Marching bands receive spirited send off to state competition

The Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South Marching Bands left to their final competition with the sight of encouraging signs and the sounds of cheers all round on Nov. 5.

Both bands will be competing at the UIL State Marching Competition on Nov. 6, and to wish them luck parents, students, administrators and members of the Harlingen community came together at each campus to send them off.

The Vela Middle School, Coakley Middle School and Memorial Middle School Marching Bands showed their support by playing a couple of upbeat songs, while the cheerleaders danced along.

Prior to their departure, a full stadium watched each band be presented with an award for their placement in the area competition, and supportive messages given by the campus principals and Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores. The presentation was part of the citywide pep-rally during Bird Bowl XX on Nov. 2.

The marching bands are traveling to San Antonio, where they will compete at the Alamodome for the state title. They will each represent one of over forty bands from across Texas.

The teams’ performances offer a different theme to the judges. HHS’ performance has a tribal influence, and HHSS’ routine is based on the 2012 Mayan calendar.

Although different, the performances from the award winning bands are expected to reflect their successful competition season.

On competition day, HHSS will perform at 7:30 a.m. and HHS will perform at 11:30 a.m. Finals will begin at 8:15 p.m.

For individuals not able to attend, UIL will offer passes for a live webcast of the event to be purchased on their website.


To find more information about the UIL live webcast click here.

To purchase tickets for the event click here.

For the full schedule click here.

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  1. even though both bands didnt make it to the finals they did there best and they couldnt have done any better i am very proud to say that they represented harlingen in a good way!!!!!

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