has a longstanding history of excellence.
the HIEV placed number one in MCBA Flight III State Finals in 1989 and has consistently ranked in the Top Ten Competing Bands in the State of Michigan.
Watch the Hartford Indian Emerald Vanguard in action
The proud tradition of the HIEV has led several members to follow their passion for music long after graduation.
Executive Director of the World Class DCI Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps - Canton, Ohio
Not only was David the youngest Director of all DCI Division 1 Corps, but was also named the
2006 Drum Corps International Division Director of the Year!
David played tenor sax and won Hartford High School's Louis Armstrong Jazz Award as a senior.
However, when David auditioned for the music program at Michigan State, he failed the audtition.
After similar results at two other colleges, he returned to MSU with a different plan, pursuing a degree in Human Resources. That "failed" musical audition changed David's life to eventually lead to his current career!
| Josh Huffman - Class of 2008
Engineering Major & Tenor Sax in the University of Michigan Wolverine Marching Band
Nationally televised performances at the 2011 Gator Bowl & 2012 SugarBowl