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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[...]
Gutierrez Middle School sixth-grade students Cadence Carpio and Natalie Gonzales were chosen to sing with the 2016 Texas Choral Directors Association Elementary Honor Choir. About [...]
Harlingen High School South Orchestra students will have the opportunity to showcase their musical talents and test their skills against the best musicians in the state. The follow[...]
The Mighty Hawk Jazz Bands ended their season triumphantly. After winning first place at the Sweet 16 Rio Grande Valley Jazz Festival in April, the ensembles went on to play outsta[...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Ronnie Rios as Director of Music Education during their regular meeting on April 12.[...]
The Mighty Hawk Band has been quite busy over the last few weeks pleasing judges and audience members alike.   The Varsity Wind Ensemble received the coveted “Sweepstakes” rating m[...]
Best of the best directors, actors, actresses, and producers from schools across the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District came together on April 19 for the 5th Annual[...]
Carnegie Hall, a name synonymous with musical excellence, is the new ambition for middle school musicians at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District. This quest to p[...]
Top Honors were earned as Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South Jazz Bands competed in the 49th Annual TAMUK Jazz Festival in Kingsville on April 1-2, 2016.  As a r[...]
Matthew Garcia arrives at his main campus after an off-sight orchestra class with a black viola case in one hand and his backpack hooked over the opposite shoulder. The talented fr[...]
  Whether its orchestra, band, choir, or visual art, fine arts programs can have a positive impact on a student’s life and are a key component in improving learning throughout[...]
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District’s Music Department will be hosting the 15th Annual Bob Irby Memorial Scholarship Faculty Concert on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:[...]
The Harlingen High School Choir program, under the Direction of Joel LaMar Cruz presents a Dinner Theatre Production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The musical comedy f[...]
High school choir members were recently awarded chairs in 2016 TMEA All-State Choir ensembles as a result of successful auditions. The following students were selected from the HHS[...]
Members of Harlingen High School’s Big Red Cardinal Band and Harlingen High School South’s Mighty Hawk Band have advanced to the highest level of performance for a high school band[...]
  Every Fall, over 14,000 high school choral music students from across the state of Texas begin the audition process to become one of only 432 members of the Texas All-State [...]
The Harlingen High School Jazz Ensemble will be representing the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District and the state of Texas at the 69th International Midwest Band an[...]
Students are spreading Christmas cheer as they perform carols for the community at the Performing Arts Center and various other locations. HCISD invites the community to get in the[...]
Three Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District students now belong to a prestigious group of Texas musicians. Performing at the highest level, Israel Yanez and Josue Ayal[...]
On Friday, November 6, two of the largest and most successful programs in the Rio Grande Valley came together to thank the Harlingen community for supporting students with the pass[...]
The Harlingen High School Big Red Cardinal Band and Harlingen High School South Mighty Hawk Band brought their marching season to a spectacular close at the 73rd Pigskin Jubilee on[...]
The Harlingen High School Big Red Cardinal Band and Harlingen High School South Mighty Hawk Band came out on top this past weekend with dominating performances at the Donna Marchin[...]