Herrera Panthers

Herrera Panthers

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 5 PM is the All State Band Festival!  Come out to the Higley Center for the Performing Arts to see our kids participate!

Mr. Peterson Visits Herrera!

Mr. Ian Peterson, Band Director of Anthem Elementary in the Deer Valley Unified School District came down for a day on Tuesday, March 15 to hang out with kids at Herrera!  Here are some pictures of him working with the fourth grade Woodwinds Class.

Mr. Peterson talking to the flutes about Posture.

Mr. Peterson talking about the piece we were practicing.

Mr. Peterson counting off for the Clarinets.

All State Orchestra 2011!

On March 12, 2011 the All State Orchestra Festival was held at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts.  The following students represented Herrera with utmost pride!

Monica Cordero, 7th Grade Violin

Maya Andaverde, 6th Grade Cello
Felix Elizalde, 6th Grade Violin
Heidi Jiminez, 6th Grade Violin

Congratulations to these 4 students for upholding artistic excellence!  Below are more pictures of the event.

Junior High Orchestra Rehearsing in the Cafeteria (Rehearsals were from 8 AM until 4:30 PM!  The concert was that evening at 5 PM)

Monica Rehearsing in the Junior High All State Orchestra

Elementary Orchestra on a break in the Band Room

Elementary Orchestra getting ready to play again (that's Heidi's hair on the right and Felix is next to her!)  The woman just off left is the director of the Elementary All-State Orchestra.

This is at the beginning of the final performance that night.  This is the Elementary All State Orchestra.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Great Week Panthers!

Our Junior High Panther Orchestra did a GREAT job representing Herrera at the MLK, Jr. Art Show at the State Capitol on January 25th.  We got a lot of compliments about our girls' performance of Celtic Fiddle, Mariachi and Concert pieces.  Our two Violin Soloists did an outstanding job!  Way to go girls! (Pics/Videos to come at a later date).

Our Junior High Panther Marching Band did a great job at the PESD mid-year convocation on January 26th.  Many people were blown away by the fact that they marched in AND had the music memorized (way to go JH!!).  I know it sometimes feel that we perform The Hey Song a lot, but this time, we were requested!  Your reputation preceeds you. 

Go HP!