Harlandale High School has a new State Championship group! The mighty Abinition Guard for the Harlandale Indian Band presented its “Home is where the Heart is” show and won first place in the toughest, most competitive division at the Texas Educational Colorguard Association State Championship at Southwest High School on March 23.
Color guards from all over Texas competed in various divisions, based on the difficulty of their show. Harlandale’s color guard was placed in the toughest most competitive division this season based on the advanced precision, detail, and showmanship of their performances.
This is the second championship in three years for the Harlandale High School Color Guard. Earlier this year, the team also earned two first place ratings in pre-state competitions. The color guard is under the direction of Mr. Rey Ramirez and Mr. Jeremy Contreras. Members include: Victoria Ramos, Edith Rios, Chayanne Gutierrez, Michelle Delgado, Michelle Gonzalez, Diana Rojas, Brianna Saavedra, Ymailka Saucedo, Melodie Juarez, Nicole Martinez, Prisma Maltos, Ysabella Garcia and Mireya Alaniz
Recently, the Harlandale Indian Band also brought home a whopping 155 medals in solo and ensemble completion, including 118 first division honors which qualified 103 students to advance to state competition to perform as soloists or in small ensembles. Additionally, the Harlandale Band had two UIL All-State members who performed with the All-State Band during the Texas Music Educators Association convention on February 16. The band is led by Mr. Jorge Ybarra, Mr. Raul Escobar and Mr. Jose Mata.