Highlander Band In The News...

July 2017
HP Percussion Win the 2017 Percussive Arts Society - Call for Tapes!

HP Percussion is one of only three high school percussion ensembles selected to perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis in November 2017! HP Percussion will perform a 50-minute showcase concert for more than 5,000 music educators, composers and performers attending the PASIC.
HP Percussion submitted recordings of our most advanced ensembles this past spring that were judged by a panel of collegiate professors and professional percussionists, and HP was selected as one of the winning ensembles! 
 This is a huge honor for our percussion program and its director James LaBrecque! The PAS Call for Tapes is the largest and most prestigious percussion contest in the United States. To be selected is the highest honor an ensemble can receive.
June 2017

Wind Symphony Band Places 4th in State
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Highlander Band Wind Symphony and director Reagan Brumley for placing 4th in the State in the Honor Band Competition, the state championship for concert bands in Texas! To enter the competition, three selections, including one march and two symphonic works, are recorded and submitted.  Each selection submitted must be a continuous performance that was recorded at a concert, festival, or contest. All movements submitted of a multi-movement work must be from a continuous performance and performed in the order of the printed score.
At each level of the competition, five adjudicators that have no ties to the bands competing listen to the recordings without knowing the identity of the bands they are rating.  All adjudicators are either leading university conductors or high school directors with long track records of success at the state level.
Across the state, 82 bands advanced to the regional honor band competition. Out of those, 58 bands progressed to the area competition. Sixteen 5A bands were then selected to compete at the highest level for the state championship.  The Highlander Band ranked first place in its area.  

This is the first time in history that the Highlander Band has advanced to the state finals level in the Honor Band Competition. Congratulations to the Wind Symphony for such a significant accomplishment!

Highlander Band Announces 2017-2018 Drum Majors
The Highlander Band named Emma Brunk, Cameron Poe, and Sydney McDuffie as drum majors leading the 150-member band during the 2017-2018 school year. 

The drum majors began working with the band at the beginning of August to prepare to take the field at the first Highland Park Scots football game. To prepare, the drum majors attended the SASI Drum Major Camp at the University of Houston this summer, where Senior Sydney McDuffie won the Outstanding Conductor award.

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