Feb. 1, 2016
 HPHS students honored as All-State musicians

After months of competitions, rehearsals and lessons, two HPHS students have earned the highest musical honor a student can receive in the State of Texas. Peter Davies has been named to the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band, and Cailin Jordan was named to the TMEA All-State Choir.

Davies is a freshman and plays the oboe in the Highlander Band.

"It is incredibly rare for a student to earn All-State status at any point, and unbelievably rare at the freshman level," HPHS Director of Instrumental Music Reagan Brumley said. "Peter is an exemplary young musician and the HPHS Band is fortunate to count him among its ranks."

HPHS Choir Director Natalie Walker praised Jordan, a sophomore, for her accomplishment.

"Cailin Jordan is a joy," Walker said. "She is a smart vocalist who pursues her goals with passion. Cailin was ranked as Third Chair in the Soprano One section of the Texas All-State Mixed Choir, an almost unheard of accomplishment for a sophomore."

The students will participate in three days of rehearsals and concerts directed by nationally recognized conductors during the annual state TMEA Clinic/Convention, 
Feb. 10-13 in San Antonio. They will conclude the convention by performing in concert before an audience of thousands.