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Since being announced as a Fine Arts Academy in the spring of 2018, Lee Means Elementary has undergone much transformation in preparation for its arts-infused curriculum. Though th[...]
Matthew Garcia was in sixth grade when he picked up his viola in orchestra class for the first time, not realizing the magnitude of the impact music would have on his life. Within [...]
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[...]