We aspire to increase confidence, self-discipline, organization, and individual performance as we hold ourselves accountable to rise above the expected while cultivating a positive environment that fosters a love of Music.
The Harrison Band Program
Since its inception in 1991, the Harrison High School band program quickly established a reputation for musical excellence. The Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band, each meet for ninety minutes every day within a four-period block schedule and typically perform 5-6 concerts per year. Students in the Harrison Bands are consistent members in the District Honor Band, Georgia All-State Band, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Honor Band of America, Georgia’s Govenor’s Honors Program, Atlanta Youth Jazz Orchestra, and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Extra-curricular Opportunities. With the concert bands at the core of the curriculum, students also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extra-curricular ensembles offered through the department. These include a 200-member volunteer marching band, a very active chamber music program, a Symphony Orchestra, jazz ensembles, and a concert percussion ensemble, Winterguard and Indoor Drumline. In addition, the band parent’s association sponsors an after-school private lesson program with an outstanding faculty of professional musicians.