Tharp Band

 Hilliard THARP Beginning Band Program!


During the 2020-2021 school year, Hilliard sixth graders will have the opportunity to begin learning to play an instrument! In preparation for next school year, all current Hilliard fifth grade students are about to begin the journey of learning more about instrumental music and choosing which instrument on which they would like to experience the joy of making music! Thank you for your support and encouraging your band student to start his/her study of music. This investment of time, effort, and energy will produce lifelong dividends.

Whether you are new to the Hilliard Band Program or have had students participate in the past, we encourage you to look through all of the information on this website as many things have changed.  For more information about the Hilliard Band Program, please join us for a short informational meeting on:

Monday, January 27
Tharp Sixth Grade Gymnasium

To join the Hilliard band program, we have 3 simple steps to follow: CHOOSE and instrument, REGISTER for band and OBTAIN an instrument. To learn more about each step, select the appropriate link to the left. To learn more about the different instruments, staff, schedule, and expectations, select the “About Band” link.

Steps to take to join the Hilliard Band Program:

  1. Step 1: Choose An Instrument:
    Instrument Demos:  We will be visiting each elementary school classroom between January 23-29 to demonstrate the instruments.
    Fittings:  January 29-30  4:00-8:00 pm Tharp Sixth Grade Building – Attend an “instrument fitting” (try out the different instruments) to see which instrument you would like to play. Click “Fitting Sign-Ups” link on the left to sign up for a fitting.
  2. Step 2: Register:  Select the link to the left for more information about registering your child for band.
  3. Step 3: Obtain An Instrument: Select the link to the left for more information about where to get an instrument

Use the navigation menu on the left to access all of the information you need to know about 6th Grade Band.

(If your student is Station-bound, click here!)

Not sure if your child is attending Tharp or Station next year? Click here!

We are VERY excited to begin the process of finding our new budding musicians!


We know this can be a very overwhelming process.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Brocke at or 921-6900.