The Mission of the HJHS Band Program is to develop students into the strongest possible musician they can become within a positive and nurturing environment. HJHS Band students will develop critical thinking skills, self regulation, self control, and the adaptive skills needed to function within both large and small teams of individuals. The students will be provided an instrumental music education focused on developing FUNDAMENTAL skills of Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Instruments. They will have performance opportunities in seasonal concerts, small ensembles, State Music Performance Assessment, Allstate Competition, Honor Bands, and Solo & Ensemble Assessment. A recognizable characteristic of the HJHS Band will be that the students individual skill sets are more advanced than the musical requirements of Grade 2-3 Middle School Level Band Literature.