Phone: 517-689-1384


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Keith Rushing

This year I will begin using the Remind App to send notifications to students and parents. So far I have it set up for HS classes. To get the updates, follow these directions:

HHS Marching Band and Symphonic Band
text the message @2f873b to the number 81010
HHS Jazz Band
text the message @d3d962 to the number 81010

Keith Rushing, DMA
Band Director, Hillsdale High School and Davis Middle School
Hillsdale, MI 49242
School Phone: 517-689-1384
Cell Phone - I use this the most, Call or Text 517-474-0392
Please call or email me with any issues or concerns, I will return calls and emails as soon as possible. 
Mission:  The Hillsdale High School Band will provide students with the opportunity to develop skills on a musical instrument and develop team-building and self-discipline skills needed for students to reach their full potential in all of their future endeavors. The students will also develop a deeper appreciation for the art of music that will lead to a more fulfilling life.


  1. Play when allowed
  2. Speak when allowed
  3. Stay in seat
  4. Hands and feet to self, equipment
  5. Keep instruments together
  6. BE NICE!


Performances 30%
Tests 10%
Participation 60%