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Laila Velez, a third-grade student at Lamar Elementary, received national recognition in the “Art Energizes STEAM” 2017-2018 Crayola Art Expo. Her artwork entitled “Reflection of t[...]
Twenty Harlingen High School Choir students competed at the state level UIL Solo & Ensemble Competition at the University of Texas Austin on May 27. They brought home 14 first [...]
Senior James Gracia and junior John Duncan competed at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions in Denver, Colorado, from May 11-13. Both competitors returned home as[...]
Harlingen CISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The Best Commu[...]
Students from Gutierrez, Memorial, Vela and Vernon Middle Schools have been selected for the 2018 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. These students will perf[...]
  Harlingen High School South’s One-Act Play, “Side Man” by Warren Leight has won the State Championship. The team arrived to great fanfare on Monday, April 30 as students, te[...]
Harlingen High School South’s One-Act Play, “Side Man” by Warren Leight has advanced to the State competition. Harlingen South is one of eight schools competing i[...]
Harlingen CISD’s Drama Department proudly presents Chicago High School Edition. Performances will take place at HCISD’s Performing Arts Center located at 3217 Wilson Rd[...]
Eleven Harlingen CISD students had their work published in Celebrating Art, an international art anthology book. Students had the opportunity to compete in the artwork contest thro[...]
High-school musicians competed at the Region 28 Solo and Ensemble competition on Jan. 20. With their outstanding performances, select students advanced to the Texas State Solo and [...]
Middle-school bands recently competed at the TMEA All-Region 28 Band Auditions where 39 HCISD musicians earned chairs. The winning students represented the district at an All-Regio[...]
Select Harlingen CISD musicians recently joined an elite group of high-school performers by earning a position in one of the Texas Music Educator Association All-State Groups. Stud[...]
Elayna Munoz, a third-grader at Rodriguez Elementary, was announced as a finalist in the National PTA Reflections program theme search. With 600 theme suggestions received, only fi[...]
In the spirit of Christmas, the Harlingen CISD asked the elementary campuses to submit any holiday-themed artwork or crafts they worked on in class. Throughout the holiday break, H[...]
Three Harlingen CISD students now belong to a prestigious group of Texas musicians. Earning positions in the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) All-State Jazz Ensembles were [...]
Myah Castro, a first-grader at Rodriguez Elementary, was selected as a winner in this year’s Region One ESC Annual Holiday Art Contest. Her artwork will be featured alongside two o[...]
Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South musicians went through a rigorous audition process on Nov. 25 for a chance to earn a chair in one of the Region 28 Bands ̵[...]
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District asked elementary campuses to submit artwork created by students. This is a compilation of the [...]
Select high-school and middle-school musicians represented Harlingen CISD at the Performing Arts Center during the Region 28 Band Clinic and Concert held on November 11. All-region[...]
  Students are spreading holiday cheer as they perform carols for the community at the Performing Arts Center and various other locations. HCISD invites the community to get i[...]
The Harlingen High School Big Red Cardinal Band and Harlingen High School South Mighty Hawk Band gave stellar performances at the 75th Pigskin Jubilee on October 21. Hosted at Bogg[...]
Four Harlingen High School South musicians were recognized by the University Interscholastic League as some Outstanding Performers at the 2017 Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest hel[...]
Brothers, Lucas, Troy and Drew Benitez, attending Harlingen High School, Vernon Middle School, and Memorial Middle School respectively, were recently named Grand Prize Winners in t[...]
Harlingen Hollywood, a team of six Harlingen High School South students, won “Best Under 18 Film” at the 9th Annual CineSol 24 Hour Film Dash. The team submitted their production, [...]
Sofia Trevino, second-grader at Bonham Elementary, was chosen as a finalist in the National Crayola Empowering Students Through Creative Leadership Art Exhibition Competition. Out [...]
Stuart Place Elementary third-grader Marlee Garza won the Regional Award in the Take Care of Texas K-5 Art Contest. Her third-grade teacher Ms. Rosie Laurel had her class compete i[...]
The Harlingen High School Honors Band received superior ratings at the 2017 Region 28 High School Concert and Sight-Reading Contest. This is the highest award a music group can rec[...]
The Memorial Middle School eighth-grade band received superior ratings at the 2017 Region 28 Middle School Concert and Sight-Reading Contest. The eighth-grade band holds a 20 year-[...]
Brothers, Nathan and Timothy Mowers from Treasure Hills Elementary began taking photos at the age of five. Although there is an age difference between these siblings, they both sha[...]
Harlingen High School South’s One-Act Play cast and crew advanced to the Regional contest after taking 1st place at Area 2 on Saturday, April 1. The OAP team is one of 24 rem[...]
Music has the power to transport you to faraway places, and for Matthew Garcia, a sophomore at Harlingen High School of Health Professions, musical success is giving him an opportu[...]
HCISD students will be traveling to the Big Apple this summer to perform and learn alongside the most talented young musicians from across the country. These students have been sel[...]
Harlingen High School South will be advancing to the Area One-Act Play Competition on April 1 at Zapata High School after continuous success in their performance of “The Elep[...]
Music teaches discipline and creativity, skills that can assist students with academic success. The Music Department at Vernon Middle School is giving rise to student ingenuity and[...]
Memorial Middle School 7th and 8th-grade jazz ensembles received Superior Ratings at the University of Houston’s 20th Annual Moores School of Music Jazz Festival held on Feb.[...]
Harlingen City Council PTA recognized participants of this year’s Parent Teacher Association Reflections contest at an awards ceremony held on February 13 at HCISD’s Pe[...]
The Harlingen High School Jazz Ensemble from Harlingen, Texas put on a special honor performance at the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio on Friday, Febru[...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District’s Music Department will be hosting the 16th Annual Bob Irby Memorial Scholarship Faculty Concert on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:[...]
Over 30 middle-school musicians represented the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District at the Donna High School during the All-Region Band Clinic and Concert held on Ja[...]
Select high-school students from the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District music programs recently received one of the highest honors a music student can achieve – to [...]
Matthew Garcia, a sophomore at Harlingen School of Health Professions and viola player for Harlingen High School Orchestra, recently earned a spot in the Texas Music Educator’s Ass[...]
Josue Ayala, a two-time Texas All-State Jazz musician, earned first place in the Texas Music Educator’s Association All-State Jazz competition following his stellar performance at [...]
Every Fall, over 14,000 high school choral music students from across the state of Texas begin the audition process in hopes of becoming a member of the Texas All-State Choir. Harl[...]
  Students are spreading holiday cheer as they perform carols for the community at the Performing Arts Center and various other locations. HCISD invites the community to get i[...]
The Harlingen High School Big Red Cardinal Band and Harlingen High School South Mighty Hawk are “State Bound” as a result of their exciting performances at the 6A Area [...]
The Harlingen High School Big Red Cardinal Band and Harlingen High School South Mighty Hawk Band gave stellar performances at the 74th Pigskin Jubilee on October 22. Hosted at Bogg[...]
Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South Jazz Ensembles shined bright this past Saturday at the TMEA Region 28 jazz band auditions held at Harlingen High School. High-[...]
The Harlingen High School Jazz Ensemble will put on the performance of a lifetime as they play their hearts out before thousands of attendees at the Texas Music Educator’s Associat[...]
Schools from across the district submitted artwork created this past school year. The submissions below were featured in the Valley Morning Star’s Student Contest Summer Showcase o[...]
Schools from across the district submitted artwork created this past school year. The submissions below were featured in the Valley Morning Star’s Student Content Summer Show[...]