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.   

Swing into Spring!  - Thanks to everyone who supported this great event.  It was a HUGE success.  


April 

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

 For 6th grade and MS Jazz Band Members:

5:30 - report to the HS Band Room (6th grade), PAC (MS JB)

6:00 - concert begins: MS Jazz, HS Jazz, and then 6th GR

6:50 - approximate ending time of the concert


6th Grade should "Dress Up" for this performance, but no specific "uniform" is needed. 


For 7/8th Grade and High School Band Members:

7:00 - report to the high school band room for warm-up

7:30 - concert begins with 7/8 band, followed by HS band

8:30 - approximate ending time of the concert 

8:35ish - 8th Grade Parents Meeting to discuss Band Camp


7-12 grade uniform is what we used for festival 


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.