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. 


Great Job High School Marching Band on a fine performance at the Kenowa Hills HS Marching Band Contest.  Your first place performance, with a score of 81.1, was outstanding.  Congratulations also for winning the awards for Best Music, Best Marching, and Best Percussion.  


GREAT JOB Marching Band at Cadillac HS and TC!  


Symphonic Lightfoot:  A professional tribute to the person and music of Gordon Lightfoot, with guest appearances from the Harbor Springs Band.  Saturday, November 4th at 7pm.  General Admission Seating:  $20 adult/$10 student.  Contact Mr. Ruddy at 231-526-4829 for questions or advance ticket sales.  The Harbor Springs Band is appreciative to the members Symphonic Lightfoot for splitting the proceeds with us 50/50.   



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.