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.   

Band Camp 2019 was a  HUGE success!  Thanks to our parent chaperones, staff, and students for an excellent week.  



August

26 High School Marching Band practice, 9am-11am

30 High School Marching Band practice, 9am-11am


September

20 Home football game, report to stadium at 6pm

27 Home football game, report to stadium at 6pm

28 Kenowa Hills Marching Band Contest, Times TBA (early)

30 Cadillac Band Review, 4:00pm-10:00pm


October

5 NEW...NEW....NEW....NEW - Home football game, report 5pm

14 Traverse City Marching Band Expo, 4-11pm

25 Homecoming football game and parade, report 5pm

31 Halloween Parade performance, 1-2pm


November

6 High School Honors Band Auditions (We are hosting!)


December

7 & 8 High School Honors Band, hosted by HSHS

12 Middle School Winter Concert, 7pm

18 Holiday Collage Concerts, 1:30 & 7pm


February

8 MSBOA District Solo and Ensemble, Gaylord HS

12 Pre-Festival concert for grades 7-12, 7pm

26 HS Band Festival

28 MS Band Festival

29 Rodney Whitaker, professional jazz musician, concert: 7pm


March

11 MSBOA Middle School Honors Band, Kalkaska HS

14 MSBOA State Solo and Ensemble, site TBA


April 

18 Jazz Festival, held at HSHS

25 Swing into Spring, 6:30pm, Nub's Nob

29 Spring Band concerts: 6th & MS/HS Jazz @ 6pm, 7-12 @ 7:30


May 

25 Memorial Day Parade, grades 7-12 participate in parade

31 Commencement - HS Band performs


July

30 Marching Band Practice, 6:30-8:30

      Parent meeting, 8:30-9:00 HS cafe


August 

2-7 Harbor Springs 2020 Band Camp held at LSSU.  Note that all students who wish to be in high school band during the 2020/21 school year are expected to attend.  This includes students in the 8th grade during the 2019/20 school year.  


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.