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Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is the premier wind ensemble at Harrisburg High School. Auditions for this ensemble are held in the spring and are open to all incoming 9-12 band students. Symphonic Band students rehearse and perform a wide repertoire of music, including many standard pieces of wind band literature, as well as several contemporary selections for wind ensemble.

The Symphonic Band performs at the Fall, Winter, and Spring concert each year, as well as performing at the region large group contest each spring. Every two years the group plans a larger excursion, recently performing in Chicago and Dallas.

Concert Band

The high school concert band meets first period each school day. Band students rehearse and perform a wide repertoire of music, including many standard pieces of concert band literature, as well as several contemporary selections for wind ensemble.

The high school band performs a winter and spring concert each year, as well as performing at the region large group contest each spring. Every two years the group plans a larger excursion, recently performing in Chicago and Dallas.

Developmental Band

The high school developmental band is designed for students entering the band program for the first time or students who have little musical experience. This course is also available to students who desire to learn a second instrument. Students focus on music fundamentals and basic technical facility of their chosen instrument. Students in the developmental band perform with the high school concert band.

Jazz Ensemble I

The HHS Jazz Ensemble I is the premier jazz ensemble at Harrisburg High School. Auditions for this ensemble are held in the fall and are open to students in grades 9-12. The ensemble is comprised of standard big band instrumentation (2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, 1 Baritone Saxophone, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, Piano, Bass, Guitar, & Drums).

The group rehearses on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during 0 hour, and performs a vast repertoire of literature – to include jazz standards, big band swing, latin, & rock/funk charts.

The HHS Jazz Ensemble I performs at regional jazz festivals, as well as the Spring Jazz Concert.

Jazz Ensemble II

The HHS Jazz Ensemble II is open to students in grades 9-12 and is comprised of standard big band instrumentation (2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, 1 Baritone Saxophone, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, Piano, Bass, Guitar, & Drums).

The group rehearses on Monday and Wednesday mornings during 0 hour, and performs a vast repertoire of literature – to include jazz standards, big band swing, latin, & rock/funk charts.

The HHS Jazz Ensemble II performs at regional jazz festivals, as well as the Spring Jazz Concert.

Marching Band

The HHS Marching Band is a corps style marching band open to all band students in grades 9-12. TThe marching band is an exciting high profile competitive group that performs at all home football games and several regional competitions.

Camps begin in late July and vary by section. After the conclusion of camps in early August, rehearsals are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.

Pep Band

From “The HHS Fight Song” to “Crazy Train” and “Hey Baby”, this group, comprised of all band students in grades 9-12, energizes the home crowd at many fall and winter athletic events, as well as the occasional state event!