The Richland High School Music Department offers a comprehensive curriculum for students, including three concert bands, one jazz band, a percussion ensemble, a yearlong class in color guard, and a competitive marching band during the fall semester. The Richland Music Department also includes in the curriculum three choirs, a show choir, and an AP Music Theory course.
The marching band has been a two-time Bands of America Grand Nationals finalist and a two-time regional class champion. Richland has performed at the UIL State Finals on multiple occasions, winning the 2003 class state championship. In 2010, Richland performed at the Tournament of Roses parade with all Birdville ISD schools. Richland has been a state finalist five times in the TMEA honor band contest and has earned the UIL sweepstakes award for 39 consecutive years. Part of the band curriculum is a sincere focus on individual development, which manifests in having more All Region, All Area, and All State band members than any other school in the district.
The North Richland Hills community is a diverse area near Fort Worth, TX. The community hosts citizens from across the globe of varying nationality, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, leading to a diverse student population with over 41% of students at Richland High School receiving free or reduced lunch. The Richland High School Band is supported by two outstanding Texas CC middle school bands, one of which attended Midwest as a performing group and one of which won the TMEA CC Honor Band.