History of the Harlingen High School South Mighty Hawk Band

The history of the Mighty Hawk Band goes back to when In 1986, Harlingen CISD opened the new freshmen campus, Alamo Junior High School, to help ease overcrowding at Harlingen High School. In its first year, Alamo, whose mascot was the "Fighting Texans", boasted to having the largest freshman class in Texas. beginning the 1993-94 school year with 2,200 9th through 12th graders and 200 staff members. The class of 1994 was the first graduating class with over 350 seniors.  By 2002, South would be the largest 4A high school in the state.  Mr. Nava would remain at the helm until his retirement in 2010.  Dr. Joe Rodriguez was chosen as the fifth principal in the campus' 24 year history.