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Mr. Chris Ruzin


I am the Band Director at Harding. I teach a few music classes as well. 

There are three different bands at the school here now:
- HS Band, which is really grades 7-12.  This group makes up the Marching Band in the fall and the Concert Band in the spring.  In order to be in this group, you have to demonstrate sufficient skill at their instrument and reading music, as well as mastery of basic and intermediate concepts.
- Intermediate Band, which is almost all 6th grade.  Typically, these kids are second-year students who started in 5th grade.  But if someone who's older wants to join band and has no experience, this is the band they would have to join.
- Jazz Band, which meets after school three days a week.  Anyone who is in the HS band is eligible for this group.
We have a concert coming up on May 3rd, which will feature the Intermediate Band and HS Concert Band.  We will also be playing for graduation and for Memorial Day we'll be performing at the park and cemetery for the different services that morning.  The last thing going on this year for us is the Mardi Gras parade, which is at 7:00 on June 30.
Thanks for visiting my page! Please feel free to contact me with any questions about our music programs here at Harding.