All students (including cyber!) in grades 8-12 are eligible to join the Hazleton Area High School Marching Cougar Band.

    The Marching Cougars rehearse and perform from August to November at football games and band competitions.

    For more information, visit the HAMC Page on the district website here


    Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to join the Marching Cougars's Hazleton Area Indoor Performance Ensemble (HAIPE)

    HAIPE includes Indoor Color Guard, Indoor Percussion, and Indoor Winds. Students in HAIPE will rehearse and perform at competitions from January to May.

    Information will be posted here as well as on the HAMC page above.



    Indoor Percussion is a new ensemble for the 2023-2024 school year. Students will perform on drumline and pit instruments (such as marimba, drumset, synth, etc.) in a 5 minute long show. The indoor percussion show operates a lot like the outdoor marching band ensemble, in that students march while playing. The only difference is that percussion instruments are the ONLY instruments in this ensemble.

    Prior experience on percussion experience is not required, but a desire to be there to learn is a requirement.

    An info meeting will be held on Thursday, December 21, from 5 to 8pm at the Band Room in the Hazleton Area Academy of the Arts and Humanities school in Drums, PA.

    Rehearsals will be from January to May


    The QR code will direct you to this link:  https://forms.gle/t6TZcmkEV7J95aF16



    Formerly known as HAHS Winter Guard

    Indoor Color Guard combines everything from outdoor color guard with indoor dance routines. Students will perform a roughly 5 minute show using Flags, Rifles, Sabres, etc., as well as complex dance moves, to prerecorded music. The HAHS Winter Guard took first place at Tournament Indoor Association's Chapter 2 Championships in 2022, but unfortunately could not form during the 2023 season. The indoor guard has been rebranded under the HAIPE family and will compete in the 2024 season.

    An info meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 20th, from 5 to 8pm in the gym at Heights-Terrace Elementary/Middle School in Hazleton, PA.

    Rehearsals will be from January to May

HAIPE Indoor Percussion Poster
Flyer for the indoor guard