Highlander Band In The News...


Winter Guard won their classification at their first contest of the year by an unheard of 5 points! This margin of victory coupled with their overall class championship last school year means they are now being promoted to the next level of competition, known as National A. Congratulations to all of our guard members!

An outstanding group of Highlander Band members represented our school and program at the All-Area Band Auditions. All of these students had a great showing in what is widely considered the most competitive Area audition in Texas. In addition, a Highlander Band member accomplished a nearly unheard of feat. Peter Davies, oboe, earned a chair in the 6A All-State Band as a freshman. This is evidence of truly superlative musicianship, and I encourage everyone to congratulate Peter on this significant accomplishment.

The students who competed at Area are: Jonathan Davies, Cameron Coffey, Matthew Houser, Miles Iola, Cole Morgan, Iva Sadler, and Allison Walters


All Region: Members of the Highlander Band competed in the annual All-Region Band auditions, the first round in the All-State Band process. The HP Band had another fantastic showing! We are incredibly proud of all of the students who tried out, regardless of placement. Below are the names of those who earned an All-Region position:


Senior Matthew West took First Place in the Lone Star Drum Line Competition held on November 14th. Matthew then took his performance to the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in San Antonio. This is the largest drum and percussion event in the world. Matthew won First Place with a composite score of 95.5. Congratulations, Matthew!

The Highlander Band earned unanimous First Division ratings at the UIL Region 20 Marching Contest in Duncanville on October 17th.

At the DeSoto Classic Marching Contest on October 10th, the Highlander Band took Fourth Place Overall. The Band won Best in Class in Auxiliary, Marching, Percussion, Winds, and General Effect. 

Read about the BBQ and Blue Out in the Park Cities People.

The Highlander Band took Second Place Overall at the Midlothean Marching Invitational Contest on October 3rd. The Band earned Best Marching Overall, Best Percussion Overall, and took Best in Class. Way to go, Band!


Four Highlander Band members named to the All-Region Jazz Band. Congratulations to Matthew Houser, Cole Morgan, Braden Wallace, and Matthew West for this honor.

The HP Drum Line placed First Overall in the AA Standstill Division I at the Plano Drum Line Competition on Saturday, September 26th. HP also won Outstanding Bass Line and Outstanding Snares at the competition.

Matthew West placed First for his Tenor Solo at the Plano Drum Line Competition. The solo is an original piece that Matthew composed. 


Reagan Brumley named President of TMEA Music for Region 20


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