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.   

FRUIT SALE....FRUIT SALE....FRUIT SALE....FRUIT SALE

Our annual fruit sale is now in progress.  See a band member for product information or call 231-881-2226 to place a phone order.  



GREAT JOB HS MARCHING BAND AT THE KENOWA HILLS KNIGHT TIME CLASSIC MARCHING BAND CONTEST!  Our band earned 1st Place and received awards for Best Music, Best Marching, and Best Percussion. 


Congratulations on an excellent performance at Homecoming and at the MSBOA Traverse City Expo!    



November

7 High School Honors Band Auditions, Charlevoix (optional)

14 Band Booster meeting, 7pm, HS Band Room


December

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

12 Band Booster meeting, 7pm, HS Band Room

13 Middle School Band Concerts, Grades 6-8

19 High School Collage Concerts, 1 and 7pm


January

9 Band Booster meeting, 7pm, HS Band Room


February

6 Pre-festival concert, grades 7-12, 7pm, PAC

9 High School Solo and Ensemble (optional), Mancelona HS

13 Band Booster meeting, 7pm, HS Band Room

20 High School Band Festival, Petoskey MS, Time TBA

22 Middle School Band Festival, Petoskey MS, Time TBA


March

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

16 High School State Solo and Ensemble (optional)


April

10 Band Booster meeting, 7pm, HS Band Room

20 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

  • 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.