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. 


2017/18....He we come!  



September

22  Home game.  Report near the stadium at 6pm. 


30 MB Contest at Kenowa Hills HS - Detailed schedules are available at school.  Here are general times:


6:45AM  Meet at the HS.  Please do not be late

7:00  Depart for Kenowa Hills HS (we will stop in Cadillac for a fast food/restroom break)

1:15  Perform

2:45  Awards 

3:30  Depart for home (will stop in Cadillac on the way)

9:00  Approximate arrival time home


Ticket prices are $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for students and senior citizens, and $20.00 for a family.  Children five and under are admitted free.


Students are always welcome to go home with parents.  I simply need a note saying so.  Thank you 


October

2 Marching Band Performance, Cadillac HS, 4pm-10:30pm

4 Band Booster Meeting, 7pm

9 Marching Band Performance, TC Expo, 4pm-11pm

13 MB:  Homecoming Parade and Game, Report time:  5pm


November

1 High School Honors Band Auditions, Charlevoix HS

8 Band Booster Meeting, 7pm 

11 Middle School Solo and Ensemble Festival, Boyne City


 December

2 & 3 HS Honors Band Weekend, Petoskey HS

6 Band Booster Meeting, 7pm

14 Middle School Winter Concert, 7pm

18 In the event of a snow day on 12/14, MS Band Concert, 7pm

20 High School Collage Concert, 1 & 7pm

21 In the event of a snow day on 12/20, HS Collage, 1 & 7pm


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

27 2018 Marching Band Camp Begins


August

3 2018 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.