We invite you to support the 350-member Hoover High School Band.
Your gift helps cover essential costs for the band, including uniforms, instruments, travel costs, and adjunct
instructors. Supporting the Hoover Band program does much more than this, however. Supporting the band
helps provide the opportunity for 350 high school students to learn:
- to lead, and be led by, peers
- to make mistakes
- to handle constructive criticism
- to set goals and work to achieve them—over months and years
- to overcome adversity
- to set priorities and make sacrifices
- to win – and lose – as a team
The Hoover High School Band cultivates a life-long love of music and all the mental, emotional, and social benefits that music provides, but fundamentally, the Hoover High School Band helps transform high school kids into responsible adults.
How You Can Support the Band:
Join Publix Partners and select the Hoover Band Boosters. More information here.
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Send a donation by check:
Hoover High School
c/o Lisa Lucas
1000 Buccaneer Drive
Hoover, Alabama 35244
Please put Hoover Band Boosters in the memo line
For questions or concerns, please contact: Ryan Hankins at [email protected]
About the Band
The Hoover High School Band Program represents Hoover and Alabama across the nation. The City of Hoover, population 86,000, is the sixth-largest city in Alabama and the largest suburb in the Birmingham—Hoover Metropolitan Area, a population of more than 1.1 million. Hoover High School has an enrollment of 3,000 students in grades 9—12.
The band embraces a proud tradition of excellence, marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C., and the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The band has earned many class champion awards and has been a finalist in multiple Bands of America regionals.
The band fields both a 200–member Competition Marching Band as well as a 350- member Buccaneer Marching Band that entertains the home crowd at football games played in the Hoover Met Stadium with a capacity of 10,800 and performs in parades across the nation. The Competition band has earned many grand champion awards at contests across the Southeast as well as being a finalist in numerous BOA regionals. Most recently, the Hoover Competition Marching Band was named class 4A champions at the 2019 Jacksonville BOA regional and won the inaugural Alabama High School Marching Bands state championship. Both marching bands are extracurricular and rehearse outside of the regular school day.
Instrumentalists also participate in one of four ability grouped concert ensembles that meet every day throughout the school year. These ensembles have consistently received superior ratings at state contest/music performance assessment. Additionally, these students have the option of also participating in one of three ability grouped jazz ensembles that meet each school day. The jazz program consistently receives national recognition and performs at jazz events throughout the country. The program also has two award-winning winter-guards and an indoor percussion ensemble that has won the gold medal at the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit Championships on multiple occasions.