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Pep rally held for local high school band

Somerset High School band makes history

SOMERSET, Texas - A pep rally was held at Somerset High School Friday -- but the football team has a bye week.

This rally was for the band.

"It feels good because I always feel like the band kind of just kind of always on the side and we never really get that much recognition. So it feels good that we did something really great and we're getting the recognition," said Maurico Sierra, a senior at Somerset HS and a band drum major.

What did the band do?

"(On Saturday) we are going to Area for the first time in the history of the school," said Somerset Band Director David Seel.

The band has been around for about 70 years. Area is the second round of the high school band playoffs.

So the school decided to throw them a pep rally.

"It's crazy to think that now the light is being shone on a band that normally we play for them. Here, we are being this feature of the pep rally," said Brittany Bradley, a senior and drum major at Somerset.

"We're the stars now. Everybody is cheering for us now," said Jennifer Rios, a junior and saxophone player at Somerset.

Even the band director sounded like a football coach.

"They're very young but they've done really well," said Seel. "So I'm looking for some really good things for not only this year but for years to come."

The Area competition starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Calallen High School down in Corpus Christi with Somerset performing at 11:45 a.m. and Seel says it could last beyond midnight.


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