Founded in 1991, the Buchanan Educational Center Instrumental Music Program serves the students of Buchanan High School and Alta Sierra Intermediate in Clovis, California.


The Buchanan and Alta Sierra Band Program consist of two high school concert bands and three middles school concerts bands, along with colorguard, jazz, marching band, and percussion experiences available to all students. The program serve over 300 students, grades 7-12.


The orchestra program is comprised of four string orchestras and symphony orchestra with 170 students participating, grades 7-12. Under the expert guidance of founding director Mrs. Heidi Franklin, the string ensembles of Buchanan and Alta Sierra have consistently received superior ratings at festival throughout the history of the program. After Mrs. Franklin's retirement in 2017, John Lack assumed leadership of the program with plans to continue the Buchanan Educational Center Orchestra Program's strong tradition of excellence.