The Hampton Roads Academy Band Program affords students the opportunity to channel their personality, emotion, and talent with opportunities to perform instrumental music artistically both as individuals and within ensembles. The program is designed to help students connect with themselves and their audience on an artistic level, going beyond playing notes and rhythms. Students have the opportunity to participate in numerous extra-curricular activities, such as lock-ins and band trips, that encourage cohesion and enrich the entire educational experience. With a scope that typically spans their entire middle and high school tenure, the goal is to develop the whole student encouraging them to become complete well-rounded contributors to their community and society. Students leave the program performing at a high artistic level and with memories of exciting experiences that remain with them the rest of their lives.