Hendersonville High School
Band of Gold
An outstanding music education program inspires each student to reach their highest level of achievement and nourishes the development of their character as an indispensable member of the organization.
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A Tradition of Success
The Hendersonville High School Band was formed in 1961 by Mr. Doyle Marsh. Since its beginning 50 years ago, the program has developed a reputation for excellence in the region, performing at the Tennessee Music Educators Association conference on three occasions, the MENC National convention, and the ASBDA National Convention. The HHS Band has also performed at the Orange Bowl and the Outback Bowl and several marching band events in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia. The string program began at HHS in 2000 under the direction of Director of Bands, Jeffrey T. Phillips. The orchestra program has received superior ratings at regional festivals and has been invited to perform at the TMEA State Concert Festival. The Hendersonville Band and Orchestra program continually places over 25% of its membership in the MTSBOA Mid-State ensembles and has a rich tradition of superior ratings in concert, sight-reading, and marching performances. Members of the HHS Band and Orchestra have performed or are currently performing in university and military bands throughout the nation. Graduates are also active as teachers and performers.
The current instrumental program at Hendersonville High School consists of three curricular ensembles including the 9th Grade Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and String Orchestra, involving over 160 students. In addition, courses in Honors Music Theory and AP Music Theory are available. After school activities include the marching Band of Gold and the 3:15 and 4:15 Jazz Ensembles as well as several other small ensembles that perform throughout the year at community events.