert on Friday night at the Salt Block Auditorium. Cost is $225 HMF Students and $250 non HMF Students. To sign up, please contact: HMF 828-308-5659 contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

Download:HMF Rock Camp brochure

Jul
10
Wed
HMF Rock Camp @ HMF
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 2:30 pm

Rock Camp: (Ages 11-17, some skills are required) -Students will rehearse throughout the week with their band and learn the essentials needed to perform on stage. There will be classes/clinics focusing on song writing, stage performance, music history, tone, and dynamics, as well as, music theory. The week will end with the students playing a concert on Friday night at the Salt Block Auditorium. Cost is $225 HMF Students and $250 non HMF Students. To sign up, please contact: HMF 828-308-5659 contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

Download:HMF Rock Camp brochure

Jul
11
Thu
HMF Rock Camp @ HMF
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – Jul 15 @ 2:30 pm

Rock Camp: (Ages 11-17, some skills are required) -Students will rehearse throughout the week with their band and learn the essentials needed to perform on stage. There will be classes/clinics focusing on song writing, stage performance, music history, tone, and dynamics, as well as, music theory. The week will end with the students playing a concert on Friday night at the Salt Block Auditorium. Cost is $225 HMF Students and $250 non HMF Students. To sign up, please contact: HMF 828-308-5659 contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

Download:HMF Rock Camp brochure

Jul
12
Fri
HMF Rock Camp @ HMF
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – Jul 16 @ 2:30 pm

Rock Camp: (Ages 11-17, some skills are required) -Students will rehearse throughout the week with their band and learn the essentials needed to perform on stage. There will be classes/clinics focusing on song writing, stage performance, music history, tone, and dynamics, as well as, music theory. The week will end with the students playing a concert on Friday night at the Salt Block Auditorium. Cost is $225 HMF Students and $250 non HMF Students. To sign up, please contact: HMF 828-308-5659 contact@hickorymusicfactory.com

Download:HMF Rock Camp brochure

Rock Camp Concert @ SALT Block-Drendel Auditorium
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rock Camp students put on a concert with their bands and show off the skills they learned at camp. Come out and show your support for these rising ROCK STARS!

Jul
13
Sat
Drum Circle @ Fire Festival @ Ridgeview Recreation Center
Jul 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

HMF and Hickory Parks & Recreation Department will offer a drum circle. People will have the opportunity to learn about african drumming and play in a drum circle. For more info, contact Angela Smith (828)-324-6990 or asmith@hickorync.gov(1) (1)

Aug
9
Fri
Parks and Recreation Open Mic @ Brown Penn Recreation Center
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Everyone is welcome to come and play.

 

Aug
20
Tue
Drum Circle @ National Sr. Day @ Westmont Recreation Center
Aug 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

HMF and Hickory Parks & Recreation Department will offer a drum circle. People will have the opportunity to learn about african drumming and play in a drum circle. For more info, contact Angela Smith (828)-324-6990 or asmith@hickorync.gov(1) (1)

Sep
12
Thu
Musical Petting Zoo @ Brown Penn Recreation Center
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

HMF and Hickory Parks & Recreation Department will offer a musical petting zoo. People will have the opportunity to play and see over 30 different instruments. For more info, contact Angela Smith (828)-324-6990 or asmith@hickorync.gov

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Sep
17
Tue
Mozart Kids – ages 4-5 @ Hickory Music Factory
Sep 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Schlagen-Music gives students the opportunity to experience and appreciate music by singing, playing instruments, movement and reading age appropriate musical notation. Students will get to explore all the different elements of music such as rhythm, melody, dynamics and tempo through the Kodaly and Orff Methods.

Schlagen-Musik Small group lessons – 30 minute classes

10 to 12 week sessions

Fall classes will meet every Tuesday starting September 17th – November 19th

Mozart Kids ages 4-5 years old 12:30 – 1:00                                                  

Bach Kids ages 6-7 years old 1:15 – 1:45                      

Beethoven Kids ages 8-9 years old 2:00 – 2:30

Cost – $100.00 – $120.00 per session plus any materials

Minimum of 4 students

Contact – Sherry Schlagenhauf –  828-612-0467   sschlag61@gmail.com

Bach Kids – ages 6-7 @ Hickory Music Factory
Sep 17 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Schlagen-Music gives students the opportunity to experience and appreciate music by singing, playing instruments, movement and reading age appropriate musical notation. Students will get to explore all the different elements of music such as rhythm, melody, dynamics and tempo through the Kodaly and Orff Methods.

Schlagen-Musik Small group lessons – 30 minute classes

10 to 12 week sessions

Fall classes will meet every Tuesday starting September 17th – November 19th

Mozart Kids ages 4-5 years old 12:30 – 1:00

Bach Kids ages 6-7 years old 1:15 – 1:45

Beethoven Kids ages 8-9 years old 2:00 – 2:30

Cost – $100.00 – $120.00 per session plus any materials

Minimum of 4 students

Contact – Sherry Schlagenhauf –  828-612-0467 sschlag61@gmail.com