Welcome to my Website!
Here you will find relevant info about the Sabine ISD Cardinal Band Program. If you ever have any questions, please email me at RHawthorne@sabineisd.org.
About Mr. Hawthorne:
I am a graduate of White Oak School where he was an All-State musician in 2004 & 2005. I attended Kilgore Junior College and Northwestern State University where I majored in Music Education EC-12. I participated in numerous ensembles and had the opportunity to perform with some of the world's greatest musicians including Allen Vizzutti, Mike Tomaro, Bill Watrous, James Burton, Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews, and more.
I started teaching in 2010 with Hallsville High School \ Junior High and also taught with Kilgore Middle School for 5 years. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to have consistently Superior ratings with my ensembles since beginning teaching. In 2016, the KMS Wind Ensemble placed 9th and 13th in Texas in the ATSSB Oustanding Performance Series in 2C category. In 2019, the Hallsville Junior High Wind Ensemble was name the 3C Region Honor Band with their UIL Contest Recording.
I still perform regularly with ensembles around Texas and Lousiana including the Longview Symphony Orchestra, Marshall Symphony Orchestra, East Texas Symphonic Band, Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs, Ambush, and multiple church ensembles. Music is my career and my biggest hobby. I love writing and performing music almost as much as I love teaching it.
I am married to McCall Hawthorne, who I met at Kilgore Junior College, and together we have a son Thomas and a dog Luna.