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HPHS Band...the place for YOU!

Congratulations on your continued progress in your music education! As you prepare to enter high school, it is important to know that there is a place for YOU at HPHS to continue to pursue your love of music! Students who enroll in band class not only get to continue to make music throughout high school, but they also demonstrate long-term commitment throughout high school--a factor that enhances their college applications.We have students who have played in band and jazz band for all four years who have gone on to attend some of the most prestigious universities in the country: Harvard, Yale, Penn, Stanford, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and more. It is absolutely possible to play your instrument for all 4 years and get accepted to a 4-year college or university of your choice! Take a look at all of the wonderful things that the HPHS band program has to offer:


With 3 curricular band classes, 2 curricular jazz classes, marching band, pep band, jazz combo, and 2 pit orchestra experiences, the HPHS band program truly offers something for everyone! These different ensembles perform at various school, community, state, national, and international events. The band program offers you the opportunity to perform many different musical genres in a variety of outstanding settings!


  • Approximately 150 students enroll in the band program each year!

  • The HPHS Band has previously traveled to Spain, China, Japan, Italy, Mexico, and the Czech Republic!

  • Over the past 10 years, numerous senior valedictorians and/or salutatorians have been members of the band program!

  • Over the course of each schoolyear, the different ensembles perform a combined total of over 100 times!


Click here to see how some students have fit band or band AND jazz band into their schedules every year. It is absolutely possible to take band each year, fulfill all of your academic requirements for graduation, and take as challenging an academic schedule as you want! If you need more help getting band into your schedule, please contact Mr. Chodoroff.


The band organizes regular social events so you have a chance to get to know other students in a safe environment outside of school or rehearsal settings. Past events have included bowling, laser tag, movie nights, capture the flag, and section dinners. Many of our student's closest friends and greatest high school memories have been made right here in the band program!

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