The Harrison Bands consists of the award-winning Harrison Marching Wildcat Marching Band (instrumentalists, color guard, percussion and pit), Concert Band and Jazz Band.
Wildcat Marching Band
The Harrison High School Marching Band is the pride of Harrison, Ohio. You would likely see them supporting our community!! The group performs at many public parades such as Harrison Memorial Day Weekend including Cincinnati’s BLINK event held occasionally in downtown Cincinnati. In addition the marching band competes and have a tradition of excellence in OMEA and other City and State wide competitions. The band has also performed at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.
Any student who wishes to be in the Marching Band is allowed to if they can exhibit physical duties on and off the field. They must show dedication and perseverance. Band will meet every Mondays and Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm for practices in the fall. Their schedules are typically busy surrounding football season and then picks up again in the mid to late spring. Marching Band is considered to fulfill the PE course credit.
The High School and Junior School Concert Band represent our instructional class bands for the junior and high school. They will perform throughout the year in our concert programs. These band students are those who enjoy learning about anything music in a class setting. These classes are available to anyone who just wants to play an instrument and are taught during normal school hours as a credited course.
The Harrison Jazz
The Harrison Jazz is an audition and invitational program that provides students with positive and life changing experiences through interactions with outstanding musicians and educators. Students are inspired with a day of learning, excitement, and growth with students surrounded by inspiring musicians, educators and peers.
Auditions for jazz band typically take place in November to December. Jazz Band will meet every Saturday in the spring semester. Members are encouraged to study privately and work on improvisation skills. The Jazz Band will play at multiple concerts throughout the year and may travel to at least one Jazz Band Festival.