The Thunder Band is a music program at Tony Hillerman Middle School, located on the west side of Albuquerque in New Mexico. 


Signed Handbook forms are due TUESDAY 8/13!

Fees (class fee and rental fee) are due next FRIDAY 8/16!

Thunder Band Calendar

Our calendar of events is below. Many events are. Please check it often and consider adding this calendar to your phone for convenience! To do this, simply click the "+ Google Calendar" button found on the bottom right of the calendar below.

About Our Bands

Our program consists of 7 bands comprised of students grades 5-8. Parents and students needing more information regarding our ensembles and opportunities about becoming a part of the Thunder Band, check out our Concert Band, Jazz Band, Beginning Band, and 5th Grade Band ensembles. 

The Thunder Band program is highly successful award winning program. Our bands routinely receive the highest marks at district festivals, and mostly recently our Symphonic Band placed as a top 10 band in the state of New Mexico
Meet your directors and Instructional staff.  Students can find more information regarding expectations in the student handbook.

Help is always needed and appreciated.  If you are interested in participating as part of our Non-Profit Band Booster organization, chaperoning, or just being involved in any way possible, contact the Director of Bands or Booster President.

Our Sponsors

Consider being a Sponsor!  Your amazing generosity helps the program promote the following: Low student to teacher ratio, qualified year-round staff, support for District/All-State Honor ensembles, custom costumes, equipment and props!