The Horizon Indoor Percussion Ensemble (HIPE) and Winter Guard teams

Category : Awards

Horizon High School Wins Winter Guard State Championships

Tuesday , May 03 , 2022

Horizon High School is adding another state championship to the list of accomplishments for the 2021-22 school year! 

At the Winter Guard Arizona State Championships, Horizon High School had two separate groups win their state championship. The Horizon Indoor Percussion Ensemble (HIPE) and Winter Guard teams both performed exceptionally well to take home the prestigious state championship titles! 

“Both of our groups worked extremely hard over the season, and you can see that with both of their performances. Their determination to grow at every rehearsal was evident every day, and their passion for music is inspiring. I also cannot thank our assistant directors enough for helping create a great environment for all of our students,” said Kyle Hollerbach, band teacher. 

Both events were held on April 2. The percussion state championship was at Verrado High School, and HIPE performed their show entitled “Spark!” The guard state competition was at Millennium High School, and the team performed to “Desperado.”

The HIPE group included four students from Paradise Valley High School and one student from Sunrise Middle School as well. 

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