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Why Music?

Welcome to the Forest Hill High School Band Department, my name is George Reed and I will be starting my 17th year as the Director of Bands.  I hope that you will join us in our year long adventure of music making, fun and friendship.

Tradition – Excellence - Pride 

Why continue Band in High School? 

Imagine going to a new school and not knowing where to go or who to talk to. Transition to high school is much easier for band students who have already spent summer rehearsals and pre school band camp meeting new friends who will help you get adjusted. 

You have already invested time and money learning to play an instrument. In high school you have the opportunity to march in parades, perform at sporting events, compete in marching band competitions, travel, perform in concerts, and much more. 

Various studies show that students in band represent the top of academics in school. It has been shown that band students are scoring higher on average than their counterparts. We also know that band students enjoy a successful high school career, often going on to college and becoming great contributions to society. 

Why join FHHS band? 

Since it beginnings back in the 1950’s, the Forest Hill Band has had some outstanding band programs and is an integral part of the school and community. Not only are students learning to perform on their instrument in a variety of different settings, they are learning life essential skills like teamwork, self motivation, self discipline, individual responsibility, and social skills that prove to be effective in any career, sport, or other activity. 

The Forest Hill High School Band program consists of about 200 students performing in various groups and ensembles. We are currently offering many ways to participate in the band program here on "The Hill". Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, String Orchestra, Color Guard, Drumline, Winter Guard and Winter Percussion.

Don’t let participation in Music at Forest Hill High School pass you by. Give it a try. Being in the Forest Hill Band Performing Arts program will be one of the most beneficial experiences you will have, with lots of friends, family, fun and memories that will last a lifetime.

     If you are interested in participating in Marching Band-Drumline-Color Guard, proceed to the Band Info Page.