HSMA began as a 10-member band led by homeschool parents in 1993.  The group quickly grew into an organization that now consists of several levels of band, orchestra and choir.  Today, our groups participate in solo and ensemble, local and regional tours, and ministry concerts throughout the year.

In the years since HSMA started, the Lord has richly blessed us. Some HSMA highlights:

  • Grew from ten players to about 200 students
  • Grew from four member families to over 100 member families
  • Grew from one homogeneous group to an organization of four Bands, four String Orchestras, two Choirs, and two Elementary Music Programs
  • Performed at home school graduation exercises for three different organizations
  • Joined the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) and the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA)
  • Participated in Solo & Ensemble and Band, Choir and Orchestra festivals at District and State level
  • Had students selected for the All-Michigan Honors Orchestra and nominated to audition for other honors at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MSBOA Outstanding Ensemble, Youth Arts Soloist)
  • Had students perform with the Michigan Youth Arts Festival
  • Have offered the Artist Circle Award annually to one high school senior who is exceptional in his/her discipline
  • Had numerous HSMA alumni go on to study music at the collegiate level
  • Performed at the annual I.N.C.H. Conference
  • Performed at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
  • Performed on tours throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, and New York

HSMA has accomplished these things, and more, as a direct result of the Lord’s blessing and the dedication of our member students and parents. As HSMA looks forward, we sincerely hope that you will consider joining the HSMA family.


Although HSMA’s main focus is ensemble work, there are also opportunities to stand out.  Students can strive for the following awards: practice awards, hermit award (most practice minutes), most improved award, century club, Artist Circle, HSMA Honors Recital and YAC Honors Recital/Concerto Competition.

Do you have more questions about HSMA? Let us know at our contact page!