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 following students have qualified for UIL State Orchestra Solo & Ensemble and will compete at the University of Texas on May 28: Joshua Martinez, 11; Daniel Ramirez, 11; Erika Hernandez, 10; Matthew Moore, 10; Kevin Perez, 10; Gabby Villarreal, 11; and Erykha Martinez, 11.
In order to qualify these musicians had to memorize and perform a Grade I piece and receive a I rating on the performance.
To end their season on a high note, the South Orchestra put on their final concert of the 2015-2016 school year on May 12. This is the first time in at least four years a South full orchestra has performed. Junior Varsity and Varsity Orchestras joined in concert with wind, brass and percussion Mighty Hawk Band members to form two full orchestras.
The JV Full Orchestra performed “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”, by Howard Shore, arranged by Bob Cerulli while the Varsity Full Orchestra performed “Okeanos for Orchestra” by Jack Bullock.