Horizon High Marching Band departs for state competition

First state competition in band's history

HORIZON CITY, Texas (KTSM) - Monday morning the Horizon High School Marching Band took off towards San Antonio for the first state marching band competition in the band's history.

The roughly 230 member band took several buses and formed a large convoy for the more than seven hour journey. The band took a slight detour across Horizon City as dozens of people took to the streets to cheer on the Marching Scorpions.

They stopped by C.T. Welch Elementary, Desert Hills Elementary and Horizon Middle.

For senior band member Nicholas Ramos he says he's so happy all their hard work paid off.

"Highlight of my high school life, my high school career, this is the highlight of everything," Ramos said.

Ramos says they've been preparing and dreaming of going to state competition since July. He says the band is more than just that, it's a family.

"No matter what happens we are always going to be there for each other," Ramos explained.

Band Director Raul Candelaria says he's so proud of his students and the goal is for them to ply better during each performance than the last time they've performed.

Candelaria says the band will take the field for competition on Wednesday and then they will return home on Thursday.



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