Highland High School opened in 1993. The band program has an enrollment of over 350 students which make up the 4 concert bands & 4 jazz bands that meet year round, a competitive marching band with 150+ performers, State Champion Winterguard, & State Champion Winter Concert Percussion Ensemble. The band program provides an outstanding music education and creates positive learning experiences for Highland's student musicians.
Highland has established a tradition of musical excellence. The concert, jazz, and marching bands frequently receive ratings of superior with distinction in Arizona festivals and competes in festivals and competitions all over the Southwest.
The Highland Wind Ensemble has been an Honored Performer at the Arizona Music Education Association State Conference in 2004 & 2009.
(New York Times article 11/12/13)