Welcome to the Harby Junior High Band website!
We are passionate about teaching music and dedicated to helping each student achieve success.
Most students who start band have little or no prior musical training. We start from “scratch” in all phases.
Harby’s Beginning Band students are divided into classes which include:
Woodwinds: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe & Bassoon
Brass: Cornet/Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone & Tuba
Percussion: Snare Drum, Mallet, Keyboard, Timpani, Bass Drum & Cymbals
In 7th and 8th grade, students are placed in bands based on their level of musical ability. These bands are Symphonic I, II, and III. Symphonic I and II are both contest groups and demand an intermediate to advanced level of musicianship. These ensembles participate in the University Interscholastic League’s Concert and Sight-Reading Contest and various music festivals. Symphonic Band III is a non-contest performing group, which is used to help students develop fundamental music skills and prepare them for contest level music.
Harby Band students actively participate in student council, various sports (including football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and swimming), national junior honor society, yearbook, and various other campus groups. As a Harby Band member, they will develop friendships and learn to work as a team. Our band students find a second home among the highest achievers, brightest stars, and accomplished athletes at Harby Junior High.