Thomas Hart Middle School has several different bands of varying skill levels — intermediate, concert, symphonic, jazz and strings. The program also offers smaller Jazz Combos, Ensembles and Strings Quartets led by professional musicians.
The Hart Band & Strings program has over 350 students under the direction Mr. Dennis Aquilina who started the program in 2000 when Hart opened. The Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and String Orchestra have performed throughout California, receiving superior ratings at numerous festivals. The 8th grade Symphonic Band and String Orchestra have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago and this year will be going to New Orleans.