WATCH: Battle of Flowers Band Festival

34 local high school bands to participate in Fiesta favorite

SAN ANTONIO – The 84th annual Battle of Flowers Band Festival featured more than 30 local high school bands as they came together for a night of musical entertainment.

The festival, which started in 1937, took place Thursday, April 7 at Alamo Stadium. Battle of Flowers Band Festival will also air on KSAT 12 TV at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.

The finale of the band festival included a fireworks display as all the students joined together on the field to perform a medley of songs, showcasing their music.

The award-winning bands are listed below:

- The Spirit Award winner: William J. Brennan High School

- The Chairman’s Award winner: Sam Houston High School

- First place Artist Award for Band Festival Cover: Isabella Carvajal, Southside High School (art teacher – Christina Robinson)

CATEGORY 3A

- FIRST PLACE BAND AWARD: Robert Cole High School

- SECOND PLACE BAND AWARD: Poth High School

CATEGORY 4A

- FIRST PLACE BAND AWARD: Sam Houston High School

- SECOND PLACE BAND AWARD: Poteet High School

CATEGORY 5A

- FIRST PLACE BAND AWARD: Southwest Legacy High School

- SECOND PLACE BAND AWARD: Highlands High School

CATEGORY 6A

- FIRST PLACE BAND AWARD: Sandra Day O’Connor High School

- SECOND PLACE BAND AWARD: Winston Churchill High School

The purpose of the Band Festival is to encourage interest in the study of music by highlighting local high school bands in a unique venue of cooperation.

The Band Festival is a joint venture between the Battle of Flowers Association and a committee of local band directors and music educators, who together create the annual music festival.

The Battle of Flowers Band Festival is known nationwide as one of the oldest and largest events of its kind dedicated to promoting and supporting the performing and visual arts among high school students.

Want more high school band coverage from KSAT? We stream halftime shows during football games in the fall with our Big Game Coverage. Find more information here.

Related: 2022 Fiesta user guide and schedule of events


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About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.