Band

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.   

Congratulations High School Band on your Excellent performance, and for receiving straight I's at Band Festival!



February

22 Middle School Band Festival, Petoskey MS, Schedule:


4:15pm Meet in the MS Band Room

4:20 Load buses, depart for PMS

4:45 Arrive PMS

5:15 Meet in the hallway near our warm-up

5:20 Warm-up begins 

5:45 Perform

6:05 Sight read

6:30 Pack up, wait for results

6:45 Depart PMS

7:05-7:15 Arrive back to HSMS


25 Lake Michigan Conference HS Honors Band


March

13 MS Honors Band (select 8th grade only), Kalkaska HS


April

5 John Hill, professional jazz musician, in to work with bands

6 John Hill Trio, with special guest Wess Warmdaddy Anderson in concert, PAC, 7pm

10 Band Booster meeting, 7pm, HS Band Room

13 Swing into Spring - Dinner & music (provided by jazz band)

30 Spring Concert: 6th grade, MS & HS Jazz Band at 6:00.  7th/8th grade & HS Concert Band at 7:30.


May 

8 Band Booster meeting, 7pm, HS Band Room

27 Memorial Day Parade Performance (7-12th grade)


June 

2 Commencement, 1:30-4:00 (HS Band only)


July 

3 July 4th Parade rehearsal, 9-10am (current 7th-12th grade)

4 Parade Performance, 12-12:30 (current 7th-12th grade)

25 HS Marching Band practice, 6:30-8:30 

25 HS Marching Band parent meeting, 8:30-9:00

28 Depart for 2019 Band Camp, LSSU


August

2 Return from 2019 Band Camp



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

  • Nearly 1/3 of student population continues in band throughout high school.   
  • Members of the band consistently make up the majority of the top ten academic seniors.  
  • 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.