Welcome to the Band Page!  

Here you will find important updates throughout the year for all band students, 6-12. As events approach, detailed schedules will be added to this site in order to better inform parents and friends of additional information.   



8/23 Home football game.  Report to the stadium at 6.  Uniform to include khaki shorts, current band T-shirt, and tennis shoes.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE 

29 MARCHING BAND PRACTICE, 9am-12pm, HS Band Room

31 Home football game.  Report to the stadium at 6.  Uniform will include khaki shorts, current band T-shirt, and and tennis shoes.


29-30 Kenowa Hills HS Marching Band Contest Weekend.  

We will depart early Saturday, 9/29, and return in the afternoon on 9/30.  The performance on Saturday is NOT OPTIONAL......everyone MUST attend.  However, staying overnight is optional, provided your parents attend the contest in Grand Rapids and drive you home afterward.  Our Band Boosters will be covering most of the expenses for this trip.  More details to come.

As of now, there are no other performances or practices in September.  Due to the fact that our first full performance will be at the Kenowa Hills contest, we MAY choose to add one or two evening rehearsals (may include "performances" of our complete show for those who wish to attend).  Those times and dates will be posted at least a month in advance. 


5 Homecoming Parade and Game.  Report at 5pm

8 Traverse City Marching Expo.  Depart HSHS around 3:30

12 Home football game.  Report to stadium around 6


7 High School Honors Band Auditions, Charlevoix (optional)


1 + 2 High School Honors Band Weekend, Petoskey (optional)

13 Middle School Band Concerts, Grades 6-8

19 High School Collage Concerts, 1 and 7pm

Additional information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.  

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 6-12.
  • 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.