I was a parent of a 6th grade student at Hardin. The band program is excellent! The teachers try to do their best, but they are very overworked & your child will get lost in the shuffle. My sons science fair project was lost, his grades were incorrect on his report card because of a computer gliche that they couldn't fix all year & when he defended himself against known bullies at the school he got in trouble too. If you cannot send your child anywhere else then send him to Hardin.