WATCH: 2024 Battle of Flowers Band Festival features more than 30 local high school bands; winners announced

Watch a video of the festivities below

SAN ANTONIO – Students from more than 30 local high schools converged at Alamo Stadium on Thursday, April 25 for the Battle of Flowers Band Festival. The theme for this year was “Viva Amor.”

Watch the full video in the player above.

More than 3,300 marching band students, twirlers and performers from 35 area high schools competed in the event. Here’s a list of the award winners:


  • CATEGORY 3A and below
    • FIRST PLACE BAND AWARD: Central Catholic High School
    • SECOND PLACE BAND AWARD: Cole High School
    • FIRST PLACE BAND AWARD: Navarro High School (Seguin)
    • SECOND PLACE BAND AWARD: Bandera High School
    • FIRST PLACE BAND AWARD: Jefferson High School
    • SECOND PLACE BAND AWARD: McCollum High School
    • FIRST PLACE BAND AWARD: Churchill High School
    • SECOND PLACE BAND AWARD: Harlan High School




  • First place: Navarro High School, $2,500
  • Second place: Harlandale High School, $1,500
  • Third place: Cole High School, $1,000

List of high school bands that competed

  • Edison
  • Brennan
  • Pieper
  • Roosevelt
  • O’Connor
  • East Central
  • Brackenridge
  • Navarro
  • Burbank
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Central Catholic
  • Natalia
  • Legacy
  • Highlands
  • Harlandale
  • Bandera
  • Memorial
  • Antonian
  • Jefferson
  • Poth
  • Marion
  • Southside
  • Clark
  • Lee
  • John Jay
  • Poteet
  • Lanier
  • Cole
  • Sam Houston
  • Somerset
  • South San
  • McCollum
  • John Marshall
  • Harlan
  • Churchill
2022 Battle of Flowers Band Festival (KSAT 2022)

About the Battle of Flowers Band Festival

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

The Battle of Flowers Band Festival was first held in 1937.

>> Tickets for the 2024 KSAT Fiesta parties are on sale now 🌺

Of course, there are plenty of festivities to choose from. KSAT already has a list of the major Fiesta parades and when they will take place, including the events that will be televised on KSAT 12 and livestreamed online and on the free KSAT app.

Also, here’s a guide to everything you need to know about Fiesta, including parade routes, day-of events and food by the numbers.

Check out the weather forecast from the KSAT meteorologists before you head out to Fiesta events so you can dress accordingly. Make sure to post your images and videos on KSAT Connect!

Watch Fiesta coverage live on KSAT

KSAT will offer live coverage for Fiesta 2024′s biggest events.

Here’s when you can watch them on KSAT 12, KSAT Plus (our free streaming app), YouTube and

Get more information about how to stream KSAT 12 for free here.

This is just a partial list. As Fiesta gets closer, we will update our plans which may include covering even more events live.

Stay tuned!

Here are links to the complete list of day-of events for Fiesta 2024:

Find more news on KSAT’s Fiesta page. You can also sign up for our free Things To Do and Fiesta newsletters.

Party with KSAT 🎉

We want our KSAT Insiders to join us for all the fun!

KSAT will have Fiesta parties at the Battle of Flowers and Fiesta Flambeau parades. Tickets are on sale now!

Here’s what’s included with your purchase:

  • Admission to the exclusive KSAT party.
  • Access to on-site portable restrooms.
  • Assigned grandstand seating to view the parade.
  • 2 tacos and 1 non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Access to the cash bar.
  • A chance to mingle with neighbors and your favorite KSAT weather and news peeps.

You could also have the chance to be on TV during our live broadcast of the parades.

Click here to read more about buying a ticket, and watch the video below to see 2023′s big KSAT Insiders parties.

More Fiesta coverage on KSAT:

About the Authors

Rebecca Salinas is an award-winning digital journalist who joined KSAT in 2019. She reports on a variety of topics for KSAT 12 News.

Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 25 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.

Recommended Videos