Rockwall-Heath High School Mighty Hawk Band Qualifies 73 Students to State

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February 9, 2015
Filed under Fine Arts, Top Stories

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On Saturday, February 7th,  Mighty Hawk Band from Rockwall-Heath High School earned 189 first division medals at the Region 3 UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Mesquite High School. Seventy-three RHHS Band members qualified for the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest which is held each May at the the University of Texas in Austin. Additionally, the RHHS Jazz Ensemble earned a first division in their first-ever time to compete at UIL.

Medal Breakdown:
69 Class 1 Solo Medal
13 Class 2 Solo Medals
4 Class 3 Solo Medals
88 Class 1 Ensemble Medals
15 Class 2 Ensemble Medals

Dr. Andrew Tucker, Director of Bands at RHHS said, “This Saturday was just a snapshot into the passion with which our students in the Mighty Hawk Band walk into every rehearsal and down the halls of Heath High School. We often talk about what it means to wear the ³H² with pride and that we have a responsibility to each other to strive to achieve that pride through making music. Our success on Saturday was not only an impressive achievement, but also an acknowledgment from our students to the process of working hard, learning and putting trust in one another.”


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