Band

Welcome to the Band Page!  

Here you will find important updates throughout the year for all band students, 5-12. As events approach, detailed schedules will be added to this site in order to better inform parents and friends of additional information. 

Congratulations to all of the band students on their outstanding Holiday Concerts!  


January

3 Band Booster Meeting, 7pm


February

7 Pre-festival concert, grades 7-12. 7pm

10 HS Solo and Ensemble Festival, Mancelona HS

14 Band Booster Meeting, 7pm

21 HS Band Festival, Petoskey MS

23 MS Band Festival, Petoskey MS


March 

7 Band Booster Meeting, 7pm

14 Middle School Honors Band, Kalkaska (select 8th gr only)


April

4 Band Booster Meeting, 7pm 

6 & 7 Jazz Weekend

21 Swing into Spring


May 

1 Spring Band Concerts:  5-8 grades; 6pm, 7-12 grades; 7:30pm

2 Band Booster Meeting, 7pm 

28 Memorial Day Parade, grades 7-12


June 

3 Commencement, report time of 1:45


July 

3 Marching Band Parade Rehearsal, 9-10am

4 Marching Band Performance, report time:  11:30am

29 Marching Band Camp Begins (current 8th-11th grade student who wish to participate in band during the 2018-2019 school year)


August

3 Marching Band Camp Concludes 



Mr. Patrick Ruddy

Director of Bands




About the Director


Band Points of Pride

Excellence from our Award Winning Band Program Producing Leaders for the Future

  • Over 250 students participate in the band program grades 5-12.
  • The Annual Holiday Collage Concert provides the absolute highest level of entertainment for our community.   
  • Harbor Springs students have earned positions in both the All-State and Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honor Bands, the highest achievement available for such ensembles in the state. 
  • High School and Middle School Concert Bands have consistently produced superior performances at festivals.
  • Marching Band has received accolades from around the state for their performances and the excitement they produce.
  • Jazz Band has become a local and state example of excellence performing at festivals and within the community with a strong following.
  • Performs at all local events such as Memorial Day and 4th of July Parades.