Bands at Highland Park High School meet everyday either 1st, 2nd or 3rd Period. We offer three different levels of bands - a place for everyone to succeed at their level!
Bands include the WIND SYMPHONY, SYMPHONIC BAND & CONCERT BAND.
The Concert Bands at HPHS perform advanced high school to college-level literature annually at UIL Concert & Sightreading Evaluations, as well as local invitational contests.
The Wind Symphony is a nationally-recognized ensemble by the Foundation for Music Education (Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors NATIONAL WINNER) and two-time TMEA State Honor Band Finalist, finishing 2nd in 2019.
Interested in Jazz Band? We have one that meets after school weekly and performs twice a year.
The UIL State Marching Band Championships are held every other year, depending on classification (odd numbered years for our current classification, 5A). In 2017, 2019 and 2021 the Highlander Band advanced to not only the State Championships at the Alamodome in San Antonio, but advanced to the finals, finishing 2nd in 2019 and 5th in 2021. We look forward to our pursuit of ANOTHER back-to-back state-level performance in the fall of 2022 as we join the 6A classification!
"I love that nobody is left out of anything throughout the year, and everyone is super friendly and accepting of others. It really is like a family!" William, 10th Grade Trumpet
"The final result of all our hard work as a show is pretty amazing to see." Cole, 11th Grade Trumpet
"My favorite thing about band is the community aspect of playing music with friends. The tough times become easier and the successes are more satisfying, because through it all you have a family of people constantly pushing each other and supporting one another." Pauline, Class of 2021 Percussion
"Band is awesome." Jackson, 12th Grade Flute & Drum Major
"My favorite thing about Marching Season overall is getting to represent the school in a positive way on and off the field." Andrew, 11th Grade Trombone
"My favorite part about band is how easy it is to make friends with people, especially people in different grades that I probably would not have met otherwise." Paige, 11th Grade Trumpet