SAN ANTONIO – Students from more than 30 local high school bands joined together at the 85th annual Battle of Flowers Band Festival on Thursday, April 27. The theme was “Where Fiesta Reigns.”
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The Battle of Flowers Band Festival is the oldest and longest-running marching band festival in the country and offers high school bands a unique opportunity to perform together and encourage their interest in music, according to BattleOfFlowers.org.
The festival, which started in 1937, took place at Alamo Stadium.
The Battle of Flowers Band Festival is an annual night of musical entertainment with highlights that include Herald Trumpets, parades of bands with colorful flags and twirlers, and feature bands performing their award-winning UIL shows for the crowd.
Top-placing bands and fan favorites are awarded “Celebration of Music” grants to support and encourage the arts in local schools.
At the end of the evening, all the musicians perform together in a spectacular finale set to fireworks.
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