Highlander Band In The News...

November 2018

HPHS Drum Line captures coveted Caldwell Cup at Lone Star Classic

The HPHS Drum Line earned the coveted Caldwell Cup at the Lone Star Classic Drum Line Competition Nov. 10 for their show, "Sea-ductress." The Caldwell Cup for Best Percussion Performance is awarded based on the highest tabulated score from preliminary competition among all 49 drum lines. The drum line also earned first place in its division and caption awards for best front ensemble and best tenor line. In addition, three individual performers earned solo awards: 
  • Junior Zack Shawver - second place, Tenor Solo 
  • Junior Nicholas Chang - third place, Snare Solo 
  • Senior Reed Smoot - seventh place, Keyboard Solo
The win at Lone Star caps the drum line's most winning season to date under the direction of Highlander Band's Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Percussion James LaBrecque. Competing as part of the Highlander Band during the 2018 marching season, the drum line also earned best percussion honors at the 2018 Midlothian Marching Showcase and Duncanville Marching Invitational.
Lone Star Classic 2018

October 2018

Duncanville Marching Invitational

The Highlander Band competed in the Duncanville Marching Invitational on October 20, 2018. Their performance earned the designation of Class 5A Champion, as well as Best Overall Percussion and Best Color Guard! Congratulations!

Duncanville Contest Color Guard

Duncanville Color Guard 2

September 2018

Midlothian Marching Contest

Highlander Band opened their 2018 competition season with a Second Place Finish in finals at the highly competitive Midlothian Marching Contest on September 29, 2018.  The band also came home with trophies for Best Marching and Best Percussion.  The band warmed up for their prelims performance in a torrential downpour. As the rain subsided, they took the field in wet uniforms and gave a performance that earned them FIRST PLACE in Prelims.

Midlothian 1

Midlothian 2


On September 15, 2018, Highlander Band had two members make the All-Region Jazz Band.  Senior Ben Olness placed third chair on trombone, and Junior Robby Triplett placed first chair on alto saxophone.  Both boys placed high enough to advance to the area competition, and recorded their audition for admittance into the All-State Jazz Band. Members of the State band will be announced in November.

Congratulations to Ben and Robby!
All region Jazz Auditions

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