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 the members of the High School and Middle School Bands on their excellent performances at the MSBOA Band Festival.  


29  Grades 7-12 perform at the Memorial Day Parade

Schedule for May 29:

8:30-9:00:  MS andHS Band room open so that students can get instruments if needed.

9:15:  Meet at the corner of Third and Ingalls Street

10:00:  Parade begins

10:45:  Approximate ending time of parade/dismissed

The band room will be open for 30 minutes after being dismissed from the park if you need to return instruments.

Uniform will include new Marching Band T-shirt, black pants, black shoes, black socks.

Attention 7th and 8th grade students:  please remember to bring in your $10 for the marching band T-shirt.


4  High School Band performs at Commencement


3  July 4th Parade Rehearsal, 9am-10am, High School

4  July 4th Parade Performance, 12:30pm

27 Marching Band Practice, 8:00am-10:00am (NEW TIME!) 

30 Band Camp 2017 begins (depart 2pm via bus from HS)


4  Return home from camp (approximately 3:00pm) 


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.