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November 2019


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!



October 2019

Highlander Band Wins First Place at 5A Area Competition - Advances to State Competition

Area Competition


The Highlander Band was named Area Champion at the 5A UIL Area C Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 26, earning a spot in the State Marching Band Contest on November 4 and 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. This will be the band's second trip to state following a tenth-place finish in the 2017 State Marching Band Contest.

Twenty-three qualifying 5A bands from UIL Regions 3, 4, 20 and 21 performed in preliminaries at the Area contest, with the ten highest-ranking bands advancing to finals. The Highlander Band was ranked first after prelims and held on to their position in finals with unanimous first-place rankings from all five judges.
The band will travel to San Antonio this Sunday for the state contest and will perform in preliminary competition at 3:15 p.m. on Monday. Finalists will be announced at 8:15 p.m. Monday evening and will perform in random draw order between 2:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
The community is invited to help send off the band in style at 8 a.m. at the entrance to the new band hall on Douglas.



BBQ with the Band & Blue Out game were a success 

We appreciate our sponsors, HPHS staff, Highlander Band Booster Club, band families and community members for supporting the Highlander Band at the 2019 BBQ with the Band and Blue Out Game!



BBQ Sponsors






Highlander Band named Grand Champions at Midlothian Marching Showcase

The HPHS Highlander Band competed at the Midlothian Marching Showcase on October 5th, bringing home another Grand Championship! They also captured caption awards for best marching, best winds, best percussion, best color guard and best general effect! 


Midlothian Marching Showcase



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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


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