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February 2020

HP Winter Guard Places First at NTCA Competition

Colorguard at NTCA

The Highland Park Winter Guard received 1st place in the Scholastic A division of the competition at James Martin High School on February 1, 2020. They performed their new show 'I Love Paris' and the judges loved it!  They will compete again on February 22 at Summit High School.  It's a fabulous show, and we would love for you to come cheer on our HP Winter Guard.

 

Band 101

Band 101

Current 8th grade HPMS band students and their parents got a chance to see what high school band is like at Band 101 recently.  The event was a huge success!


January 2020

All-Region, All-Area, and All-State Musicians

All-State Band 2020

Congratulations to our talented musicians that were selected for All-Region Band, All-Area Band, and the All-State Band!

 

The following students will represent the Highlander Band in the 5A All-State Band concert in San Antonio in February: 

 

Vincenzo Guandolo - 9th grade - Bassoon

Saif Saleh - 10th grade - Horn

Zack Shawver - 12th grade - Percussion (2nd time)

 

The following students made the 5A or 6A All-Area Band and represented the Highlander Band at the All-Region Band concert on Friday, January 17th at Duncanville High School:

 

Ava Sims - 12th grade - Flute

Michelle Cheng - 11th grade - Flute

Erin Harper - 12th grade - Piccolo

Noah Wasserman - 11th grade - Clarinet

Noah Busbee - 12th grade - Clarinet

Krishan Patel - 12th grade - Clarinet

Robby Triplett - 12th grade - Alto Sax

Rachel Sobolevitch - 11th grade - Alto Sax

AJ Mazzucchi - 12th grade - Bari Sax

Vincenzo Guandolo - 9th grade - Bassoon

Matthew Schultz - 12th grade - Oboe

Brandon Luk - 10th grade - Trumpet

Saif Saleh - 10th grade - Horn

Devin Monk - 12th grade - Trombone

Bradley Harrod - 11th grade - Trombone

Zack Shawver - 12th grade - Percussion

Maddox Linder - 11th grade - Percussion 

Tyler Sharpe - 11th grade - Percussion

 

 

The following students were selected for the All-Region Band and performed at Duncanville High School on Jan. 17th:

 

Erin Harper - 12th grade - Piccolo

Bryn Hutton - 11th grade - Piccolo

Sophie Jejurikar - 12th grade - Flute

Jordan Meacham - 12th grade - Flute

Ava Sims - 12th grade - Flute

Hailey Turco - 12th grade - Flute

Michelle Cheng - 11th grade - Flute

Denise Devkumar - 11th grade - Flute

Freddy Phillips - 11th grade - Flute

Sally Dai - 9th grade - Flute

Olivia Kight - 9th grade - Flute  

Ava Mitchell - 9th grade - Flute

Matthew Schultz - 12th grade - Oboe

Alex Moore - 12th grade - Bassoon

Vincenzo Guandolo - 9th grade - Bassoon

Noah Busbee - 12th grade - Clarinet

Elizabeth Lewis - 12th grade - Clarinet

Krishan Patel - 12th grade - Clarinet

Zoe Lloyd - 11th grade - Bass Clarinet

Noah Wasserman - 11th grade - Clarinet

Robby Triplett - 12th grade - Alto Sax

Rachel Sobolevitch - 11th grade - Alto Sax

AJ Mazzucchi - 12th grade - Bari Sax

Henry Lyke - 11th grade - Bari Sax

Bobby Lyle - 12th grade - Trumpet

Matthew Mathison - 12th grade - Trumpet

Ava White - 10th grade - Trumpet

Paris Rutherford - 9th grade - Trumpet

Saif Saleh - 10th grade - Horn

Spencer Dalton - 10th grade - Horn

Ainsley Wiseman - 10th grade - Horn

Hank Bishop - 11th grade - Trombone

Bradley Harrod - 11th grade - Trombone

Devin Monk - 12th grade - Bass Trombone

Zach Rhea - 10th grade - Bass Trombone

Jared Hart - 10th grade  - Euphonium

Bonny Schiff - 12th grade - Tuba

Truman Barden - 9th grade - Tuba

Zack Shawver - 12th grade - Percussion

Maddox Linder - 11th grade - Percussion

Sophie Robertson - 11th grade - Percussion

Tyler Sharpe - 11th grade - Percussion

Andrew Liao - 9th grade - Percussion

 

We are very PROUD of all of your hard work!

