High school marching bands finish on top at Pigskin Jubilee

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Receiving honors and recognition, both the Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South Marching Bands ended their competition year with an outstanding performance at the 2013 Pigskin Jubilee on Oct. 19.

The annual competition, held at San Benito’s Bobby Morrow Stadium, brings together marching bands from across the Rio Grande Valley to compete for top ratings. Both HHS and HHSS received first division ratings, which is the highest score possible.

This year’s band shows were:

Harlingen High School

Show title: “Our Journey”

Mvt. I Classical- Marriage of Figaro

Mvt. II Jazz- Moon dance

Mvt. III Passion- I Vow to the my country

Mvt. IV Party- Don’t Stop Believing

Mvt. V Metamorphasis- Symphonic Metamorphasis


Percussion Book arr.: JD Guzman

Guard Book: Jen Barton


Mr. Ronnie Rios, Head Band Director

Assistant Band Directors: Maria Coronado, Rob Larios, Yvanna Reyes, Marc Telles

Color Guard Consultant: Melanie Kulaga


Harlingen High School South

Show Title: “Harmonic Journey”

Mvt. I Cannon- Johann Pachelbel

Mvt. II Wild Nights- John Adams

Mvt. III The Lord’s Prayer- Miklos Rozza

Mvt. IV Ostinato- Bela Bartok


Percussion Book arr.: Paul Rennick

Guard Book: Jonathan Flores


Mr. Shane Shinsato, Head Band Director

Assistant Band Directors: Laura Benavides, Joey Rodriguez, Alex Cavazos, Raul Liendo

Color Guard Consultant: Jonathan Flores


The competition marks the end of the competition season for the bands, as it is an odd year. During even numbered years, the bands would have had the opportunity to advance to the state competition.

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