Highland Park MUSIC program

student musicians

The purpose of this program is to teach students to value music. Students will learn strong performance skills, as well as concepts in music theory and history. Students will also have the opportunity to create and analyze music, as well as to connect music to culture, other disciplines, and their everyday lives. Through our performances, and our everyday activities, we will try to foster an appreciation of music in both our school and our community.

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Amanda Lyon, m.a.

director of bands and choirs

Amanda Lyon is the Director of Bands and Choirs at Highland Park Middle School in Beaverton, OR. Originally from Sarasota, Florida, Ms. Lyon earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, and a Master’s degree from the University of Iowa. Though her degrees are in performance, she has wanted to be an educator since a very early age. An active performer, Ms. Lyon plays with various local orchestras, including Beaverton Symphony Orchestra, Tualatin Valley Symphony, and Willamette Falls Symphony.

Ms. Lyon prides herself on being a culturally relevant, trauma-informed, inclusive, and anti-racist educator and human. She strives to make music-making accessible for all–music is the universal language and all humans deserve to make art. 


band boosters

parents & guardians of the band!

The Band Boosters Association (HPBB) is a parent group designed to help support the band program. The purpose of this organization is to develop and maintain an enthusiastic interest in the various endeavors of the band program at Highland Park Middle School by providing essential services like field trip chaperones, fundraising support, advocacy etc. Parent involvement is crucial to the success of our students, so we rely heavily on this organization to operate at our highest level of efficiency.

  • President
    • ​Marne Oyen
    • president@highlandparkband.org
  • Treasurer
    • Jason Burns
    • vp@highlandparkband.org
  • Treasurer
    • ​Matthew Oyen
    • treasurer@highlandparkband.org
  • Volunteer Coordinator
    • Tonya Hurt
    • volunteer@highlandparkband.org
  • ​Secretary
    • ​Kate Gober
    • secretary@highlandparkband.org