The North Hardin Wind Symphony is widely regarded as the top high school concert band in the state of Kentucky. In 2005 the Wind Symphony was one of only two high school bands in the world selected to receive the prestigious Sudler Flag of Honor presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation for musical excellence, making them one of only ten high schools worldwide to have received both the Sudler Flag of Honor for concert band and the Sudler Shield for marching band
North Hardin’s top concert band is the only Kentucky band to receive a Distinguished rating at the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s State Concert Band Festival every year since its inception. In addition to this, the Wind Symphony is the only Kentucky band to ever be invited to perform at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival more than once, having made their third appearance in March 2007. Additionally, they have performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago twice (the only Kentucky band to ever do so). In March 2006, the Wind Symphony became the first Kentucky concert band to perform at prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City.