Brandon Hawkins

Birthday: December 29, 1995

Hometown: Harlingen, Texas

High School: Harlingen High School South

Awards and Honors:

  • -2nd place, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival Artist Division, 2017
  • - Invited to the USAF Collegiate Symposium, 2017
  • -1st place, SCERTEC Mock Band Euphonium Audition, 2017
  • -1st place, SCERTEC Artist Euphonium Solo Competiton, 2017
  • -3rd place, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival Student Division, 2015
  • -1st place, GPRTEC Young Artist Euphonium Solo Competition, 2015
  • -Recipient, John Phillip Sousa National Band Award, 2012, 2014
  • -Division 1, Outstanding Performer, UIL Texas 5A Solo and Ensemble Competition, 2014
  • -Division 1, UIL Regional Solo and Ensemble Competition, 2014
  • -Member, TMEA Texas All-State 5A Symphonic Band, 2013
  • -Member, TMEA Texas All-State 5A Concert Band, 2012, 2014  
  • -Member/Principal, High School All-Regional Honors Band, 2010-2014                                            

Goals: To improve and become the best musician and person I can possibly be! 

Hobbies and Interests: Listening to music, playing the euphonium, exercising, video games, and learning new things.

Professional Organizaionts:

  • North Texas Music Educators Association (NTMEA)
  • Marching Arts Forum (MAF)
  • Mu Phi Epsilon

Favorite quote:

     -"Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman." -Ludwig Van Beethoven

     -"Do you hear the difference in that?" - Dr. Bowman

     -"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite non-euphonium-related artist/band/etc.: Chicago, Barry White, Frank Sinatra, Gustav Mahler, Earth, Wind & Fire, Boz Scaggs, Tchaikovsky, Miles Davis, Maynard Ferguson, and Vivaldi.

Favorite euphonium solo: Fantasia Di Concerto by Eduardo Boccalari