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If you are the parent of a student in band and orchestra, we are asking for your help! Every year, a large number of students in our district depend on us to rent school instruments that are affordable, so they can participate in band and orchestra.  Due to COVID-19, we cannot share instruments. We are asking families who can afford to, please rent from a local music store.  

Many of our families who are on free & reduced lunches cannot afford to rent from a music store, so every instrument that opens up can be put into the hands of a student who desperately needs it to participate in band and orchestra.  

You can rent quality instruments from local music stores such as: Yanda’s Music or Ron’s Music in Grand Island, as well as Dietze Music and CGS Music in Lincoln.  Please contact the band or orchestra teachers if you have questions or need help.

Band: Rick Matticks 402-984-6945 / Sarah Bernard-Stevens 308-760-2047

Orchestra: Chris Niemeyer 225-315-8888 / David Bernard-Stevens 308-520-1526



If you have a band or orchestra instrument you are no longer using, you can donate that instrument to the HPS Music Department through the HPS Foundation and receive a tax receipt letter for your donation. Simply bring your instrument to any of the HPS schools and let the front office know it is for Rick Matticks and the Instrument Donation Program.

Your donation will have an impact on many generations of future musicians in our community. You can also find more information on how to donate or support the music programs at HPS by going to https://hastingspublicschools. org/district/instrument- donation.html