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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Allyson K.

By |2018-07-28T15:38:48+00:00March 11th, 2018|Student Spotlight|

Name: Allyson K. Instrument: Flute Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? I enjoy the challenges that are presented, not just individually, but as an ensemble. Each challenge allows us to support each other and make memories with our close friends. Favorite Band Experience? My favorite experience [...]

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Hannah A.

By |2018-07-28T15:42:16+00:00March 7th, 2018|Student Spotlight|

Name: Hannah A. Instrument: Flute Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? Cracking jokes about different sections and complaining to Mr. Groon whenever possible ;-) But really, I love being able to create something that takes an entire ensemble, not just an individual. Favorite Band Experience? Being [...]

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Rilyn F.

By |2018-07-28T15:42:50+00:00February 26th, 2018|Student Spotlight|

Name: Rilyn F. Instrument: Trumpet (his name is Winston) Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? I enjoy playing trumpet because it gives me happiness. I can't imagine playing a different instrument...hitting those high notes is what makes my day. Favorite Band Experience? My favorite band experience [...]

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Megan Y.

By |2018-07-28T19:17:28+00:00January 9th, 2018|Student Spotlight|

Name: Megan Y. Instrument: Clarinet Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? I enjoy hanging out with my friends and making fun memories! Favorite Band Experience? When I was a freshman and we took a trip to Dallas, and I had to suffer the back of the [...]

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Grace A.

By |2018-07-28T15:44:40+00:00November 7th, 2016|Student Spotlight|

Name: Grace A. Instrument: Tenor Sax Grade: 12 Years in Band: 7 What do you enjoy most about being in band? I enjoy all of the ensemble opportunities that are available. Along with the Concert Band and Pep Band, you can also join Jazz Band, Marching Band, and/or Rock Band, so there are many options [...]

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2017 Music Trip

By |2016-09-14T10:46:39+00:00September 14th, 2016|High School|

Although the school year is just beginning, the Harrisburg Band Boosters have been busy during the summer making preparations for the spring music trip. The trip is scheduled for April 27th – 30th to Chicago, IL. An itinerary is currently being prepared that includes performance opportunities for many of the HHS band and choir ensembles, [...]

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2016 Music Showcase

By |2016-03-17T13:44:21+00:00March 17th, 2016|High School, Middle School|

The HHS Music Boosters are proud to present the 1st Annual Harrisburg Music Showcase on Saturday, April 2nd at the Washington Pavilion. The Pavilion is an absolutely PHENOMENAL performance venue that is used exclusively by professional artists, ensembles, and theater companies. We are so EXTREMELY fortunate to have the opportunity and privilege to perform there! [...]

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Isaac H.

By |2016-03-09T14:08:57+00:00March 9th, 2016|Student Spotlight|

Name: Isaac H. Instrument: Trumpet Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? I enjoy the challenge of taking the notes on the page and turning them into music. Favorite Band Experience? My favorite experience was getting to know a completely new trumpet section and hanging out with [...]

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Paige S.

By |2016-02-11T11:38:12+00:00February 11th, 2016|Student Spotlight|

Name: Paige S. Instrument: Tuba, Trombone (jazz) Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? That first moment when a piece finally comes together and becomes music, not just notes and rhythms.         Favorite Band Experience? Augustana Honor Band. It's really fun to meet musicians [...]

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HHS Concert Band to Perform at SDBA Convention

By |2016-02-10T13:43:59+00:00February 10th, 2016|High School|

The Harrisburg High School Concert Band has been selected to perform at the 79th Annual South Dakota Bandmasters Conference. The performance is on February 13th at 9:00 AM in the Performing Arts Center on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings SD. The performance will feature a wide range of selections from composers [...]

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