Band Spring Trip Information
Click on the photo below for the 2017 Band Trip Packet. Register to go on the trip by October 18th by clicking here.
Highlander Band In The News...
A record seven Highlander Band students earned chairs in the All-Region Orchestra in November. The band students competed for a spot in the orchestra at Duncanville High School in early November and performed in a full symphony concert on Saturday, November 12th at Conrad High School in Dallas.
Band students selected to perform in the All-Region Orchestra are: Sophia Brinkman, flute; Peter Davies, oboe; Jonathan Davies, clarinet; Allison Walters, trumpet; Madion Triplett, bassoon, Cameron Coffey, percussion; and Grace Zhao, oboe.
The Highlander Band wrapped up its competitive marching season at the US Bands Season Finale Contest in Midlothian on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The Highlander Band won Best in Class and second overall in the preliminary competition. They also took home the Class Caption Awards for Best Music, Best Overall Effect, Best Percussion, and Best Visuals in prelims. In finals, The Highlander Band performed in Class VI, competing against bands with 70 to 130 more performers on the field. The band placed third overall, being edged out of second place by a tenth of a point. The Highlander Band also earned the Caption Award for Best Percussion in finals. This last performance of “Daydreams of Winter” was the band's very best performance of the season, and they walked away from the competition knowing they’d given their all on the field.
The Highlander Band participated in the most rigorous competitions in the history of the band this season. Their unprecedented success was due in large part to the artistic creativity, constant motivation, and dedication to excellence by their instructors: Reagan Brumley, Corey Parks, James LaBrecque, Danny Martinez, and TJ Emsley. We have the best band staff in the country!
The Highlander Band celebrated its 24 members of the senior class on October 28th during halftime of the last home football game at Highlander Stadium. The honored seniors, wearing traditional Scottish kilts, were escorted by their families on the field where they were individually introduced during the special ceremony. Following the introductions, Senior Woodwind Captain Kaitlyn Rowland performed the traditional Highlander Band drum dance as Senior Bagpiper and Clarinet Section Leader Abby Justine played Scottish dance tunes on the bagpipes. The evening ended with the final home performance of the band’s 2016 marching show, “Daydreams of Winter.”
Highlander Band BBQ, Raffle, Auction, and Blue Out
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make the 2016 BBQ with the Band a wonderful success!
2016 BBQ with the Band and Blue Out Sponsors Thanks to our wonderful corporate sponsors who so graciously support the Highlander Band!