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

3rd Grade Musical

November 17th, 18th, 19th

Lion King KIDS - Auditioning Grades K-6 - NTPA Dallas

Wednesday, November 17th 6:00pm / Show #1







Thursday, November 18th  6:00 pm/ Show #2






B. Williams


Friday, November 19th  6:00 pm/ Show #3






Audition Selection Form due September 3rd

Lion King Audition Selection Form

Audition Preparation Music

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08.27.21 | 3 MINS

He Lives in You (Drummers)

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Rehearsal Drumming (He Lives in You)

08.27.21 | 3 MINS

Hakuna Matata (Timon & Pumbaa)

08.27.21 | 3 MINS

Can You Feel the Love Tonight ( Nala)

08.27.21 | 3 MINS

I Just Can't Wait to be King ( Simba & Zazu)

08.27.21 | 3 MINS

Be Prepared ( Scar)

08.27.21 | 4 MINS

The Circle of Life ( Rafiki)

Schoology lion King Audition Course

Schoology LK Audition prep

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2nd Grade Musical

 APRIL 6,th7th,8th

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Timbre Tigers Choir


 Congrats to our new Timbre Tigers Choir! Choir will begin Thursday 9/9 before school at 7:10

  • 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, October  7                                                    Event:  Hernando Homecoming parade

  Who:  Choir students

               Family & Friends invited to attend

Where:  Hernando square

Time:  6:00 show time/6:30 Parade begins

Tuesday, November 16 &

Thursday, November 18     NO CHOIR BEFORE SCHOOL due to 3rd Grade Musical


Thursday, December 9 :  Holiday at the Hills *

                     *provided that we are able to host the event

  Who:  Choir students

              Family & Friends are invited to attend

  Where:  HHES

  Time: 6:00 pm

Friday, December 17                                                          EventPerforming Holiday Music for School

 Who:  Choir students only

 Time:  8:30 am


 Thursday, March 10        Event:  “Art at the Hills”           *provided that we are able to host                       Who:  Choir Students

               Family & Friends are invited to attend  

Time: Arrive @ 5:45 for warm-ups Perform @ 6:00 MINI Performance 

 Event Hours:  6-7:30 pm (students are free to leave after performance)  


Tuesday, April 5 and

 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


Tiny Strings

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ANNOUNCEMENT:  We are so excited to announce that our Tiny Strings ukulele group will commence this year! A bit about our Tiny Stings:

  • Tiny Strings is a ukulele group comprised of  (30) 3rd grade students. 
  • Regular rehearsals will take place before school from 7:10-7:40 on WEDNESDAYS
  • Students will have opportunities to perform at school and in the community as well as attend a fieldtrip
  • Cost:  Parents will be required to purchase a t-shirt that students will wear for performances. Students are NOT obligated or expected to purchase their own ukuleles and  can use the classroom ukuleles for  in school rehearsals & all performances. 
  • Tiny Strings ukulele group  auditions are open to all 3rd graders who love to play and possess a working knowledge of  3 basic chords ( C, F, G7) as well as demonstrate proficiency in transitions. Both are skills focused on in the classroom.
  • Auditions will take place Monday, October 18th directly after school from 3:00-4:30. Look for audition information coming home in September.


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Remind101/Timbre Tigers Choir

Remind 101/Tiny Strings

Remind 101/Jungle Book