About our Bands

The Herbert Akins Road MS learning community collaborates to facilitate equitable outcomes and growth through social, emotional, and academic opportunities. 

The HARMS Band program is made up of three bands: Beginner Band (6th), Intermediate Band (7th), and Advanced Band (8th). The program also offers two extra-curricular after school clubs: Pep Band (Fall), and Jazz Band (Spring). 

Students do not need prior experience before joining. Band is a year-long elective that does not interfere with after school sports or clubs. 

The NC Essential Standards for music are the standards put forth by the state to help guide teachers in curriculum design and classroom instruction.