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. 

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



June 

4  High School Band performs at Commencement

     1:45 - meet at stadium

     2:30 - ceremony begins

     4:15 - approximate ending time


     Dress for event - "nice' to "formal" is best

     In the event of rain, please arrive early to help set up 



July

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)


August

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

23 Marching Band Practice, 8am-10am

25 Marching Band Performance (uniforms to include khaki shorts and latest band T-shirt).  Report time:  6:00pm

30 Marching Band Practice, 8am-10am


September

1 Marching Band Performance (uniforms to include khaki shorts and latest band T-shirt).  Report time:  6:00pm 

13 Band Booster Meeting, 7pm

22 Marching Band Performance, Home Game.  Report 6pm

30 MB Contest at Kenowa Hills HS - all day


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.