Highlander Band In The News...

June 2017

2017 Wind Symphony Advances to State Honor Band Competition!

For the first time in Highland Park history, the Highlander Band Wind Symphony advanced to the State 5A Honor Band Competition. Highland Park is one of only sixteen 5A bands advancing to the State Competition this year, after the Wind Symphony recording placed first in the 2017 Area D Honor Band Competition. 
Reagan Brumley, Director of Instrumental Music for HPISD, said, "I'm so proud of our band. These kids pushed SO hard to the end of the year and I am overwhelmingly proud of them. Doesn't hurt to work with the all-star staff of Will Parks, Jimmy LaBrecque, Lara WhitehouseTj EmsleyCindi Sobering, and Danny Martinez!"

In Texas, the state is divided into 32 music regions which roll up to 8 areas. This year, 58 bands advanced from the Regional Competition to the Area Competition, and 16 bands now advance from the Area Competition to the State Competition. Highland Park is in Region 20, Area D. 

2017 Wind Symphony Advances to Area

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Wind Symphony and director Reagan Brumley on their selection to the Area Honor Band competition. On June 5, judges from around the state selected two bands, Highland Park and Waxahachie, to advance to the Class 5A Area competition. The selection was made on the basis of recordings made at UIL and recorded concerts.  
The other three Regions in our Area will each select up to two bands to advance to Area this week. At the Area competition, two bands will be selected for the Class 5A State competition against bands from the other seven Areas.  Wind Symphony

May 2017

Band Shines at State Solo and Ensemble Competition

Congratulations for the strong showing by a contingent of 25 band members who participated in the State Solo and Ensemble Competition on May 29. All participants earned First or Second Division ratings, which shows a consistent level of high performance that very few other bands can match.

Sophia BrinkmanPeter Davies, and Nathan Denman received individual First Division ratings (Gold Medal). 
The Flute Choir of Erin Harper, Sophie Jejurikar, Caroline Kibby, Jordan Meacham, Katelyn Porter, Ava Sims, Hailey Turco, and Elena Wang also received a First Division rating.

Noah Busbee, Bobby Lyle, Gillian Owsley, Allison Walters, and Grace Zhaoreceived individual Second Division ratings (Silver Medal). 
The Brass Quintet of Christina Bambach, William Cerny, Sydney McDuffie, Jackson Smith, and Allison Walters and the Saxophone Quartet, by Julie Herrick, Jinghan Yuan, Adam Davidson, and PJ Egenes also received Second Division ratings.

Special congratulations to Sophia Brinkman and Peter Davies, who earned Outstanding Performer Awards. Only two percent of the 25,000 band, choir, and orchestra entries at the state level receive this designation. Very impressive, Sophia and Peter!

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