Hoover marching band 9-15-15

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The students were chosen out of a nationwide pool to be part of the 185-member marching band and 40-member color guard and dance troupe, which will perform in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Read more


The award-winning Hoover High School First Edition Jazz Band competed against the nation’s top high school jazz bands at the Savannah Swing Central Jazz Festival, held March 30 through April 1. Read more

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Katherine Hunter

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In her seven years of playing clarinet, Spain Park High senior Katherine Hunter has racked up several honors. Read more

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Hoover Band at St. Patrick's Day Parade in NYC

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The Hoover High School Band marched in the 254th Saint Patrick's Day Parade in New York City on Tuesday, March 17. The band is led by Ryan Fitzpatrick, director of bands. Read more


Hoover all state band

Photo courtesy Maelynn Cheung.

Five Hoover students earned placement at this year’s Alabama All State Honor Band. They performed at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville in April. Read more


First Edition and Jam Dallas

Photo courtesy of Debbie Greengard.

First Edition and Jam mingled with some of jazz music’s greatest artists and performed before enthusiastic audiences from around the world at the fifth annual Jazz Educators Network (JEN) Conference in Dallas. Read more

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HHS All-State Jazz Band 2014

Photo courtesy of Debbie Greengard.

Hoover High School was represented at the 2014 Alabama Music Educators Association Conference held at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center in Montgomery in January. Read more

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The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, recognized as the single most prestigious clinic of its kind, will welcome the Hoover High School “First Edition” Jazz Band to its 2012 event, scheduled to take place at its 66th Annual Conference, Dec. 19-22. Read more

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The third annual Simmons Middle School Band Costume Concert and “Trunk or Treat” will be held Monday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in the SMS Lower Gym. Read more

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