HHSS Jazz Bands outplay the competition at McAllen Jazz Festival


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 outstanding performances at their final competition in McAllen.

Harlingen High School South Jazz Ensembles received multiple recognitions at the McAllen ISD Jazz Festival on May 7.

The four competing groups received straight ones for their performances and won their overall categories at this event. The Varsity Jazz Ensemble was awarded Outstanding Band and senior Cole Allex was named Outstanding Performer for the second time this year. Several of the players were also recognized and named to the All-Star band.

The HHSS Jazz Bands will play their final performance for this school year at their Spring Concert on May 19.

All-Star Band Results Listed Below:

Alberto Rodriguez, 12th Grade-Timbales

Cole Allex, 12th Grade-Alto Saxophone

Daniel Rodriguez, 11th Grade-Drums

Kevin Perez, 11th Grade-Tenor Saxophone

Michael Garza, 11th Grade-Bass

Ryan Mowers, 12th Grade-Trumpet




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