The band program at Warren G. Harding High School features on average 165 students in a variety of ensembles. The 150 piece ‘Raider’ Marching Band performs at all home and away football games, multiple community parades and various events around Warren, OH. The marching band has a long standing tradition of excellence dating back to when two separate high schools existed in the city. They have performed in numerous national parades including the NYC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C., National Cherry Blossom Parade, Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and many more.  

The Harding band program consists of three main concert ensembles including the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Freshman Band. Jazz Ensemble I is a full year class that meets daily with Jazz Ensemble II meeting only during the 2nd semester of the year.  


GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
1. To offer to all high school students a variety of instrumental performing experiences. 
2. To teach students, through the medium of music, team and life skills that they will utilize throughout their lives. 
3. To expand their experiences and awareness of a variety of music. 
4. To teach children the importance of community and that they can make a difference.