 

December 2019

Highlander Band Senior Night 

Band senior night

The Highlander Band Senior Night on Nov. 8th was a special evening to remember for the band Seniors and their families. Please click here or go to the About Us / Photos and More tab to view all of the beautiful pictures from Senior Night (must be logged in to the band website).

 
Special thanks goes out to our very own Ainsley Wiseman and to Melissa Macatee.  We would also like to thank Stacey Patton for helping to make the night a success. 

 

November 2019

HIGHLAND PARK DRUM LINE EARNS FIRST PLACE AT PRESTIGIOUS LONE STAR CLASSIC DRUMLINE COMPETITION  

Lone Star Classic

The Highland Park Drumline took first place in the Standstill I Red Division at the Lone Star Classic Drumline Competition on Saturday, November 9 for their show, “Play!” Now in its 27th year, the Lone Star Classic is the largest high school drumline contest in the state of Texas. 

 

The Highland Park Drumline also received the most soloist medals from among the 50 drum lines competing at Lone Star: 

 

  • Zack Shawver, senior, second place, Tenor Solo
  • Maddox Linder, junior, third place, Tenor Solo
  • Nicholas Chang, senior, third place, Snare Solo

 

The win at Lone Star concludes a highly-successful season for the drumline under the direction of Daniel Reberger, Associate Director of Percussion for HPISD. Early in the season, the drumline took second place overall for AA Division II drum lines at the 2019 Plano Drumline Competition, with caption awards for Best Front Ensemble and Best Tenors/Quads. In Plano, Shawver won first place for his multi-tenor solo and Chang won first place for his snare solo. 

 

Competing as part of the Highlander Band during the 2019 marching season, the drumline also earned best percussion honors at the 2019 Midlothian Marching Showcase and played a key role in the band’s run to second place in the UIL 5A State Marching Band Contest. Along the way, the Highlander Band earned Grand Champion titles at the Midlothian Marching Showcase and the Mansfield Preview of Champions and won its first-ever UIL Area Marching Championship with five unanimous first-place votes. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the entire Drumline and to Mr Reberger on your first season with us!


The Highlander Band wins silver medal at State Marching Band Contest

The Highlander Band brought home the silver medal from the UIL 5A State Marching Band Contest on Nov. 5th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, its highest finish ever. With its 2019 marching show, entitled PLAY!, the Highlander Band completed its most accomplished competitive season to date, which includes:
  • First-ever UIL Area Marching Championship (with five unanimous first-place votes)
  • Grand Champion at the Mansfield Preview of Champions 
  • Grand Champion at the Midlothian Marching Showcase, earning caption awards Best Music, Best Percussion, Best Winds, Best Marching, Best General Effect, Best Visual Presentation, Best Color Guard and Best Soloist for Brandon Luk's flugelhorn solo.
In addition, the HPHS Drumline took home a second-place award for AA Division II and earned Best Front Ensemble and Best Tenors/Quads captions at the Plano Drumline Competition.
 
"It has been a phenomenal year for our band and I am so proud of what we accomplished together," Director of Bands Reagan Brumley said. "It has been fantastic to see all of the work that these students put into the show since the summer be rewarded with these accolades. This is truly a special group with outstanding student leaders and soloists."
 
"Our students' performance at the UIL state marching finals was awe-inspiring. The artistry, the precision and the music were all beautiful," HPHS Principal Walter Kelly said. "I am so proud of where our band is right now and their journey to excellence."
 
"It has been very impressive to watch the band continually strive for excellence during the last five years," HPISD Superintendent Dr. Tom Trigg said. "We are all so proud of these students and their directors, and we look forward to honoring them at a future meeting of the Board of Trustees."

The band was ranked first among the 34 5A bands who competed in Monday's prelims, then advanced to competed against 11 bands during Tuesday's finals. At 147 members, the Highlander Band was the fourth-smallest band to advance to state and the second-smallest band to advance to the finals. It was HP's second trip to state following a 10th-place finish in the 2017 state contest. Cedar Park High School won the gold medal and Frisco Wakeland earned the bronze medal.

Click here for complete results.

Congratulations, Highlander Band!

 

   

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 Highlander Band Spring Break Trip 

Honolulu, Hawaii                                                                                               

March 13-18, 2020

 

Highlander Band Families --the band trip registration is now  closed. If you have questions, please contact Katharine Friguletto, HBB Treasurer-Elect.  To view the trip details, make sure you are logged in to the band website, then click here.                                     

 

Waikiki Beach