Alayna Weiss



Welcome to the Music Room!

About the Teacher

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I am excited to be teaching Music at HHES! Music has always been one of my first loves.  I received my B.F.A in Musical Theatre from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.  I have enjoyed a diverse career singing, acting, and dancing on stage professionally as well as on a community level all over the U.S.; including New York, Massachusetts, Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Ohio, and now Mississippi. Since moving to DeSoto County 14 years ago, I have had the privilege of performing with DeSoto Family Theatre and Kudzu Playhouse.  Additionally, I have directed numerous Allie nominated productions for Kudzu Playhouse as well as summer camp for DeSoto Family Theatre.

 My family and I, comprised of my husband Victor, Max age 19, Graham age 15, and Grey age 12, are Southerners by choice and have adopted Hernando as home. We love to travel the world and make every opportunity to chase adventure at home and abroad.

I know that your children and I will have a fantastic year learning to play the ukulele, experiencing different genres of music, and deepening their love of music.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, concerns, or kudos. Together, I am confident that we will have a tremendous year!


All my best,

Alayna Weiss

2021-2022 Season Announcment

2nd Grade Musical

 APRIL 6,th7th,8th

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We are so excited to be able to present the 2nd grade musical and are hopeful amidst COVID concerns and protocol that we will be able to share a traditional performance. However, please be advised that there are alternate plans in place including a performance with limited guests or a live-stream performance.  Throughout the rehearsal process, we will maintain COVID safety guidelines to keep students as healthy and safe as possible.


Audition Dates:  January 31-February 4 (Callbacks as necessary)            

Students will audition privately during their scheduled music class time.  Students who do not wish to audition for a featured role will automatically be cast with their classmates in our ensemble as wolves, monkeys, elephants, bees, or jungle flora & fauna. Everyone gets to participate! Please note that students will be combined with those from other classes during after-school rehearsals and the performance process. Parents may opt out of the performance if they have concerns.  Students’ semester grade is based on their in-class participation.  Notification of non-participation can be selected on the yellow Audition Selection form that will be sent home January 11th and due Friday, January 21st. Students will NOT be able to opt back in if they opt out. 


Students should use the Schoology course to practice their music throughout the rehearsal process. The course has both the performance tracks (with vocals) and the accompaniment tracks (without vocals).

1. Log in to Schoology.

2. Select Courses in the top menu.

3. Click My Courses.

4. From the My Courses page, click Join Course on the right side of the page.

5. Enter your access code:


6. Click Join.

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Wednesday, April 6th 6:00 pm  - Show #1






Thursday, April 7th 6:00pm  - Show #2







Friday, April 8th 6:00 pm  - Show #3








Resources for Jungle Book  Auditions

Audition Music Tracks

Audition Music Tracks


  • Regular choir rehearsals will take place before school from 7:10 am – 7:40am on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS.
  • Choir fees, parent contracts. and t-shirt order forms are due Wednesday 8/8. 
  • Please remember to sign up for our choir Remind  by texting @hhesch to 81010 (see below)

TIMBRE TI2021-2022 Important Dates

 TIMBRE TIGER Important Dates


Thursday, February 17th  Event:  Performance for School Board 

Time:  9:00 am

 Thursday, March 10        Event:  “Art at the Hills”  

Rain Date:  Thursday, March 10th

        *provided that we are able to host                       Who:  Choir Students

               Family & Friends are invited to attend  

TIme:  Arrive at 5:45 for warm-ups

Perform @ 6:00 MINI Performance 

Event Hours:  6:00-7:00 pm (students are free to leave after performance)


 Thursday, April 7                                                        NO CHOIR BEFORE SCHOOL due to 2nd Grade Musical


Monday, May 9                

Event: After school rehearsal to prepare for choir performance

 Time:  2:45-4:30 pm



Tuesday , May 10                                                        LAST DAY OF CHOIR PRACTICE BEFORE SCHOOL


Tuesday, May 10                                                     Event:  Choir and Tiny Strings Performance

Who:  Choir Students

            Family & Friends invited to attend

Time:  Arrive @6:00 pm / Performance @ 6:30 pm



Please Note:    Attire for all performances and events                                                 Timbre Tigers t shirts and jeans/ jean skirts



Our first rehearsal for Tiny Strings will be on Wednesday 1/12 from 7:10-7:40.

Tiny Strings Performances 2022: 

Thursday, March 3rd “Art at the Hills”*

Rain date:  Thursday, March 10th*

* provided we are able to host

Time:  6:00 PM-7:00 PM (students are free to leave after performance)


April 6,7,OR 8th “The Jungle Book” overture

Students will choose which night they can participate in the Jungle Book overture

Time:  6:00 PM  (students are free to leave after performance)


*Thursday, May 7th End of the Year Tiny Strings and Choir Concert

Time:  6:00 pm ___________________________________________________________________________

PLEASE NOTE:  Attire for all performances is Tiny Strings tshirt and jeans or jean skirts.

Remind101/Timbre Tigers Choir