Highland Park band 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.

Mrs. Burton

director of bands

Mandy R. Burton is the Director of Bands at Highland Park Middle School in Beaverton, OR. The program includes beginning band, symphonic band and wind ensemble, as well as marching band and jazz ensembles. In addition to her current appointment, Mrs. Burton  has served as both marching and jazz instructor at Southridge High School in Beaverton. She attended the University of Oregon, where she earned both her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Music Education, and currently serves as Student Teaching Coordinator for the School of Music. Mrs. Burton is active as an adjudicator and guest conductor for several programs across the state, as well as teaching at summer band camps including Twin Rocks and Metro Honor Band Camp. She currently serves as Northwest Regional Representative for OBDA,  Middle School Chair for the OBDA Commission Project, and Area Chair for OMEA District 15. 

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